Facelift Little Rock, Arkansas
How long will a Facelift last?
The results will vary from person to person; based on skin tone and health. Most people can expect their results to last between five and to seven years. I like to use the analogy that a face lift sets the clock back a few years. There is no way to stop the aging process. That being said, you will always look younger after your facelift than if you had never had one before. It is difficult to say how long the facelift will last, since everyone ages differently.
What is the difference between a Facelift and RestoreLift?
The RestoreLift is similar to a traditional Facelift in many ways. Michael Devlin, M.D.developed the RestoreLift for his patients who wanted maximal benefits with little down time. With the RestoreLift,the neck and jowls are addressed more aggressively. In the neck, special sutures are used to treat the platysmal band that separate as we age. This gives you a more refined and defined neck and jaw line. In addition, the RestoreLift uses growth factors, using your own blood. It is then placed in a special machine to prepare your blood. These growth factors are then re-injected into the face and neck during your surgery. This has significantly decreased the recovery time, as well as swelling and bruising. These growth factors also produce collagen that helps to promote healthy regenerated skin as you heal. Oral sedation is used for the RestoreLift and no general anesthesia is needed.
Will I still look like myself after a Facelift?
My goal is to provide natural looking results. After healing, most patients say that their friends and family say that they look more rested less tired but still look very much like themselves,just a refreshed version.
How old are typical patients for a facelift?
Some patients seeking facelifts are seen as young as the early 40's. Patients as old as 85 years of age have had lifts performed.
Are there any limitations to what a facelift can achieve?
Unfortunately, a facelift cannot stop the aging process. A facelift does not change the quality or texture of the skin. A facelift, can, however, give the patient a more freshened and rested appearance.
What is the difference between a Mini-Facelift and Full Facelift?
There is a difference in a mini-facelift and a full facelift. A mini-facelift is designed for someone in their late thirties or early to mid forties. A mini-lift is less invasive with less incisions and a faster recovery. It usually addresses the mid face and the results are not as dramatic as in a full facelift. A full facelift in contrast, will last longer and usually involves the mid face, neck and jowls.
What are the risks of facelift surgery?
Adverse events are rare. One possible but uncommon risk is bleeding, which occurs under the skin. Usually this bleeding will stop using compression, and no surgical intervention will be required. Very rarely, a patient will need a blood clot (hematoma) removed and bleeding controlled during a very quick surgical procedure. In all cases, the bleeding is not life-threatening. During your consultation with Dr. Devlin, all risks and complications will be discussed at length with you.
Where are the scars?
The scar usually starts along your earlobe, and then passes to the top of the ear, following the ear contour around the earlobe into the groove behind the ear. At the back of the ear, the scar will delve into the neck hairline. There will also be a tiny incision under your chin so I can tighten the neck muscles if I am performing a RestoreLift.
What to expect after facelift procedures:
Will I have much pain after my facelift?
As a general rule there is not much pain associated with a facelift. Your face will be wrapped in a bandage for the first 24 hours after surgery. This compression could cause a little bit of discomfort, but is well controlled with the pain medication that is given.
What is the recovery like after a facelift?
After surgery, the face is likely to appear bruised, pale and swollen and some numbness can occur. It’s best for patients to take it easy during the first week and to keep the head elevated during the first few days to help control swelling. Some bruising can take two to three weeks to fully fade.
How often will I have appointments after my Facelift ?
I will see you back early the day following your surgery and then again within 5-7 days and then again around 10-14 days. There will be multiple visits to evaluate your progress and support your healing needs.
When I wear makeup?
If you do not have any skin resurfacing at the same time as your facelift, most people can resume wearing makeup within a matter of days after surgery.
What is the Facelift Cost in Little Rock Arkansas?
The cost for a facelift starts at about $5,000 for surgeons fee. The cost can be more depending on the complexity of the surgery.
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