The signs of aging begin subtly — a new laugh line, looseness of the cheeks and neck. But eventually you may feel like you just don’t look like yourself anymore (even though it may not seem that way to anyone else). We can’t stop the aging process. However, in most patients, we can turn back the hands of time, helping them look about 10 years younger with a facelift in Sacramento.

Sacramento facelift patient

Do you want to freshen up your look? Maybe it’s time to visit our practice in Sacramento. Facelift surgery can help. Call 916-929-1833 or request a consultation online today.

Having a face lift in Sacramento doesn’t necessarily mean major downtime or major expense. Today’s facelifts are much less apparent to others and much more natural-looking. New techniques enable our surgeons to give the look you want while hiding scars in the most inconspicuous places.

Everything You Need To Know About a Facelift

As you age, your face begins to show the effects of gravity, sun exposure, facial expressions and the stresses of daily life. A facelift – also known as a rhytidectomy – can improve the most visible signs of aging by removing excess skin, tightening underlying muscles and suctioning extra fat from the face and neck.

How a Facelift Is Performed

A facelift takes several hours to complete, especially if combined with another procedure such as a brow lift or eyelid surgery. Incisions are made, muscles tightened and excess skin removed. Additionally, depending upon improvements you wish to make to the contour of your face and neck, liposuction may be performed. Stitches are used to close the incisions and your head is bandaged. Our doctors will try to hide the scars within your hairline and in and around your ears, making them difficult to visualize. Prior to any cosmetic surgery procedure, be sure to follow your plastic surgeon’s instructions on taking medications and vitamins, eating, drinking and stopping smoking.

What To Expect After Your Rhytidectomy

Most patients feel very little discomfort following their facelift. If you experience pain, medication will be provided. To keep swelling to a minimum, you should keep your head elevated for several days. After the bandages are removed, your face might appear pale, bruised and puffy. Any distortion of features or stiffness should diminish after just a few weeks.

During your initial recovery time, you are instructed to avoid strenuous activity, including sexual intimacy and heavy work around the house. Also, you should abstain from alcohol, steam baths and saunas, as well as keep your sun exposure to a minimum during the first few months. Finally, be sure to get plenty of rest. Most men and women are able to return to work 10 to 14 days following their facelift.

Call 916-929-1833 now to learn more about medical spa services, facial rejuvenation and cosmetic surgery procedures for both men and women, such as a facelift. Sacramento plastic surgeons at The Skin Care Center and at The Plastic Surgery Center make enhancing the body, mind and spirit easy. With offices on Scripps Drive in Sacramento and in Granite Bay, looking and feeling your best is convenient as well.

Be sure to reserve your spot at a Free Seminar hosted by The Plastic Surgery Center in Sacramento and Granite Bay and get expert insight into such subjects as breast augmentation and tummy tucks. Or, instead, you can simply request a consultation online and start working with your own patient coordinator today.