What Is a Facelift?
Thanks to modern surgical advancements, today’s facelift enhances aging facial tissues with less risk and more natural-looking results than ever before: correcting sagging skin, removing wrinkles, smoothing deep creases. Our Michigan rhytidectomy patients don't simply look younger but, just as important, they also feel a lot younger. So choose a board-certified surgeon, like Dr. Berkowitz, an experienced professional performing perhaps the finest facelift Detroit, Michigan has to offer.
The benefits: What can a facelift do for you?
- Elevate sagging skin
- Redefine aging facial contours
- Soften + smooth deep creases
- Minimize heavy jowls
Before & After Facelift in MichiganView More
Am I a Candidate for a facelift in Michigan?
Although there is no “best” time to have a facelift, most of our Michigan clients choose to refresh their appearance between the ages of 40 and 65.
By age 40, most men and women see the cumulative effects of genetics, sun exposure, smoking, expressions and gravity on their faces. If you begin to notice the following age-related changes, it may be time to consider a rhtidectomy:
- Fallen cheek lines
- Loose, sagging skin
- Drooping jowls
- Deep creases
Your facelift options in Detroit, Michigan
Mini Facelift >>
Perfect for our younger patients
- Define a loose jawline + aging neck
- Quicker procedure + recovery period
- Minimal scarring
Ideal for clients with advanced signs of aging
- Firm skin and soften lines throughout the entire face + neck
- Dramatic + comprehensive transformation
The facelift recovery period
Immediately after traditional or mini facelift, Dr. Berkowitz will place restrictive dressings over the incisions and around your head. You will need a friend or family member in the Detroit area to take you home, as you won’t be able to drive until the effects of the anesthesia have worn off. You will likely be able to resume light, normal activities within a few days, though more vigorous exercise will be restricted until you’ve healed completely.
After a traditional or mini facelift, some bruising and discoloration is to be expected. These effects should resolve on their own fairly quickly. After about one week, you will be able to wear makeup to camouflage any lingering discoloration as you heal. The results of your facelift will be apparent immediately, and they will continue to improve throughout the entire first year.
Will there be scars after a facelift surgery?
Facelift surgery is one of the most popular facial reconstruction cosmetic procedures around. If you’re unhappy about any aspect of your facial structure, facelift surgery can give you the desired results. However, patients often wonder if facelift surgery leaves scars. Here’s what you need to know about the possibility of scarring after facelifts.
What Are Facelift Scars?
Scars are marks that occur on the skin after it has been injured or cut. You may develop a scar whenever your skin is broken open, including during cosmetic surgery. However, some patients are more likely to scar than others, and some doctors are better at concealing those scars than others are.While any cut can leave a scar, some are far less visible than others. You must find a trained and accomplished plastic surgeon with a proven track record of scar camouflage, i.e., the act of ensuring your facelift scars aren’t visible.Facelift scars usually start around the hairline, move around the ears, and may go under the chin. The plastic surgeon will make sure that your hairline scar is concealed by your hair, and that the scar under the chin isn’t visible. Over time, your scars will fade from red to dark pink to lighter pink, until they blend in with the rest of your skin.
Trained surgeons conceal your scars and facilitate healing
Trained and competent plastic surgeons, like Dr. Berkowitz, make thin and precise incisions on less-visible parts of your face. After the procedure, they also close the incisions with specialized technologies to speed up the healing process, ensuring your scars fade away quickly. Dr. Berkowitz is a master at scar camouflage, and his patients are always thrilled with the results.
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What procedures can be combined with a facelift in Michigan?
Our Detroit facelift is extremely effective in elevating sagging skin and softening wrinkles, but it can’t target specific features in the way that some of our Detroit clients desire. When this occurs, Dr. Berkowitz may perform a complementary procedure simultaneously to achieve the total transformation you’re seeking.
- Reveal youthful eyes. Sagging eyelids and dark, puffy under eye circles can be transformed with blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery.
- Elevate a sagging brow. A facelift alone can’t reposition a heavy forehead or drooping brow. This requires a brow lift of forehead lift, which can be performed simultaneously.
- Restore a clear complexion. Dr. Berkowitz can’t improve your skin tone, hide blemishes and scars, or address signs of sun damage with a facelift (also known as a rhytidectomy). To address these issues, you will likely require a laser treatment or dermal fillers.
Facelift Frequently Asked Questions
When is it too late for a facelift?
Actually, there is no such thing as “too late” for a facelift. As long as you are healthy enough to withstand the rigors of a surgical procedure, no age is too old for a facelift.
Why do I still have jowls after my facelift?
Performed correctly, a facelift will tighten and define the jawline and resolve jowls. However, in the recovery period after your facelift, swelling can cause the appearance of jowls to persist until the swelling subsides.
Can you tell if someone has had a facelift?
When a facelift isn’t done delicately and correctly, there can be signs of a facelift, such as overly pulled face skin, an altered hairline, pulled skin around the ear, and others. However, if done correctly by an experienced surgeon, a facelift can be almost completely undetectable.
How long will my facelift results last?
A facelift helps turn back the hands of time, but it does not stop the natural aging process. It can help you look years younger than your peers, but you will continue to age moving forward. How long your results last will depend on a variety of factors, including hereditary, sun exposure, diet and more.
The Pain Factor: how uncomfortable is facelift surgery?
During the rhytidectomy, you shouldn’t experience any discomfort, thanks to the administration of anesthesia via an IV. After surgery, most of our Michigan facelift patients require only Tylenol and ice for the post-operative discomfort. In addition, Dr. Berkowitz will prescribe medication to help you sleep at night and manage any pain.
Are there non-surgical alternatives to a facelift?
Non-surgical alternatives to a facelift, such as dermal fillers and thread lifts, offer temporary rejuvenation without the need for surgery, providing a less invasive option for those seeking facial rejuvenation.
What are the potential risks and complications associated with a facelift procedure?
Potential risks and complications of a facelift include infection, bleeding, scarring, nerve damage, and adverse reactions to anesthesia, but these risks can be minimized by choosing an experienced surgeon and following post-operative care instructions diligently.