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Restore your youthful appearance

The natural aging process and exposure to environmental elements can cause your face and neck to sag and wrinkle. A well-done facelift with Dr. Lewis can improve many of these effects and restore your youthful appearance.

What is a Facelift?

A facelift, also referred to as rhytidectomy, is a highly sought-after cosmetic surgical procedure aimed at reversing the visible signs of aging and environmental damage that manifest on the face and neck over time. Through the meticulous lifting and repositioning of the skin and underlying tissues, a facelift effectively rejuvenates and restores a more youthful appearance, enhancing and accentuating the face's natural contours. This comprehensive procedure is tailored to address various concerns related to facial aging, such as sagging skin, deep creases, and loss of definition, ultimately resulting in a revitalized and refreshed facial aesthetic.

What can a facelift do for you?

  • Enhance the overall appearance of your face and jawline
  • Tighten lax underlying facial muscles
  • Remove pockets of fat and excess skin on the face and neck
  • Smooth skin that is damaged due to age, stress, sun and other elements
  • Restore youthful facial contours
  • Improve creases, a loss of skin tone, sagging tissue and other telltale signs of facial aging

What are the benefits of facelift?

A facelift offers a range of benefits aimed at restoring a youthful appearance and enhancing facial contours. This procedure:

  • Restores a youthful appearance
  • Tightens facial muscles
  • Removes excess skin and fat
  • Smooths damaged skin
  • Improves facial contours
  • Reduces creases, wrinkles, and sagging

Who is a candidate for a facelift?

Most patients who have facelift surgery are between 40 and 70 years of age. With that said, younger and older patients can benefit from the procedure as well. We’ve found the Ideal candidates for this procedure are typically:

  • Individuals with sagging skin, deep creases, and wrinkles
  • Those with good bone structure and skin elasticity
  • Candidates in good general health
  • Non-smokers or willing to quit smoking before and after the procedure
  • Individuals with realistic expectations about the outcomes of the facelift
  • Those who have discussed their concerns and goals with a qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Matthew Lewis

Facial Aging:

With time, the soft tissues of the face (SMAS layer) begin to migrate downward off of their youthful position on the cheek bones making the lower eyelids appear longer and leaving a depression between the cheek fat and cheek bone while also creating fullness at the jawline (jowels) and deepening the nasolabial folds (creases that extend from the corners of your nose to the corners of your mouth). Additionally, the skin becomes less elastic and begins to droop and wrinkle. These are the telltale signs of facial aging.

FAQ: How do I know if I'm "ready" for a facelift?

The short answer: you’ll just know.

There’s no magic age or number of wrinkles that can say definitively that you’re ready for a facelift. You will be ready once you look in the mirror and believe that you look older than you feel.

Facelift FAQ

Can a facelift change the appearance of your earlobes?

A facelift can change the appearance of the earlobes, but this is typically discussed and addressed during the consultation with your surgeon.

Is hair loss a potential side effect of a facelift?

Hair loss is not a common side effect of a facelift, as the procedure focuses on the lower half of the face and neck.

What are the potential risks associated with a facelift?

Risks of a facelift include infection, scarring, and temporary numbness, but these are minimized with a skilled surgeon.

How long does it take to heal from a facelift procedure?

The initial healing process usually takes about 10-14 days, with full recovery and final results appearing within a few months.

SMAS: A comprehensive facelift approach that yields natural results

The superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) facelift is the most comprehensive facelift technique available today. It involves elevating and tightening your underlying musculature to improve your facial contours where it matters most.

Combining the tightening of your muscles with the removal of excess skin creates ideal aesthetic outcomes. The results are much more natural-looking than those of traditional facelifts that simply tighten and pull aging skin taut.

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A well-done facelift with Dr. Lewis can turn back the hands of time. Contact our Portland office today to schedule an appointment and begin planning for your procedure.

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407 NW 17TH AVE, STE 2Portland, OR 97209

Matthew Lewis,MD

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