One of the most common reasons patients seek out Dr. Ackerman for a facelift is because they look older in the mirror than they feel on inside. A masterfully performed facelift can recreate that balance, giving patients a boost of energy and confidence.
Aging individuals can suffer a loss of facial definition, sagging skin, and the development of wrinkles. Facelift surgery can help turn back the clock, giving you a more youthful and vibrant appearance. Dr. Ackerman has perfected his facelift technique to provide patients with significant, dramatic improvements without the telltale signs of a facelift.View Photo Gallery
“I look youthful without looking like I have had surgery! Dr. Ackerman’s spectacular work far surpassed my preoperative expectations . I am so thankful for finding such a skillful surgeon.”Teresa Roberson
Benefits of a Facelift
More Youthful Appearance
Patients who opt for facelift surgery can expect a more youthful appearance, often eliminating up to 10 years of facial aging. Dr. Ackerman will provide patients with an individualized plan to meet their aesthetic goals. Even before recovery is complete, patients will notice changes in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of facial aging.
Dr. Ackerman believes in providing his patients with dramatic yet natural results. Surgeons who claim to give subtle results may not address the necessary deeper facial structures. Dr. Ackerman’s detailed facelift surgery addresses each patient’s aging needs in layers, paying close attention to reshaping and repositioning each section of tissue for striking results.
Contoured Neck and Jawline
Many patients experience sagging at the jawline that continues down the neck as they age. A sagging neck can be unflattering and make a person feel insecure about their appearance. Facelift surgery can tighten the neck muscles and remove excess skin. Neck lift surgery is specifically designed to create a slimmer appearance and enhance definition.
Your Facelift Surgery
Every patient ages in a unique way, and this should be evaluated before a facelift plan is developed. During your consultation, Dr. Ackerman will determine:
- Which areas of skin need to be addressed
- The degree of ptosis (sagging) in the facial muscles
- How fat and volume are distributed across the face
Dr. Ackerman meticulously places incisions along the hairline and behind the ears so they do not cause any distortions to the sideburns or the back of the ear.
Once incisions have been made, fat in the face, neck, and jowls will be repositioned, removed, and redistributed to add volume to the face. The muscles are then lifted and tightened, and excess skin is trimmed. The remaining skin will be redraped over the uplifted contours, and sutures will be placed to close the incisions and highlight the new contours of your face.
RecoveryYou will experience some bruising and swelling, but Dr. Ackerman’s gentle manipulation technique allows you to return to your regular activities within 10 to 14 days. Minor swelling may remain at this time, but proper makeup and hairstyling can help you feel confident when returning to work. You should be fully recovered after six weeks.
ResultsFacelift surgery offers long-lasting results that will enhance your facial appearance and boost your self-confidence. Final results will become apparent approximately six months after your surgery.
ScarsDr. Ackerman makes sure to place all incisions in discreet locations along the hairline. Any visible scarring that may develop will likely fade over time.
PainSwelling and bruising may occur but will dissipate within a few days. Dr. Ackerman can prescribe oral medication to help control any associated discomfort or pain.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will my results be permanent?Facelift surgery is long lasting and corrects the deep structures of your face to help you appear more youthful. The natural aging process will still occur, but patients generally maintain an appearance that is several years younger than their actual age.
Are there any possible risks or side effects associated with facelift surgery?As with most surgical procedures, there are some risks and complications involved with facelift surgery. These include infection, bleeding, unfavorable scarring, prolonged swelling, unsatisfactory results, persistent pain, poor wound healing, and skin loss.
When is the best time to undergo facelift surgery?The ideal time to undergo facelift surgery for many patients is in their 50s. Typically, this is when patients start noticing some common signs of aging such as jowls, saggy cheeks, and loose neck tissues.
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