Your face is everyone’s first impression of you. Unfortunately, if you have sagging skin, your face might not always give the best representation of how just how much energy and vitality you have. You may, however, visit Dr. Jane Weston, serving Menlo Park, Palo Alto, and the entire Bay Area, to reduce the signs of aging through a facelift.
A facelift is a surgical procedure that alleviates sagging skin on your face and around your neck. Our surgeon reduces the excess skin, which in return, removes wrinkles and gives a person a more youthful appearance. In fact, a facelift lessens the appearance of fat loss as well as decreases the fold lines around your nose and the corners of your mouth. Additionally, a facelift helps with jowls in the jaw and cheeks. Ultimately, your face receives a tighter, more youthful appearance.
A facelift only targets the lower portion of your face. It won’t correct wrinkles or sagging around your eyes or on your forehead. Your forehead and around your eyes have different structures and require different techniques. Our plastic surgeon, however, can perform multiple procedures to correct both areas of your face simultaneously in many cases.
Dr. Jane Weston may either perform a mini- or full facelift. She discusses your options at your consultation, so you and her may decide which one is best for your needs.
A mini facelift requires smaller incisions. Our plastic surgeon lifts the tissue around your cheeks. The procedure is ideal for patients who have only mild sagging or a small amount of jowl. This surgery helps reduce the signs of aging before you’ll need a more invasive procedure to correct sagging facial skin.
During a standard facelift, our surgeon is able to better address the signs of aging on your face. The recovery time for a traditional facelift is a little longer, but you receive more noticeable results. It’s ideal for people who have moderate to severe facial sagging.
A standard facelift requires a great deal of changes. Fortunately, Dr. Weston has a great deal of skill, which optimizes your recovery. Since every person’s face is different though, the recovery time varies with this particular procedure. Typically, it takes about two weeks to resume your usual activities. By four weeks, you’re usually able to resume strenuous activity.
The recovery time for a mini-facelift is less. Generally, people are able to resume their usual daily activities after about seven to 10 days.
No matter which type of facelift you have, you’ll need to protect your skin from the sun for the first few weeks after surgery. During this time, you’re more susceptible to sunburn. Moreover, scars don’t heal as well from sun exposure. We advise patients to wear a wide-brimmed hat in addition to applying sunscreen frequently.
Nowadays, the results of a facelift look more natural than they once did. Plus, Dr. Weston, who is one of the top plastic surgeons in Palo Alto, has more than 30 years of experience and is known for her skill. Initially, you may have swelling, bruising, and redness. This will subside during the first few weeks after a facelift procedure. Neither type of facelift will stop the aging process. You can take precautions like always wearing sunscreen and staying at a stable weight to maintain your results for longer.
Get a more youthful-looking appearance from a plastic surgery procedure with Dr. Jane Weston. She supplies the Palo Alto and Menlo Park, CA areas with solutions to reverse signs of aging. Schedule a consultation today by calling (650) 457-6291.