Facelift surgery, also known as rhytidectomy, provides an excellent way to give the face and neck a youthful appearance by eliminating the wrinkles and creases produced by the excess sagging skin that becomes more prevalent as we age. A facelift accomplishes these goals by re-tightening the skin and underlying facial tissues. When performed by a skilled plastic surgeon in Reno, such as Dr. Talbott, facelift surgery is a safe and life-changing procedure. [READ: Wrinkle Free: Getting a Facelift in Reno]
A facelift in Reno, Nevada involves removing excess skin and fatty tissue through incisions hidden by the hairline and repositioning the skin to produce a renewed and more youthful appearance. First, incisions are made from the temple, around the front of the ear, and back toward the lower skull. Next, the skin is gently separated from the underlying facial tissue and pulled back so that the muscles can be tightened. The skin is then pulled upwards and backwards, and excess skin is trimmed off. Having been repositioned, the remaining skin is sutured into its new place. Facelift surgery can be combined with eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, or another cosmetic treatment for the ultimate makeover.
Recovery from Facelift Surgery
The recovery process after a facelift varies from patient to patient; however, most patients are able to resume normal activity within one month. Side effects include pain, swelling, discoloration, and bruising, and the skin may feel tight and dry at first. Fortunately, these side effects dissipate with normal post-operational care. Dr. Talbott may also prescribe medication to alleviate any pain or discomfort. Make up can be worn to cover bruising after one week. Find out how you can benefit from a facelift procedure; contact Dr. LaDawn Talbott today to schedule a facelift plastic surgery consultation.