When the natural aging process leaves you with wrinkles, frown lines, and sagging skin, it can be difficult to feel confident or attractive. As dramatic as the effects of aging skin are, we can provide equally dramatic facelift surgery that results in a more youthful facial appearance—and can often leave you looking 5-10 years younger! Facelift surgery, or rhytidectomy, removes major wrinkles and sagging skin, tightening both the facial and neck muscles while removing excess skin. Not only does a facelift in Issaquah, WA improves facial appearance, but it also has a significant effect on the neck, enhancing its contour and profile. You’ll not only look younger but feel younger, too! See a simulation of your treatment results by scheduling a consultation with our plastic surgeon, Dr. Hardeep Dhaliwal, at Adara Surgical Institute today.
At your consultation, Dr. Dhaliwal will discuss how your face can look with treatment and what you can expect from surgery. Our objective is to create a natural appearance that is pleasing to you. We will evaluate your medical history to determine your overall health and take 3D images with our sophisticated Vectra machine to show a simulation of likely outcomes. A facelift is frequently performed in conjunction with blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), forehead lift, and/or chin augmentation, to create an overall rejuvenation of the face. We’ll discuss all your options and goals to provide the most personalized treatment for you. In most cases, Dr. Dhaliwal achieves the desired results in a single procedure. Most patients who have had facelifts are pleased with their new, more youthful appearance!
The healing process after a facelift in Issaquah, WA is gradual, so you will not notice results for up to six months. Initially after surgery, you will have a large dressing wrapped around your head. You may also have surgical drains attached to bulbs hanging at your neck, which are removed in approximately 24 hours. Swelling and discoloration decrease within two weeks. Tightness in your face will be present for several weeks and there may be slight changes in your hair pattern around the incision. To minimize scarring, we may remove the sutures in stages. We recommend that you avoid the sun for several weeks after surgery.
In the weeks following surgery, the facial skin and area around the ear may be numb. There may also be some temporary discoloration as healing begins, which may take a few months to disappear. Occasionally, the facial nerve is bruised during surgery, resulting in temporary loss of function or sensation. Complications following facelift are rare. To avoid these complications, strictly follow all pre- and post-operative instructions, so you can ensure a healthier, more predictable recovery!
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