For those who need a more dramatic effect than fillers or other injectables, a facelift is a great option to turn back the clock. At Gabay & Gottlieb Cosmetic Surgery, we’re a team of board-certified plastic surgeons who have performed the best facelifts in Philadelphia for locals just like you.
What Can a Facelift Fix?
A facelift can help reduce the effects of gravity and many signs of aging from your face and neck. It can target and fix several issues, such as:
- • Remove nasolabial folds, also known as “laugh lines,” from either side of the mouth
- • Reduce the appearance of sagging cheeks and the “jowls” around the lower cheeks and jawline
- • Reduce deep creases under and around the eyes
- • Reduce mid-face sagging, giving a fresher, more plump appearance
- • Reduce the appearance of loose skin and fat deposits from underneath the chin and jaw
What Won’t a Facelift Fix?
While the facelift procedure can fix many problem areas for patients, there are a few things that this procedure can’t correct. For example, facelifts are generally performed to target issues in the mid to lower face — not the brow area and forehead. Nor is the nose typically addressed in a facelift procedure.
However, a brow lift procedure may be combined with a facelift for an overall improvement in the appearance of wrinkles, or some clients may choose to have an injectable regimen to address fine wrinkles around the forehead and eyes.
How Does a Facelift Work?
The procedure begins with an incision around the hairline, along with the temples, and then moves down the front of the ear, ending at the lower part of the scalp. Then, the skin is lifted, and the underlying muscle tissue and fat are repositioned, with some fat deposits removed. Lastly, the excess skin is trimmed away and the incisions are sewn up.
Recovery time for a facelift is about four to six weeks, although there may be some swelling and bruising around the incisions. You’ll have to carefully follow your surgeon’s instructions for care, including carefully washing your face and wearing sunscreen daily.
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Do you think a facelift is the right beautification process for you? Call Gabay & Gottlieb Cosmetic Surgery for a facelift in Philadelphia today! We have high-quality solutions to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.