It is common knowledge that the visible signs of aging usually begin in the face. Fine lines, wrinkles, and deep folds in the face and chin can be cosmetically unappealing and difficult to reverse on a long-term basis. While skin rejuvenation treatments wear off over time, a facelift procedure creates smoother, younger-looking skin that lasts.
At Princeton Plastic Surgeons, our facelift surgery shapes and repositions the deeper layers of your skin to restore youthful contours and definition to your face. Contact us at our location in Princeton, New Jersey to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Adam Hamawy.
What is Facelift Surgery?
One of the most permanent ways to reverse the visible signs of aging, facelift surgery redrapes the skin on your face to smooth out lines, wrinkles and folds. Also known as a rhytidectomy, this procedure can effectively treat several cosmetic concerns that develop with the aging process, such as:
- Creases below the lower eyelids
- A jowled appearance in the lower face due to a loss in skin volume
- Sagging skin in the middle of the face
- Deposits of fat that have fallen causing irregular facial contours
- Loose skin and excess fat that can appear as a double chin
Age is not the only factor that can have detrimental effects on your skin. Heredity, stress, gravity and environmental exposure can also cause these issues.
Making incisions near the ears and into the scalp and hairline, Dr. Hamawy can fully access your facial structure while also minimizing visible surgical scars. During the facelift procedure, the extent of surgery depends on the degree of enhancement involved. The various treatment options available to you will be discussed during your consultation.
Before & After Photos
In a typical facelift, fat is resculpted or redistributed throughout the face, and the underlying facial tissues are repositioned. Deeper tissue layers and muscle are also lifted to create optimal results. Excess skin is removed, and the incisions are sutured.
Am I a Good Candidate for Facelift Surgery?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Hamawy will determine whether or not facelift surgery is right for you. Factors such as your overall health, medical history, and cosmetic goals will be evaluated, and if approved for surgery, a customized surgical plan will be created for you.
During your first visit, we identify what specifically bothers you when you look at your face in the mirror. This will help us understand your expectations . We then analyze your face and evaluate the shape, the quality of skin and underlying bone structure. Photographs will be taken and additional analysis with VECTRA 3-D imaging that can digitally simulate what he would look like after surgery.
What is Recovery Like?
After surgery, a bandage may be placed around your face to protect your incision sites, and you will receive aftercare instructions to prevent infection. Individual recovery time depends on the extent of the surgery, but swelling and bruising may be present for several weeks afterward.
Once healing is complete, the smoother, tighter contours of your face will be evident. While this procedure effectively reverses the signs of aging, it cannot prevent them in the future. Proper skin care and a healthy lifestyle will add longevity to your results.
How Much Does a Facelift Cost?
The cost of the facelift may vary depending on several factors. For example, if we are only addressing your lower face it would be different than if we were taking care of the lower face, the eyes, and brows. It also depends on the type of anesthesia and facilities. Financing options are available for everybody who requests in order to make a facelift affordable to almost anyone who wants it.
Contact Princeton Plastic Surgeons today to schedule a consultation and find out if facelift surgery is right for you.