Facelift in Norwich, CT

It is impossible to stop aging, and as time goes by, the skin naturally begins to loosen on the face and neck. A facelift is a surgical solution which can return you to a time past, reintroducing a fresh, youthful facial appearance. Dr. Richard J. Martin of Connecticut Surgical Arts performs facelifts for men and women who are residents of Norwich, Colchester, Mystic, Waterford, Glastonbury, and the surrounding Connecticut communities.

What is a Facelift?

A facelift is typically recommended for facial sagging, displaced fat, weak muscles, excess fat and visible signs of aging.

A facelift may be performed in combination with other procedures to achieve your desired results. Complementing procedures include blepharoplasty and anti-aging skin treatments.

Benefits of a Facelift

Multiple areas may be addressed at once. Procedure results may give the patient the appearance of turning back the hands of time by 10 to 15 years.

Who Is The Ideal Candidate for a Facelift?

You may feel as though you’re aging faster than everyone else. If you feel as though you need your outside to more accurately reflect how you feel on the inside, you may be the ideal candidate for a facelift.

What Do I Need To Do Before a Facelift?

You will be examined to confirm that you are a good candidate for any treatment. Tell Dr. Martin if you have had any other skin treatments or injections within the past four months and if you’re taking any medications like aspirin or other blood thinners, allergy medication, NSAIDS or muscle relaxers. The doctor may also recommend certain safeguards before treatment such as no drinking for 48 hours before your appointment. You may also be advised to temporarily stop certain medications after your treatment.

How Long Does It Take to Perform a Facelift?

A facelift may take between two and four hours, depending on your case. Incisions are made starting at the hairline, extending down in front of the ear, and continuing around it to the hairline behind the ear. Excess skin is trimmed, facial muscles repositioned, and fat deposits removed. The incisions are sutured once the facelift is performed.

What to Expect After a Facelift

Swelling will be prominent mild to moderate, but it will reduce slowly over several weeks. Someone must drive you home on the day of the procedure, and you may find it more comfortable to have someone stay with you for a day or two as you begin the recovery period. Bruising is likely, but will fade as you heal. It may be a week or two before you feel confident returning to work following your facelift.

Will I Have Scars After a Facelift?

Incisions are placed just in front of the ear and inside the hairline. Fine sutures close up these incisions, creating nearly invisible scars.

When Will I See The Results?

It may take up to six months for swelling to fully subside though dramatic improvements can be noticed as early as 3 weeks.

How Long Will The Results of a Facelift Last?

Recovery from a facelift may take longer than most other facial procedures, but the results almost always justify the wait. You will experience a significant and long-lasting result, giving you back a youthful glow.

How Much Does a Facelift in Norwich Cost?

Sometimes we just don’t know what the cost will be until you make some specific treatment choices with the doctor. He will discuss cost with you during your consultation. We offer numerous financing options, and we also accept payment by cash, credit card, and check.

Connecticut Surgical Arts is passionately committed to reflecting your inner beauty. Using the latest and most advanced procedures for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, our team offers full body plastic surgery, emphasizing overall health and wellness to the residents of Norwich, Mystic, Colchester, Waterford, Glastonbury, and the surrounding communities in Connecticut. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation.