Young Woman with Smooth Facial Skin Pointing to Smile LinesWhile aging does come with benefits like more wisdom, life experiences, and knowledge, it certainly carries negative aspects as well. One of the most upsetting things about aging is the loss of skin elasticity, particularly in the face. When skin loses its ability to snap back into place, sagging and drooping occurs, often making you look older than you feel.

But there’s good news! Dr. Rod of Dermacare Plastic Surgery in Phoenix can help by performing a facelift procedure. If you’re tired of looking old when you don’t feel old, call his office to schedule an initial consultation. During your first visit, Dr. Rod will fully examine your face, listen to your concerns, answer any questions you have, and fully explain the procedure.

One of the biggest concerns that patients have regarding the facelift procedure is where the incisions will be placed. After all, no one wants to walk around town with telltale signs they’ve had work done. In this blog, we will tell you more about the facelift procedure and explain where your incisions will be placed.

Facelift at Dermacare Plastic Surgery

Medically, a facelift is known as a rhytidectomy. Board-certified plastic surgeons like Dr. Rod use this procedure to alleviate signs of aging on the mid-to-lower portions of the face and neck. Specifically, Dr. Rod can correct:

  • Deep lines and wrinkles around the mouth and nose
  • Loss of volume in the cheeks
  • Sagging skin causing jowls
  • Banding and sagging of the neck

The facelift operation is done under local anesthesia with sedation provided by a board-certified anesthesiologist. This combination of sedation allows Phoenix patients to be comfortable and unaware of their procedure. It also avoids the need for general anesthesia.

During a facelift, Dr. Rod gently works with the facial muscles to rearrange the deeper tissues instead of solely relying on pulling the skin. This gives his patients a more natural appearance. To begin, Dr. Rod will make a small incision under the chin to allow him access to the muscles of the neck in order to correct the vertical bands. He will also make incisions around the natural contours of the ears. This gives him access to facial muscles and the ability to correct jowls. Dr. Rod will position each incision so that they are easily concealed. In fact, no one will be able to tell you’ve had work done. All they’ll see is your beautifully renewed face!

Remember, a facelift is designed to address the lower two-thirds of the face and will not correct every sign of aging. Phoenix patients who are looking for an overall rejuvenated appearance should consider combining their facelift with a brow lift or eyelid surgery to more drastically improve the visible signs of aging.

Choose Dr. Rod of Dermacare Plastic Surgery in Phoenix for Your Facelift

Dr. Rod is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, which has long been recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. He has more than a decade of experience performing facelift procedures for the men and women of Phoenix.

If you’re ready to return to your youthful appearance, know you will receive natural-looking results with Dr. Rod. To schedule an initial facelift consultation, call his office today at (623) 535-7050.