Is A Facelift Safe?

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Is A Facelift Safe?

Facelifts are among the most popular surgeries offered at Smith Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Aesthetic Center. A facelift tightens, firms, and lifts your skin to remove years off your facial appearance. Many people in the area approach our expert team for their masterful expertise in performing age-defying facelift surgeries.

Our patients often ask themselves whether a facelift is a safe procedure. Although any surgery comes with risks, facelift procedures are incredibly safe when performed by our board-certified facial plastic surgeons.

What Are the Benefits of Facelift Surgery?

A facelift procedure offers many benefits to our patients, including:

  • Smoother, tighter, and firmer skin
  • Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Smoothing of nasolabial folds
  • Smoothening jowls and sagging tissues along the jawline
  • Enhancing the facial contours
  • Removal of neck skin laxity

A facelift surgery offers different benefits to our male and female patients. Male patients can expect sharper, more angular, and more masculine looking features along their jawline and neck, whereas female patients can expect a softer, more natural, and more youthful aesthetic.

What Are the Risks of Facelift Surgery?

Like any surgery, a facelift comes with risks and potential complications, including infection, prolonged bruising, and delayed healing. Our expert surgeons and nurses will help guide you how to best prevent these complications including taking prescribed antibiotic medications, explaining when to stop using blood-thinning medications and supplements, and detailing certain activity restrictions after surgery. Our facial plastic surgeons are experts at facelift surgery and have the highest level of training possible for this procedure, plus they are dedicated solely to facial plastic surgery and are the subspecialists in this area. In fact, when other surgeons get complications, they will often send the patients to our practice as we are the experts in both first time cases as well as revision facelifts. When you follow the instructions of our expert medical team and take care of yourself following your surgery, you will achieve a positive outcome.

How to Take Care of Your Face Following Your Facelift

There are additional steps you can take to care for your facial skin following your facelift surgery, including:

  • Wearing sunscreen daily and protecting yourself from the sun
  • Adhering to a comprehensive skincare routine
  • Maintaining your results with occasional botox treatments to the upper face to keep those wrinkles at bay
  • Having a healthy diet and lifestyle
  • Abstaining from smoking

When you commit to these steps, you can enjoy the results of your facelift for years to come.

Contact Our Clinic to Schedule a Consultation for a Facelift

A facelift offers dramatic, transformational effects for your entire face. During your consultation with our clinic, our expert medical team walks you through the risks and benefits of a facelift to help you decide whether the surgery is right for you. Call Smith Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Aesthetic Center today to schedule a consultation.