The face and neck are the first areas to display the effects of growing old. As a result, many patients come to the Soderstrom Skin Institute experiencing a high level of dissatisfaction with the tautness of their skin and the sagging appearance of their neck and jaw line. For many the choice to get a facelift is an opportunity to reverse the problematic symptoms of aging as well as enhance their natural beauty that lies within.
What is a facelift?
A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is the surgical removal of excess facial skin and the redraping of skin on the face and neck. Depending on the patient, the retightening of facial tissue may be needed as well. Varying results are largely due to the level of aging seen in each case.
What are the treatment options?
During a consultation with our talented board certified plastic surgeon the surgical procedure will be discussed in detail as well as pre and post operative care. By evaluating the patient’s face and studying detailed medical photos taken of the patient’s face, the new rejuvenated and youthful look is determined.
Facial features considered during the evaluation/consultation process:
- Droopiness of skin
- Pronounced jaw line or “jowls”
- Level of tautness
- Appearance of brow line and eyes
What else should I know?
Procedures are performed at the quiet and discreet ambulatory surgery facility located in Peoria, IL. Surgery times vary and rely upon the amount of surgery needed for each patient. Other topics that will be thoroughly discussed by your doctor are the operation procedure, bandages, anesthesia and pre and postoperative care.