Our patient describes her facelift journey as the “The total works. “
This time lapsed video at My Surgery Experience with Dr. Jose Barrera, MD shows the recovery stages for combination facial plastic surgery of my patient Claudia before surgery and follows her through 4 months of healing. Claudia wanted to remove the signs of aging from her face. Our best treatment for her included laser, facelift, browlift, and eyelid lift. Facelift (rhytidectomy), Browlift (Forehead lift) , Eyelid lift (blepharoplasty), and CO2 laser resurfacing of the face can be performed at the same time. She nows feels as young as she looks.
Read her review after facelift surgery. “Can’t say enough good about Dr. Jose Barrera! He is gifted! Trust him, he definitely knows what he is doing. I am so very pleased with my results …. and his staff is amazing as well! I was referred to Dr. B by a dermatologist. Again, I say …. Dr. Barrera is “gifted!” :)”
Facial aging is inevitable and consists of loosening of the face and neck. The jaw line softens into jowls and fine lines appear on the corners of the eyes, forehead, and face. Vertical folds and laugh lines appear in the neck and around the mouth as we age. A facelift addresses the folds and jowls of the jaw. More so, a facelift can help boost confidence while returning a more youthful appearance. The trend in facelifts is to have surgery at a younger age. The typical patient is likely in her 40 s or 50s with early signs of aging. Although older patients in their 60s and 70s in good health are also candidates. Options for facelift surgery involve a mini-facelift comprised of a small life in the SMAS (muscular layer of the face), a formal deep plane facelift (elevation of the SMAS and resuspension) and a neck lift (removal of excess fat beneath the chin and correcting muscular bands in the neck).
Facial plastic surgery usually requires general anesthesia. It is safe to perform in the same setting. The surgery takes about 6 hours to complete. Recovery time varies between 2 – 3 weeks. Patients resume normal activity after 1 – 2 days with minimal pain and discomfort.