Facelift services offered in Cleveland, OH

Sagging skin is a hallmark of aging, but you don’t have to live with lax tissues. At the Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute in Cleveland, Ohio, the board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeons offer a face-lift to give you the smoother, firmer, younger-looking appearance you desire. Call the Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute to schedule a consultation, or use the online booking feature to make your appointment today.

What is a facelift?

A facelift is a standard procedure in which your surgeon lifts and tightens the tissues in your face or neck to make it look younger and reduce sagging. facelifts at Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute can also smooth skin folds to enhance anti-aging results.

Is a facelift right for me?

A facelift might be your solution if you have lax, sagging facial skin and desire a younger-looking appearance. To know for sure, your Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute surgeon examines the skin on your face and neck. They review your medical history and discuss your desired results.

You need to be at or near an ideal weight, a nonsmoker, and in good general health. Your surgeon then tailors a cosmetic treatment best suited for you.

How should I prepare for a face lift?

Follow the Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute team’s instructions to get ready for a facelift. Quit smoking, stop taking specific medicines if asked, and arrange for someone to drive you home.

Your provider might tell you to avoid food and drink the morning of surgery and complete a presurgery medical evaluation. Wash your face and hair the morning of treatment.

What happens during a facelift?

During a facelift at the Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute, your specialist gives you anesthesia to help you fall asleep or relax and avoid pain.

Your surgeon pulls back a flap of skin in each side of your face, tightens tissues, removes excess skin, re-drapes the affected skin over the contours of your face, and closes the incisions. They can also tighten tissues in your neck.

The procedure could take 3-6 hours, but every patient has different needs. Your surgeon might recommend more than one procedure during your treatment.

What should I expect after a facelift?

You can expect mild to moderate discomfort after a facelift, which is why taking all your medicines as directed is necessary. Other common side effects include redness, bruising, and swelling. You might have temporary drains underneath your skin to drain excess fluids.

Your surgeon often recommends that you sleep with your head elevated. They also suggest that you apply ice to the treated areas, wear bandages as directed, and use antibiotic ointment during the healing process.

Avoid strenuous activity, shampoos, makeup, and hair coloring until your surgeon gives you the OK. Attend all follow-up visits at the Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute.

The anti-aging results after a facelift can last up to 10 years.

Call the Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about facelifts and if you’re a candidate for the procedure.

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