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Fighting the aging process is challenging, but definitely doable! It entails developing a complete understanding of what is happening to the tissues and structures of the face and then creating a counter and equal force that re-establishes the pre-aged appearance as closely as possible. Your AFP surgeon has the training and expertise to evaluate your face and carefully discern the changes that have taken place thus far in the life continuum. Once completed, solutions which address each component of your own individual process are then suggested; no two people are exactly alike.
What is a facelift?
A facelift is a medically sound way to rejuvenate not just the face, but in many cases, the entire personality and outlook of the recipient. However, it is an often misunderstood procedure made “infamous” by those who have suffered through unsuccessful ones. Facelifts are also the beneficiaries of the wonders of leading edge technology, because with today’s better understanding of aging vectors and our newest appreciation for facial fullness, along with state-of-the-art medical equipment, the lift has entered into the new millennium. Say good-bye to the horror of “pulled and stretched”, and say hello to the marvel of the natural rejuvenated lift.
How is it done?
It all begins with fine incisions, hidden carefully in and around the ears with the lowest incisions camouflaged in the hair behind the ears. This approach allows direct visualization of fallen tissues under the skin, resuspension in an upward vector and then careful trimming of excess or redundant skin. Significant attention is paid to detail with the incision placements and preservation of the hair and hairline creating the most optimal outcome. The surgeons of AFP encourage the patient to ask to see typical facelift incisions...after all, it’s your face, and you should be aware of placement and appearance.
The lift provides about 7-9 years of support, effectively pulling back the hands of time by that amount of time. The procedure is not a painful one –and after the first two days–can be effectively managed with regular Tylenol and a supportive bandage. Patients are often asked to stay in the facility for the first night, but everyone goes home the very next day with all remaining follow-up done in the office.