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If you want to eliminate wrinkles, lines, creases, and sagging skin on your face to rejuvenate your appearance, consider a facelift at Salisbury Plastic Surgery in Worcester, Massachusetts, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom, and serving nearby communities.

What is a Facelift?

A facelift refers to a rhytidectomy, a surgical cosmetic procedure that tightens loose, sagging skin, while diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and lines in the face, yielding a smoother and tighter facial contour.  A facelift is the most comprehensive procedure you can undergo to enhance the appearance of your face. Facelifts are performed on thousands of men and women yearly.  A facelift may also be performed in combination with blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery, injectable dermal fillers, or other cosmetic treatments for a more complete makeover.


How Can a Facelift Improve My Appearance?

A facelift improves your overall facial appearance by eliminating wrinkles, creases, folds, lines, and sagging skin.  A facelift can turn back the hands of time and make you look much younger, leaving your skin firm and radiant.  A facelift can rejuvenate your appearance and make you feel more confident and youthful. If you protect your skin properly from smoking, sun damage and exposure to other harmful irritants, the results of your facelift may last for up to 10 years.

Do I a Make a Good Candidate for a Facelift?

A facelift is ideal for individuals in general good health who have begun to notice visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles, lines, folds, creases, and sagging skin. Dr. Ekstrom will evaluate your medical history as well as the condition of your skin to determine if a facelift is the most appropriate procedure to address your concerns and meet your aesthetic goals.

How Is a Facelift Performed?

The facelift is a comprehensive surgical procedure that requires anesthesia and may take three to four hours to complete. A facelift also involves making incisions behind the hairline and in natural creases of the skin. The surgeon will lift, trim, sculpt and reshape the skin, muscles, and fatty tissue in the face and neck in order to achieve a smooth and youthful natural-looking contour.

What Can I Expect During Recovery From a Facelift?

Initially following the procedure, you may experience mild discomfort, such as soreness, bruising, redness, swelling, and a temporary numbing sensation; however, these issues will resolve themselves in a few days. We recommend that you allow a week to recover from the surgery, with total healing usually completed within four weeks.  Although a facelift can turn back the hands of time, your face will continue to age naturally over time, and you may choose to undergo follow-up procedures in the future. The results of a facelift typically last about 10 years in most patients.

What is the Cost of a Facelift in Worcester?

The cost of a facelift will vary greatly between patients due to the fact that this is a highly personalized procedure and a variety of surgical techniques may be combined for individual patients. Most health insurance will not cover elective procedures such as a facelift; however, our office provides flexible payment options and financing to help you pay for your surgery.

If you live in the Worcester area and are interested in learning more about a facelift to enhance and rejuvenate your appearance, Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom at Salisbury Plastic Surgery in Worcester provides facelifts and other cosmetic procedures for residents of neighboring communities in Massachusetts. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.