Facelift

The Facelift You Want
The Doctor You Trust

  • Board Certified in Facial Plastic Surgery
  • 20+ Years of Experience
  • 3,500+ Facelifts Performed

His results give a very natural and refreshed look. His careful attention to detail in medical school provided the foundation for his surgical precision. Dr. Smith’s level of expertise and meticulous hand far exceeded his experience, which caught the attention of may of his peers and superiors.

Although the policy was that medical students could not repair any facial lacerations, Dr. Smith was made an exception. His Chief Resident gave him the responsibility of suturing all facial injuries while he was on duty.

What is a Facelift?

The facelift is medically known as the rhytidectomy, a Greek combination of two words meaning “wrinkle excision.” The facelift was created to diminish the effects of aging and gravity by removing excess skin and fatty tissue through liposuction from around the neck and face. According to Dr. Smith, the art of the facelift is understanding skin laxity, skin types, texture of the skin, the supporting structures underneath the skin, the muscles and bone structure, jawline, and neck. He is careful not to over-tighten the skin, or pull the face to where it appears unnatural. Each patient requires a unique approach, and Dr. Smith is an expert in identifying exactly what a patient needs. He uses innovative equipment and technology, along with his advanced level of expertise to gently tighten the skin for a more youthful and refreshed aesthetic result. There are three types of facelifts performed at the Smith Center. Each commonly depends upon the age of the individual and the effects aging has taken on the face. The following are the three types and what is usually conducted during each:

 

The Recovery Time for a Facelift