Dr. Shermak has helped many Baltimore Facelift patients. Please read more about what to expect from the procedure below.
What is a Facelift?
Growing older does not mean you have to look old! A facelift is designed to tighten sagging skin of the face and neck; firm up muscle support; smooth creases around the eyes, nose and mouth; remove excess fat in the neck; erase bands in the neck; and improve the jawline. The approach to facelift depends on individual presentation, but in general incisions are strategically placed in the natural creases of the hairline, under the chin, and around the ear. The objective is a refreshed, rejuvenated appearance that looks natural, not different. While there are many new, less invasive treatments out there, Facelift is still the gold standard in facial rejuvenation, a comprehensive approach in one encounter.
Who is a good candidate for Facelift?
Good candidates for Facelift are men and women in good health who have deflation and wrinkles of the face, lax and/or irregular skin texture, and poorly defined neck and jawline. This procedure may be combined with Brow Lift, Blepharoplasty, Facial Fat Grafting, Neck Liposuction or Injectibles to rejuvenate the entire face and neck. During the initial consultation you will discuss with Dr. Shermak what you would like to improve so she can understand your expectations and determine how to best achieve your desired result.
What is the recovery like for Facelift?
Surgery tends to be performed as an outpatient. You may experience temporary swelling, numbness, and bruising that respond well to head elevation, ice packs and Arnica Montana herbal supplementation. You will be seen in the office within 1 to 3 days to have dressings removed. Stitches are removed 7 to 10 days after surgery. Makeup may be applied by 2 weeks after surgery. Most resume regular activities and return to work within 2 weeks, and swelling may take up to a month to resolve.
The way you look and feel directly affects your self-confidence. In addition to treating Baltimore Facelift patients, Dr. Shermak takes care of many Baltimore Blepharoplasty, Brow Lift and Facial Fat Grafting and Neck Liposuction patients. Please visit these pages to learn more about the other facial enhancement procedures offered.
We invite you to call Dr. Shermak’s Baltimore plastic surgery office at 410-616-3000 to schedule your personal, complimentary consultation today.