Pasadena Plastic Surgery
Michael Schwartz, MD
Cosmetic Surgeon & Facial Plastic Surgeon located in Pasadena, CA
Wrinkles, creases, and sagging skin can make you look older than your years and harm your self-image and confidence. However, a face-lift can take years off your appearance so you look and feel more like yourself again. Michael Schwartz, MD, at Pasadena Plastic Surgery in Pasadena, California, is a board-certified facial plastic and cosmetic surgeon with fellowship training in cosmetic surgical procedures, so he has the advanced skills to create subtle face-lift results without distorting your features. To learn more, book a consultation online or by phone today.
Facelift Q & A
What is a face-lift?
A face-lift, or rhytidectomy, is a plastic surgery procedure designed to improve wrinkles and sagging skin caused by the natural process of aging. A face-lift is often combined with eyelid surgery or a neck lift to create a more youthful contour to your entire face and neck area. It may also be combined with a fat transfer to address sunken cheeks or other areas where skin volume is lacking.
What are the benefits of a face-lift?
Dr. Schwartz has extensive training and experience so he can correct most visible imperfections with a face-lift. A rhytidectomy can improve your appearance by eliminating the following concerns:
- Sagging skin
- Deep creases
- Brow lines
- Lip lines
A face-lift can give your whole face a more alert and pleasant expression for a rejuvenated look that is naturally beautiful.
What should I expect from a face-lift procedure?
Dr. Schwartz usually performs face-lifts under general anesthesia in a surgical setting. You’ll most likely go home the same day as your surgery.
Using a precise incision in your hairline, Dr. Schwartz repositions the tissues beneath your skin and tightens your facial muscles to achieve a more defined and lifted facial contour.
What will my recovery be like after a face-lift?
You’ll need to keep your face bandaged for a few days after your surgery, and you can expect to have some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. The team at Pasadena Plastic Surgery make sure you have pain medication and detailed instructions for at-home care during your recovery. You should plan to rest for a few days, keeping your head elevated, with periodic use of ice packs to reduce swelling and discomfort.
It may take a few months to completely heal from your procedure, with results becoming visible gradually during this time. Once healing is complete, you’ll enjoy looking more youthful and energized, and more like yourself. These results can last up to 10 years if you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
To learn more or to find out if you’re a good candidate for a face-lift, schedule a consultation with Dr. Schwartz at Pasadena Plastic Surgery online or by phone today.