Facelift Surgery New Jersey | What is facelift surgery?
A facelift with NJ plastic surgeon Dr. Ganchi is a surgical procedure to correct the changes caused by the natural process of aging. Facial skin can sag because of weight loss, the lifelong effects of gravity, the effects of smoking, sun damage, or a combination of factors. With a successful facelift, the smoothing of your facial skin and supporting tissues can “turn back the clock” making you look and feel years younger.
How can a facelift enhance my appearance?
A facelift can help you look as good as you feel, younger than your age, and restore smoother, more pleasing contours to your face. This is accomplished by:
- Removing loose skin and excess fatty tissue in your neck
- Defining a more youthful chin and jawline
- Softening deep wrinkles
- Accentuating cheekbones
- Repositioning fat to fill in “sunken” areas
- Minimizing skin folds between your nose and the corners of your mouth
Who is a candidate for a facelift in NJ with Dr. Ganchi?
You are an ideal candidate for a facelift surgery in New Jersey with Dr. Ganchi if you are in good health and do not smoke. If you have poor definition of your jawline, loose skin or fatty deposits in your neck, or jowl formation you will have excellent results. If you have strong facial bones and features (e.g., chin and cheekbones), and if you do not have excessive skin damage or premature aging due to sun exposure or smoking, you will most likely have an even better result.
Although a successful facelift can temporarily set back the clock, no cosmetic procedure can permanently prevent the effects of aging. In combination with your facelift, you may select other procedures to achieve the results you desire, e.g., a brow or forehead lift, eyelid surgery, fat injections, chemical peel, dermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing, BOTOX® or soft facial filler injections.
How is facelift surgery performed?
Dr. Ganchi will perform your facelift surgery in his New Jersey clinic after a complete medical examination in advance of planning surgery. Your skin will be evaluated based on thickness, texture, and elasticity along with the severity of the wrinkles. Any damage to your skin from environmental influences will be assessed and perhaps treated before surgery. Most importantly, Dr. Ganchi will evaluate your facial structure and shape. This is a crucial element in facial aging and therefore, rejuvenation.
Generally, Dr. Ganchi performs your facelift with a discreet, well-hidden incision that curves from within the sideburn, down in front of each ear and back behind the ear. The incision is designed to allow you to show off your beautiful results without being worried about or having to hide your scar. Through this incision, we restore a more youthful contour to your lower face and neck and smooth your skin.
Liposuction is usually done for excess fatty tissue in the neck or jowls. After shaping the underlying layers, we remove all excess skin and redrape the skin over your face and neck for a well-rested rejuvenated look.
Where is the facelift surgery performed?
Dr. Ganchi almost always performs your facelift in his New Jersey clinic as an outpatient surgical procedure. Although some of our patients prefer to have general anesthesia, most patients are comfortable under local anesthesia with deep sedation. You will recover quickly after surgery and normally go home the same day. If you are having multiple procedures, you may need to stay overnight. You will need to have a close friend or family member drive you to and from the surgery center and care for you for the first 24-48 hours.
What other procedures may be performed along with a facelift?
- Liposuction is part of a facelift and is used to reshape a more youthful jawline and neck.
- Neck rejuvenation (neck lift) is a crucial part of a facelift and may include repair of visible neck muscle bands, removing excess fat deposits, and smoothing loose skin.
- Fat injection (lipoinjection) is a wonderful, minimally invasive way to restore shape and fullness to areas around the eyes, the cheeks, the temples, and lips.
- Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is often performed to reduce heaviness and loose skin in the upper eyelids. Treatment of the lower eyelids will include filling out the deep creases to eliminate the tired look. This along with fat injection will brighten your eyes and energize your whole face.
Dermabrasion, laser resurfacing and chemical peels may be done to smooth wrinkle lines on the lips, cheeks and forehead.
After facial rejuvenation, maintaining and improving the quality of your skin is very important. Periodic use of microdermabrasion, photorejuvenation, and peels along with daily use of a good skin care regimen are essential to maintaining your result. Skin care is often discussed as part of your surgical plan.
How long does a facelift operation take? Are there any risks?
Depending on the procedures you select, your facelift surgery with Dr. Ganchi may take anywhere from 2 to 8 hours. Dr. Ganchi will consult with you to fully outline any pre-surgical requirements, what procedures we will be performing and what you can expect afterward.
As with any surgery, there are associated risks. We are glad to guide you through this experience with thorough planning and preparation so that you can recover with the best results and few unexpected problems.
What can I expect after my facelift in NJ?
Bruising and swelling are common after a facelift procedure. Each patient is different, but for most, these side effects normally resolve within 2-3 weeks. We remove your bandages after several days and your sutures after 5 or 7 days. Light dressings may be worn by some for even longer as needed. It is extremely important that your newly rejuvenated skin be protected from sun damage after surgery. Avoid sun exposure, wear a broad-brimmed hat, and liberally apply SPF 30 or stronger sunscreen as instructed by your doctor.
How long is facelift recovery?
Very likely, you’ll be able to return to work in about 2 weeks. You should wait 3 weeks or longer before participating in strenuous activity and exercise. You may need special makeup to camouflage any bruising for a short time. Final healing may take up to 3 months and will continue to improve over the next year. We will closely follow your progress to ensure a smooth recovery.
When will I see results after a facelift?
Within a week, you should see a significant improvement. Once the swelling and bruising are gone, you may have minor scars that are hidden by your hair. These too will fade over time. Gradually, your new, younger face will emerge a few weeks after surgery. Most of our patients enjoy the benefits of a facelift for many years. Depending on your age, you may have more than one facelift in your lifetime,
Imagine a more beautiful you.
Facelift surgery in New Jersey is but one of the many procedures Dr. Ganchi offers to revitalize your appearance. Please ask us about other procedures to refresh and renew your natural beauty or click here to see a brief list of procedures we offer.
NOTE: Only a licensed professional with the knowledge and skill required to achieve optimum results should perform facelift surgery. Look for a plastic surgeon who is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and who has completed his training at some of the top plastic surgery institutions.