Facelift in Chicago
As you age, sun exposure, the stress in your life, and gravity all begin to take a toll, causing deep creases around your mouth, a slackened jawline, and folds and fat deposits around your neck. A facelift in Naperville, Chicago, and Schaumburg, IL, can help counteract these issues, removing the excess fat and tightening up the muscles and skin so you can look younger and feel better. Many patients claim to look ten to fifteen years younger after the procedure.
We perform most of our facelifts on patients who are in their 40’s through their 60’s, although individuals in their 70’s and 80’s can also request this procedure. We can combine this procedure with a number of other cosmetic surgeries, including nose reshaping, a browlift, and eyelid surgery. We can also pair it with a necklift for patients who experience issues there as well.
Patients who take certain medications, smoke, or have some medical conditions, including blood clotting issues, high blood pressure, or a tendency towards excessive scarring should discuss options with our surgeons first. Individuals with shorter hair may also want to consider growing out their hair prior to the facelift to help disguise the scars, especially during the healing process.
The Facelift Procedure
In most cases, a facelift in Naperville, Chicago, or Schaumburg, IL, can be done at our office-based facility, hospital, or surgical center on an outpatient basis using local anesthetic, as well as a sedative. The method and length of the procedure will vary based on the surgeon, as well as the patient’s facial structure.
Incisions for many facelifts start at the temple and move down toward the front of the ears, as well as behind the earlobe toward the lower scalp. We then lift the skin, suction out any excess fat, tighten the muscle, trim any extra skin, and suture the incision closed. We may use metal clips to hold your incisions closed at the scalp, as well as bandages wrapped around your head. These bandages can reduce swelling and bruising. We may also require a thin surgical drainage tube located behind the ear on a temporary basis.
The Facelift Recovery Period
Thinning hair, numbness, and bruising often occur around the scar though these effects fade within the first few weeks. We will remove all stitches and clips anywhere from a day to a week after the surgery. Many patients are back to their typical schedule within a day or two, but the face may seem distorted or feel stiff. You may return to work in as little as two weeks. Patients should be gentle with both their skin and their hair. Men may need to shave behind their neck and their ears in areas where skin that previously grew a beard may have been moved.
Most, if not all incisions, will be placed in inconspicuous locations, including in natural folds of the ears and face and behind the hairline. These scars will fade over time until they are nearly invisible.
The outcome of your facelift won’t be permanent. It is recommended to undergo the procedure again in five to ten years. However, you will still look better than if you had never gotten a facelift.
While many patients go through a facelift with no complications, they can occur. Some of the potential issues include temporary or permanent nerve damage, hematoma, negative reactions to anesthesia, and infection.
Facelift Schaumburg, Naperville, Chicago
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