Facelift in Kentucky

Facelift in Kentucky offered by a board certified plastic surgeon in Lexington Kentucky. Learn about facelift surgery, surgery procedure information and more.

The effects of gravity, the stresses of daily life, and even just the evidence of time become visible in peoples' faces, causes the formation of deep creases between the nose and mouth, the loosening and slackening of the jaw line, the development of jowls, and the appearance of both folds and fat deposits on and around the neck. Read more...

While a facelift cannot stop or even slow down the aging process, it can set back the clock by cosmetically altering and adjusting the placement of the skin on your face and neck, as well as removing excess fat and tightening the muscles underneath the skin. If a facelift is performed, it may be accompanied by a forehead lift, eyelid surgery, nose reshaping, or other plastic surgery procedures.

Candidates For A Facelift

Ideal candidates for facelifts are men or women whose skin on their neck and face has begun to sag, although their skin still retains some of its elasticity. A strong, well-defined bone structure also makes the procedure more simple. While some patients are in their seventies or eighties, most recipients of a facelift are in their forties to sixties. After a facelift, a patient will still look like themselves, but will help you look younger and fresher and may, accordingly, increase your self-confidence; it cannot, however, give you more youthful energy or vitality.

While there are only minimal risks or complications when a facelift is performed by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon, it is crucial to follow the surgeon's advice as closely as possible in order to minimize the chance of any risks. Hematoma C, a collection of blood under the skin, may occur with a procedure and, if one appears, will need to be removed by the surgeon. Nerves that control facial muscles may be injured; however, any damage is generally temporary. As with any procedure, infection is a possibility, and some patients can potentially have a negative reaction to the use of anesthesia. Smokers, due to the effects on blood circulation that nicotine causes, will usually have a longer recovery.

When you have your consultation with your plastic surgeon, your face, skin, and underlying bone will be evaluated. In addition, your medical history will be reviewed in order to check for potentially related issues, including high blood pressure, problems regarding blood clotting, or your skin's tendency to form larger, excessive scars. During your consultation, it is also important to discuss both your expectations and your goals with your surgeon in order to ensure the desired, realistic results.

While most face lifts are performed on an outpatient basis with the patient under local anesthesia, in addition to the assistance of a drowsing sedative, some surgeons may opt for the use of general anesthesia, which will generally include hospitalization for a day.

Facelift in Kentucky offered by a board certified plastic surgeon in Lexington Kentucky. Learn about facelift surgery, surgery procedure information and more.

Luftman Plastic Surgery
1401 Harrodsburg Rd B360
Lexington, KY 40504 - View Map
Telephone: (859) 278-8504