What Is Involved with Facelift Surgery in Mountain View?

Facelift Surgery patient Mountain View CAMillions of adults have already realized the incredible rejuvenating benefits after having undergone a facelift. The procedure is designed to create a younger and more refreshed facial appearance by tightening loose, saggy skin, smoothing out lines and defining the jawline.

If you would like to look like a younger and more attractive version of yourself, facelift might be a good option for you. Take a moment to learn what is involved with facelift surgery, as outlined by Dr. Alexander Ereso.

What Happens During Surgery?

Facelift is normally performed as an outpatient procedure. Local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia is used so you do not feel any pain during the procedure.

To begin, Dr. Ereso creates the surgical incision at the temples, continuing in the hairline around the bottom of the ear and ending in the lower scalp. The incisions are located within natural creases and contours and heal inconspicuously. Through the incision, the plastic surgeon lifts and tightens the deeper layers of the face and redistributes fat as needed to create more youthful facial contours. The skin is tightened and excess skin is removed.

After making the necessary surgical modifications, Dr. Ereso closes the incisions with sutures and applies dressings.

Preparing for Surgery

Preparing for surgery involves making certain arrangements for the day of the procedure and your recovery. Once your procedure is scheduled, you should plan to take at least one to two weeks off from work to recuperate. Arrange for a friend or family member to drive you to and from surgery and stay overnight with you the night of your procedure.

You may also need to tweak some of your lifestyle habits to make sure you are in optimal health for surgery. If you smoke, you should stop in the weeks prior to your procedure. You should eat a healthy diet, get plenty of sleep and avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and certain herbal supplements (as determined by Dr. Ereso) that may raise the risk of surgery and anesthesia. The plastic surgeons may ask you to get some lab testing done or undergo a medical evaluation with your doctor before surgery to better stratify your risk during surgery.

Recovering from Surgery

After having a facelift, side effects such as bruising and swelling are common. You need to rest and avoid any strenuous activity in the first few weeks after your procedure. If you experience any discomfort, you can take pain killers as prescribed by Dr. Ereso. The plastic surgeons will schedule follow-up visits in the days after your procedure to check your incisions and swelling and ensure you are healing properly. They will clear you to resume work, exercise and the rest of your regular activities.

Most people are able to see an improvement in their appearance as soon as the initial bruising and swelling subsides. It will take several months for the results to stabilize.

Schedule a Facelift Consultation

If you are interested in looking younger with a facelift, Dr. Ereso invite you to schedule a consultation at our practice.