Dr. Lemckert, Facial Cosmetic Surgeon, talks shop with us.
With a wealth of experience in facial cosmetic surgery, laser and injectable artistry, Dr. Lemckert, Facial Cosmetic Surgeon, offers Dundas, Hamilton, Burlington, Ancaster, Flamborough, Brantford and Waterdown residents a wealth of knowledge and skill to address their anti-aging concerns. In this blog post, he shares his insights into the rejuvenating facial cosmetic surgery–the facelift.
All about facelift surgery.
Facelift surgery, or in medical terms Rhytidectomy, is a surgery many contemplate every morning when they look in the mirror. Specifically when the skin has lost its tightness, and we notice heaviness of the jawline characterized by irregularity in the facial contours that result in the formation of jowls. In these moments, we wonder, when exactly did our face drop? If you find yourself lamenting the loss of the nice, clean, defined jawline of your youth, you’re not alone!
Most of us would like to do something about the changes we see. We still feel young and vital, but what we see reflected in the mirror does not match how we feel. We start researching surgical options only to be confronted with a variety of offerings: Short Scar facelift, Weekend lifts, MACS lift, Deep Plane face lift, etc. With our reading, we also find reports of complications that scare us. Eventually we give up on the idea of surgery because it all becomes too confusing and horrifying. This is an unfortunate circumstance, as it deters people from realizing the positive changes in their appearance that can be achieved with a facelift.
The truth about facelift surgery.
Facelift surgery is highly successful and generally without complications. When a complication occurs, most times it is minor. It’s similar to stepping out the door of your house or crossing the street. Something bad could happen but it is certainly not likely. You are more likely to slip on the curb and sprain your ankle crossing the street than you are to be hit by a car.
Regarding all the different available techniques, I advise people to not stress over this. The most important thing is to find a surgeon you are comfortable with and trust; they will create an ideal plan for your unique needs and will take the time to explain the techniques they plan to use and why.
What about surgical scars?
Despite the wide range of available techniques, the placement of the surgical incisions are essentially variations of the same basic design. Most incisions are made around the ear, hairline or extend into the hair so that they are well hidden and practically invisible. No matter the technique the SMAS (superficial muscular aponeurotic system) layer—a deep fascial layer in the face to which the skin is attached, will be tightened to sustain the longevity of the result.
The recovery is quicker and less painful than most people expect. Generally, sutures can start to be removed one week following surgery, and are completely removed by two weeks. There may be some bruising, but usually this is minor and mostly resolved after one week. In fact with an average facelift at around a week most people are comfortable appearing in public again as they have recovered sufficiently, and may need only a bit of makeup to conceal any traces of their surgery.
The next step in your rejuvenation journey.
With exceptional care and support, facial cosmetic surgery is not as intimidating as you may think! If you have been holding off on researching your surgical options, I welcome you to book a consultation with me at Cutis; I would be happy to review in greater depth how facelift surgery can take years off your appearance.
To arrange a surgical consultation with Dr. Lemckert, Facial Cosmetic Surgeon, contact us today.
DISCLAIMER: Individual outcomes, results and number of treatments recommended may vary based on individual patient needs, medical history, and circumstances. Cutis Cosmetic & Laser Centre cannot guarantee exact or permanent results or cures.