Laughlin Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgeons located in Annapolis, MD
If you associate a face-lift with an overly stretched, unnatural end result, you owe it to yourself to explore the latest face-lift tools and techniques. In the hands of a skilled surgeon like Daniel Laughlin, MD, at Laughlin Plastic Surgery in Annapolis, Maryland, a face-lift can rejuvenate your appearance and help you look years younger. If you’re curious about what a face-lift can do for you, book a consultation online or by phone today.
Facelift Q & A
What is a face-lift?
A face-lift is a surgical procedure that alters the contouring of your face to create a more youthful, well-rested appearance. It’s among the most popular cosmetic surgeries available, largely because it can address multiple issues with just one surgery.
Some of the conditions a face-lift can address include:
- Folds running from the sides of your nose to the corners of your mouth
- Jowls at the neckline
- Changes in the distribution of facial fat
- Sagging skin
- Loose or sagging skin in your neck or beneath your chin
It’s important to understand that while a face-lift can improve the contouring of your face, it doesn’t change the appearance of your skin. Procedures like laser skin resurfacing, microneedling, and chemical peels can address the look and feel of your skin.
What are the steps of a face-lift?
Perhaps the most important part of your face-lift is the detailed consultation you’ll have with Dr. Laughlin prior to your procedure. He’ll explain what to expect in terms of the recovery process and results. Having realistic expectations is critical to a successful face-lift.
On the day of your surgery, you’ll receive anesthesia to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure. Dr. Laughlin begins by making the incisions needed to gain access to the tissues beneath your skin.
He then performs the alterations needed to help you look your very best. Depending on your specific needs, he might lift your facial muscles, reposition or remove fat, and adjust other soft tissues to create optimal contouring.
Once he’s pleased with the shape of your face, Dr. Laughlin redrapes your skin and closes the incisions, removing any excess skin. Incision lines are placed in areas where they won’t be readily apparent once your body heals.
Will my skin look overly tight or stretched after a face-lift?
Face-lift procedures have been available for decades, and the tools and techniques used in this type of surgery have vastly improved over that time. Today’s face-lifts offer a far more natural look than those of decades past.
Once you complete the post-operative recovery process you’ll look younger and less tired than before. The results are noticeable, but not so drastic that you’ll appear unnatural or “plastic.”
Dr. Laughlin also offers mini face-lifts that deliver gorgeous results without the same level of tissue manipulation. This approach requires only local anesthetic and oral sedation, and is performed with smaller incisions.
To learn more about how a face-lift or mini face-lift can help you look your very best, schedule a consultation at Laughlin Plastic Surgery online or by phone today.