Your face reveals a lot about you—who you are, how you’re feeling, and (though most of us would prefer it didn’t) even how old you are. Life has its way of showing the past years’ effects on your face, whether it’s areas of drooping skin and jowls or etched-in wrinkles and folds. For many of us struggling with the signs of aging, we look in the mirror and don’t necessarily want to look different—just the way we did when we were younger. As a facial cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Vendetti performs facelift surgeries with this very same goal in mind for his patients—to help men and women look and feel the way they did 10 years ago.
What is a facelift and who is the surgery best for?
A facelift is one of the most well-known cosmetic procedures and continues to be a highly effective solution for correcting signs of facial aging in the mid to lower areas of the face. Both men and women can benefit from a facelift with Dr. Vendetti. He approaches this surgery in a completely personalized way that allows him to provide patients with beautifully subtle results that look completely natural.
Facelift surgery is best for correcting skin laxity or deep facial folds. For example, if you are unhappy with jowls that have started to sag along your lower face, a facelift can help to lift and tighten this area of sagging skin.
Your Facelift with Dr. Vendetti
At Virginia Surgical Arts, you are never treated as just another number. The process of your facelift will begin with a personal consultation with Dr. Vendetti. He will speak with you about your goals and work with you to develop a personalized plan for your unique facelift procedure. You may even come in asking about a facelift and find that there is a non-surgical solution that will fit best with your schedule and what you are wanting to accomplish.
The specific steps of your facelift procedure will vary based on what is discussed during your consultation with Dr. Vendetti. This surgery is performed under general anesthesia at our onsite surgical facility in Virginia Beach. A facelift requires an incision beginning near the temples, around the front of the ears, and back toward the base of your hairline. Dr. Vendetti is careful to keep the incision as hidden as possible within the hairline to minimize any future scarring. Excess skin can then be removed and the underlying muscles and tissues are lifted and tightened to create a younger and natural appearance.
After Your Facelift Surgery
Most facelift patients are able to return home with a loved one just a few hours after their surgery. After about 5-10 days, Dr. Vendetti will be able to remove the sutures used to help close your incisions. He may choose to do this in stages in order to minimize scarring.
In the initial weeks after your surgery, scarring and any swelling or discoloration will gradually fade. You will likely feel some tightness in your face, but this will improve as your skin continues to heal over the next several weeks.
When undergoing facelift surgery, it is important to be patient and optimistic. There will be a recovery process, and it will take some time before you see your final results. However, the results that patients experience from a facelift with Dr. Vendetti are truly life-changing. Patients often look in the mirror feeling as though they had just gone back in time to a version of themselves from years ago. A facelift often helps to boost a person’s self-confidence, improving multiple aspects of their lives–from their interactions with others to how they feel about themselves.
Contact us today to learn more about facelift surgery with Dr. Vendetti. Our state-of-the-art surgical facility is located in beautiful Virginia Beach and offers a full selection of award-winning facial cosmetic surgery, professional skincare, and oral surgery services.