Facelift surgery can transform your face and your outlook. It can effectively remove wrinkles, add volume, restore definition, and take a decade or more off your face. Such an important surgery deserves great care, expertise, and experience. That’s why the wise choice is a surgeon with stellar credentials and an eye for artistry.
Dr. Fredric Newman is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New Haven County, CT, who understands the value of technical excellence paired with an eye for artistry. This is an incredibly important combination when it comes to facelift surgery. Dr. Newman and his team also want to provide each patient with outstanding care and education so patients can make fully informed decisions.
This cosmetic surgical procedure is used to reduce or reverse signs of aging in the face and neck. A facelift, known as a rhytidectomy, can address wrinkles, fine lines, deep creases, and loss of volume by adjusting the skin and deeper tissues for a tighter, more elevated appearance. Your surgeon typically makes incisions near the hairline or ears that are discreet and hidden. After incisions are made, the facial structures will be manipulated, and sometimes fat grafting is done to add lost volume. Once the skin and tissues are put back into place, strategic sutures are used to create a tighter, more firm appearance.
Being dissatisfied with the face you see each morning in the mirror can lower your self-confidence and challenge you in both your professional and personal life. With our facelift New Haven County residents can restore vibrancy and youthfulness and help to return that spark. The many benefits of a facelift include:
Both women and men who want to address significant signs of facial aging, have enough elasticity in their skin, and are in overall good physical health may be great candidates for a facelift. Most of our New Haven County facelift patients are between 40 and 60 and are near their goal weight. Patients with chronic health conditions or smokers may not be good candidates for the procedure.
A consultation is a time for us to get to know you and your aesthetic goals. During a consultation, Dr. Newman will examine your skin, discuss your health history, and determine if a facelift is a good option for your needs. We will also provide you with a detailed and comprehensive treatment plan so that we can make an informed decision together. Preparation typically involves ceasing certain medications and supplements, staying hydrated, and generally preparing the body for the healing process.
Most often performed under general anesthesia, our New Haven County facelift surgery lasts about one to three hours. First, delicate incisions will be made, the facial structures will be adjusted in order to lift, tighten, and add volume. If any fat grafting is part of your surgical plan, this will also take place at this point. Then, skin and tissue will be replaced, and incisions will be closed.
The recovery period after surgery varies by patient and their comfort level. Generally, two to four weeks is standard, but some may feel comfortable returning to work or social activities around a week without being completely healed. Others may avoid being in public for a month. Immediately following the surgery, you may have some itchiness or mild pain, but this usually resolves after just a few days. Final results are typically seen in about six months.
Board-certified New Haven County plastic surgeon Dr. Fredric Newman is Harvard educated and highly esteemed in his field. Dr. Newman is a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is active in the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Along with his premier qualifications, Dr. Newman believes that gaining the trust of his patients through information and integrity is a top priority.
Facelifts have consistently been among the top five plastic surgery procedures for at least the last ten years in the US and are performed routinely worldwide.
Complications of any surgery could include infection, bleeding, or anesthesia issues. However, facelifts are considered very safe and, in the hands of a qualified surgeon, very rarely result in major side effects.
Since the aging process will continue, a facelift is not permanent. That said, most patients enjoy great results for 10 to 15 years.
The optimal time to get a facelift is while skin elasticity is still sufficient, but there are noticeable signs of aging. When it comes to our facelifts New Haven County patients have tended to be around their 40s to 60s.
The cost of a facelift depends on the exact needs of the patient, which can be determined at a consultation.
Dr. Newman and his team will continue to provide safe, comfortable, world-class care thanks to their private, free-standing surgical facility. We are here to help you get answers to your questions, plan appointments safely and securely, and eliminate wait times. Consultation over video chat and Skype are available. Schedule your consult today.