Dr. Yael Halaas is highly experienced in facelifts, combining her artistic background with the lastest surgical techniques.
Which areas are targeted with a facelift?
Nowadays a facelift can mean many things. In all facelifts, Dr. Halaas treats facial muscle, skin, and fat. A traditional facelift involves removing the excess skin around the jowls, creating a smoother, more taught look to the face and neck, and improving overall appearance. Tightening the soft tissue of the face reverses the effects of gravity and restores a youthful contour. A good facelift enables your appearance to match your energetic attitude.
More importantly, a traditional facelift does not include the eyes, eyebrows, and forehead. Today, targeted facelifts can mean rejuvenation of isolated areas. These targeted facelifts can mean less downtime and can be broken down to the “cheek lift”or the “neck lift”. When deciding between the procedures, consider with Dr. Halaas which areas need attention and how much downtime can be tolerated.
Will it look natural?
After a full physical examination of your face and an in-depth consultation, Dr. Halaas will recommend a combination of procedures to create the right surgical plan for your face. Most patients want a very natural look, and that means treating the face on many different levels. Aging of the face results from skin, muscle, and fat changes — and addressing each of them individually results in a natural look.
Does it hurt?
Actually, not really. Unlike chest or belly surgery where you can’t help but move the incision every time you breathe or laugh, facial surgery is not really painful. Most patients will complain about the swelling and bruising, but most do not report pain.
How long will I be bruised?
Bruising is most severe the first two weeks, with dramatic improvement over the following weeks. In our practice, we encourage the patient to use a homeopathic regimen that we have found very effective in shortening recovery time.
I’m open to a facelift or facial plastic surgery, but want more opinions on skin tightening options to tighten my jowls and facial skin laxity in general.
An open and honest conversation with facial plastic surgeon Dr. Halaas is incredibly important. Sometimes the sagging cheeks and early loose jowls can be corrected with volume replacement, better known as injectable fillers. As we age, we lose fat and volume from where we would like it and seem to collect where we don’t! Fuller, higher cheeks are youthful and early jowls can be “hidden” with a small amount of filler.
Technology is always evolving. New laser and radiofrequency devices may also help with skin laxity. Share your concerns with Dr. Halaas and consider together different options to find the best treatment for your skin.