Understanding the advantages of the face lift procedure At the Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads, we work directly with adult men and women to help them choose aesthetic surgeries that can improve their appearance, whether it be with a facial procedure or a body treatment. Our doctors are dedicated to providing a wide selection of services to choose from, including the popular face lift procedure.

What is a face lift?

A face lift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure used by plastic surgeons to help in lifting and contouring the facial area to turn back the signs of aging. Many of the men and women who connect with our team will complain of the formation of fine lines and wrinkles often caused by volume loss and skin laxity. While certain non-invasive treatments can address these problems short-term, such as dermal fillers, there is a point when surgical treatments are the only way to make an improvement. Conservative methods that no longer work can lead patients to consider this procedure.

The face lift procedure is performed by creating incisions behind the hair line or ears. Excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is pulled tighter and sutured in the incision area. The reason for creating incisions in the hair line or behind the ears is to reduce the appearance of scarring that can occur with any plastic surgery procedure. Disguising these scars helps provide a more natural appearance once the area has healed, and helps patients hide the fact that they’ve had surgical work performed. Prior to scheduling the surgery, our doctors will advise patients as to what they can expect before, during, and after their procedure.

Who is a good candidate for a face lift?

The face lift procedure is best for patients who are in their 40’s or older and want to address skin laxity and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles without regular injectables or other more conservative methods of treatment. The results from a face lift can last many years and help turn back time for both adult men and women.

Ready to learn more about the facelift procedure?

Contact our doctors by calling our office at (757) 873-3500 and discuss your candidacy for the common face lift procedure. Drs. Vonu, Blanchard, Zwicklbauer, and Lofgren work hard to provide this and many other facial and body surgeries to help you look and feel your absolute best!

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