Facelift in Lexington, KY

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Genetics, age, and sun damage can take a toll on your overall facial appearance. As you age, you may begin to notice sagging skin around your cheeks, prominent jowls, or a “turkey gobbler” neck. This can be extremely disheartening and put a damper on your self-esteem concerning your overall confidence. The residents of Lexington, Georgetown and the surrounding areas of Kentucky have been choosing board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. William L. Dowden for facelift surgery as a successful and efficient way to regain their youthful face.

What is a Facelift?

A facelift (rhytidectomy) is a procedure used to reduce the visible signs of aging in the face and neck area. This includes things like the addition of fatty tissue below the skin to lessen deep wrinkle line visibility in and around the eyelids, sculpting the face to change the proportions of the cheeks, nose or chin, tightening the skin in the mid-face region or removing excess skin around the face and neck area.

Benefits of a Facelift

Facelift surgery is designed to address a few specific problems that come with age, such as the loss of skin elasticity, muscle tone in the face and neck and chin and neck contours, as well as the jowls and deep creases between the corners of your mouth and the base of your nose.

Advantages include:

  • Tightening facial muscles.
  • Repairing loose skin.
  • Improving facial contours.

What Pre-Procedure Steps Are There For a Facelift?

If you are looking for a facelift, there are various surgical alternatives, depending on the individual needs of your face. Dr. Dowden will evaluate your needs via photographic analysis, and help you decide what the best choices are for your particular case.

What Can a Facelift Offer?

A facelift alone cannot remove fine lines or expression lines, nor are they able to restore missing volume in the face. Along with other therapies, a facelift can serve as the base for a full facial rejuvenation.

The Facelift Procedure

Dr. Dowden begins facelift surgery by making an incision at the temple line. The incision continues on to the area just above the ear, circles around the earlobe, and returns back to the point of origin. The skin will then be pulled outward for repositioning and tightening. If necessary, Dr. Dowden may trim excess fat or skin. The incision will be closed with fine metal sutures, leaving the patient with a fully restored, younger face.

What Are Some of the Additional Procedures Offered to Enhance a Facelift?

Depending on your needs, there are several individual procedures that might be right for you. Some of the most common facial surgery procedures include brow lifts, blepharoplasty, otoplasty, and chin augmentation.

What is the Recovery Time from a Facelift?

This is also dependent upon the type and scope of the procedure that you have done. A full facelift can require up to three weeks of low-stress recovery, in which you should avoid sun exposure and remain relatively sedate. After this period, swelling should subside, and the result from the procedure will be readily apparent.

Am I A Good Candidate for a Facelift?

If you are experiencing one or more of the following, you may want to consider having a facelift:

  • Prominent jowls.
  • Sagging cheeks.
  • Deep brow lines.
  • “Turkey gobbler” neck.
  • Deep wrinkles.

Are There Risks associated With Facelift Surgery?

As with all surgery, there are risk factors. We will determine this by type and amount of procedures done. Mitigate risk factors by following the strict regimen suggested by our surgeons for post-surgery activity.

How Much Does a Facelift Cost in Lexington?

Facelift prices vary from patient to patient, so give us a call today, and a member of our friendly and knowledgeable staff would be happy to assist you. We recommend setting up a complimentary consultation with Dr. Dowden, where you can discuss your questions and concerns in a one-on-one setting. We offer financing and accept cash, checks, and major credit cards.

If you want to learn more or have any questions about a facelift, contact us at 859-274-4201. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have and help you schedule a consultation. Dowden Plastic Surgery serves patients throughout Lexington, Georgetown, and the surrounding areas of Kentucky.

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