Facelift (Rhytidectomy) – Las Vegas, NV

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About Facelifts

Normal aging accelerated by sun damage, stress, gravity, lifestyle, weight loss, and other factors can cause facial skin to sag and facial volume to be lost. Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Frank L. Stile understands that these changes may be gradual and can make you look older than you actually are. A facelift or rhytidectomy is a cosmetic surgical procedure that rejuvenates the face and is designed to diminish the visible signs of an aging face and neck. As aging progresses, wrinkles of the face and neck become more prominent, jowls form, nasolabial folds (smile lines) deepen and marionette lines appear.

Although a facelift doesn’t stop the aging process, it does turn back the hands of time by correcting the most visible signs of aging. This is accomplished by tightening deeper structures, re-draping, and excising the redundant skin of the face and neck. Removing, repositioning, and sometimes grafting select areas of facial fat will help to optimize your results. Call our Las, Vegas, NV, practice today to schedule a consult. Our staff at Stile Aesthetics looks forward to meeting with you. 

Ideal Candidates

The best candidates for facelift surgery:

  • Have aged skin with lines, wrinkles, or sagging skin
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Desire a long-term, natural-looking solution

What to Expect

Facelift surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure at an accredited surgical facility where the patient is under general anesthesia. With carefully-placed incisions behind the ear and around the hairline, extraneous tissue, skin, and fat are removed from the face. The underlying tissue and muscles are tightened to create long-term results. The skin is repositioned and re-draped tighter for a smooth, natural appearance. Facelift surgery typically takes around 4 hours to complete.

Anticipated Results

After a facelift, a dressing will be placed over the surgical site and it will be replaced during the initial follow-up visit. It’s normal to experience pain and discomfort, which can be alleviated with medication prescribed by the surgeon. There should also be an expectation of swelling and bruising up to 2 weeks after surgery. After about 2 weeks, most patients can resume normal activities like going back to work and working out. After about 3 weeks, patients are able to notice the dramatic and natural results of the surgery. While facelifts offer long-term solutions, just like any other surgery, the effects are not permanent since the face will continue to naturally age. However, a patient will still look younger compared to if he or she had never had the surgery.

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A facelift with Dr. Stile can address all the tell-tale signs of aging, such as lines, wrinkles, and saggy skin. Not only will you look years younger, but you’ll feel better about yourself. Give our office a call today to inquire about a facelift.

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