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By Wake Forest Facial Plastic Surgery
November 17, 2017
Category: Procedures
Tags: facelift  

What your facial plastic surgeons in Winston-Salem and Clemmons, NC want you to knowfacelift

As you get older, you may be noticing some changes in the contours of your face. Maybe your jawline isn’t as firm as it once was. Maybe your forehead is beginning to sag, making you look like you are frowning most of the time. No matter which signs of aging bother you, there is a procedure that can help. You need to discover the benefits of a facelift!

Your facial plastic surgeons at Wake Forest Baptist Health Facial Plastic Surgery Dr. Jordan L. Wallin and Dr. Brian W. Downs want to share the facts about how a facelift can help you. They have two convenient office locations in Wake Forest, and Clemmons, North Carolina to serve your needs.

A facelift can help you look much younger because the procedure can:

  • Eliminate lines and wrinkles
  • Firm up sagging skin around your face

The facelift is often combined with other cosmetic procedures like these:

  • A brow lift, to firm the forehead area and raise the eyebrows, giving you a younger, less frowning look
  • Eyelid surgery, to remove fatty deposits around the eyes and open up droopy eyelids due to aging or medical conditions like ptosis
  • Neck lift, to eliminate sagging skin and a droopy neckline

Your facial plastic surgeons in Wake Forest perform the facelift procedure using local anesthetic and sedation. A facelift involves removing excess skin from around your ears, and up to your scalp. Liposuction is often used at the same time to remove excess fat under your chin and neck. Your skin is lifted and tightened and then incisions are closed with sutures.

The procedure takes between three and four hours and is performed on an outpatient basis. You should plan on taking at least two weeks off after a facelift and avoid bending or lifting heavy objects for two to three weeks. You will notice the greatest benefit six months after surgery.

If you want to look younger, you should consider a facelift. The results are dramatic and you will look fantastic! For more information about a facelift and other cosmetic procedures call Wake Forest Baptist Health Facial Plastic Surgery with offices in Wake Forest, and Clemmons, North Carolina. Call today!

By Wake Forest Facial Plastic Surgery
September 23, 2016
Category: Procedures
Tags: facelift  

The face changes naturally as we age due to a variety of influences: genes, stress levels, and the environment. Fat becomes less evenly faceliftdistributed and begins to sink down in places, while the skin sags more due to the loss of collagen--the substance that gives skin its elasticity. While this process is natural and inevitable, you may choose to take advantage of a popular cosmetic surgery to reverse some of these effects. A facelift from your Clemmons, NC facial plastic surgeons Dr. Jordan Wallin and Dr. Brian Downs at Wake Forest Baptist Health can help rejuvenate your appearance.

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is the most thorough method of reducing wrinkles and sagging skin. It helps tighten the skin, reducing the appearance of:

  • Deep wrinkles below the eyes
  • Drooping of skin below the jawline
  • Excess fat below the chin
  • Deep creases between the nose and corners of the mouth
  • Sagging skin in the middle of the face

What's Involved In a Facelift Procedure?

A facelift is a surgical procedure. It treats areas that cannot be improved through other means, opening up your options for restoring that youthful appearance.

When you go in for your facelift, your facial plastic surgeon will:

  1. Administer general anesthesia or an IV sedative
  2. Make an incision around the hairline and in front of the ear
  3. Lift the skin upwards, possibly removing any excess bits of skin or fat
  4. Suture the skin in its new position

A facelift may also be performed along with other procedures, such as a neck lift, brow lift or eyelid surgery, to better treat your most problematic areas.

After your facelift, you can expect to spend about 2 weeks taking it easy as your skin heals. Every case is different, and your surgeon will advise you about how best to care for your incision and your skin during the recovery period.

Facelift in Clemmons

A facelift can’t stop the aging process, but it does take years off your face to give you a more energized appearance. It helps reduce anxiety related to the aging process and allows you to feel more confident in your professional and social life. Visit Wake Forest Facial Plastic Surgery for more information about this procedure. For facelifts in Clemmons, NC, request your appointment online or call (336) 716-4000 now.

By Wake Forest Facial Plastic Surgery
April 29, 2016
Category: Procedures
Tags: facelift  

Learn about facelifts and what they could do for you from your Clemmons facial plastic surgeon.

Looking young has never been so important as it has become in recent years. As we age, the elements in our skin which make it firm faceliftand taut, such as elastin and collagen, begin to break down. Skin begins to sag and wrinkles begin to form. However, a facelift can tighten the skin, rejuvenating your appearance and giving you a younger appearance in just one procedure.

What is a facelift procedure? 
A facelift, known medically as a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to tighten the facial skin and remove unwanted wrinkles or folds in the face. The sagging, excess skin is pulled taught to tighten it, eliminating wrinkles and folds. The best candidates for facelift surgery are from 40 to 70 years old, with some elasticity left in the skin. You should be in good general health and have realistic expectations for the outcome of your procedure. While a facelift is not the fountain of youth, it does provide a rejuvenated, refreshed and younger appearance.

What can I expect during the procedure? 
Before the procedure, you will have a consultation with your Clemmons surgeon to go over expectations, what will happen during the surgery and what recovery will be like. Before your surgery, prepare ice packs, gauze, clean towels and anything else you will need during recovery. During surgery, your surgeon makes incisions along the hairline and under the chin. Your surgeon can manipulate the underlying muscle and tissue through these incisions. The procedure takes about two to six hours and recovery lasts about two to three weeks. Bruising and swelling are normal and the first few days of recovery are the hardest.

How can my surgeon help? 
Your facial surgeon can provide you with all of the information you will need on facelifts, the procedure itself, reasonable expectations and questions about recovery. Your initial consultation is your time to ask any questions and address any concerns you may have. Consult with your surgeon to determine if a facelift is the best cosmetic surgery procedure for you.

For more information on facelift surgery, please contact Dr. Jordan Wallin and Dr. Brian Downs at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Clemmons, NC. Call (336) 716-4000 to schedule your consultation for a facelift today!