Perhaps the most famous procedure in plastic surgery, today’s facelift is more effective and natural looking than ever. More than 10,000 American men and women will elect to have a facelift this year.
With today’s new surgical techniques, Dr. Lyos consistently achieves a natural look lasting five to ten years. Instead of looking artificial or too tight, Dr. Lyos’ patients look rested, refreshed, and healthy. Friends often acknowledge the change with compliments not knowing a facelift was the reason for the new appearance.
Recognizing that each patient has a very different objective, Dr. Lyos has a unique approach to each patient’s rejuvenation. During the initial consultation, areas of concern are reviewed and a treatment plan is formulated. Dr. Lyos concentrates on the overall appearance rather than specific areas, producing overall more harmonious results.
The facelift operation is frequently combined with complementary facial tweaking procedures such as eyebrow lift, eyelid tucks and nose reshaping, chemical/laser peels, or Botox® injections.
The ideal candidate for a facelift is a man or woman whose face and neck have started to sag. Typical patients undergoing facelift surgery range from age from 40 to 80. The goal of the surgery is to achieve a younger – not a different – appearance. While a facelift is like turning back the clock, it does not stop the clock. For this reason, Dr. Lyos recommends protecting results with a healthy skin-care regime. Dr. Lyos and his staff provide extensive skin-care education and recommended products are available.
The surgery is performed in an outpatient surgical facility. Discomfort after surgery is minimal, and is lessened with medications prescribed by Dr. Lyos. Dressings are removed in a few days, and swelling and bruising usually subside in a week or two.