If you’re considering a facelift
A facelift (technically known as rhytidectomy) can improve the most visible signs of aging in the face and neck by removing excess fat, repositioning fat pads that have fallen, tightening underlying muscles, and redraping the skin. Dr. Hosn has completed a specialized training fellowship in aesthetic facial surgery. Dr. Hosn blends surgical precision with an aesthetic approach, resulting in a refreshed, natural look for patients. A customized approach is used to determine what type of facelift would be suitable for each patient. There are full facelifts which address the brow/eye area, cheek, jowl and neck. There are lower facelifts which address the jowls and the neck. Location of the incisions depends on the aesthetics and idiosyncrasies of the face.
Are you a candidate for a facelift?
The best candidate for a facelift is a man or woman in good health whose face and neck have begun to sag, but whose skin still has some elasticity. Most patients are in their forties to sixties but facelifts can be done successfully on people in their seventies or eighties as well.
A facelift can make you look younger and fresher. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with Dr. Hosn.
Planning your consultation
In your initial consultation, Dr. Hosn will spend the time you need to define your goals, perform a complete examination and make recommendations pertaining to possible surgical procedures that may benefit you. Our office is committed to educating you on the procedure as well as the risks, benefits and alternatives. The typical patient will meet with Dr. Hosn three times before each major medical procedure in an effort to achieve a beautiful result performed as safely as possible.
|Procedure||Improve sagging facial skin, jowls, and loose neck skin by removing excess fat, tightening muscles, redraping skin. Most often done on men and women over 40.|
|Surgical time||Usually 4-6 hours.|
|Anesthetic type||Local with sedation, or general.|
|Surgical Facility||Usually outpatient. Some patients may require short inpatient stay.|
|Recovery||Ready for public: 14 days. More strenuous activity:4-6 weeks.|