Facelifts Surgery In Miami
Facelifts Surgery In Miami
Dr Stephan, has come up with a face-lift procedure that avoids that stretched, ‘raised eyebrows’ look, following the natural structure of your face so you still look like you – only younger.
Enhance Your Look With A Youthful Radiance
“You’re as young as you feel,” so the saying goes, but is your face telling a different story? You would like your face to look younger, but you may be afraid plastic surgery might make you look extremely different. We totally understand your concerns but fear not. Respected and world renown plastic surgeon, Dr. Stephan, has developed a face-lift procedure that avoids that stretched, ‘raised eyebrows’ look of surgery and instead sculpts and creates a natural, radiant look within the structure of your face so you still look like you – only younger.
Will It Hurt? How Long Is My Recovery?
Patients generally have these types of concerns and are completely understandable. The good news is medical science has come a long way when it comes to face lifts and these minor cosmetic surgeries. Today, facelifts are more common and there are numerous case studies and skin elasticity studies conducted to not only measure the right amount of skin needed to make these beauty modifications, but to properly administer analgesic to reduce pain and increase recovery times. In addition to having a seasoned trained staff of nurses and physicians at our facility, we use the highest-grade medicines and pain-killers so you feel just fine during your surgery. Our experience with other patients has been that less than one in twenty patients need anything more than a mild analgesic, so fear not, we’ve got you! Call us today at 305 600 1738 for more information concerning our facelift procedure.
What is a facelift?
A facelift is plastic surgery to remove excess skin. While facelift surgery is usually done as an outpatient procedure, it can involve the use of local anesthetics and sedatives or general anesthesia. The procedure usually takes anywhere from two to five hours.
In a standard facelift, the surgeon makes an incision in front of the ear that extends up into the hairline and behind the ear into the hair-bearing scalp. Once this is done, the surgeon will lift the skin off the deeper facial muscles and fat by carefully pulling the skin in an upward and posterior direction. Any excess skin will be removed and the surgeon may tighten the deeper tissues of the face.
Once this is done, the surgeon will close the incision with stitches or staples. You may have a drain placed under the skin, behind the ear, for a couple of days. This is to remove any excess blood and fluids. Bandages are applied for your face and changed regularly.
What to expect
Before surgery, the plastic surgeon will review the patient’s medical history.
They will look at:
Your surgeon should discuss exactly what will happen, which medications will be used, and what to expect during recovery. It is important to do your research and make sure your surgeon is board certified. A board-certified plastic surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), which is the only board the American Board of Medical Specialties recognizes to certify doctors in the full range of plastic and reconstructive procedures.
If you are considering a facelift but are worried about complications, don’t panic Complications of facelift surgery are infrequent, and cosmetic procedures are generally safe, as long as they are carried out by a qualified and experienced professional. There are plenty of qualified, board certified plastic surgeons in the Miami Dade area so don’t hesitate to seek a second or third opinion,
Although the risk of complications is low, any surgery comes with some risk. The risks and complications of facelift surgery include:
Skin necrosis, or tissue death
Unevenness between two sides of the face
Widening or thickening of scar
Complications of anesthesia
Numbness, which can improve within days or weeks
Damage to the facial nerves controlling muscles, usually temporary
Loss of hair around the incision site, but this is uncommon
Seek immediate medical attention if you notice inflammation, pain, redness or swelling in the days following surgery. These are signed of a possible hematoma. Fever is also a sign of infection.
There will be discomfort but your doctor will prescribe pain mediations. You can expect the bruising and swelling will be at their worst after two days and can persist for several days.
Normally, recovery takes about two weeks, and regular activity can resume after four weeks. Sutures are removed about five to ten days after the procedure. It is important to keep incisions and bandages dry, and you must follow the specific instructions about bathing and washing. It is extremely important to follow all of the doctor’s instructions/ This will speed healing, allowing for the best possible result.
You can expect numbness and muscle stiffness for some time and it is important to be aware that scars can take nearly a year to fade and tone down. While genetics play a role, it is very important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and to exercise to help maintain the appearance of the skin.
If you are considering plastic surgery, it is important to avoiding smoking and limit your alcohol intake, reduce stress, sun exposure, and contact with pollutants to help extend the youthful appearance of skin.
The same habits can help maintain the effects of facelift surgery. If you are tired of sagging skin on your face and neck, consider checking out the expert plastic surgeons in the Miami-Dade area and learn just what a facelift can do for you.