In Chicago Facelift Is A Specialty At Midwest Plastic Surgery
The medical term for facelift is rhytidectomy. A facelift is used to eliminate sagging skin, deep facial creasing, fatty areas and other results of facial and neck aging. Facelifts offer remarkable results when they are used in the improvement of age-related conditions such as:
- Mid-face sagging
- Deep creasing below eyes or between nose and mouth
- Fatty areas that sag or form in unsightly areas
- Jowls and Double chins
Naturally, facelifts cannot repair every sign of aging or damages that have accumulated over the years. But many medical methods are available that supplement a face lift, providing even more transformation. Among these are the brow lift, eyelid surgery, facial fillers, and chemical peels.
Every patient is unique. Rather than a full face lift, perhaps you might gain a more youthful, revitalized appearance with a neck lift or a mini-facelift. These are often used for those who are looking to improve just the mid face or neck, and are just two examples of alternative methods available that can be done without a total facelift.
What To Expect From Your Chicago Facelift Specialist
To begin with, a facelift requires anesthesia. Dr. Kouris will consult with you regarding the sort of anesthetic that will best serve you.
With traditional facelifts, Dr. Kouris makes an incision beneath the hairline and temples. This continues around the ear and the lower scalp. With this technique, scarring is concealed under your hair and within the natural creasing of face and ears. He then sculpts or redistributes fatty layers, lifts muscles and deeper tissues, re-draping and removing surplus skin. A secondary incision may be made below the chin should you also opt for improvement for an aging neck.
A mini facelift, also called limited incision, is done with shorter incisions at the temples, ears and perhaps within the lower eyelid area or beneath the upper lip.
If you are undergoing a neck lift in addition to the facelift, the incision will usually begin at the front of the ear lobe, run behind the ear and end at the lower scalp.
A certain amount of swelling and bruising is perfectly normal following a facelift. Once they begin to fade a younger, revitalized self will be looking back at you when you face the mirror.
What To Expect During Consultation with Dr. Kouris
As you consult with Dr. Kouris, you and he will discuss your expectations, as well as if a face lift is a good fit for you, or if a different procedure would better suit. He’ll also thoroughly explain what will happen during your procedure, what to expect after surgery, and any possible side effects.
Dr. Kouris’ staff is happy to help you with any questions you may have before scheduling a facelift consultation. Please call 708-352-4667 or use our Contact Page. We look forward to hearing from you.