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If you’re considering a Facelift…

As people age, the effects of gravity, exposure to the sun, and the stresses of daily life can be seen in their faces. Deep creases form between the nose and mouth; the jawline grows slack and jowly; folds and fat deposits appear around the neck.

A facelift (technically known as rhytidectomy) can’t stop this aging process. What it can do is set back the clock, improving the most visible signs of aging by removing excess fat, tightening underlying muscles, and redraping the skin of your face and neck. A facelift can be done alone, or in conjunction with other procedures such as a forehead lift, eyelid surgery, or nose reshaping.

If you’re considering a facelift, this information will give you a basic understanding of the procedure when it can help, how it’s performed, and what results you can expect. It can’t answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on the individual patient and the surgeon. To fully understand the benefits and disadvantages of  undergoing a facelift, please ask Dr. Beals about anything you don’t understand.

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Where Your Surgery Will Be Performed

A facelift may be performed in Dr. Beal’s office-based facility, an outpatient surgery center, or a hospital. It’s usually done on an outpatient basis, but Dr. Beals may hospitalize patients for a day when using general anesthesia. Certain conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure should be monitored after plastic surgery in Scottsdale, and may also require a short inpatient stay.

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The Best Candidates For Facelift Procedures

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Those whose bone structure is strong, well-defined, and with elastic skin are great candidates for a facelift. Most patients are in their forties to sixties, but facelifts can be done successfully on people in their seventies or eighties as well.

A facelift can make you look younger and fresher, and it may enhance your self-confidence in the process. But it can’t give you a totally different look, nor can it restore the health and vitality of your youth. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with Dr. Beals

All Surgery Carries Some Uncertainty And Risk
 

When a facelift is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Beals, complications are infrequent and usually minor. Still, individuals vary greatly in their anatomy, their physical reactions, and their healing abilities, and the outcome is never completely predictable.

Complications that can occur include hematoma (a collection of blood under the skin that must be removed by Dr. Beals), injury to the nerves that control facial muscles (usually temporary), infection, and reactions to the anesthesia. Poor healing of the skin is most likely to affect smokers.

You can reduce your risks by closely following Dr. Beals’ advice both before and after plastic surgery in Scottsdale.

 

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