A facelift is a cosmetic procedure designed to rejuvenate the youthful beauty of your face and help you retain its appearance for as long as possible. While an aging face is a natural part of getting older, you don’t have to let the way you look be defined by sagging skin, wrinkles, and folds.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Dean has performed numerous facelift over the course of his career and focuses on delivering natural-looking and long-lasting results. He has the technical skill and in-depth understanding of facial aesthetics required to provide our patients with excellent care.

Dr. Dean came highly recommended to me by a couple of friends and I couldn’t be more happy I chose him. He and his staff were awesome on every level. Patient, kind, informative and his work is wonderful! I have a new found confidence thanks to Dr. Dean. The office, staff & surgery center were all top notch as well! If you are searching for a great doctor, with amazing results, he is your man!”

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What Is a Facelift?

Also known as rhytidectomy, a facelift is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck. Facelift procedures vary widely in magnitude or scope, but all serve to tighten the tissues of the face and neck, restoring a more youthful appearance and contour. Most patients requesting evaluation for a facelift feel that their facial features do not reflect their youthful spirit and energy level.

The Benefits of a Facelift

Ultimately, a facelift can allow you to turn back the hands of time to better reflect your youthful personality. If you are interested in a facelift, consult with your Associates in Plastic Surgery surgeon to determine which procedure is best for you.

A facelift offers a number of aesthetic benefits. It can be used to address noticeable jowls forming on the face, and it can also help to redefine your jawline, chin, and neck. Overall, it helps to tighten and smooth the skin without giving it the appearance of being stretched out or unnatural.

The Facelift Procedure

Facelifts are performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. More types of facelifts can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation.

Incisions will be made behind the ears to ensure they are well-hidden once fully healed. The tissue will be lifted, excess tissue will be trimmed, and the remaining tissue will be tightly sutured in place. Once closed, the incisions will be carefully dressed.

Healing After Your Facelift

Special compression dressings will be provided for your facelift recovery period and will need to be worn over the neck and head overnight. These dressings will be removed during a follow-up visit. The sutures used to seal the incisions will remain in place for a few days to around a week and will also be removed during a follow-up.

Swelling and discomfort are normal and can be managed through medication. Most people will need to take around two weeks to recover from their facelift. After this time, most normal activities can be resumed. However, strenuous activities such as exercising and heavy lifting will need to be limited for at least of 10 days after surgery to allow time to heal.

Schedule a Facelift Consultation

If you are bothered by the aging appearance of your face and would like to rejuvenate it by undergoing a facelift, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dean. He can take the time to analyze the condition of your face, listen to your reasons for choosing surgery, and formulate a surgical plan that will provide you with your ideal results.

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Dr. John A. Dean

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