Facelift Procedures in Mechanicsburg, PA

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.

What Can I do to Prepare for My Facelift?

In preparation for facelift surgery, you will need to stop taking blood-thinning medications, herbs, and supplements. In addition, if you use nicotine, you must stop at least six weeks before your procedure.

We encourage you to create a comfortable place where you can recover. Stock it with snacks, books, movies, and other forms of entertainment so you can reduce the need to move around a lot. Having an adult around to help with household things for the first few days of recovery is also a good idea.

You must arrange a ride to and from the surgical center. We will provide additional information about this, along with anything specific to your preparation, during the planning phase of your procedure.

Can a Facelift Remove Wrinkles?

Facelift surgery is designed to lift sagging tissue and skin and restore a firm and lifted appearance to the midface. It is not intended to eliminate wrinkles throughout the face. Nonetheless, the act of lifting skin and tissue can smooth deep creases in the cheeks and soften wrinkles elsewhere.

If wrinkles are your primary concern, a wrinkle relaxer or dermal filler may be a better solution. During your initial consultation, we will carefully listen to your desires and provide information about all of the procedures that might help you reach your goals.

How Long do Results from Facelift Surgery Last?

Results from facelift surgery can last for ten or more years. Some of this depends on the care you take of your skin post-surgery. Some depends on your genetics, lifestyle choices, and environment.

We can help lengthen your facelift results with non-surgical skin tightening treatments like Thermage® and professional skincare products designed to protect the skin and prevent premature aging.

Will My Results Look Natural?

Dr. Leo Farrell is a board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience helping people in the Mechanicsburg area and beyond achieve their goals. Careful, thoughtful, and attentive, Dr. Farrell takes time to plan and perform facelift surgery to help ensure the most complementary and natural-looking results.

Please take a moment to view our before and after gallery for a more comprehensive idea of the results you might expect from a facelift.

Is Facelift Surgery Safe?

All surgical procedures come with general risks such as bleeding, infection, and poor reactions to anesthesia. Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon who performs facelifts in an accredited surgical facility can help reduce these risks. So too can adhering to all of our office’s pre and postoperative instructions.

Risks specific to facelift surgery include asymmetrical results, poor wound healing (thick scar development), nerve damage, and diminished facial mobility. However, these risks are rare, made more so when you choose a board-certified plastic surgeon, and often avoidable through proper aftercare.

When you choose our office for your facelift, we will take all the time necessary to prepare you for both the procedure and recovery, working to ensure you have the most rewarding experience possible.

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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“Never have I met more courteous and friendly doctors and staff anywhere! They are just the sweetest people! Great doctors and great staff who make you feel at home.”

Linda, 54, Philadelphia

“I feel taller because I can stand straight. This procedure was truly life changing—I feel so much better about myself. Dr. Farrell’s team is incredibly helpful, professional and welcoming. I love my results!”

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