A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a procedure to improve the appearance of the face by reducing the visible signs of aging such as the loss of muscle tone, saggy skin, double chin, deep creases under the eyes, and the appearance of jowls. If you wish to address these problems, then a facelift is an option to consider. A facelift will only temporarily reduce visible signs of aging; it cannot stop the aging process, nor alter your fundamental appearance. Dr. Sofonio offers facelift procedures to residents of Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, CA.
When you come in for a one-on-one consultation, Dr. Sofonio will ask about your expectations. Dr. Sofonio will examine your face, conduct a comprehensive physical examination, and ask about your medical history, which will allow him to decide on the best technique for you. During the facelift procedure, Dr. Sofonio will make incisions from your hairline to your ears, which will grant him access to reposition underlying facial tissue and muscles, remove excess fat, and tighten the skin. The duration of the procedure depends on the technique used, and the extensiveness of the procedure.
Facelift Post-Treatment Care
After your facelift, you may be required to stay overnight, depending on Dr. Sofonios recommendations. The total recovery period depends on individual healing rates. Dr. Sofonio will also instruct you on the best post-operative care tailored to your condition.
Cheek Augmentation Results
Final results from your facelift will not be seen for a few months, or until your face has “settled.” You will then see a more youthful and relaxed face procedure.
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