Dr. Michael F. Bohley is a renowned plastic surgeon in Portland, Oregon who offers pleasing and natural appearing results to his patients from Seattle. You can choose from a range of procedures such as liposuction, facelift, tummy tuck, and mommy makeover at Dr. Bohley Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Bohley ensures that every patient who walks in for a consultation gets undivided attention and he takes a genuine interest in understanding your specific issues and unique aesthetic goals. Our personalized approach to every procedure chosen at Dr. Bohley Cosmetic Surgery ensures that you are aware of all the benefits and risks of the procedures, as well as being aware of what can be expected during the surgery and the recovery period. This enables our patients to make a confident and informed decision which is why they remain 100% satisfied with their results. Dr. Bohley’s experience and unparalleled surgical skills allow him to consistently deliver refined results that give you a naturally refreshed appearance.

The signs of aging usually show up on your face first, and since this can make you look older than your years, many patients begin to feel self-conscious. There are several reasons for facial aging, including excessive exposure to the sun, constantly neglecting your skin, and other environmental damage. If the changes in your skin such as wrinkles, lines, volume loss, and sagging begin to bother you, it is time to consult Dr. Bohley about the facial rejuvenation treatments offered at our center. Even though we offer different surgical procedures and non-surgical treatments to offer you a refreshed appearance, the facelift procedure is the gold standard of facial rejuvenation. Dr. Bohley uses the facelift to address all skin imperfections you may be dealing with, and his aim is to get you the desired facial balance and harmony.

During your facelift consultation, Dr. Bohley will evaluate your skin and talk about the changes you are experiencing before determining if the facelift is the best procedure for you. We offer dramatic results that appear natural and last long.

Everybody seeks dramatic enhancement from a cosmetic procedure, but it is important to have realistic expectations right from the beginning. We cannot help you look 20 again with the facelift procedure, but Dr. Bohley has the expertise to take more than a decade off your appearance with the elimination of the lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity.

Are You a Good Candidate for the Facelift Procedure?

Most of our patients looking for a facelift are experiencing sagging skin in the mid-face area and jawline, or they have lost volume and muscle tone, or are bothered with other aging irregularities such as a double chin, sagging skin, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines. During your initial consultation with Dr. Bohley, he will evaluate your skin and muscle tone as well as the different signs of aging you are experiencing before he determines if the facelift procedure can help get you optimal results. Your facelift will be personalized to suit your specific requirements and help you achieve your desired facial rejuvenation.

Do Facelifts Cause Scars?

Dr. Bohley makes your incisions around the cheeks and chin, which allows him easy access to the excessive facial fat and skin. He ensures that these incisions are well hidden within your hairline and go behind the ears so that you are not left with any visible scarring. Most of the scars you get from your facelift procedure will fade with time.

What Can You Expect During the Recovery?

A facelift is an invasive surgical procedure meant to get you facial rejuvenation, and you must be prepared to take some time off your work for proper healing. Most patients require about 6 months to completely recover from the surgery. Immediately after your surgery, Dr. Bohley recommends that you wear a compression garment for the first two days that will keep the swelling in check. You may also have drainage tubes that cover your face and scalp to avoid a case of seroma. It is important that you keep your head elevated for the first 2 weeks. You must also avoid any strenuous activities such as swimming, water skiing, or diving for about a month. Dr. Bohley will let you know when it is OK to increase your activities when you visit him for your post-surgery follow up appointments.

The facelift procedure enhances your appearance and Dr. Bohley has the surgical and artistic skills to offer his patients consistently beautiful results that completely refresh your appearance. When the aging signs are not that severe, you can take advantage of the mini facelift procedure offered at our center. This gives you a faster recovery and the results last for about 5 years. Whenever you need to touch-up your results in the future, Bohley Cosmetic Surgery also offers a range of non-surgical treatments that you can discuss in detail with us.

About Seattle, WA

Seattle is Washington’s largest city located on the Puget Sound on the Pacific Northwest. It is surrounded by mountains, water, and evergreen forests with thousands of acres of parkland. It is also home to a large tech industry, with Amazon and Microsoft both headquartered in metropolitan Seattle. The most iconic landmark is the futuristic Space Needle, a 1962 World’s Fair legacy. Visitors flock to Seattle for the numerous annual fairs and festivals, including the 24 days Seattle International Film Festival, the Bite of Seattle (the largest gay pride festival in the country), Northwest Folklife over the Memorial Day weekend, and several Seafair events throughout July and August.