A facelift is the gold standard against which all other facial rejuvenation is compared. Many patients say, “I do not want a facelift. I just want this,” as they take there hands and pull the skin at their jawline and neck back toward there ear. That is exactly what a facelift correct. While there are brow lifts, upper and lower eyelid surgeries, procedures for the midface and fillers and fat grafting, a facelift corrects the jawline and the neck.
The ideal candidates for a facelift are men and women who are in general good health, whose faces and necks have begun to sag or droop. Jowls along a once youthful jawline and sagging skin on the neck are the two areas that a facelift improves most.
This is the “full” traditional facelift with which most people are familiar. Outdated, traditional face lifting techniques merely tightened the skin. This left the underlying fat and muscles alone even though some of these structures had changed over time. Sady, this created an artificial “windswept” look that offered only moderate improvements without looking natural.
Dr. Pearl and Dr. Zarem worked together when Dr. Zarem came to Savannah to create a new facelift that addressed the changes to underlying muscle and soft tissue, while minimizing downtime and creating a natural result. These changes resuspendthe deeper structures of the face without the increased risk of a deep plane facelift. In addition, soft tissue glue was used to minimize swelling and bruising and eliminate the need for drains. There are several different options based on the severity of aging and changes on the face and neck. These different facelift options can be combinged with upper and lower eyelid surgeries, brow lifts, and even surgeries on the body at times.
In addition, Dr. Pearl works closely with aestheticians Megan & Michelle at Chatham plastic surgery. The combination of rejuvenating the deeper soft tissues, redraping excess skin and state of the art laser and peel treatments with a team who communicates and works together creates an opportunity for the most significant, natural appearing changes possible. The incision behind the ear can be minimized if a patient wears her hair up frequently and the amount of excess neck skin is not severe.
Most patients feel quite good after a facelift. There is some expected swelling and bruising of the cheeks and neck for a week or two after surgery. Dr. Pearl uses a tissue glue to eliminate the need for drains and to minimize swelling, bruising and downtime. Patients wear a compression garment as much as possible the first week after surgery and at least at night during the second week. Facial sensations typically return to normal within a few months.Most patients are considered “socially acceptable” after about 7- 10 days and many return to work by the second or third week.
Why Choose Dr. Pearl for your facelift?
Dr. Pearl’s primary goal is to make you feel as comfortable and satisfied as possible. Facelifts are one of the biggest parts of Dr. Pearl’s practice and it shows in his results. He’ll work clossely to develop a personalized treatment plan that brings you in line with your personal goals, helping you pick the procedures that will allow you to best realize your dreams. His work is designed to highlight and emphasize your existing facial harmony, and we bring an exceptional level of care to each procedure, focusing on artistically-motivated, subtle results. If you’ve been looking for a way to refresh and rejuvenate your facial appearance, our Spokane facelift procedure might be perfect for you. Reach out and set up a consultation today!
Dr. Pearl’s Mini Facelift enjoys many of the benefits of the more traditional facelift while avoiding any incisions at the chin or neck. In addition, scars around the ear can also be minimized. The technique still offers a dramatic improvement in the jawline and provides some improvement to the neck. Dr. Pearl will evaluate how your face and neck look and listen to your specific goals to determine what is right for you.
While a facelift corrects both the jawline and neck, a more traditional neck lift does even more on the neck. Aging of the neck involves both excess skin, fat, and muscle. Early aging tends to involve skin laxity, crepiness, and wrinkles, while in more advanced aging there can be changes in the actual shape of the neck with double chins and banding in the front of the neck. This is usually combined with a facelift and corrects the musculature of the neck and remove additional skin. This helps improve the bands that people develop as they age. It also makes increases the definition of the jawline.