A face lift at Plastic Surgery Seattle is performed in order to restore a person’s appearance to give a natural and rested look to your face. Dr. Haeck uses a multi-layer approach to reshape the muscles, skin and connective tissue. His rejuvenating technique allows the muscles to heal better and more rapidly.
A face lift, also known as rhytidectomy, is the removal of facial wrinkles that result from aging, gravity, exposure to the sun, and the daily stresses of life. This procedure can help make you look younger and fresher, thereby enhancing your self- confidence. It is commonly performed after the age of 40, when skin starts to sag and deep creases may start to appear on cheeks and between the nose and mouth. At this time, you might also notice some folds and fat deposits around the neck, or a double chin forming.
Dr. Haeck is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has proven himself to elite medical professionals and patients alike. He developed the “Northwest Natural Look,” proving that Dr. Haeck is not only proficient in surgical techniques, but he also possesses the eye of an artist.
A facelift is generally a fairly lengthy surgical procedure normally performed with a combination of local anesthesia and sedation that takes up to 2 to 5 hours. It typically begins at the temples right above the hairline, following a natural line in front of the ear, and continuing behind the earlobe to the lower scalp. If the neck requires some correction, a small incision may also be made under the chin. To improve the contour, fat may be trimmed from around the neck and chin. Next is the tightening of the underlying muscle and membrane, and then the skin is pulled up and excess skin removed. After closing the incision, cotton dressing is used to bandage the face and head. This helps to prevent swelling and also to provide good support for 2 to 3 days. Bruising and swelling normally decrease to “socially acceptable levels” within 10 to 20 days. But remember, we all heal differently. Any significant discomfort can be reduced with some pain medication. You can expect some numbness, which normally disappears within a few weeks or months.
Recovery and Final Result
Although a face lift cannot stop the clock of aging, most patients feel that their faces look up to 10 years younger. Dr. Haeck uses only the most advanced, cutting-edge techniques and technology in his cosmetic surgery practice. These advanced techniques ensure the highest possible quality for all of his clients. Call us at 206-462-2024 to schedule your complimentary one-on-one consultation with Dr. Haeck.