Facelift Results San Antonio
The signs of age can often be no more prevalent than in the face, and a number of cosmetic treatments can help turn back the hands of time. Patients looking for superior facelift results often turn to our San Antonio plastic surgery center, where facelift surgery, mid-facelift, brow lift, and many other facial contouring procedures are performed by our plastic surgeon to eliminate wrinkles and fine lines and provide significant rejuvenation to the face.
Most patients who undergo facelift surgery are between the ages of 40 and 60; however, people in their 70s and 80s have also had successful results with the procedure. The best candidates are those that have noticeable sagging and visible signs of aging on their face. Candidates must also have reasonably good skin elasticity and strong bone structure. Patients considering facelift should also be in good overall health, as the procedure will require significant healing and recovery time. Good candidates should also have realistic expectations for results, and understand that facelift is a cosmetic enhancement procedure; it will not restore the health and vitality of youth. Dr. Constance Barone will discuss all aspects of the procedure with you, in detail, during your initial facelift surgery consultation at our practice.
Although facelift is performed in a safe environment with our experienced plastic surgeon, there is a certain level of risk associated with the procedure. Risks of facelift include:
- Nerve damage
- Reaction to anesthesia
- Discoloration of the skin
- Blood or fluid retention underneath the skin
- Numbness or tingling sensation around the incisions
The best way of minimizing the risk of complications from facelift surgery is to strictly adhere to Dr. Barone's advice and recommendations before and after the procedure. It should also be noted that facelift is considered one of the safest cosmetic surgery options. Dr. Constance Barone will discuss all risks and benefits of facelift with you at your initial consultation.
There will be some bruising and swelling after facelift, which will fade as the face heals. The head will likely be bandaged after the procedure, and will need to be kept elevated for the first few days of recovery. Pain and discomfort can be controlled with medication. Patients should avoid strenuous activities for about two weeks. Most patients who have undergone facelift can resume normal, daily activities after about 10 days. Scars will be made as discreet as possible, and can generally be hidden by the hair or in the natural creases of the ears and face. They also tend to fade significantly with time. Patients should expect the full results of facelift to be apparent after the first few weeks following the surgery.
It may not stop the clock, but the effects of facelift can last for years. Both men and women have emerged with revitalized and rejuvenated appearances thanks to this very common procedure. As facelift is a major surgical procedure, it yields some of the most significant results for reducing, even eliminating, signs of age and sun damage that occur with the passing of time.