Facelift in Worcester

Facial rejuvenation is at the top of the list of the most common aesthetic surgical procedures performed by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Deborah Ekstrom at Salisbury Plastic Surgery in Worcester, MA. Most people feel physically and mentally energetic long after their appearance has begun to deteriorate due to aging. A facelift, mid-facelift, or mini facelift are procedures that are designed to provide you with a rejuvenated appearance. This way, you will look as vigorous as you feel. A facelift may be beneficial if you have excessive sagging of the facial and neck skin or dynamic wrinkles and fine lines. You can combine your facelift surgery with other procedures such as eyelid surgery, chin augmentation, Sculptra injections, and neurotoxin injections (Botox or Dysport)

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Facelift candidates

The best candidates for facelift surgery are men and women who:

  • Have jowl formation, saggy skin and neck laxity
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Desire a long-term, natural-looking solution
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Facelift: What to expect

A Full Facelift vs. a Mini Facelift:

While a full facelift is aimed at tightening sagging muscles under the skin and thus minimizing jowls and neck laxity, a mini facelift targets specific areas on the face around the cheek and jaw in patients without much neck laxity. A mini facelift is generally used for patients that show early signs of aging or those who have had a full facelift earlier and is less invasive than a traditional facelift. In a full facelift, sagging muscles are tightened but in a minilift, only skin is tightened. Both are done in the Salisbury Plastic Surgery under a light general or under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. The effects of a mini facelift last up to 5 years depending on the lifestyle and aging of the patient, while the general facelift effects are much longer.

During a Traditional Facelift Procedure:

The Natural A to V Facelift is performed at the accredited Worcester Surgery Center under a light general or under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. With carefully-placed incisions behind the ear and around the hairline, the underlying muscles are tightened to create long-term results. Frequently, microfat grafts are used to add lost volume to a face. The skin is repositioned and re-draped tighter for a smooth, natural appearance. Facelift surgery typically takes around 3 hours to complete, more if eyelids or a brow lift are also performed.

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Facelift recovery and results

After a facelift, a dressing will be placed over the surgical site and it will be replaced during the next day, the drain will be removed and the patient will be given an Oxymist® facial treatment. It’s normal to experience minimal discomfort, which can be alleviated by icing and elevating the head. Swelling and bruising are also common after surgery and may last up to two weeks. After about two weeks, most patients may return to work and workouts, unless they have other reasons to avoid strenuous activity.

After about 3 weeks, patients are able to notice the dramatic and natural results of the surgery but the final improvement will not be realized before 4 to 6 months after surgery. Although facelifts provide long-term benefits, just like any other surgical procedure, their impact is not everlasting since the face will continue to naturally age. However, a patient will still appear younger than he or she would have if he or she had never had the surgery.

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Look younger naturally with the facelift in Worcester with our clinic

You can turn back the hands of time successfully with a facelift surgery. The surgery can address all the tell-tale signs of aging, such as lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Not only will you look years younger, but you’ll also feel better about yourself. Give our office a call today to inquire about a facelift.

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Facelift FAQs

What is a mini facelift?

A mini facelift corrects sagging skin problems only. Targeted at people with early signs of aging or people who have had a full facelift before.

What is a facelift?

A facelift is a surgical procedure that improves facial wrinkles and sagging skin by tightening facial tissue and removing excess fat. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, and prevents blood loss with the use of blood thinners.

How long does a facelift last?

The results of a facelift are not permanent and, on average, last 10 to 15 years. It all depends on the lifestyle and individual features of the patient’s skin.

What is a non surgical facelift?

A non-surgical facelift is also known as a liquid facelift. This technique is a combination of injectable procedures and other minimally invasive cosmetic techniques such as laser skin treatment.

How long does the facelift procedure take?

On average, the facelift surgery takes 2 to 4 hours

What is the best age to have a facelift?

There is no specific age for a facelift, but usually after 40 you may notice some changes in the appearance of your face. In addition, the best time to have a facelift is when you’re feeling most confident and comfortable in your own body. If you’re considering a facelift, speak to your doctor about how long the procedure might last and how much it might cost before making an appointment.

How painful is a facelift?

It is difficult to answer this, as every person’s experience of pain is different. However, facelifts are generally quite safe and painless, with most people experiencing very minimal discomfort during the procedure.

How to hide facelift scars?

There is no specific way to hide facelift scars but it is important to use the right type of scar treatment cream or ointment. You can also use corrective make-up to hide the scars. The best way to hide scars after a facelift is to follow a healthy and balanced diet, drinking plenty of water and using sun protection.

Client Reviews

Salisbury Plastic Surgery

Dr. Ekstrom is a phenomenal doctor! She is warm, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. She took all the time I needed during all my appointments and made me feel very comfortable. During the day of surgery she was full of energy and made me feel at ease with her warm bedside manner. I would recommend Dr. Ekstrom and Salisbury Plastic Surgery above anyone.

J. C.

My experience with Dr. Ekstrom and her staff has been nothing but exceptional. After my initial visit with Dr. Ekstrom I knew I wanted her to do my procedure because she was very informative, gave me detailed explanation of what to expect and made me feel very comfortable. I love the look of my breasts and could not be any happier! Thank you Dr. Ekstrom, Kristen, and the whole team!

L. W.

Dr. Ekstrom and her staff are fabulous. I am 2 days post op BA Mentor Moderate Plus silicone 375/350 sub glandular placement. I am absolutely thrilled with my results. I presented with asymmetric mildly tuberous breasts. Dr. Ekstrom answered my hundreds of questions, gave me realistic surgical expectations. My result…..fabulous! Beyond thrilled!

M. G.
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