Your age does not have to show on your face. Wrinkles, sagging skin, and other annoyances naturally appear as people grow older. Fortunately, there are ways to reverse these visible signs of aging. At our Chicago plastic surgery office, we offer a variety of different procedures to help you turn back the clock, including facelift surgery.
With facelift surgery, a more youthful appearance is restored to your face by removing excess fat and tightening muscles and skin. This results in a much smoother face that is free of wrinkles and sagging jowls.
Before your procedure, you’ll meet with Dr. Irvin Wiesman to discuss your facelift surgery goals. In order to achieve the results you desire, we need to know specifically what you’d like your facelift to accomplish. Dr. Wiesman believes that this consultation is the time for you to verbalize and describe the look you want.
Depending on the specifics of your surgery, you’ll either be given general anesthesia or IV sedation and a local anesthetic to numb your skin. For a traditional facelift, incisions are made starting near your temples and circling around the front of each ear. Then, the skin is raised so we can tighten the muscle and tissue underneath. Your own body fat is often used to help restore volume and a youthful look to avoid the need for unnecessarily pulling the skin too tight, which can create an unnatural appearance. Your skin is then placed back over your face, and the incision is sutured.
After surgery, your face will be bandaged. Typically, bandages are removed one to two days after surgery, while the sutures are removed in five to 10 days. Pain medication may be prescribed, and some swelling and bruising should be expected. A cold compress can help to relieve these symptoms. Your face may feel stiff at first, and there may be some skin numbness that can last for several months after surgery. Most Wiesman Institute facelift patients return to normal activities two to three weeks after surgery, looking and feeling younger and more attractive.
Contact Wiesman Cosmetic Surgery & Wellness Institute to schedule a facelift consultation in Chicago. Dr. Irvin Wiesman will take the time necessary to talk with you and understand your vision before any cosmetic procedure. Then, he will make that vision a reality!