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Facelift in Columbus

Achieving a Youthful, Rejuvenated Appearance with a Facelift in Columbus

As we age, our skin loses its elasticity, and facial muscles may weaken, resulting in sagging and wrinkles. A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a popular cosmetic facial surgery that can help address these concerns by targeting specific areas of the face to create a more youthful and refreshed appearance. Dr. Brian Dorner, a board-certified plastic surgeon at Dorner Plastic Surgery and Medspa offers a variety of facelift techniques in Columbus, OH to meet the unique needs and goals of each patient.

Facelift Surgical Techniques: Tailored to Your Goals and Anatomy

Facelift surgery is not a one-size-fits-all procedure. Dr. Dorner customizes the technique based on individual factors such as the patient’s cosmetic goals, the condition of the skin, the extent of skin laxity, age, lifestyle, and more. The choice of facelift method can vary from one patient to another. Here are some common facelift techniques:

  1. Full Deep Plane Multi-Vectored Facelift: This is considered the gold standard of facelifts. It typically involves an incision that starts along the hairline, extends down to the temples, and reaches the base of the ears. The underlying facial muscles and tissues are repositioned and tightened, resulting in a more lifted appearance. The deep plane facelift relies on the underlying support structures of the face for lifting, which gives a natural appearance without stretching the skin. This technique requires extra training and provides almost twice the longevity of traditional facelifts. This procedure will always provide the most natural, long lasting results in any age group, but is especially successful in patients with more pronounce mid-face descent, loose neck, and jowling.
  2. Lower Facelift: Designed to target the neck, chin, and often the jowls, the lower facelift can provide a more defined and youthful jawline. In some cases, additional procedures such as laser skin tightening or Kybella may complement this technique to achieve a smoother neck.
  3. Mini Jawlift: For individuals with just mild jowling around the mandible, a mini jawlift involves a smaller incision around the ears to address sagging along the jawline. This method offers natural-looking results with less extensive surgery done under local anesthesia, but is generally only recommended for patients with minimal or no mid-face descent.

Each facelift technique in Columbus is tailored to address specific areas of concern, and the choice of method will be discussed during the consultation to align with the patient’s desired outcome.

What to Expect After Your Facelift:

After undergoing facelift surgery, patients should anticipate the following:

  • Monitoring: Patients are monitored during their initial recovery period before being released to go home. They may be provided with a compression garment to reduce swelling.
  • Initial Recovery: The first few days following the surgery may involve discomfort and limited mobility. Rest and proper care are essential during this time.
  • Resuming Activities: Most patients will find routine, around the house, activities and independence within the first day or two after surgery. Although you will likely feel well enough to go out within the first week, most patients will wait for 7-10 days to allow swelling and bruising to subside before resuming normal activities.
  • Exercise: More strenuous activities and exercise can typically be resumed around four to six weeks post-surgery or as recommended by Dr. Dorner. Some initial soreness and tightness may be experienced but will improve with time.

Following Dr. Dorner’s post-operative instructions is crucial to ensure a smooth and efficient recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a facelift cost?

The total cost of your facelift will vary based on the technique used. During your consultation, Dr. Dorner will develop your custom treatment plan based on your needs and goals. Once this is established, he can discuss cost estimates. To avoid results that look unnatural, it is best to focus on finding an experienced surgeon, like Dr. Dorner, instead of the cheapest price. Dorner Plastic Surgery can help you find low-interest medical financing that will make your surgery easier to afford.

Which technique is best for me?

The best surgical facelift technique for you will depend on your needs, goals, degree of skin laxity, which areas of your face are being addressed, and more. To produce the results you want, Dr. Dorner will discuss the different surgical techniques during your consultation. He will then help you decide which technique is best for you.

Should I get a surgical or nonsurgical facelift?

While there are many great nonsurgical skin tightening procedures, these can usually only produce mild improvements. If you have moderate to severe skin sagging, a surgical facelift is the best choice to significantly improve your appearance. During your consultation, Dr. Dorner will discuss your options, including nonsurgical treatments, to help you decide what is best for your needs and goals.

What about wrinkle fillers and relaxers over facelift surgery?

Injectable wrinkle fillers and relaxers, like Juvéderm and BOTOX, have become very popular in recent years to refresh the face. Sometimes known as a liquid facelift, injectable wrinkle treatments can give early signs of aging, but the results are temporary. A facelift in Columbus, OH can produce more dramatic improvements than injectables with results that can last for a long time. Ask Dr. Dorner about injectable treatments during your consultation.

Will my results look natural?

Many patients worry that facelift surgery will make their skin look too tight, shiny, or like they live in a wind tunnel. Dr. Dorner focuses on giving you a natural-looking result, so you look refreshed and not fake. He listens to your needs and goals before developing your personal treatment plan with the technique that will produce your best results.

Come to Us for a Facelift in Columbus, Ohio

If you’re considering a facelift in Columbus, Ohio, and would like to learn more about the procedure or discuss your specific goals, Dr. Brian Dorner and his experienced team at Dorner Plastic Surgery and Medspa are available to provide comprehensive information and guidance. Schedule a consultation to explore your options and take the first step toward achieving a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.