Facelift in Dayton, OH
A facelift is among the most popular procedures we perform here at Miami Valley Plastic Surgeons, and for good reason. If you want to look younger, this is the one procedure that will give you the most bang for your buck, as a facelift shaves years off of your appearance and rejuvenates your skin. We proudly provide facelifts for patients in Dayton, Centerville, Beavercreek, Troy, Huber Heights, and other nearby cities in Ohio.
What Is a Facelift?
A facelift is a type of cosmetic surgery that eliminates a number of signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, laugh lines, and loose, flabby jowls. It can be performed on an outpatient basis using only local anesthesia to numb the area where incisions are made.
Benefits of a Facelift
After undergoing a facelift, you will feel and look younger, and may also enjoy a renewed sense of confidence.
Who Is the Ideal Candidate for a Facelift?
Anyone with noticeable signs of aging on the face can be a good candidate for a facelift. You should have a positive, optimistic outlook and reasonable expectations before undergoing this surgery as well.
What do I Need to do Before a Facelift?
Your surgeon will discuss the need for pre-operative blood work with you, and might also recommend you stop taking certain medications in the two-week period leading up to your appointment.
What Should I Expect on the Day of my Facelift?
When you arrive to Miami Valley Plastic Surgeons, we will double check your medical history and take a series of vital signs. Next, your face will be cleansed by an aesthetician, making it easy for your physician to determine where to place incisions. The exact locations might also be marked with a magic marker, in which case you will have an idea beforehand how you might look.
Once your local anesthesia kicks in, incisions will be made on either side of your face, typically behind your ears or in your hairline. Skin and muscle will then be pulled forward, trimmed, and tightened. The incisions are then closed with dissolvable stitches and a gauze bandage placed over them.
How Long Does it Take to Perform a Facelift?
This surgery is sometimes completed in as little as an hour, but in some cases could take as long as three hours.
What to Expect After a Facelift
You could experience some soreness, tenderness, and light bruising, all of which should go away within a week or so.
Will I Have Scars After Getting a Facelift?
We make every effort to hide scars in inconspicuous places so that they cannot be seen.
When Will I See the Results?
You will notice fewer wrinkles and smoother skin right away. In just a few days, you will see the full results, at which time we think you will be thrilled with what you observe.
How Long Will the Results of a Facelift Last?
That will depend on how well you care for your skin afterwards. For best results, moisturize your skin frequently and apply sunblock whenever you are outdoors for any extended period.
Additional Procedures to Enhance Your Facelift Results
A facelift often goes well with blepharoplasty surgery to firm the upper or lower eyelids.
How Much Does a Facelift Cost in Dayton?
Because you may have different needs than any other patient, we will not be able to discuss the exact cost with you until after your consultation. Cash, personal checks, and credit cards are always accepted for any of the procedures we offer, and many of our patients will also qualify for low-interest financing.
If you would like to turn back the clock, one of the best ways of doing that is with a facelift. The board-certified cosmetic surgeons here at Miami Valley Plastic Surgeons are standing by waiting to talk with patients in Dayton, Centerville, Springfield, Miamisburg, or Beaver Creek, OH, about a facelift procedure right now. Contact us today.