As you get older, the muscles around your face become looser and the skin becomes less elastic, leading to folds and wrinkles. A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is ideal for those who want to maintain their looks or help them look younger by removing wrinkles and reducing the signs of aging, sagging or exposure to the sun.
A facelift can help you regain a more youthful appearance by lifting jowls and cheeks, reducing loose skin and muscles in your face, and enhancing your best facial features to gain a more youthful look.
Dr. Georgopoulos is a leader in the field of facelift surgery and techniques, particularly stem cell procedures that do not require surgery. He will consult thoroughly with you on how to prepare for the procedure. He will explain the risks, benefits and any alternatives to the procedure, helping you to be informed so you can give your consent for the procedure.
A surgical facelift sometimes requires an overnight stay and is usually done with general anesthetic. You may be required to fast beforehand, and it’s important to follow the doctor’s advice in this matter.
Different facelift techniques may be used, and the length of the procedure will depend on this.
Stem Cell Facelift
A stem cell facelift is a revolutionary development that allows fat containing stem cells from your own body to be transplanted to the facial area. This procedure restores youthful looks and tightens the skin around the face. The procedure encourages the transplanted stem cells to be activated in the facial area, and because the fat used is from your own body, the chances of rejection or allergic reaction are minimal.
The procedure takes about one hour to complete and avoids the need for a hospital visit. The results are long-lasting and result in a naturally contoured face. A stem cell facelift can also reduce the need for further treatments in the future.
Dr. Georgopoulos is an expert in this area and would be happy to discuss the procedure fully with you once you make an appointment.
A standard facelift tightens the skin on your face and neck from your eyes and ears downwards. Dr. Georgopoulos makes an incision in your hairline, down past the front of your ears and then up into the hairline again behind your ears. With this procedure, the skin is carefully separated from the underlying tissues. The doctor will then remove or reposition excess fat, tightening the muscles or surrounding tissues in your face and then pulling back the skin. The incisions are closed with stitches.
A forehead lift reduces the frown lines on your forehead and the lines between the eyebrows. The procedure is carried by making short incisions behind your hairline.
The excess fat and skin is removed and the cuts closed with stitches.
After Your Facelift
You will need to rest until the effects of the anaesthetic have passed. You may need pain relief to help with any discomfort as the anaesthetic wears off. You will usually need to stay in hospital overnight, and you will need someone to take you home.
Staff at the Geoplasty Center will provide you with all the information you need to ensure a full and complete recovery.
Facelift surgery can result in a number of side effects. These are usually temporary and Dr. Georgopoulos will advise you on the steps to take to ensure that the effects are minimal and do not last long. The effects can include some pain and bruising that can last for some weeks. There can be numbness that can last for a few weeks or months, and there may well be scarring that will fade over time but will not completely disappear.
Facelifts at the Geoplasty Center
The Geoplasty Center offers the best in modern techniques to provide the treatment that will deliver a youthful and natural look for you. No two people are the same and everyone’s requirements differ. Dr. Georgopoulos will consult thoroughly with you on all options, delivering excellent results tailored for your specific needs.