Ideal candidates for facelift are:
- Men and women who are healthy and have realistic expectations.
- Men and women that have saggy skin and loss of muscle tone in the face and neck.
- Men and women with deep creases below the lower eyelids and along the nose extending to the corner of the mouth.
- Men and women with loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw.
- Men and women that have developed facial wrinkles or tired facial appearance.
A facelift procedure will improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck making the person more youthful.
Your Facelift Surgery
Today's facelift is more effective and natural looking than ever before. Every year, about 100,000 Americans or more have facelifts and many of them end up looking as much as five to ten years younger. You can look naturally younger, refreshed, rested and healthy. With today's new surgical techniques and advancements, facelifts now last longer than ever before. Dr. Thao will tighten up not only the skin but the underlying tissue as well. The facelift procedure is done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. You will go home with dressings around your head and neck, which are usually removed in our office the next day. Minimal initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Sutures are removed within 14 days and any bruising and swelling that you experience will decrease within 10-20 days. The final result is evident in 4-6 weeks or sooner with continued improvement for several months.
The goal of a facelift is not to give you a different look, but rather help you look as you used to—it's like turning back the clock! By tightening both the skin and the tissue beneath and adding the fat that has been lost from the aging process it can lessen and eliminate wrinkles, creases and lines, and restore the younger, natural contours of your face.
The “Skin Rejuvenation Treatments” offered by our Skin Care Therapists in our office will beautify your results and keep your skin looking younger and refreshed as well.
Additional cosmetic surgery procedures that may enhance your results include Eyelid Surgery, Forehead/Brow Lift, Restylane, or Autologous Fat Transfer to the Forehead, Cheeks, Lips and the Peri-oral area, Botox, FOTO facials (photorejuvenation), Chemical Peels or Laser Skin Rejuvenation .
Your Free Cosmetic Consultation - Facelift
We invite you to schedule a private consultation with Dr. David Thao, one of Minnesota's top board certified plastic surgeon, to explore your facelift procedure. Dr. Thao has been named BEST PLASTIC SURGEON by Readers' Choice, TOP DOCTOR by Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, BEST DOCTOR FOR WOMEN and BEST MINNESOTA DOCTOR by Minnesota Monthly.
During the facelift consultation all aspects of your proposed surgery will be discussed including preparation, relative risks, recovery, range of fees, and financing options. Woodbury Plastic Surgery in Minnesota is committed to caring for the whole person by educating, nurturing and comforting our patients in a safe, professional environment.