Should You Consider a Facelift?

RhytidectomyAge can bring a person many things, such as wisdom, life experience, and knowledge. However, it can also bring unpleasant physical changes, such as wrinkles, age lines or spots, and visible folds or fat deposits on the neck area.

(better known as “facelift surgery“) is a procedure that will help turn back the clock on the aging process. While facelift surgery will not permanently stop the aging process, it will help improve the visible signs of aging on a person’s face by removing unwanted, excess fat, and tightening the underlying muscles for a more flattering, youthful look. Many patients look 15 years younger after this procedure!

Facelift surgery can be performed on its own, or in combination with other procedures, such as a browlift or eyelid surgery.

During a facelift, small incisions will be made in inconspicuous places, such as behind the hairline or in the folds of the face or the ears. The surgery, which will be performed at our surgery center, is done under local anesthesia. The procedure will usually take several hours to complete. Following surgery, patients will likely experience scarring, though any scars will eventually become nearly invisible!

Ideal candidates for a facelift are otherwise healthy adults who are simply experiencing loose, sagging skin. Facelift surgeries are most commonly performed on adults who are between the ages of 40 and 60. Following surgery, there is usually not a great deal of discomfort or pain. Patients can take pain medication to relieve pain or discomfort.  symptoms. Most patients will need to several weeks to make a complete recovery. Dr. Frank will work with you so that you experience the best recovery possible.

Patients who are looking to undergo facelift surgery must also have realistic expectations about what the procedure can do for them. The results of a facelift will not be permanent, nor will it drastically change how you look. It can only enhance your appearance. However, the procedure still offers the benefit of helping you look and feel younger and far more confident.

Facelift in Calgary

If you are interested in a facelift, or would like to learn about any other procedures we offer, contact us today. We can be reached at (403) 245-1228. We look forward to hearing from you!

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