As My Face Ages, Do I Need a Facelift?

As we age, our skin stops producing the substances like collagen and hyaluronic acid we need to keep our skin tight, firm, and smooth. We begin to see signs of this when dynamic wrinkles form around the mouth, skin starts to become loose around the jaw and neck, and our facial features start to shift downward. While dozens of solutions can temporarily resolve some of these issues, nothing is quite as effective as a facelift.

At Zochowski Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Zochowski uses his years of extensive training and experience to help his patients restore their self-confidence. With his artistry, attention to detail, and continued commitments to technology and treatment, Dr. Zochowski has earned a reputation as a leading expert in reconstruct surgery.

What Is a Facelift?

A facelift involves is lifting and repositioning the skin and underlying tissue to improve the appearance of wrinkles in the cheeks, jowls, and neck. It is an outpatient procedure done under general anesthesia and involves small, strategically placed incisions.

Different Facelift Techniques

Many people aren’t aware of the range of different options available to customize a facelift procedure. Dr. Zochowski knows no two patients are the same, and each will require something specific to help reach their goals. That is why he offers a range of surgical facelift techniques.

Mini Facelift

This approach is most often appropriate for patients in their 40s. By lifting and repositioning facial skin, it can improve wrinkles in the cheeks. However, the mini facelift is not as effective on the jowls or the neck.

Short-Scar Technique

This method involves lifting facial muscles are lifted vertically and placing them under tension. It can restore facial muscles and fat to a more youthful position and tighten skin with minimal tension, creating natural-looking results. This procedure primarily improves the cheeks and jowls, but may also improve the neck.

Full-Incision Facelift

The full-incision facelift is an ideal option for patients in their 50s or older who also wish to excise unwanted neck skin. A full-incision facelift tightens neck banding and removes excess fat from the neck by lifting and tightening the facial muscles to eliminate jowls. The procedure’s results will remain natural and soft due to Dr. Zochowski’s careful artistry and understanding of your unique facial contours. You won’t lose any features that make you look like yourself.

Recovery From a Facelift Surgery

The recovery for a facelift surgery is relatively simple. Most patients take a week off work to allow any swelling to go down. You will need to keep your incisions clean, dry, and away from any direct sunlight to help minimize the appearance of any scarring. Look forward to seeing your facelift’s full results once the skin has settled and healed, up to six weeks after your procedure.

Regain your self-confidence and learn more about how a facelift with Dr. Zochowski can help you. Contact us at Zochowski Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery to schedule your consultation today!