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A facelift in Baton Rouge is a popular method of reducing the visibility of the effects of aging on the face and neck. As we get older, our skin starts to lose its elasticity, becoming loose and droopy. It starts with fine lines at the corners of our eyes and mouth. Gradually, the wrinkles get deeper and our facial skin sags. The facelift corrects these issues.

What Is a Facelift?

A facelift, also called a rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that decreases facial aging signs. The treatment may include a number of techniques like removing excess skin and lifting the underlying tissues.

Overall, a facelift helps the patient achieve a more youthful appearance. Like most other cosmetic procedures, the aim of a facelift is aesthetic improvement, and an ideal treatment will give the patient their desired look.

An ideal candidate has loose skin as a result of the natural decline in skin elasticity that accompanies the aging process. Facelifts are usually preferred by older individuals whose faces show more visible signs of aging.

Benefits of a Facelift

A facelift can help patients in a number of ways:

  • It elevates sagging cheeks for a more contoured look.
  • The procedure defines the jawline by getting rid of jowls.
  • Wrinkles and fine lines are completely smoothed away.
  • It lifts the skin and also tightens it, giving a defined look to the face and the neck.

Your Consultation

During a consultation, Dr. Andrew Freel will examine your facial skin and listen to your expectations from the procedure. After an examination, the doctor provides his insight and shares the techniques that will give you the results you’re looking for.

Make sure you discuss all the important details regarding the procedure with Dr. Freel. This will help you understand how it works and what you can expect during recovery.

Should You Consider a Mini Facelift?

The mini facelift is a variation on the traditional facelift method that is becoming quite popular. This technique is less invasive than a traditional facelift, since the incisions are shorter, and it makes subtler aesthetic changes. It is often ideal for patients who are younger and are beginning to notice minor or moderate signs of aging.

Overall, the advantages of a mini facelift over the traditional facelift include no general anesthesia (only local with sedation), a speedier recovery, and typically a lower price. Be sure to discuss this option with Dr. Freel during your consultation.

What to Expect During the Surgery

A traditional facelift starts with administration of general anesthesia. This provides complete patient comfort and helps avoid any pain for the duration of the surgery.

Incisions are then made in the hairline around the ears. The tissues are lifted and tightened, and remaining skin is trimmed away. Finally, incisions are closed with stitches.

Recovering from the Facelift

While recovering, make sure you follow all the post-surgical care directions for best results. Dr. Freel might instruct you to forego some medications or give you a few products to apply to the skin in order to help your skin heal faster. Taking time off from work will be necessary.

Keep your head elevated for a time to aid in reduction of bruising and swelling. Cold compresses can also aid in this process. You will be able to see your full results once all facial swelling subsides.

Facelift Cost

The total time required to perform the facelift surgery will affect its overall cost. Additionally, the anesthesia used will impact cost, as will the techniques used.

Learn More Today

To find out more about a facelift in Baton Rouge, contact us and set up an informative consultation with Dr. Andrew Freel. Dr. Freel will be happy to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.