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A facelift can restore a youthful and vibrant appearance, often making you look better than your stated age. Dr. Gus Galante performs both mini and standard facelift procedures in Indiana to reduce signs of aging such as wrinkles, lines and jowls. This procedure restores firmness by correcting laxity in muscles and other tissues. A facelift also removes excess, sagging or slackened skin and excess fat in your neck and jowls.
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Talking It Over
Every facelift at our practice begins with a thorough consultation. Dr. Galante will discuss your goals and obtain a full medical history to determine the best course of action. Dr. Galante will describe your procedure and recovery details, explain any pertinent risks and encourage you to ask questions.
Depending on your procedure, you may have local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. The extent of your facelift, including incisions, will depend on the amount of skin removal necessary for your desired result.
For a standard facelift, Dr. Galante typically makes incisions near the temple just behind the hairline. The incisions will continue in front of your ears, around your earlobes and behind your ears into your hair. Dr. Galante will suture and bandage the incisions for your return home.
Mini facelifts require a smaller incision. If you require additional lifting of the skin on your neck, Dr. Galante may also make a small incision beneath your chin.
- Dr. Galante often combines facelift surgery with neck lift or eyelid surgery procedures to maximize results.
- Many facelift patients also have skin treatments such as a chemical peel to enhance their skin's quality and appearance.
- For answers to questions our patients often ask about cosmetic surgery, we invite you to visit our FAQs page.
After Your Facelift Procedure
Dr. Galante performs facelifts on an outpatient basis, meaning you can return home after your procedure. Recovery from a facelift is usually faster than you might expect. Pain is typically minimal, and you can easily manage any discomfort with medication.
You may experience some swelling the first few days, and any bruising will diminish after a couple of weeks. You may experience tightness and numbness, which will gradually subside during the first month after surgery.
Scarring is inevitable, but the incision site is usually concealed behind the hairline or in a natural skin crease. Until the scars mature and minimize, you can conceal them with makeup.
Results typically last 10 to 15 years. Though a facelift will not stop the aging process, the results can essentially turn back the clock up to 10 years. You'll have a lifted, well-rested look in keeping with your inner youthfulness.