Taut, vibrant skin and well-defined contours are the fundamental characteristics of a conventionally attractive, youthful face. It's easy to take these characteristics for granted at age 20, but as we grow older, our faces begin to show signs of aging that can cause some women and men to feel self-conscious about their appearance. Fortunately, modern plastic surgery can provide patients with a natural-looking facial enhancement that can take years off their faces. Dr. Steven Wiener has helped many patients restore the youthful facial features they desire with facelift surgery performed at his Scottsdale, Arizona office.
By removing excess tissue and tightening your skin, our surgeon can give your face a rested, attractive new look. To learn more about how Dr. Wiener's treatment can help you achieve a fresh new face and a renewed self-confidence in your appearance, contact our office today.
A facelift begins with anesthesia and sedation to help you remain as comfortable throughout your treatment as possible. A traditional facelift involves an incision beginning in the hairline near the temples, continuing around the ears, and ending in the lower scalp. Dr. Wiener will then remove, redistribute, or sculpt underlying fatty tissue. He may also lift and reposition the muscle tissue underneath. The skin is draped over the newly created contours of your face, and any excess skin is trimmed away. The incision is then closed with sutures or adhesives.
A related procedure, the neck lift, involves an incision that begins in front of the patient's ear lobe and extends behind the ear, ending in the lower scalp. Using the same techniques of removing excess tissue and resculpting the remaining tissue, the neck lift can eradicate sagging skin and fat accumulation under the chin, resulting in a better-defined facial profile. To learn more about facelift surgery at our Scottsdale office, please contact us today.
Once Dr. Wiener has completed your facelift, he may place a bandage around your face to minimize bruising and swelling. You may also require a temporary drainage tube to remove excess blood or other fluids from under the skin. You can expect to experience some swelling and bruising after your treatment, but as these conditions subside, the results of your surgery will become more apparent. The precise duration of your recovery will depend on the extent of your treatment. Dr. Wiener will provide instructions for limiting physical activity and staying home following treatment, as well as recommendations for medications to reduce pain and aid healing.
When performed by a qualified, reputable surgeon, a facelift can greatly improve your appearance and help you achieve your goal of having a younger-looking face. However, all surgeries involve a degree of risk, and facelift surgery is no exception. Risks specifically associated with this treatment include poor healing that could result in unsightly scars, infection, bleeding, loss of skin sensation, or persistent pain.
Facelift surgery is a highly customizable procedure that can help you achieve the younger, more vibrant facial features you desire. By scheduling a complimentary one-on-one consultation with Dr. Wiener, you can explain the results you envision, and he can recommend the precise facelift variations that can help your dreams become a reality. To learn more about how you can benefit from a facelift at our Scottsdale office, please contact us today.