If you are looking for a more youthful appearance of the face and neck, a facelift is the procedure that will accomplish that goal be correcting wrinkles, loose skin, and fat pockets. Depending on the severity of facial aging or areas of concern, potential options for correction include full facelift, mini-facelift, or neck lift. A full facelift may be right for you if you have hollowing in the cheek, prominent jowls, and loose skin of the neck. If you have only minor issues with one of these areas, a mini-facelift or neck lift may be a better option. Doctor Tarola will discuss your goals and decide which of these procedures will provide you with the best results.
The incisions and scars for these procedures are located in inconspicuous areas around the ear and under the chin. Swelling and bruising usually resolves within the first few weeks following surgery allowing most people to return to work within two weeks. By lifting and re-suspending the deep layers of the face, including the fat and muscles, Dr. Tarola will provide a long-lasting youthful result that you will enjoy without looking “overdone”.
Once you schedule facelift surgery with Dr. Tarola, you will be given a procedure-specific surgical packet, which includes medications to avoid before your procedure, postoperative instructions, and information on what to expect in the weeks and months following your procedure. Doctor Tarola and Tarola Plastic Surgery will also provide you with all of your prescriptions so that they may be filled in advance of the procedure day.
Facelift surgery is done as an outpatient at Tarola Plastic Surgery. On the day of your procedure, you will arrive early to the surgery center to speak with your board certified anesthesiologist and be prepared for surgery. Doctor Tarola only performs surgeries at fully accredited surgery centers. The procedure will be performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation both for your comfort and to provide Dr. Tarola with the ideal conditions to perform your surgery in order to achieve optimal results. When you awake, you will be sore but kept comfortable in the recovery room. Typically, showering and shampooing is allowed after 24 hours.
Strict adherence to Dr. Tarola’s postoperative instructions is critical to your result. You can expect swelling for the first couple of weeks. Doctor Tarola will review your postoperative instruction to hasten your recovery and ensure an excellent result.