Facelift in Hampton Roads

If you are interested in a facelift, Hampton Roads has the perfect medical facility to help usher in a whole new you. Facelifts are designed for the patient that has developed a tired-looking or aged appearance with the face and neck lacking normal skin elasticity and muscle tone.

Who is a Candidate for Facelift?

You may be a candidate for facelift (rhytidectomy) if you have experienced a loss of skin elasticity and muscle tone of the face and neck. A facelift may also be desirable if you have the appearance of jowls and deep creases between the base of the nose and the corners of the mouth, or if you have developed facial and neck wrinkles. A facelift may also be helpful if you believe you lack youthful chin and neck contours and/or feel you have a tired facial appearance.

A facelift is intended to give the patient a more rested and youthful contour to the face and neck.

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About Face Lift Surgery

Facelifts range in size from “mini” to “standard,” depending on location and extent of skin laxity. The operation is done on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia with sedation or under general anesthesia. Incisions are made within the hairline (or along the hair margin) above the ear, extending down around the lobe and ending in or below the hairline behind the ear. The subcutaneous layers and neck muscles are tightened, the facial skin is re-draped and lifted, and the excess skin is removed.

The patient goes home with head and neck wrapped in dressings, which are usually removed the next day. Minimal initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Sutures are removed within 14 days. Bruising and swelling decrease to “socially acceptable” levels in 10 to 20 days. Our aestheticians are available to provide you with a complimentary camouflage makeup session to help you cover any residual bruising. The final result of a facelift procedure is evident in 4 to 6 weeks or sooner, with continued improvement for several months.

Payment for Plastic Surgery

This procedure is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment. Our patient counselors can help you with your financial arrangements, including financing.

Risks

The specific risks and the suitability of a facelift (rhytidectomy) procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual in a facelift. Hampton Roads patients’ lives have been improved by this surgery, so stop stressing over a few wrinkles and let our talented medical team rejuvenate and revitalize your complexion.