Face Lift Oklahoma City: Rhytidectomy

If you are bothered by the signs of aging in your face, you may be considering a facelift—Oklahoma City plastic surgeon Dr. Tim Love specializes in fighting the signs of aging and giving you back your youth. When analyzing the signs of facial aging, there are four basic levels of rejuvenation tools to consider, one of which is a face lift. Oklahoma patients can use these procedures separately or combine them to achieve their ultimate goal. The levels are:

  • Lifting
  • Resurfacing
  • Botox/Xeomin and injectable fillers
  • Skincare

When you are looking for a facelift surgeon, Oklahoma City surgeon Dr. Tim Love provides full-service consultations and procedures. Contact us today.

Facelift surgery can improve:

When looking for a rhytidectomy, OKC plastic surgeons will often encourage patients to have realistic expectations. Here are the areas a facelift surgery can improve:

  • Sagging in the mid-face
  • Deep creases below the lower eyelids
  • Deep creases along the nose extending to the corner of the mouth
  • Fat that has fallen or is displaced
  • Loss of muscle tone in the lower face creating jowls
  • Loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw causing the look of a double chin

Other surgical procedures often preformed in conjunction with a facelift include brow lift and eyelid surgery; all of which are performed by Oklahoma City plastic surgeon Dr. Tim R. Love. It is important to note that facelift surgery will help restore a more youthful appearance, but it will not changes one’s fundamental appearance or stop the aging process.

Good candidates for facelift

A facelift is a highly individualized procedure tailored to each and every patient. When getting a facelift, Oklahoma patients should be aware the best results are achieved on the following people:

  • Healthy individuals
  • Non-smokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic goals in mind

The Facelift Surgery

Step 1 – Anesthesia

Anesthesia will be administered by a board-certified M.D. anesthesiologist.

Step 2 – The Incision

A traditional facelift incision often begins in the hairline at the temples, continues around the ear and ends in the lower scalp. Fat may be sculpted or redistributed from the face, jowls and neck, and underlying tissue is repositioned. Commonly the deeper layers of the face and muscles are also lifted. Skin is redraped over the uplifted contours and excess skin is trimmed away. A second incision under the chin may be necessary to further improve an aging neck.

Sagging jowls, loose neck skin and fat accumulation under the chin may be corrected with a neck lift. The neck lift incision often begins in front of the ear lobe and wraps around behind the ear ending in the lower scalp.

Step 3 – Closing the Incisions

Once healed, the incision lines from a facelift are well-concealed within the hairline and in the natural contours of the face and ear.

Step 4 – See the Results

The visible improvements of a facelift appear as swelling and bruising subside. Your final result should not only restore a more youthful and rested appearance, but also help you feel more confident about yourself.

It may take several months for swelling to fully dissipate and up to six months for incision lines to mature. Life-long sun protection will help to maintain your rejuvenation appearance by minimizing photo-aging or sun damage. In addition, a healthy lifestyle will also help extend the results of your rejuvenated, more youthful appearance.

How do I know Dr. Tim Love is the best facelift surgeon for me?

Contact Dr. Tim R. Love to arrange your consultation today:
(405) 751-LOVE (5683)