Facial volume loss, sagging, and wrinkles are common signs of aging.
Many different experiences we have throughout our lives - laughing, smiling, being out in the sun, and exploring - can all make for great memories, but these can leave a lasting trace on our skin and face. In addition to skin thinning, deeper tissues descend and facial bone structures go through changes, leaving our facial contour irregular. These changes can be distressing for some and can lead to self-consciousness or difficulty feeling comfortable with the way we look.
Dr. Yirae Ort believes that facelifts should not only restore a youthful appearance but also help you feel healthier and more confident. An excellent facelift surgery should be thoughtfully planned and safely performed by a board-certified surgeon who specializes in the face and has an intricate understanding of facial plastic surgery. Dr. Ort strives to deliver a timelessly beautiful result and the best facelift Bellevue, WA has to offer.
A Facelift, also known as Rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and tighten loose tissue around the midface, jowls, and jawline. It can take up to ten years off your appearance and is one of the most common facial cosmetic surgery procedures among men and women in the United States.
There are many facelift types and techniques that are available, and facelifts are not a one-size-fits-all type of surgery. Dr. Ort proficiently performs all major types of facelifts available including the deep plane facelift. Based on where you are in the aging process and what your aesthetic goals are, Dr. Ort will offer a rejuvenation plan that best suits your unique desires and facial features.
If you are interested in receiving a facelift from our highly qualified Bellevue facial cosmetic surgeon, visit with Dr. Ort for a personal consultation. There are several benefits to be had from an expertly performed Facelift in Bellevue’s premier Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery destination.
If you’re ready to talk to someone about your facelift, contact our office to set up a consultation. Dr. Ort performs high-quality facelifts for patients of various ethnicity, age, and goals. She is ready to talk with you about yours.
Your Facelift can be performed alone or together with the cheek lift, neck lift and fat grafting procedures. Although these procedures are named individually with their own distinct surgical techniques and applications, they are closely related and may be recommended to be performed together for a more natural and complete rejuvenation.
This is due to the inherent nature of the aging process that affects both the face and the neck in dynamic ways. Both men and women can be candidates for the facelift and neck lift procedures. If your concerns are predominantly below the jawline, such as having a neck waddle, a neck lift can help target the sagging and the skin laxity of the neck. Likewise, if you want to address droopy cheeks in the midface with very little jawline or neck concerns, a cheek lift alone might be helpful.
Dr. Ort’s goal is to provide a beautiful facelift result that still looks natural and effortless. She may recommend any combination of the procedures above with your best interest in mind. Many people reach a point in their aging journey where they no longer feel like their face represents their youthful lifestyle and attitude towards life. If you’ve been considering taking the next step to surgically improve the signs of aging, then here are some answers to common questions we see from patients considering the best in facial rejuvenation procedures.
Candidates for a facelift are those who are ready for a surgical procedure to address their more advanced signs of aging like deep wrinkles and folds, midface sagging, and jowls. Your overall good health matters more than your chronological age when determining to undergo a facelift. Not all signs of aging are severe enough to require a facelift procedure.
Those that are in their earliest stages of aging might opt for a nonsurgical treatment like botox to smooth their wrinkles and fine lines, or fillers to give volume to the face. A minimally invasive procedure called Instalift is another good option for those who desire a gentle lift of the midface and are not ready to undergo surgery. Instalift, also known as a thread lift, utilizes several slowly-dissolving knotted sutures placed under the skin to catch and suspend the deeper tissue upward and stimulate collagen regeneration over time.
A facelift is often performed under general anesthesia, but can be performed under IV sedation and local anesthesia depending on the patient’s comfort level. Incisions will then be made behind the ear and within the hairline where scarring will be well-concealed.
Through the incision, Dr. Ort will reposition and tighten the underlying tissue, gently smoothing out wrinkles and folds, and removing any excess skin. Typically, a facelift procedure takes about 4 hours by itself but can be longer if combined with a brow lift, rhinoplasty, or a neck lift. The incisions will then be closed and bandaged. Patients will likely go home the same day after their surgery. If drains are placed, they are usually removed in a day or two. Sutures are removed at around 1 week after the surgery.
Exceptional facelifts start with a consultation visit with our board-certified facial surgeon, Dr. Yirae Ort. As a top facelift specialist in the Seattle area, Dr. Ort offers thorough information and solutions to help you achieve the best facelift result. Facelift patients can enjoy their new youthful visage for years to come. To learn more about the facelift procedure and get started on your custom procedure, contact our office at 425.200.5890 and schedule your private consultation with Dr. Ort today.Request an Appointment
Facelifts are safely performed by well-trained surgeons. However, as with any surgery, there are potential risks, so it is vitally important to choose a plastic surgeon who provides a thorough consultation to ascertain any health risks you might have that will prevent you from having a safe surgery.
Although rare and unlikely, some of the potential risks of a facelift surgery include bleeding, infection, potential hair loss around the incision, potential damage to the facial nerve, and skin irregularities, discoloration, or necrosis. Anesthesia risks are something you need to understand before undergoing surgery of any kind.
The first step is to have a personalized consultation with Dr. Ort, where you can get all your answers answered in a relaxed, comfortable setting. When you are ready to move forward with a facelift, we schedule a preoperative visit for you, during which we discuss procedural details more in-depth and review pre- and post-surgical instructions.
When indicated, some blood tests, labs, and medical clearance may be obtained prior to surgery. Any other questions or requests are discussed during that appointment as well.
Most of our Bellevue facelift patients take 10 to 14 days off to recover while the bruising and swelling improves. After surgery, you can expect to take it easy and avoid heavy activity for 2 weeks.
Social downtime can be longer, depending on the patient’s comfort level and degree of residual swelling. You’ll be prescribed medications to manage pain and swelling for the first few days, as well as antibiotics to help prevent infection.
During the initial healing period, it is completely normal to feel overwhelmed by the immediate changes, swelling, bruising, and feelings of uncertainty. Dr. Ort cares about your experience and well-being as much as your outcome and is available to help guide you through the process.
Once the swelling has diminished, you can enjoy a refreshed, youthful appearance that lasts for years to come. The goal of Dr. Ort is to safely deliver the best facelift Seattle and Bellevue have to offer, with results that don’t leave behind any obvious signs of surgery. Your facelift surgery should bring out the best version of yourself.
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