Do you have plans to undergo facial surgery? If so, it’s important to understand the facts about the procedure you’re interested in. There have been advancements in the whole process over the years. Traditionally, the procedure only aimed to tighten the skin as opposed to modern days where numerous operations occur. Among them are muscle repositioning, moving of fats, and skin adjustment.

You might need surgery if you develop signs of facial aging when your skin is still elastic. That means your physical appearance is inverse to your actual age. However, the procedure is perfect for older individuals as well.

It is prudent to understand that face restoration surgery requires you to be in good health. You also must be knowledgeable about the whole procedure and the expectations. As young as you might look after the process, your age remains as before. The primary mission is to revitalize your looks.

What is a facelift?

In medical terms, a facelift is a plastic surgery procedure. It aims at fixing sagging skin by tightening it. The surgeons concentrate on your face as well as the neck, leaving you with a younger-looking appearance. A mini facelift is an adapted form of the process, which involves a smaller opening and minimal cutting of the tissue. Note that your plastic surgeon will use twilight anesthesia to alleviate pain.

What happens during the facelift procedure?

Depending on what your goals for your facelift are, the procedure might vary. Conventionally, the surgeon makes a cut along the hairline next to the temples. The incision passes near the ear to the lower side of your earlobe. He then extends it to the lower side behind your ears.

The procedure may involve removing fat as well as excess skin. In addition, the tissues of the face are manipulated to achieve the desired look. He proceeds to redistribute the existing muscles, then tightening them. If the sagging skin is insignificant, a mini-facelift is ideal.

In cases where a neck lift is necessary, the surgeon goes the extra mile to remove excess fat and skin. The next step involves pulling the neck up and back to tighten it. In this procedure, there must be an incision underneath the chin. The cut comes with skin glue or stitches, and it blends perfectly with your facial alignment and hairline.

Why choose Dr. Bohley for your Facelift?

Dr. Bohley has extensive education and experience in plastic surgery, including the facelift procedure. Throughout the process, Dr. Bohley prioritizes your cosmetic goals and health needs to safely and effectively give you the results you’re looking for. The comfort of a patient is a critical aspect that Dr. Bohley considers during the procedure.

Schedule a Consultation

If you want to know if a facelift is right for you, reach out to Dr. Michael F. Bohley, who is an expert in facelift surgery. Call (503) 253-3458 or fill out our online form to schedule your appointment.