Rediscover the Youthful Face You Remember
Time takes its toll on us all—bringing on lines, wrinkles, and unsightly sagging of the skin. And although we diligently apply our sunscreen and moisturizers, sometimes the clock stubbornly persists in inching forward, displaying those telltale signs of aging that we just can’t hide. If you’re distressed about wrinkles, sagging skin, or other signs of facial aging, a surgical face lift may be just what you need to rediscover that youthful face that feels like your true self.
If you’re troubled by the aging reflection in your mirror, a consultation at Plastic Surgery of Tuscaloosa can help you decide if a face lift procedure is right for you. Our aesthetic surgical center is located in the North River area of Tuscaloosa, where we provide a refined, sophisticated, and discrete environment. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ross Bunch, MD will listen carefully to your aesthetic needs and develop a treatment plan to achieve your desired goals while maintaining a focus on your comfort and safety.
A face lift procedure may be a good option for you if you’re concerned about:
- Wrinkles and creases around the eyes (crow’s feet)
- Deep wrinkles along the sides of the nose or mouth
- Sagging skin in the mid-face region
Although a face lift can’t change your appearance entirely, it can tighten up loose, sagging, or wrinkled skin that comes with depleted skin elasticity as we age—resulting in a refreshed, more youthful appearance.
What to Expect From a Face Lift
Face lifts may be accompanied by a range of other procedures, including brow lifts, eyelid lifts, and fat transfers. During a private consultation, Dr. Bunch will present you with a series of options best suited to attaining your desired aesthetic goals. Every face lift is different, and the exact procedures involved can only be determined after you have decided on a complete treatment plan with your surgeon.
Face lifts are major surgery, and will typically be performed under general or IV anesthesia. Depending on the face lift treatment plan you’ve selected, an incision may be made along the temples behind the hairline, or just around the contour of the ear. In order to tighten the skin of the neck, another incision may be made behind the ear, ending around the lower scalp. The incisions are kept as small as possible, and we make every attempt to place them where they won’t cause long-term visible scarring.
Today’s modern face lift techniques focus on manipulating the facial tissue at a structural level, ensuring natural-looking results that avoid the tight, “wind-swept” look that used to be all-to-common after face lift surgery. After making the incisions, Dr. Bunch will carefully position and contour your facial fat and muscle to achieve the aesthetic results desired, trimming away any excess skin that remains as a result of smoothing away lines, wrinkles, and sagging areas. The skin will be positioned into place and fastened with sutures that are typically hidden behind the hairline or obscured by the natural contours of the ears and neck.
During the recovery period after surgery, most patients experience some bruising and discoloration. Surgical drains may also have been installed to help with the swelling and drainage of fluids, and those will be removed as your recovery progresses. Recovery time will vary greatly depending on the extent of the procedures involved, with most patients able to return to work within approximately two weeks. A few weeks of rest and conscientious care for your surgical site will have you seeing a beautiful, healthy, and youthful reflection in the mirror once again!
Contact Plastic Surgery of Tuscaloosa
At Plastic Surgery of Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa, AL, Dr. Ross Bunch and his professional, caring staff stand out among local surgical practices for their dedication to the most advanced cosmetic and reconstructive procedures in the industry. We are well-established in the community and have built a reputation for high quality patient care and excellent customer service. Dr. Bunch is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training and experience in microsurgery, facial and rhinoplasty surgeries, and endoscopic surgical techniques, and brings a specialized skill and artistry to every procedure he performs. Our mission is to restore form, function, and beauty to all aspects of your body so you look as gorgeous on the outside as you feel on the inside!
If you are interested in learning more about facial rejuvenation with a surgical face lift procedure, please contact our office at 205-349-0049. We look forward to speaking with you and to scheduling your consultation with Dr. Bunch!