Face Lift Surgery
Providing face lift surgery (Rhytidectomy) to the Fox Valley
As we age, our facial muscles become slacker and the skin on the face becomes less elastic and looser, creating folds and lines.
Facelifts can reduce saggy skin and wrinkles to produce a more alert and youthful appearance.
What is a MACS Lift?
A MACS (minimal access cranial suspension) Lift is a type of facelift surgery that uses shorter cuts, compared to a traditional facelift, made in the temple and in front of the ears.
Fibrous tissues under the skin are tightened with permanent stitches that are fixed to tissue close to the cheekbone or the fibrous connective tissue under the skin. MACS usually have a shorter recovery time than traditional facelifts.
What Should I Expect Right After My Face Lift?
- At the end of a facelift operation, your face is tightly wrapped in bandages. These may run under your chin, around your ears, and/or over your head. They are usually taken off after about one or two days.
- You may have drain tubes as well.
- Pain medication may be used to help relieve any discomfort.
- Applying a cold compress can help reduce swelling and bruising.
- Patients should always remember to keep their head elevated for a couple of days to reduce swelling.
- Avoid bending or straining and avoid saunas and massage for at least 2 weeks.
- Avoid the sun for a few weeks.
- Vigorous activity should be avoided for 4-6 weeks.
- Most people return to work once the bruising and swelling have gone down.
What Should I Expect Over Time?
The effects of a facelift last for about 7-10 years. The best results are achieved in people who maintain a stable body weight, have skin with good levels of elasticity and a strong bone structure. In older people or people who spend a lot of time in the sun, the effects tend to last less well.
Contact us today to learn if face lift surgery is right for you.