Like the other cities in the US, the patients in Boston go through the same battle with aging and have the same need to feel younger and look more beautiful. One of the most common procedures that we recommend to our patients in Boston to bring back their youthful appearance is a facelift. Facelifts can help restore a very natural and healthy appearance to all our patients and it can have significant benefits not only in the way they look but more importantly it boosts their self-confidence and provides a positive self-image. A facelift is a surgical procedure that can be used to repair sagging skin in the face and neck and can help smooth out the skin’s appearance, reducing the appearance of wrinkles. This can be achieved by removing excess skin and fat, tightening the underlying muscles to provide support, and finished off by re-draping the facial skin.
What Should I Expect from my Facelift?
The procedure for a facelift in Boston would start with making incisions along the creases of the facial skin beginning inside the hairline, running along the temple area towards the ear. The skin will be lifted outward and your surgeon will begin tightening the underlying muscles to provide more support. Excess skin and fat will be removed before the incisions are closed with fine sutures. Traditionally, facelifts include the lower half of the face, but patients in Boston usually opt to have a brow lift together with this procedure to maximize results.
After the facelift procedure, patients in Boston could expect mild pain, bruising, and swelling. Patients will be given oral medication to manage the pain, and patients can shower and resume their daily activities in 2-3 days once the bandages come off. The recovery time varies for every patient in Boston, most patients may require a longer period but some are able to return to work in as early as a week.