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Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. James P Bradley’s facelift procedures are designed to give a natural, refreshed look with the shortest recovery time possible. He has performed nearly a thousand facial rejuvenation surgeries and has developed procedures that can be tailored to the individual’s anatomy and desired goals. If you’re interested in a facelift in New York, Dr. Bradley would be an ideal choice.
- Correct gravity facial aging changes of the cheek, jawline, and neck
- Reposition foundation (SMAS or fascia) to achieve lift without too much skin pull or a windblown look
- Restore fat volume lost with aging
The Mini Facelift
The mini facelift, or mini-lift, is a less invasive alternative to the traditional rhytidectomy procedure. It provides a smaller degree of rejuvenation, which makes it the perfect choice for younger patients and anyone looking to correct minor signs of facial aging. It also takes less time to perform than the traditional facelift.
A mini facelift can be performed using local anesthesia with sedation, and general anesthesia is typically not necessary. The incision is much shorter and is made just in front of the ear.
After the incision is made, the SMAS layer is lifted and tightened. The platysma muscles are also tightened for a more youthful look. Once the tissues have been adjusted appropriately, the incisions are closed with sutures.
The Short Scar Facelift
Another alternative to the traditional facelift is the short scar facelift. Like traditional rhytidectomies, these typically require general anesthesia. The incision is similar as well, but it does not extend behind the ear. Because of this, there is no post-surgical mark left behind the ear. It is ideal for those who do not have a great deal of drooping neck skin.
Good Candidates for a Facelift
If you have drooping facial skin, noticeable folds, and diminished facial contours, a facelift can provide you with the results you are looking for. Good candidates for a facelift should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations regarding the results that are possible through surgery. Looking at before-and-after photos helps patients understand the type of results that are possible with their chosen procedure.
Facelift surgery can be performed in conjunction with other surgical procedures for more comprehensive results, like eyelid surgery, a brow lift, or a neck lift. Find out more during a consultation in New York.
The Facelift Recovery and Healing Process
Once your chosen facelift has been performed, you will return home and rest to allow your body to heal. After a mini facelift or a short-scar facelift, there will be less bruising and swelling in the region than there would be after a traditional facelift. This is because these techniques are less invasive, and thus involve less tissue damage.
Following the directions of Dr. Bradley during your healing process is key to achieving the best possible facelift results. You will need to take some time off from work, avoid physically taxing activities like heavy exercise, and come in for follow-up appointments to ensure that the facelift recovery process is going as expected.
The price of a rhytidectomy is dependent on many factors; the final facelift cost will be impacted by the techniques chosen, the time it takes to perform the surgery in New York, and the anesthesia used. Because a facelift is a cosmetic procedure rather than a functional one, it is not covered by health insurance providers.
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