Normal facial aging is accelerated by sun damage, stress, gravity, lifestyle, weight loss, along with other factors. These can cause facial skin to sag and facial volume to be lost. Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Frank L. Stile understands that these changes may be gradual but can make you look older than you actually are.
A facelift or rhytidectomy is a cosmetic surgical procedure that rejuvenates the face and is designed to diminish the visible signs of an aging face and neck. As aging progresses, wrinkles of the face and neck become more prominent, jowls form, nasolabial folds (smile lines) deepen, and marionette lines appear.
Although a facelift doesn’t stop the aging process, it does turn back the hands of time by correcting the most visible signs of aging. This is accomplished by tightening deeper structures (SMAS layer), repositioning neck muscles, re-draping, and excising the redundant skin of the face and neck.
Removing, repositioning, and sometimes grafting select areas of facial fat will help to optimize your results by restoring lost volume. Call our Las Vegas, NV, practice today to schedule a consultation. Our staff at Stile Aesthetics looks forward to meeting with you.
Facelift surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure at an accredited surgical facility where the patient is under general anesthesia. With carefully-placed incisions behind the ear and around the hairline, extraneous tissue, skin, and fat are removed from the face.
The underlying tissue and muscles are tightened to create long-term results. The skin is repositioned and re-draped tighter for a smooth, natural appearance. Facelift surgery typically takes around 4-6 hours to complete.
Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for your concerns by meeting with Dr. Frank Stile at Stile Aesthetics for an in-person consultation.
Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.
*Individual Results May Vary
The best candidates for rhytidectomy:
After about 3 weeks post rhytidectomy, patients are able to notice the dramatic and natural results of the surgery. While facelifts offer long-term solutions, just like any other surgery, the effects are not life-long since the face will continue to naturally age. However, a patient will still look younger compared to if he or she had never had the surgery.
After a facelift, a dressing will be placed over the surgical site and it will be replaced during the initial follow-up visit. It’s normal to experience pain and discomfort, which can be alleviated with medication prescribed by the surgeon.
There should also be an expectation of swelling and bruising up to 2 weeks after surgery. After about 2 weeks, most patients can resume normal activities like going back to work and working out.
*Individual results may vary