Rejuvenate and Renew Facial Features with a Face Lift
Dr. John F. Zavell in Toledo, OH, understands that patients may feel apprehensive about undergoing a full face lift because they are afraid that their face may look tight, pulled, or unrecognizable. Dr. Zavell provides a personalized touch combined with decades of surgical experience to help you achieve natural-looking results. Dr. Zavell believes that a full face lift should provide patients with a healthier, more rejuvenated appearance.
What Is a Face Lift?
A face lift addresses signs of aging in the jawline, midface, and brow to treat a variety of issues at once and consolidate your recovery time. A face lift can dramatically reduce the appearance of wrinkles, sagging skin, and fat deposits in the face that can make you look old or tired. Full face lifts are a popular facial cosmetic procedure among both men and women who want to reverse the effects of aging and stress. Depending on your specific concerns, Dr. Zavell can perform a lower, mid-face, or full face lift.
Face Lift vs. Fillers
If you are worried about facial wrinkles, you may have considered dermal fillers as a treatment option. Although fillers are a popular method of treating wrinkles, a full face lift is a more extensive and permanent solution. Fillers only address volume loss, and cannot provide the long-lasting, structural enhancements that a full face lift can provide.
The Face Lift Procedure
Before beginning any cosmetic procedure, you will meet with Dr. Zavell to discuss your candidacy. During your consultation, he will verify that you can safely undergo the procedure. He will explain how the face ages and how your features have evolved over time so that you can make the most informed decision about your treatment. Dr. Zavell will also show you software-generated images of what your results may look like so that you feel confident about your decision.
Many patients experience noticeable, rejuvenated results within a few weeks of their full face lift.
Dr. Zavell administers sedation anesthesia during facelift surgery. Unlike general anesthesia, this "twilight sedation" ensures that your heart rate does not change drastically during the surgery. This results in less swelling and bruising during your recovery. While under sedation anesthesia, you will have no recollection of your surgery and will remain comfortable throughout the procedure. A full face lift can take up to three hours, but may take longer if combined with other procedures.
During the surgery, Dr. Zavell will make discreet incisions above the hairline or along natural contours to reduce visible scarring. He will then lift the skin from the underlying tissue and remove excess fat to reduce volume and sagging. Once the fat is removed, he will tighten the underlying tissues to restore definition to your facial features. Finally, he will trim away excess skin and close the incisions in a way that reduces wrinkles and sagging.
Proper Aftercare Techniques
Following the procedure, you may experience discomfort and some swelling. However, Dr. Zavell takes precautions to reduce these effects and can prescribe medication to relieve any pain. During the first few weeks of your recovery, you will attend frequent follow-up visits with Dr. Zavell so that he can monitor your healing and address any concerns. Many patients experience noticeable, rejuvenated results within a few weeks.
Design Your Treatment Plan
When performed by an experienced surgeon, a full face lift can help you look as young as you feel. Dr. Zavell excels at providing natural-looking facelift results that can boost your confidence. To schedule an appointment, call us at (419) 534-6551 or contact us online.