What is a facelift?
As we age, our face will begin to appear tired, sunken, and droopy. An option to regain your natural beauty, is a facelift or rhytidectomy. Dr. Eric Payne will bring back a youthfully rejuvenated and refreshed appearance by using innovative techniques that minimize and conceal scarring to bring youthful fullness back to your face, and tighten the skin. With his attention to detail, drive for perfection, and extensive experience in plastic surgery makes him the surgeon you would want operating on your most important feature, your face.
What to expect during a facelift surgery?
A facelift is performed under general anesthesia at a state credentialled facility alongside board certified anesthesiologist and surgical staff. Patients will typically go home the same day. In certain cases, the patient may have to stay in the hospital overnight.
Dr. Payne will make delicate and precise incisions in the natural creases and contour of the face. He will remove any excess tissue then bridge and reposition the skin and the muscle to create a naturally rejuvenated appearance that will last against the test of time. A facelift can be paired with an upper and lower eyelid lift, forehead lift, fat grafting and/or a neck lift.
What to expect after a facelift surgery?
Recovery time will vary from person to person. You will wear a face wrap or bandage to reduce swelling. Post operatively, You will be required to return to the office the next day to change your bandages and wraps. If any sutures need to be removed, they will be removed by the first week. Bruising and swelling should be expected. The time for these to subside is a case-by-case basis. On average, however, the bruising will go away after three weeks and the swelling takes two to four weeks to fully heal.
Patients can usually return to normal activities within 7-10 days. The best results from the surgery are usually noticeable by Week Eight. You can expect your results to be a natural and refreshed appearance.