If you look in the mirror and are unhappy with wrinkles, loose skin and an aged appearance, you are not alone. Looking younger is on the minds of many men and women in Little Rock. A face lift procedure can help smooth wrinkles and lines, providing a youthful and refreshed appearance that still looks natural.
Dr. Michael A. Devlin is committed to helping you achieve your cosmetic goals while providing you with friendly, personalized care. Request your complimentary consultation or contact our office at (501) 227-8811 to learn more about a face lift procedure.
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Benefits of a Facelift
While BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers can help improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles, women and men in Little Rock should consider a facelift if they are searching for a long-lasting solution to fight the tell-tale signs of aging. Specific benefits of a face lift procedure may include:
- Restored contour to the cheeks
- Improvement of sagging jowls
- Removal of excess skin and fat
- Inconspicuous incisions hidden in the hairline
In addition, Dr. Devlin often combines face lift surgery in his Little Rock, Arkansas practice with other procedures such as a brow lift or eyelid surgery. Combining these procedures can help women and men achieve more complete facial rejuvenation than any one procedure by itself. During your consultation, Dr. Devlin will discuss all of your options and provide you with honest and caring advice.
Dr. Devlin can perform face lift procedures in his office surgery center using local anesthesia and sedation. The surgery begins by creating an incision in the hairline near the temples, continuing down toward the ears, and ending at the lower scalp. At this time, Dr. Devlin tightens and repositions the underlying facial muscles. In Arkansas, liposuction is used to remove pockets of fat, and then excess skin is removed. The surgery results in a smoother, tighter and firmer appearance.
Women and men looking for a less invasive alternative to a face lift may want to consider a mini face lift. This technique can provide significant improvements without a lengthy recovery period. For this procedure, shorter incisions are created at the temples and continue behind the ears. Avoiding the "lifted" look, a mini lift can provide similar benefits of a traditional face lift such as repositioning underlying facial muscles, removing excess fat and tightening the skin. This procedure is popular for women and men who want long-lasting results with a quicker recovery.
Dr. Devlin's patients need about 2 to 3 weeks after their procedure to return to their normal activities. For a traditional face lift, stitches are typically removed 5 to 7 days after the procedure. Swelling usually subsides within a week, and can be minimized by keeping the head elevated, even while sleeping. Because a mini lift is less invasive than a traditional face lift, it typically takes about 1 to 2 weeks for patients to return to everyday activities. Whether patients choose a traditional or mini lift performed by Dr. Devlin, they can expect beautiful results that don't look "operated on" or overdone.