The sun, gravity, and time all take their toll on the delicate skin of the face and neck. With facelift surgery, our patients can grow older more gracefully by restoring the skin’s firm, youthful appearance. Depending on the look they are trying to achieve, patients may also decide to incorporate facial implants into their facelift procedure to augment areas of the face that have lost volume. Dr. David Rankin is highly regarded for the natural-looking results he is able to achieve with facelift surgery. Practicing in South Florida, Dr. Rankin evaluates patients for facelift surgery at our offices in Jupiter and Ft. Lauderdale.
Candidates for Facelift Surgery
Facelift surgery can be performed on men and women of a variety of ages. The techniques chosen depend on each unique individual and vary from a mini-facelift to a full face and neck lift. An initial facelift consultation includes an examination of a patient’s skin and underlying facial structure. During the consultation, it is important that patients openly discuss their goals for surgery as well as disclose any medical conditions they may have or any medications they are taking that may affect their ability to heal after surgery.
The Facelift Procedure
The facelift procedure takes several hours to complete. Dr. Rankin begins the surgery by making an incision just behind the hairline at the temples. If he is performing a neck lift in conjunction with the facelift procedure, Dr. Rankin sometimes makes a second incision beneath the chin. After separating the facial skin from the underlying muscle, Dr. Rankin removes excess fat and tightens the muscles. Then, he carefully tightens and smoothes the skin, closes the incisions, and bandages the area.
After Facelift Surgery
After surgery, patients may experience some swelling, discomfort, or numbness. Any pain can be managed by taking medicine prescribed by Dr. Rankin, and resting with the head elevated can reduce swelling. Most patients are able to engage in mild activity a day or two after surgery and return to work in one to two weeks. While it may take several weeks for the face to recuperate after facelift surgery, the vast majority of patients are thrilled with their more youthful appearance.
Many patients from South Florida and beyond prefer to have their facelift performed by Dr. Rankin of Aqua Plastic Surgery because of his advanced level of artistry. He is a renowned facial plastic surgeon performing facelift, nose surgery, eyelid lift and more. If you would like to learn more about the natural-looking results Dr. Rankin achieves with facelift surgery, please contact us today at one of our practice locations in Jupiter or Ft. Lauderdale