Face Lift Specialist

Advanced Plastic Surgery Center

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons located in DC area, Arlington, VA

Are you troubled by signs of aging like loose, sagging skin, jowls, and deep lines and folds in your skin? The team of expert plastic surgeons at Advanced Plastic Surgery Center in Arlington, Virginia, offers customized facelift procedures to restore your youthful appearance and your self-confidence. Call Advanced Plastic Surgery Center or schedule a consultation online today to learn about your facelift options and how you can look your best.

Face Lift Q & A

What is a facelift?

The team of experienced cosmetic surgeons at Advanced Plastic Surgery Center offers customized facelift procedures to help you look your best. The surgeons use a holistic approach and study all of the features of your face and neck so they can address your specific needs and concerns. 

The surgery involves removing extra skin and lifting and tightening your facial skin to reduce the appearance of jowls, deep folds between your mouth and nose, and crepey, sagging skin. You end up with smoother, more youthful-looking skin. 

Facelift surgery usually takes 2-3 hours, and all incisions and stitches are made in inconspicuous locations like your hairline to reduce your risk of visible scarring. 

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Am I a good candidate for a facelift?

You need to be in good overall health to have a facelift. The surgeons at Advanced Plastic Surgery Center provide comprehensive consultations to learn about your concerns and study your skin and features to determine the best treatment to help you achieve your desired appearance. For example, a facelift is an excellent solution for loose, sagging skin, but laser resurfacing may be a better option for fine lines and discoloration due to sun damage. 

Are there different types of facelifts?

Unlike other plastic surgeons, the team at Advanced Plastic Surgery Center doesn’t focus on upper or lower facelifts. They provide customized surgery to address your specific concerns. Their holistic approach often includes a fat transfer to replenish volume loss in your cheeks to recontour your face, while also tightening your skin. Your surgeon may also suggest combining your facelift with a brow lift or eyelid surgery for optimal results. 

What should I expect after a facelift?

After your facelift is complete, your surgeon applies bandages around your face to secure your repositioned skin and protect the sutures. You can expect some bruising, swelling, and tenderness after the surgery. Still, these side effects usually start to subside within a week, which is generally when your surgeon removes your bandages. Additionally, in most cases, over-the-counter pain medication should reduce any discomfort. 

You can return to work after your surgeon removes your bandages, but you may want to take off more time or work from home to allow more time for your bruising to fade. You need to avoid vigorous physical activity for at least six weeks after your surgery. 

Call Advanced Plastic Surgery Center or make an appointment online today to learn more about your facelift options.

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