A facelift can make you look years younger and more refreshed, giving you newfound confidence, but it's important to choose a surgeon who has the skill and experience to deliver natural-looking results. Dr. Ferrari is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in facelift and has helped countless patients in Charlotte, NC achieve a more youthful appearance.
If you're considering a facelift, Dr. Ferrari and his team will work with you to create a treatment plan that meets your individual needs and goals.
Medically referred to as a rhytidectomy, this procedure corrects sagging, or skin folds along the jawline or cheeks.
Incisions are made along the hairline and ear, where the skin is tightened, and the underlying tissues are modified to give the face a more youthful appearance. This procedure is often paired with a neck lift, or platysmaplasty, to address sagging skin or fat deposits on the neck.
Some common problem areas people want a facelift for are:
Know that a facelift will not address wrinkles, fine lines, or sun damage. Premier Plastic Surgery offers a variety of non-surgical treatments that target these areas. Discuss your options with Dr. Ferrari during your facelift consultation. For optimal healing and results, allow a minimum of six weeks between procedures.
Most people who are in good overall health and have realistic expectations for their results are good candidates for a facelift. The only disqualifications for a facelift are typically related to other health issues that may make surgery and recovery more difficult.
A facelift is usually done under general anesthesia and takes about 2-3 hours to complete. During the procedure, Dr. Ferrari will make incisions in inconspicuous areas of your face, often along the hairline. He will then carefully lift and reposition the skin and underlying tissues before suturing the incisions closed.
Like any surgery, there are some risks and side effects associated with a facelift. These include:
Most of these side effects are rare and can be minimized by choosing a skilled and experienced surgeon like Dr. Ferrari.
During your consultation for facelift Charlotte plastic surgeon, Dr. Ferrari will discuss your goals and concerns in order to develop a customized treatment plan. He will also perform a physical examination and may request additional testing, like blood work or imaging, to ensure you are healthy enough for surgery. Once you have moved forward with your facelift, you will need to stop smoking and avoid taking certain medications that can increase your risk of bleeding. You will also need to arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery.
After your facelift, you will need to take it easy for the first week or two while your body heals. You will likely have some bruising and swelling, but this should start to improve after a few days. You will need to sleep with your head elevated and avoid strenuous activity, exposure to the sun, and bending over. It's important to follow the aftercare instructions carefully to minimize your risk of complications and ensure a smooth recovery.
It usually takes about 6-12 weeks to see the full results of your facelift, but some cases can take up to six months for the full results. The results are typically long-lasting, although they may not be permanent. You may need revision surgery down the line as your face continues to age.
Dr. Ferrari is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been performing facelifts for over 20 years. He is a skilled and experienced surgeon who is committed to providing natural-looking results. He has been recognized by his peers for his dedication and passion for helping people feel confident again. Since he was young, he has been inspired by his father to embrace his journey in the medical field. He treats each Charlotte facelift patient in a warm, compassionate manner.
If you are interested in learning more about a facelift, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ferrari.
He will be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you decide if this procedure is right for you. To schedule a consultation, please call our office at (704)-844-8344 or fill out our online form. We look forward to meeting you!
Facelifts are not permanent, but they can provide long-lasting results. You may need revision surgery down the line as your face continues to age.
Yes, you will need to have someone drive you home after your surgery.
Yes, you will need to sleep with your head elevated for the first week or two after your surgery. This will help reduce swelling and bruising.
The cost of a facelift can vary depending on the extent of the procedure and the surgeon you choose. During your consultation, Dr. Ferrari will provide you with a detailed estimate of the costs involved.
There is no one "ideal" age for a facelift. The best time to have a facelift is when you start to notice signs of aging that you would like to correct.
Most insurance plans do not cover facelifts because they are considered to be cosmetic procedures. However, if you have a functional impairment as a result of your facial aging, your insurance company may be more likely to cover the cost of the surgery.
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