Lift Away Creases, Jowls, and Sagging Skin
Facelift Procedure in Fargo, NDAging causes distinct changes to our faces, often decreasing the elasticity of skin, increasing the sagging of tissues, and increasing the loss of facial volume. Facelift surgery, or rhytidectomy, aims at reversing many of these aging patterns, creating a more youthful, natural look. The modern-day facelift surgery involves making an incision around the ears, separating the skin from the deeper tissues, lifting and repositioning the deeper tissues in the cheeks and jawline, and finally trimming any excess skin. A full facelift is intended to address:
- Sagging skin
- Loss of fullness in cheeks
- The formation of jowls and lines from the corners of the mouth to the chin
- Loose skin surface
Who are good candidates for facelift surgery?
The best candidates are healthy individuals usually in their 40’s to 60’s who have developed signs of aging in their face. Facelifts can be performed successfully on those in their 70’s and 80’s as well but the loss of elasticity in the skin could limit the successful outcomes of surgery.
What are the risks to facelift surgery?
All surgical procedures carry some risk and facelift surgery is no different. Although there is the chance of complication, major complications are rare. One of the more common complications is a hematoma, or blood collecting underneath the skin. When they are small, hematoma can go away without any intervention, however large hematomas require urgent evacuation. Additionally, an injury to the nerves that control the muscles of the face or sensation to the face can occur, but this is quite rare and usually temporary.
How long is the recovery from facelift surgery
You may feel some discomfort for a few days after surgery, but this is often well controlled with painkillers. The majority of people are able to return to work after 2 weeks as bruising has usually resolved. You should refrain from any exercise for 1 month and heavy exercise for 2 months, although you should be walking around as much as possible after surgery. It will take about 3 months until most of the swelling resolves and you see your true results. Additionally, it will take up to a year or longer until all scars fade.
When should facelift surgery be considered?
In some cases, less invasive procedures, such as fillers, could be used to address a loss of volume in the face. However, if excessive skin is present, excessive deep wrinkling, or deep tissue should be repositioned, Dr. Adams may recommend a facelift over less invasive procedures for best results.
How much does facelift surgery cost in North Dakota?
The cost of facelift surgery can vary. After your consultation with Dr. Adams, we will provide a detailed cost estimate, and will also discuss payment methods, scheduling, and financing options. In general, price shopping for surgery isn’t recommended. It is best to choose a plastic surgeon that you are comfortable with, trust, and one that has the proper training from an accredited plastic surgery training program. Visit our Financing & Fees page to learn more.