Worried that your face droops a bit more than you’d like it to? Concerned with wrinkles or crow’s feet that add years to your appearance? A facelift by Dr. Ralston might be just what you’re looking for.

WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?

Men and women concerned with sagging facial skin or excess wrinkles/frown lines. Facelifts can benefit anyone looking to dial back the clock and make their face look younger and more youthful than it has for decades.

THE PROCEDURE

Under local anesthesia and a sedative, an incision will be made tear the temple and up to the hairline. The incision curves around the earlobe and ends at the hairline on the back of the head. The skin is then separated from the tissue underneath. At this point, some fat beneath the skin may be removed and the deeper tissue, also called the superficial musculoaponeurotic system or SMAS, is tightened with sutures. After the skin is placed back over the tissue, the doctor trims excess skin to give face a smooth, firm appearance.

RECOVERY

A relatively simple procedure, facelifts are performed under anesthesia to minimize pain and discomfort. After the procedure has been completed, the affected areas may feel sensitive or swollen. The discomfort should last for only a few days, during which you may experience some minor bruising or additional swelling.

RESULTS & BENEFITS

A facelift will help tighten the muscles and skin all over your face, thus making you look substantially younger, healthier, and more alert. Such a procedure can help turn back the clock and make you look and feel like you did decades ago.