Dr. Michael F. Bohley is a renowned plastic surgeon in Portland who has been offering exceptional results with a wide range of procedures including liposuction, facelift, tummy tuck and mommy makeover among others. When you step into Dr. Bohley Cosmetic Surgery in Portland, you can be assured of individual attention as Dr. Bohley and his team take a genuine interest in your specific needs. Dr. Bohley will personally explain the benefits of each suitable procedure to you. We understand that every patient at our center has unique requirements and cosmetic goals. This unique and personalized approach to cosmetic procedures ensures that all of our patients understand the procedure from day one to the stage of recovery and are able to make educated decisions. Undoubtedly then, our patients are 100 percent satisfied with their final outcome and results since they have realistic expectations from the beginning. Dr. Bohley’s unparalleled experience and advanced surgical skills allow him to consistently deliver refined and natural results.

Your face is the first thing anybody notices about you. When years of sun exposure, neglect or other factors makes you look older than your years, it can also affect your self esteem and confidence. We offer a range of facial surgery procedures to help rejuvenate your appearance by helping you subtly lift the appearance of certain facial features. However, the facelift procedure is the gold standard of facial rejuvenation.  Dr. Bohley and his team are experienced to help with different aesthetic concerns to bring the required harmony to your face.

Facial aging is an inevitable truth you cannot hide from and when these changes begin to bother you, you must check all the options available to you. Almost everybody who has gone through this has considered a facelift for the perfect way to rejuvenate the skin and restore its youthfulness. You can get dramatic results which last long, but there are a few things you must know about a facelift before booking your consultation.

What are your expectations from a face lift?

Everybody hopes for dramatic enhancement with a cosmetic procedure, but it is important to keep realistic expectations. Even after a face lift, it is impossible to look 20 again. If you have skin laxity, deep lines and dynamic wrinkles, these will fade away after a facelift and may even get completely eliminated.

Who is a good candidate for the procedure?

If you are suffering from sagging in the jawline and mid face area, have lost volume and muscle tone, have a double chin, sagging skin, lines like nasolabial folds from the nose to the mouth and marionette lines from the mouth to the chin, a face lift will be beneficial for you. During your consultation with Dr. Bohley, he will recommend the procedure in case you have the above aging signs and a face lift will give you the best results. He ensures that all patients benefit from a personalized treatment that is suited to your specific facial changes and aesthetic goals.

What scars do you get from face lift?

During your facelift, the incisions will be made around the cheeks and chin so that the fat and excessive skin can be removed. Dr. Bohley ensures that these incisions are made within your hairline and behind your ears so that all scars are well hidden.  Most of these scars will fade away with time but some of them will always remain with you.

What will be your recovery from a facelift?

A face lift is more invasive than other facial rejuvenation procedures and you will be required to take some time off your work to fully recover. Complete healing may take about 6 months. You will be required to wear a compression garment for the first 2 days and there might be drainage tubes that cover your scalp and face. You must keep your head in an elevated position for at least 2 weeks to keep the swelling in control. You will be advised to avoid activities like swimming, diving, water skiing or other athletic activities for about 4 weeks post your face lift.

Once your results are visible, you will find that it has enhanced your youthful appearance. The results of your facelift depend a lot on the expertise of your surgeon and that is why Dr. Bohley is sought after for the exceptional results he offers. If you have less severe aging signs, he will use a mini face lift that has a faster recovery with results that last up to 5 years. The full face lift will have a longer recovery period with results that last for more than 10 years.

About Portland, OR

Portland is Oregon’s largest city and it sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of the snow capped Mount Hood. Portland is famous for its bridges, parks and bicycle paths. It is also known for its coffee houses and microbreweries and for being eco-friendly. The Iconic Washington Park encompasses sites from the formal Japanese Garden to Oregon Zoo as well as its railway. The city of Portland also plays host to thriving theater, music and arts scenes.