Facelift Surgery in Seattle Washington
The aging process encompasses the effects of gravity, sun exposure and the stresses of daily life begin to show on a persons face as they age. Creases form between the nose and the mouth, jowls begin to form, and neck muscles loosen becoming prominent and form what are called “bands”. Fatty deposits can also appear in the neck which also becomes more prominent as the aging process progresses.
Face and Neck Lifts Can Restore Years To an Aging Face
Rhytidectomy (facelift surgery) will not stop the aging process; however, it can tighten loose facial and neck muscle structure, remove fat in the neck and tighten loose facial and neck skin; which in turn create a more youthful appearance.
Dr. Portuese, a board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon in Seattle Washington can perform a facelift by itself or in conjunction with other facial procedures, such as Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) or Rhinoplasty (nose) surgery. An excellent candidate is an adult in good health who has facial & neck laxity, and/or jowls have begun to show signs of aging.
The average age of a patient having a facelift ranges between 55 to 65, but occasionally we will see patients well into their seventies.
Typically, a facelift will last about three hours with additional time allowed for recovery. A facelift is performed under a general anesthetic.
Facial surgery can be done by itself or in conjunction with other facial procedures, such as blepharoplasty (eyelid) or rhinoplasty (nose) surgery. For a facelift in Seattle Washington contact Dr. William Portuese at 206-624-6200.