How Will Dr. Bednar Evaluate Me For A Facelift?
During the pre-operative consultation, Dr. Bednar will perform a history and physical examination. During your physical examination, your facial bone structure, underlying skin structure, skin thickness, texture and elasticity, as well as the extent of facial wrinkles and folds will be assessed. This information will be used to formulate a surgical plan and discuss your goals for the procedure. Generally, a facelift is a very versatile procedure and Dr. Bednar will explain the technique that he feels most comfortable with and that offers the lowest risk. Dr. Bednar will also select the surgical technique that he feels will obtain the best outcome for you based on your consultation meeting.
How Is A Facelift Performed?
The facelift procedure continues to evolve. Over the years, the procedure has changed from simple skin lifting to more complex deeper plane lifting techniques. Today, many different techniques exist, with outcomes that are consistently reliable and durable. The facelift usually involves incisions in front of and behind the ear. The incisions may extend into the scalp. Once the incisions are made, various degrees of undermining of the skin are performed, and the deeper layers of the face are ‘lifted’. Muscle tightening, as well as liposuction of the neck and jowls may be performed, and excess skin is either removed or repositioned. The results are a reversal of the effects of gravity and tightening of soft tissues of the face to restore a more youthful contour.