Dr. Brent R. Rosen

Facelift Philadelphia

A facelift surgery is a cosmetic procedure that reduces signs of aging in the neck and lower face. A wide variety of techniques exist in facial plastic surgery, but the general goals are very similar in each case. However, no two surgeons will give you identical results. For a gratifying improvement, see a qualified surgeon for your facelift. Aesthetic goals of facelift surgery include moderate tightening of facial tissues and removal of excess fat and skin.

Conditions Treated With a Facelift

A facelift corrects age related conditions such as these:
  • Drooping jowls
  • Deep facial creases or folds
  • Loose, excess skin on the face and neck
  • Fat deposits around the lower face and neck
Most patients are over 40 years of age. Healthy, non-smokers are the best candidates. Notify Dr. Rosen if you have high blood pressure, a history of problems with blood clotting or a tendency to form prominent scars.

How the Facelift Procedure is Performed

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Facelift surgery is typically an outpatient procedure that requires about 2 or 3 hours of operating time. Local anesthesia is a common choice for cosmetic surgeons, and general anesthesia is an option.

Facelift incisions are placed near the temple and follow the natural contour of your skin, traveling in front of the ear toward the neck. Dr. Rosen separates the skin from the fat and muscle. Underlying tissues are tightened and the skin is lifted, trimmed and redraped to produce an improved facial contour. Special sutures are placed to fixate the layers of tissue and close the surgical incisions.

What to Expect During Recovery from a Facelift

Although it may vary with different techniques, average facelift procedure recovery time is 2 to 3 weeks. After surgery, a bandage is wrapped around your face to minimize swelling. Some numbness, swelling and bruising is normal. You will be advised by Dr. Rosen to keep your head elevated during the initial recovery period. Your stitches will be removed during the first week. Plan to relax and get plenty of rest during your facelift recovery.

Possible Facelift Complications

Like all surgical procedures, a facelift carries a risk of complications and side effects. Possible adverse events include but are not limited to hematoma, nerve damage, infection, reaction to anesthesia and poor healing. If the possibility of complications is a particular concern for you, ask Dr. Rosen for more information.

Facelift Bucks County

For more information about your options for a facelift Philadelphia, contact Dr. Rosen Cosmetic Surgeon Philadelphia at 267.247.5345 to schedule a consultation.


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