Everything You Need to Know About Facelifts!

April 2nd, 2018

Dr. Zuliani knows that the facelift is a major surgical procedure that requires a lot of thinking and planning for each individual patient—and that it is not a decision to be made lightly. With an abundance of information out there, the decision to pursue facelift surgery can become even more confusing and overwhelming. That’s why we want to take the time to go over what to expect from your personalized facelift experience here at Zuliani Facial Aesthetics.

Your One-on-One Facelift Consultation

The first step to putting a stop to the signs of aging is a private consultation with Dr. Zuliani. He will take the time to evaluate your specific facial anatomy and discuss your personal cosmetic goals. You can address any questions or concerns about the preparation, procedure, and post-op care. During this time together, Dr. Zuliani will explain and show you exactly what wrinkles, lines, folds, and skin laxity issues a facelift can address.

During your consultation, Dr. Zuliani will even be able to share with you 3D renderings of what your results could possibly look like. Patients are often more comfortable and confident moving forward with their facial surgeries when they have a good and clear idea of what they can expect when they are fully healed.

How Long Does a Facelift Last?

A facelift can work wonders to give you back that youthful appearance! Results typically last for about eight to 10 years. Of course, your body is still prone to the aging process, but this procedure can effectively keep the signs of aging in check. You will look younger and fresher for years to come. You can also help extend the life of your facelift by maintaining a good skincare regimen before and after your surgery, and by complementing your procedure with other specific non-invasive treatments available in our medical spa, Z MedSpa. You’ll want to get the most out of your efforts so your face can radiate the great results for as long as possible. 

What Exactly Does a Facelift Involve?

Although it’s the name of the surgery, the facelift is not an operation that addresses every aspect of your face as a whole. This procedure is more geared toward addressing the signs of aging on the lower portion of the face and neck areas, including the loss of lower facial contours, loose skin, and the wrinkles, folds, and sagging jowls that develop over time. Depending on your unique situation, Dr. Zuliani may customize a more holistic approach by recommending a combination of procedures, including a brow lift, eyelid surgery, or facial implants, in order to achieve the best outcome possible.

What Are the Facelift Procedure and Recovery Like?

Dr. Zuliani will perform your facelift surgery at an accredited surgery center conveniently located in Rochester. Incisions will be discreetly placed behind the ears or near the temporal regions and the tissues repositioned to create a more youthful structure. The loose, excess skin is removed and the incisions closed. Bandages will be applied and you should be able to return home shortly after the procedure under the care of a guardian.

You will continue to wear these surgical dressings for a couple of days. Some bruising and swelling will occur, but tend to fade within about a week. You will be able to resume wearing makeup around this time and should be able to return to work soon after. A facelift takes time and will be a few months down the road before you are fully and completely healed from this surgery.

Other Facelift Options?

If you’re still on the fence about a surgical facelift, there are some effective alternatives that Dr. Zuliani is pleased to offer to his Michigan patients. Wrinkles, fine lines, and folds can be targeted with injectable treatments. Along with other facial fillers such as Juvéderm® or Restylane®, Botox® and Dysport® are an excellent way to make your face look and feel younger without going under the knife. These minimally invasive injectable treatments work quickly, with little to no downtime, and can last up to a year or more depending on the product used. While not as dramatic as a facelift itself, non-surgical treatments can help rejuvenate your appearance without the need for surgery right away.

Put Your Best Face Forward at Zuliani Facial Aesthetics

Dr. Giancarlo Zuliani and his experienced team are ready to help you decide which facial treatment is right for your unique situation. Dr. Zuliani is a highly skilled double board certified facial plastic surgeon who is committed to helping you achieve your cosmetic goals. Please contact us at our Bloomfield Hills office to request a consultation at Zuliani Facial Aesthetics today Aesthetics today!

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