Injectable fillers and botulinum toxins are effective treatments for mild to moderate wrinkles and volume loss, but they are not a replacement for facelift surgery, especially in patients with more advanced signs of aging and severe sagging. Beyond smoothing creases and folds, facelift surgery addresses the underlying muscles and supportive tissues of the forehead, cheeks, jawline and neck and restores them to a more youthful position through hidden incisions in front of and behind the ears, and into the scalp if necessary. To achieve natural looking results, many facelifts involve restoring lost volume and/or removing fat via liposuction along with removing excess skin—without the tight, pulled appearance associated with facelifts of the past. Mainline Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jason Bloom customizes every facelift procedure to meet each patient’s needs and desired outcomes.
Facelift recovery time varies from patient to patient, and depends on the extent of the surgery and if other procedures are being performed. The key to optimal outcomes is following Mainline Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jason Bloom ’s post-operative instructions, and all of the information you need to know will be discussed during your consultation, at other pre-surgery visits and the day of your procedure. With proper post-surgery care, facelift results can last up to 10 years or more.