Looking young and vital usually begins with your face. Over the years, factors like sun exposure, stress, and gravity can cause your cheeks and jaw line to sag, making you look older than you feel. A face lift helps Philadelphia and New Jersey residents reverse many signs of aging to help them restore the look that matches with the energetic way they feel.
Why Us for Your Facial Plastic Surgery
- A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sorokin has the training to help you feel better about the face you see in the mirror.
- Dr. Sorokin has performed hundreds of facial plastic surgery procedures including facelifts, rhinoplasty and eyelid surgery.
- Our patients appreciate Dr. Sorokin's artistic eye and the natural-looking results he achieves.
- Dr. Sorokin and his staff are committed to your safety, comfort and satisfying results.
Reasons for Considering a Facelift
The majority of the people who visit us for a facelift from Philadelphia and New Jersey are in their 40s or beyond, although this procedure is an option any time signs of aging begin to appear. There are a wide variety of reasons why a facelift may be a great choice for you, such as:
- Rejuvenating sagging skin and facial muscles
- Removing excess skin and fat on the face and neck
- Lifting a sagging jaw line
- Minimizing crease lines along the nose, mouth, and chin
If lines are wrinkles are your main concern, Dr. Sorokin might suggest a Medical Spa services like BOTOX® Cosmetic or an injectable filler. He can also combine facelift surgery with other facial procedures such as a eyelid surgery or rhinoplasty (nose surgery) for a more comprehensive facial renewal.
The Facelift Procedure
Dr. Sorokin begins most facelifts by making small incisions just inside the hairline, following the contour in front of the ear, and continuing under the earlobe to the backside of the ear and the lower scalp. Tissue and fat deposits are separated, the skin is stretched and tightened, and any excess skin is removed. If the neck line requires attention, Dr. Sorokin makes an additional incision under the chin and similar techniques are used to firm this skin. He may also use Smartlipo™ in New Jersey to remove unwanted fat deposits. Minuscule stitches are used to close the incisions and reduce the chance of scarring. In some cases, Dr. Sorokin inserts metal clips or staples along the hairline.
A facelift is an intricate procedure that may take several hours or longer depending on whether other cosmetic procedures are completed at the same time. Dr. Sorokin will discuss the various facelift techniques with you during your consultation to determine which one is most suitable for you.
Recovery Following Facelift Surgery
Immediately after surgery, Dr. Sorokin will fit your face with bandages in order to decrease recovery time and reduce swelling. Dr. Sorokin instructs his facelift patients to get plenty of rest and limit their movement for at least a few days following the procedure. In almost all cases, the discomfort you feel will be well-controlled with over-the-counter medication.
Stitches, clips, or staples that have been inserted normally are removed within a week. You will notice a fair amount of swelling and bruising after the surgery, but this usually subsides in 7 to 14 days, and around this time you should be able to return to work. Usually the full, dramatic results of a facelift may not be seen until all swelling has subsided and the facial skin has adjusted to its new position. It takes most patients between 2 to 3 months to heal completely, though in the meantime they still look very presentable and have an improved appearance.