What is it?
Considering a facelift in Ft Myers FL? Contact Audrey Farahmand, female board certified plastic surgeon. As we age, several processes occur. The deeper facial tissue descends and facial fat redistributes causing jowls around the mouth and deep folds around the mouth. Also, the skin loses its elasticity producing wrinkles and loose skin around the neck.
The facelift procedure addresses both of these problems. Older methods of facelifting produced a “tight” or “pulled” look. Now, newer methods of facelifting avoid the “tight” or “pulled” look by lifting the deeper membrane of the muscle and repositioning it to a more youthful position. This takes tension off of the skin and produces a far more natural looking result and a more long lasting result.
During the procedure, incisions usually begin in the temples hidden behind the hairline, extending into a natural line just inside the cartilage of the ear, and continue behind the earlobe to the lower scalp. If the neck needs work, a small incision may also be made under the chin. In general, skin is separated from the fat and muscle below. Fat may be trimmed or suctioned from around the neck and chin to improve the contour. The underlying muscle and membrane is tightened. The skin is pulled back and excess skin is removed. The neck is also lifted in this process so that the face and neck are rejuvenated as one unit to, again, produce a natural appearing result. Stitches secure the layers of tissue and close the incisions. Swelling and bruising after the procedure is normal.
Patients recover at home and have their dressings and drains removed in our office after two days. They are then allowed to shower and wash their hair. Sutures are removed around one week post-operatively. Then patients are allowed to wear makeup. Swelling can take several weeks to subside.
Where do I begin to sing the praises of Dr. Farahmand and her staff. I had my facelift, consisted of six different procedures, meaning six different incisions on my face and head and none of them are visible! I experienced no bruising and absolutely no pain (which was one of my major concerns).
I interviewed four different plastic surgeons before making a decision and Dr. Farahmand was the only doctor who explained exactly what she was going to do, where she was going to cut and what the recovery would be. Additionally, each of the four doctors said their patient care coordinator would follow up with me but none of them did except for yours. She did follow up with me. She asked me about my fears and then she arranged for me to talk with other patients who had similar procedures to quiet my fears. When I hesitated she assured me I would be “beautiful” for my scheduled trip to LA only four weeks later and she was right. None of my family could believe I had just had a facelift but everyone thought I looked terrific and much younger.
To say I am satisfied with the results of my facelift is a great understatement; I am delighted with the results! I sing the praises of Dr. Farahmand and would highly recommend her to anyone thinking about plastic surgery.”
— Sincerely, Miss J.