There are many treatments to help treat signs of aging on the face. There is Botox, fillers, neck lift, and many others. If you want to completely rejuvenate the look of your face with just one procedure, then you should consider getting a facelift. At his Grand Rapids office, Dr. Iacobucci takes extensive time getting to know each of his patients personally to give them their best facelift results.
What is a Facelift?
Facelifts are the most comprehensive method for completely treating aging signs on the face. This procedure improves wrinkles, sagging skin, jowls, and more. The facelift procedure involves removing excess skin and tightening the underlying facial structure and muscles. This amazing procedure has proven to make patients look up to a decade younger. Although it does not stop the natural aging process, it can help you to continue looking younger for longer.
How is Facelift Done?
The facelift procedure is done on an outpatient basis. Generally, this surgery is done using local anesthesia with sedation. Dr. Iacobucci will make incisions at the hairline, around the ears, and ending at the scalp. The skin is then gently lifted. Any excess skin and fat deposits will be removed. Then he will tighten the loose muscles and tissue around the face. After this, the incisions will be closed. This type of procedure takes about five hours to complete. It is important to go to a surgeon who is specially trained in the face so that you get the most natural-appearing results. Dr. Iacobucci is a member of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons so he understands the underlying structures of the face very well.
Recovery from a Facelift
Once your surgery is over your head will be bandaged to help with swelling. Your stitches will be removed within a week. Then a support dressing will be worn for up to two weeks. It is normal to experience swelling, bruising, and numbness, this all should subside with time. During the healing period, it is important to keep your head elevated. It is important to avoid heavy lifting and bending over for three weeks following the procedure. Dr. Iacobucci will let you know when you are able to return to work and all daily activities.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Facelift?
If you have severe wrinkles, sagging skin, and jowls then a facelift can help to improve these looks and make you look years younger. It is important to be in general good health and a nonsmoker before undergoing this surgery to reduce the risk of complications. Dr. Iacobucci will examine your face and tissue as well as your medical history to make sure you are a viable candidate. It is important to be realistic about the results you can achieve from the facelift procedure.
Meet with Dr. Iacobucci
If you are interested in getting a facelift and would like to know more than making an appointment with Dr. Iacobucci. At Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Grand Rapids, we treat patients from Grand Rapids, Cascade, Ada, Rockford, and all surrounding communities. To schedule an appointment, call the office today.