Face Lift

As people age, wrinkles and loose, sagging skin will show up on the face because of the effects of gravity, sun exposure, genetics, and other stresses. A facelift can make men and women look younger to “turn back the clock” by improving visible signs of an aging face. A facelift removes excess skin, tightens underlying tissue, repositions soft tissue of the face and neck area.

Am I a good candidate for a facelift?

If you have noted signs of facial aging such as cheek deflation, jowl formation, skin laxity or just notice you’re looking tired or sad, a facelift may be your answer. During the initial consultation, Dr. Yuan will access your condition and discuss with you options of facial rejuvenation. Your medical history will be reviewed to see if you are a good candidate for this procedure. Patients must be in good overall health, be a non-smoker and not have a history of hypertrophic or keloid scars.

What I can expect?

Many patients can have facelift procedures in our in-office surgical suite in Pottstown, PA. Patients are given medication for pain and relaxation and tumescent local numbing medication is used. You’ll be awake during the procedure, but very relaxed without too much discomfort. You will be given prescription for home pain medication for the early post-op period though many patients report little to no pain.

You may return to work after one week. But, the bruising and swelling post-operatively usually last for about two weeks. So, plan to have one or two weeks before any major social event. Full recovery should take about 4-6 weeks. Each patient may recover differently.

Are you looking for a way to recapture your youthful beauty?  Are you feeling self-conscious or embarrassed by sagging skin?  One of the best ways to address both of those concerns is to visit our team in Montgomery County, PA for a face lift. 

How Does it Work?

Face lifts involve pulling back an area of skin on either side of the face and altering the exposed tissues.  They are contoured in a way that makes you look younger.  Before the skin is closed back up, excess layers of skin are removed.  In general, the results of a face lift can last up to ten years but this varies from person to person.  If you’re curious about what factors this, get in touch with us in Pottstown, PA.

There are different types of incisions depending on which would help create the look you’re trying to achieve.  Our professionals in Pottstown, PA will review your options with you and help you decide which incision is the right one for you.

You may feel pain, numbness, or swelling after the procedure.  You will need to make arrangements for someone to drive you home from our Pottstown, PA location and stay with you in case there are negative effects after your facial rejuvenation.

Side Effects and Risks

Face lifts are considered fairly safe, and complications are infrequent, but you’re more likely to experience adverse side effects if you don’t receive your facial rejuvenation services from a professional in Montgomery County, PA.  Some of those side effects can include:

  • Hematoma
  • Loss of hair at the area of the incision
  • Bruising
  • Bleeding
  • Adverse reactions to anesthesia
  • Blood clotting

If you have any questions or concerns about the possible effects of a face lift or any other services we provide, talk to our staff in Pottstown, PA.  We’re here to help.

Aftercare

Taking care of your skin after your face lift is very important.  Some things to remember are:

  • Take the pain medication as prescribed by our Pottstown, PA staff
  • Don’t pick at the scabs
  • Avoid makeup and hair treatment
  • Keep your head elevated while you rest
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