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How Long Is Recovery From A Facelift?

How Long Is Recovery From A Facelift?

If you would like to combat signs of facial aging, a facelift is certainly the right choice.  A facelift is one of the most effective facial rejuvenation procedures, but post-operative care plays a significant role in achieving optimal outcomes.  But how long is the recovery from a facelift?

Benefits Of A Facelift

When it comes to facial rejuvenation, facelift surgery is the gold standard.  A facelift or rhytidectomy addresses excess skin around the jawline and neck, as well as creases and folds around the nose and mouth.  It tightens sagging skin, gets rid of deep creases and jowls, and refines the neck.

How Long Is Recovery From A Facelift?

Recovery from a facelift takes approximately 4-6 weeks.  However, healing times vary for each patient depending on factors such as age, general health, and the extent of the facelift.  

Rest is critical in the first few days after surgery, so patients are advised to have a family member or friend on-hand to help with minor tasks for at least 24 hours.

Your face will be swollen and slightly bruised for around 2 weeks after surgery, but patients can typically return to work after 10-14 days.  Most patients can comfortably go out in public and attend social events at that time.

The majority of the swelling resolves within 2-4 weeks, but residual swelling may persist for up to 6 months in some cases.   Normal activities can be resumed about 4 weeks after surgery.

While these guidelines are helpful, some patients may need more recovery time after facelift surgery.

Patients that follow the post-operative instructions of their plastic surgeon generally heal faster and experience the best outcomes after a facelift.  

Would you like to learn more about facelift surgery?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the northeast Athens, GA metro region, Pittman Plastic Surgery is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.pittmanplasticsurgery.com, or by calling (706) 549-3203.

How Does a Facial Fat Transfer Work?

How Does a Facial Fat Transfer Work?

Is your sagging face making you look older than you are?  Your sagging skin is likely due to the loss of facial fat.  Volume loss is a major cause of facial aging because it causes hollowness in the cheeks, temples, and the area around the eyes.  Facial fat transfer is a relatively simple technique for reversing volume loss in the face.  But how does facial fat transfer work?

What Is A Facial Fat Transfer?

Facial fat transfer or facial fat grafting is a procedure in which fat is removed from another part of the body and transferred to the face to restore volume.  Typical donor areas include the abdomen, flanks, or thighs.   Facial fat transfer can be done as a standalone procedure, or combined with other facial rejuvenation treatments such as a facelift or blepharoplasty for more enhanced results. 

How Does A Facial Fat Transfer Work?

Facial fat transfer is a multi-step procedure.  The fat is first harvested from the donor area using a gentle liposuction technique.  The extracted fat is processed to separate it from the body fluids, and then injected into specific areas of the face to replenish volume.

Fat transfer technology is now available in the form of BeautiFill non-surgical fat transfer.  BeautiFill is a laser-based fat transfer system that combines liposuction, fat grafting, and skin tightening.  BeautiFill harvests fat cells efficiently and this increases fat viability to ensure more consistent facial rejuvenation results.   The results of BeautiFill are long-lasting and look completely natural.

Facial areas that can be successfully treated with fat transfer include the cheeks, temples, nasolabial folds, and jawline.

Facial fat transfer is a wonderful way to improve signs of aging and restore a healthier, more youthful appearance.  

Would you like to learn more about facial fat transfer?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Kansas City, Leawood, and Overland Park areas, Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz is our featured practice.  Premier Vein uses the cutting-edge BeautiFill to perform facial fat transfer.

You can reach them at www.premierveinandbody.com or by calling 913-303-8357.

Does Botox Last Forever?

Does Botox Last Forever?

If you are interested in reducing minor wrinkles in specific facial areas but don’t want to undergo surgery, you may want to consider botox injections.  Botox is one of the most popular anti-aging treatments on the market, but you might be wondering – Does botox last forever?

What Is Botox?

Botox or botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.  It is a wrinkle-relaxing treatment that is used to smooth mild to moderate wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes.  These are dynamic wrinkles that form as a result of repeated muscle movement.  

Does Botox last Forever?

Botox is a temporary wrinkle-relaxing treatment, so it does not last forever.  Individual results vary, but the outcomes of botox typically last 3-6 months.  However, studies show that the long term use of botox can reduce the strength of the muscles and cause the results to last longer.

As the effects of botox start to wear off, activity will return to the injected facial muscles, and dynamic wrinkles will start to reappear.  Botox injections must therefore be repeated over time to maintain the results.

How Does Botox Work?

Botox smooths frown lines and crow’s feet by weakening the muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles to develop in the skin.  When the underlying muscles are relaxed the wrinkles become smoother.  Botox also prevents new wrinkles from forming, so the face looks refreshed and youthful.

Botox takes less than an hour to administer.  There is no downtime after treatment so patients can resume normal activities right away.

Are you ready to say goodbye to wrinkles with botox?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Rockwall, TX area, Juvanew Medspa is our featured practice. You can reach them at www.juvanew.com or by calling (972) 848-6633.

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