Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
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We all experience the unavoidable aging process. While aging is natural, a facelift gives you the opportunity to age beautifully. San Antonio Facelift surgery can eliminate visible signs of facial aging, such as sagging skin, jowls, and deep grooves or folds. This surgery smoothes the wrinkles of your face and neck, tightens the muscles of your face to remove excess skin under your jawline, and may remove additional fat to create a refreshed, more youthful appearance.
Facelift surgery is appropriate for healthy men and women seeking to improve the contour of the face and neck. To maintain their inner youth and look as good as they feel inside, many patients turn to facial rejuvenation surgery. The best candidates indicate a desire for a natural, healthy, and rejuvenated look, as opposed to an unnatural, operated-upon appearance. The best candidates for facelift surgery are patients who are relatively healthy, do not smoke, and have realistic expectations. This surgery does not stop the aging process, but it does make patients of all ages appear younger and invigorated.
Facelift surgery is performed with moderate sedation or general anesthesia, depending on a patient’s preference. Small incisions are hidden within the hairline and behind the ear. The muscle is carefully repositioned to a more youthful position. Excess soft tissue and skin are removed to smooth out the skin, improve the neck and jawline definition, and restore facial contour.
The procedure is performed in an outpatient setting, with most patients returning home after only a few hours. Results are seen in three to four months; however, patients may return to work and non-strenuous activities within two weeks. Mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising are common the first few days after surgery. Most patients feel confident returning to their public and social lives in 10-14 days. Dr. Kenneth Yu reduces bruising and recovery time with the use of homeopathic and herbal options. Detailed postoperative and aftercare instructions will be provided to each patient.
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