What is a facelift?
A facelift is a surgical procedure that tightens the skin and the facial tissues to create a younger and healthier appearance. Kansas City Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Chhatre uses what is called a "SMAS Face Lift" to change the position of the skin and underlying muscles. This procedure corrects the sagging skin in the jowl area and corrects skin laxity. The SMAS is the muscle and the connective tissue on the cheek that is responsible for facial expression. This is the area that causes the most sagging in the face.
What is the recovery like following a facelift?
Following the facelift procedure, you will be able to return work in about 10 to 14 days. Dr. Chhatre advises that any demanding or strenuous physical activity be avoided for two weeks. You should avoid lengthy time in the sun after the surgery. Any bruising and swelling will be greatly reduced and will disappear after three weeks.
How do I know if a facelift is right for me?
Sometimes people notice sagging in the face and a sleepy look under their eyes. Facelifts are usually performed on those who notice these signs and wish to correct them. If you have realistic goals about this facial plastic surgery procedure and have sagging skin in your face, then you are a candidate for a facelift. Dr. Chhatre will discuss the procedure and your goals in a confidential facelift consultation. Your facelift procedure will be personalized to your trouble areas and goals.
What age range is typical for a facelift?
Anyone who is healthy can have a facelift at any age. Our average range for facelift surgery is between the ages of 45-70. Dr. Chhatre has performed facelifts on a large range of men and women. You can view facelift patients' before and after photos to see the range of results.
Where is my facelift procedure going to be performed?
Dr. Chhatre has an Ambulatory Surgical Center on-site with state-of-the-art technology. This surgery center is accredited with the State of Missouri and is provided for your convenience, privacy, and comfort. He will perform your facelift in the comfort of this special center where you will receive the best of care.
What should I do if I want more information about a facelift?
Please contact our facial plastic surgery office for a consultation with Dr. Chhatre if you live in the Kansas City area. Dr. Chhatre and his experienced plastic surgery staff will show you around the office and answer all of your facelift questions.