Facial rejuvenation procedures have evolved tremendously in the last 10 years. Dr. de Ramon custom designs your facelift procedure based on your anatomy, your state of health, your concerns, and your time available for recovery. He considers the latest advancements and techniques combined with those procedures that have stood the test of time and are known to achieve lasting results. Procedures including full face lift, mini-face lift, S-lift, mid-face lift, neck lift, brow lift, eyelid tuck, collagen induction therapy, chemical peels, laser destruction of facial spider veins, laser destruction of red or brown blemishes, photofacials, and dermabrasion can be combined, used individually, or sequenced to provide true natural appearing rejuvenation.
As people age, the effects of gravity, sun exposure and other stresses can show up on the face as wrinkles and loose and sagging skin. A facelift allows patients to "reverse time" by improving most visible signs of an aging face. A facelift removes excess skin and fat, tightens underlying muscles and redrapes the skin of the face and neck.
A facelift can make men and women look younger and fresher and it may increase self-confidence. However, it does not totally change your look or restore the health and vitality of youth. Most patients who receive facelifts that live in the Harrisburg and Central PA area are in their forties to sixties, although facelifts can be done on seventy and eighty year olds.
There are many things to consider prior to having a facelift.
During the consultation, Dr. de Ramon reviews your medical history, discusses your concerns and goals and will do a physical exam. There is opportunity for questions and an explanation of the procedure(s). A second consult is recommended for final questions and to develop the final surgical plan. Insurance does not cover a facelift since it is considered a cosmetic procedure. Patients normally stay in the hospital overnight after a facelift. Facelift surgery is normally done as an outpatient at either PinnacleHealth Harrisburg area hospitals or at the Cumberland Surgery Center in Mechanicsburg. Patients should plan on spending one or two weeks recovering and will have bruising and swelling post-operatively for about two weeks. Full recovery should take about 4-6 weeks. Although the surgery and recovery can be difficult, most patients are very pleased with the final results of their facelift.
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