Are you thinking about getting a facelift in Santa Rosa? Also referred to as a “rhytidectomy,” a facelift is a surgical procedure that helps improve unwanted signs of aging in the face and neck. There are myriad reasons why an individual may experience a loss of youthful contours in the face, including thinning of the skin, a loss of facial fat, gravity, sun damage, and/or stress.
Facelift surgery is a major procedure that can produce dramatic results. The best candidates for this type of cosmetic surgery are those troubled by the following:
- Sagging in the middle or lower part of the face
- Deep creases below the lower eyelids or along the nose extending to the corner of the mouth
- The formation of jowls, loose skin/or fat under the chin
- The general loss of a youthful appearance
If you are interested in learning more details regarding the facelift procedure, we invite you to keep reading. With more than 30 years of experience, Barry Neil Silberg, M.D., F.A.C.S. will give you the precise, gentle, and discreet care you deserve.
Facelift Surgery—Steps of the Procedure
Our facelift surgery is performed under conscious sedation, administered by an anesthesiologist in an accredited surgical facility. Once the anesthesia takes effect, Dr. Silberg will make an incision. There are three different types of incisions:
- A Traditional Facelift Incision
- A Limited Incision
- A Neck Lift Incision
The type of incision used is chosen based on each individual’s situation. During your facelift in Santa Rosa, fat and tissue may be redistributed, while deeper layers of the face and muscles are lifted. The skin is then re-draped and any excess skin is trimmed away. Sutures and/or skin adhesives are used to close the incisions, again, based on the patient.
Facelift in Santa Rosa—The Recovery Process
After Dr. Silberg completes the procedure, you will be taken into recovery and carefully monitored. A bandage might be placed around your face for support to help minimize swelling and bruising. Additionally, a thin tube may be temporarily used to drain any excess fluid that may collect under the skin. Patients need to keep their heads straight and elevated to also minimize swelling.
Before leaving the facility, you will be given specific instructions for aftercare and follow-up. Dr. Silberg is available 24/7 to answer any questions or concerns that may arise.
This specific cosmetic surgery requires a ride home following the procedure. It is a good idea to have someone stay with you the first day post-surgery. Afterward, you should plan for restricted activity for the next three weeks to one month.
Contact Us for Cosmetic Surgery Today!
Facelift surgery in Santa Rosa may seem invasive, which is why it’s best to have a professional perform it. Dr. Silberg’s dedication has earned him certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and he continuously strives to stay on top of recent developments in the field.
A facelift will not change your fundamental appearance, and it will not stop the aging process entirely. However, the surgery can help you look and feel your absolute best. To schedule a free consultation, please contact us today by calling (707) 528-0911 or use our convenient online form to set up an appointment.