The facelift continues to be one of the go-to procedures for men and women looking to regain a youthful facial appearance. If the skin on your face and neck has become loose or has started to sag, this may be the right procedure for you. Dr. Leo Farrell, a board certified plastic surgeon in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, can customize a facelift procedure to help correct the various signs of facial aging, including jowls and loose skin.

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Why Consider a Facelift?

A facelift can help take years off your appearance while maintaining a natural look. You may be a good candidate for a facelift if you’ve noticed some aging in your face, but your skin still has decent elasticity.

Facelift surgery with Dr. Farrell can help to correct common issues, such as:

  • Loose, sagging skin
  • Jowls
  • Deep facial folds

The facelift targets the mid-to-lower region of the face and is often combined with a neck lift. However, you may also choose to combine your facelift with other facial surgeries such as a brow lift or eyelid surgery to address other regions of the face as well.

How Is a Facelift Performed?

Dr. Farrell will make incisions that start above your hairline at your temples and continue behind your earlobe to your lower scalp. While there will be a scar following your procedure, it will be kept hidden within your hairline.

During your facelift, Dr. Farrell may move or get rid of loose skin as needed. This can help to make up for any lack of skin elasticity. Dr. Farrell will also work to tighten the underlying muscles to provide a stronger, more youthful foundation for the face. In some situations, Dr. Farrell may also recommend supplementing your facelift with facial liposuction to reduce any excess fatty deposits.

Once your facelift is completed, Dr. Farrell will close your incisions and apply any necessary dressings.

What Is the Facelift Recovery Process Like?

You’ll have some bruising and swelling after your procedure, but these will continue to fade over the next couple months after your procedure. Dr. Farrell will want to meet with you multiple times within the first few weeks after your surgery. Your stitches will be removed during this time.

When Will You Notice Facelift Results?

As your face continues to heal, you will begin to notice the results of your facelift. Initial bruising and swelling will cloud your results, but stay positive! It will all be worth the wait in the end.

Dr. Farrell will be able to provide you with a more detailed timeline after your procedure as recovery times will vary from patient to patient.  The results of your facelift should last for up to 10 years.

How to Get Started with a Facelift

To get started with a Facelift in Mechanicsburg, contact Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center today.

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