The face is often one of the first areas to experience the signs of aging, resulting in loose or drooping skin. Fine lines, wrinkles and furrows may also begin to appear. Together, these effects contribute to an older, tired appearance. The Brandow Clinic offers face lift surgery to restore younger-looking contours to the upper, mid and lower face. Undergoing a facelift can address jowls, forehead lines, crow’s feet, fine lines and neck wrinkles in one procedure.
Facelift surgeon Dr. Brandow is a top plastic surgeon with decades of experience performing facial plastic surgery. He is dedicated to achieving natural, beautiful results that accentuate your existing facial features. Dr. Brandow will work with you to best achieve your face lift surgery goals and revitalize your facial profile.
Who Is a Candidate for Face Lift Surgery in Philadelphia?
- If you have experienced a loss of skin elasticity and muscle tone of the face and neck.
- If you have the appearance of jowls.
- If you have deep creases between the base of the nose and the corners of the mouth.
- If you believe you lack youthful chin and neck contours.
- If you think you have a tired facial appearance.
Intended Facelift Result
Facelift surgery results in a more rested and youthful contour to the face and neck and is designed to achieve long-term improvements to your facial profile. A facelift can lift loose skin and sagging jowls, reduce fine lines around the eyes, smooth forehead furrows and accentuate chin contours.
Facelift Procedure Description
Face lifts range in size from “mini” to “standard” depending on the location and extent of skin laxity. The facelift operation is done on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia with sedation or under general anesthesia. During facelift surgery, incisions are made within the hairline (or along the hair margin) above the ear, extending down around the lobe and ending in or below the hairline behind the ear. The subcutaneous layers and neck muscles are tightened, the facial skin is redraped and lifted and the excess skin is removed.
Recuperation and Healing from Facelift Surgery in Philadelphia
Following facelift surgery, the patient goes home with the head and neck wrapped in dressings, as well as two drains which are usually removed the next day. Once this dressing is removed, an elastic head dressing is then put in place and is worn for the next 3-5 days, or as Dr. Brandow directs you.
Minimal initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Sutures are removed within 10-14 days. Bruising and swelling decrease to “socially acceptable” levels in 10-20 days. The final result of the facelift is evident in 4-6 weeks or sooner with continued improvements for several months. Face lift surgery in Philadelphia is very common and there are lots of excellent recuperation options and centers in the area.
Other Options to Enhance Facelift Surgery in Philadelphia
Additional procedures that would enhance the result of face lift are: eyelid surgery, brow lift, chemical peels, facial sanding (dermabrasion), chin augmentation, nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), facial liposuction, laser skin resurfacing, cheekbone enhancement, augmentation/enhancement of the lips and reduction of earlobes. Dr. Brandow can combine multiple facial surgery techniques to bring about comprehensive improvements to your profile. He will discuss which facial surgery techniques are best for you during your facelift consultation at our Philadelphia offices.
Insurance Guidelines for Facelift Surgery in Philadelphia
The facelift procedure is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment.
Notes on Getting a Facelift in Philadelphia
The specific risks and the suitability of face lift surgery for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.