The Benefits of a Facelift

by Dr. James Chan on August 13, 2012

There are many reasons that people would choose to undergo plastic surgery in Portland. These options include aesthetic enhancement and can often work wonders for your overall appearance and self-esteem. One of the most widely performed plastic surgeries is the facelift. A facelift is a surgical procedure that helps to restore and rejuvenate the youthful look of your face. The facelift can reduce and even eliminate the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and sagging in the face. There are various facelift techniques available that can target different areas of the face; such as the forehead, the cheek and eye area, and the neckline and jowls. A facelift is typically performed by making a small incision, usually along the hairline, in order to get access to underlying tissues and muscles beneath the skin of the face. Once the incision is made, the surgeon removes excess fat, supports stretched muscles, and gets rid of loose, excess skin.

Facelifts can successfully help a patient to restore a youthful appearance. Facelifts are not designed to change your overall facial structure.  Instead they make you look younger, healthier, and more like the person you feel on the inside. Facelifts can address a variety of conditions and effects of the environment such as heredity, sun exposure, and aging. Recovery usually takes 1-2 weeks for the complete benefits to be seen. Usually, the healing process involves the removal of stitches and several visits to your surgeon to see how you are healing. Swelling and bruising will likely occur, but should dissipate after a 1-2 weeks, revealing a more youthful facial appearance. Modern facelift techniques are more sophisticated than ever, capable of making you look years younger. It goes without saying that the greatest benefits of undergoing cosmetic surgery are having a positive self-image and being happy with what you see in the mirror. Complications are rare and usually minor when a facelift surgery is performed by a board certified plastic surgeon.

Dr. Chan, at Reviance Portland® Portland, meets with each patient to discuss the benefits of a facelift procedure as well as the desired outcome for the procedure.  He will also address any questions or concerns that may come up prior to the procedure.  Schedule a consultation with Reviance Portland® Portland today to see if a facelift might be right for you.

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