Face lift plastic surgery is performed to restore and rejuvenate your outward appearance giving back a natural and rested look to your face. Dr. Ritrosky uses a multi-layer approach to reconstruct and reshape the muscles, connective tissue, and skin. His direct-vision technique is much less traumatic to these structures and gentler to tissues, allowing them to heal more easily and rapidly. The newest endoscopic techniques are an available option for candidates meeting eligible criteria.
The procedure is done on an outpatient basis under intravenous anesthesia or local anesthesia may be used for a Mini Face Lift. Face Lifts range in size from “Mini” to “Full” depending on location and extent of skin laxity. Incisions are made within the hairline (or along the hair margin) above the ear, extending down around the lobe and ending in or below the hairline behind the ear. The subcutaneous layers and neck muscles are tightened, the facial skin is re-draped and lifted, and the excess skin is removed.
Recuperation and Healing:
The patient goes home with head and neck wrapped in dressings, which are usually removed the next day at the post op visit. Initial discomfort is controlled with oral pain medication. Bruising and swelling decrease to “socially acceptable” levels in 10-20 days. The final result is evident in 4-6 weeks or sooner with continued improvement for several months. Remember everyone heals differently.
An additional procedure that would enhance the result are: Eyelid Lift, Brow Lift, Peels, Dermabrasion, Nose Reshaping, and Co2 Laser.