Facelift – Facial Plastic Surgery – Baton Rouge, LA
Over time, gravity, exposure to sun, and the natural aging process takes its toll on the face and neck. This results in the cheeks appearing to be flattened, along with a slacking jaw line, coupled with visible creases around the mouth. This laxity of the skin spreads to the neck area as well, where the skin starts to wrinkle, which makes a person look more aged than they really are. A Rhytidectomy, also known as a facelift, is a procedure which is used to improve any visible signs of aging in the face and neck. A facelift, combined with a neck lift is one of the most common procedures that are used to restore a youthful looking appearance.
Despite many other alternative procedures and treatments that are available, having facelift surgery remains the preferred option to achieve facial rejuvenation mainly because it delivers much better results. Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon Dr. Theunissen specializes in facial plastic surgery and has helped countless men and women in Baton Rouge, LA by rejuvenating their face and giving them a more youthful appearance.
During the initial consultation process, Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Theunissen, will go through the procedures that will get you the results you require. Since facelift requirements vary from patient to patient, each patient’s case is treated individually to make sure that they get a natural and more rejuvenated look.
IDEAL CANDIDATES FOR A FACELIFT PROCEDURE WITH DR. THEUNISSEN WISH TO ELIMINATE:
- Sagging or drooping of the middle of the face
- Deep creases or wrinkles below the lower eyelids
- Deep creases or wrinkles along the nose area extending to the corners of the mouth
- Sunken or “hollow” look from loss of facial tissue
- Jowls in the lower face area
- Excessively loose skin and fat deposits under the jaws and chin
- Eliminate the appearance of a double chin
Turn back the clock with a Facelift Procedure
Can be performed in conjunction with other Procedures
Comfortable, Friendly Staff, Performed In-Office
DR. THEUNISSEN’S APPROACH
The technique which is used during the facelift procedure mainly depends on the facial condition of the patient. That being said, Dr. Theunissen always opts for the most minimal invasive technique to restore a patient’s face back to its youthful appearance.
For facelift procedures, there are multiple options depending on your situation. Dr. Theunissen offers a wide array of options for your facelift procedure including:
• Traditional Facelift also known as SMAS (superficial musculo-aponeurotic system)
• Mini-Facelift also known as the short-scar facelift
• Deep Plane Lift – for heavily damaged faces
• Cutaneous Facelift – the skin only facelift
Short-Scar Facelift – The short scar facelift starts in the hair just above the natural hairline and stops at the base of the ear instead of extending all the way back to the ear like the standard facelift. The best candidates for this procedure are women and men who want to refine their features, especially around the central and lower thirds of their face, and the areas around their neck and jaw line.
Mini-Facelift- In this procedure a short incision will be made in front of the ear. The skin is lifted and re-draped accordingly while the SMAS layer is also repositioned for a more natural result. This procedure is usually the best option for those people who seek moderate improvements to the central and lower regions of their face. This procedure may also include a neck-liposuction or an upper lid blepharoplasty.
DURING / AFTER SURGERY
All facelifts will be performed under general anesthesia. In some cases the patient will need to stay overnight, but that is only for the patient’s benefit, and to make sure that there are no complications post surgery. The patient will be able to see visible results a few months after the facelift procedure.
FACELIFT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Immediately after the facelift procedure, the patients might feel some tightness or a pulling sensation in the area. This will be normal as the skin and the muscle tissue will need some time to adjust to its new position. A surgeon who has experience in facial surgery such as Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Theunissen, will help you achieve smooth and natural results.
While the duration of the procedure usually depends on the desired results of the patient and the amount of work that is needed a typical facelift procedure lasts for around one to four hours. Patients are usually allowed to return to their normal routines after 5 to 14 days, depending on the duration it takes to heal. There will be some visible bruising and swelling after the procedure, but that should subside after one or two weeks. There are also some side effects that may occur directly after the surgery such as cheek numbness. Also, the muscles that are used to raise your eyebrows or lift the bottom of your lifts may also be numb for a week or two. But, these effects should soon fade away.
The scars are hidden within the patients hairline and/or other natural creases in the face to keep the scar visibly at a minimum. Depending on the technique used, this will also play a role in the scars visibility.
People who go for a facelift are usually between the ages of 50 and 70. Depending on personal habits and the environment, many patients who are still in their 40s opt for some type of facelift procedure.
Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon Dr. Theunissen and his qualified staff are committed to ensuring his patients achieve the best results from their cosmetic surgery by offering the highest level of professional care throughout the entire process, from the initial consultation to the procedure and on-going support