Patients with sagging skin or deep wrinkles and folds on the face may be concerned about how these imperfections are contributing to their aged appearance. With the help of an experienced plastic surgeon such as Dr. Rachel Walker, both adult men and women can find a solution with the facelift procedure. Also known as a rhytidectomy, the facelift can rejuvenate one’s appearance quickly and easily.
Understanding the facelift surgery
During the facelift surgery, the goal is to elevate the loose skin and tighten it for a more youthful look. At the same time, this reduces the appearance of wrinkles and folds that can make an individual look much older than they really are. The facelift procedure may be combined with other procedures at the same time such as a brow lift or eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). During an initial evaluation with Dr. Rachel Walker, patients can discuss the concerns they have with their appearance to decide if the facelift procedure is appropriate.
What to expect with the facelift procedure
As with any surgery, it is vital that patients fully understand the risks and complications that can occur. This is discussed during the initial consultation. Dr. Rachel Walker will assess the patient to decide if they are a good candidate before moving forward.
After the procedure, patients can expect to take some time off of work and social activities to allow the face to heal appropriately. Aftercare instructions are provided for patients to follow closely to reduce the chances of infection and discomfort. Patients will also schedule a follow-up appointment with their doctor to ensure the area is healing as expected and the patient is satisfied with the final results. The face will continue to age with time, but the development of wrinkles, folds, and sagging skin are delayed and reduced. Patients may need other cosmetic procedures in the future to reduce the new signs of aging that naturally occur.
Learn more about the facelift procedure today
Dr. Rachel Walker works regularly with men and women who want to erase the signs of aging and improve their overall appearance with the facelift surgery. Call the office today to request a consultation and initial evaluation to determine candidacy for this or other cosmetic facial procedures performed.