One of the most desirable procedures offered at Greater Charlotte Oral & Facial Surgery to minimize the signs of aging is facelift surgery, also known as rhytidectomy. Whether aging occurs as a result of the natural progression of maturation or external factors such as smoking, sun exposure, stress, or weight fluctuation, it is common for the skin to wrinkle and loosen over time. In addition, the muscles in the neck can slacken as well, increasing an aged appearance. Facelift surgery provides individuals with a simple solution to eliminate face and neck wrinkles simultaneously, thereby rejuvenating the skin and restoring your youthful appearance.
What are the benefits of facelift surgery?
Patients who undergo facelift surgery enjoy a multitude of aesthetic benefits, including a reduction in
- Sagging of the face and neck
- Fat accumulated in the lower areas of the face, jaw, and neck
- Deep creases which develop between the corner of the mouth and the nose
- Deep creases that develop under the eyelids
While facelift surgery cannot change your facial structure and appearance, it provides positive results unattainable from other non-surgical treatments and can take years off one’s appearance.
What can I expect during facelift surgery?
During your initial consultation with Dr. Marashi or Dr. Ricciuti, the condition of your skin will be examined and a treatment plan, which will give you the positive outcome you desire, will be developed. Your doctor will take into consideration a variety of factors when proposing your treatment options, including
- Current and pre-existing medical conditions
- Drug allergies
- Alcohol and tobacco use
- Previous surgical procedures
- Your personal anesthesia preferences
During the procedure, excess fat is removed and facial muscles and tissue are tightened through incisions which are hidden behind the hair line, ears, and chin. The skin is then repositioned to give you a completely rejuvenated look. The healing process usually takes several weeks, depending on the patient.
At Greater Charlotte Oral & Facial Surgery, Dr. Marashi and Dr. Ricciuti offer the utmost care and artistry to patients receiving a facelift. He will work with you on a personal basis to reach your desired goals. If you are interested in undergoing facelift surgery, please contact one of our offices in Charlotte, NC, Fort Mill, SC, or Gastonia, NC, to schedule your initial consultation. Our friendly staff is happy to assist you in achieving the youthful and revitalized appearance that you desire.