Your face is your most visible feature. It expresses your emotions and conveys many unspoken messages. The visible signs of aging on the face can affect the way you feel and how others feel about you.
As you age, your face often loses that youthful contour. The skin thins, loses collagen, and becomes less elastic. While the speed of the aging process is primarily genetic, all of these factors contribute to an older appearance. You may find that you have aged faster in your looks, creating a mismatch between how you look (older) and how you feel (younger).
If you are bothered by lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin on your face, a facelift may be right for you. Dr. Steven Robinson is a board certified Plastic Surgeon in Columbus, Ohio. He has been in practice for over 15 years and has extensive experience in facial rejuvenation techniques and facial surgery.
There are different types of facelifts for different problems. Sometimes, a mini facelift (upper facelift) is all that is required to correct the early stages of aging.
At other times, a full facelift is necessary to improve the neck, jowls, and cheeks. Each facelift is a highly customized procedure taking into consideration your goals, the location and extent of your problem areas, and your unique facial anatomy. No two people are exactly alike, and no two facelifts are the same.
Many people decide to have other cosmetic procedures that complement their facelift, such as a neck lift, brow lift, blepharoplasty (upper and lower eyelid lift), upper eyelid lift, chin contouring (liposuction). Sometimes, more than one procedure can be done at the same time.
The full facelift procedure involves incisions around the ears. Dr. Robinson hides these incisions as much as possible and makes them as short as possible. His results are very natural in appearance – not fake or too tight. For this reason, many men are also turning to face lifts in order to look younger and feel better about themselves.
You can expect to get 8 to 10 years out of your face lift before the signs of aging come back. Another facelift can be done at that time, if desired.
Full facelift recovery takes 2 or 3 weeks. Dr. Robinson will tell you everything you need to know to ensure you heal quickly and will make your recovery as comfortable as possible.
At your consultation, Dr. Robinson will talk with you about your goals and what features of your face you would like to change. He will examine your face and suggest ways to achieve these goals.
You will also see face lift before and after photos of others who have had similar procedures to help you become familiar with facelift results. Dr. Robinson will take pictures of you to serve as the “before pictures”. About two months after your procedure, he will take “after pictures” and give both sets of photos to you. They are fun to look at and compare the differences.
When you are ready for a more youthful look, Dr. Robinson invites you to take that next step and schedule a consultation to discuss face lift surgery at our office, located at 4661 Sawmill Rd., Columbus, Ohio. You may contact us by the email form provided or call us at (614) 326-4661.
Please ask your Plastic Surgery Questions in the form below. Dr. Robinson will personally answer all questions by email. Questions are kept strictly confidential.
From SR315 take the Henderson Road exit, turn West to Sawmill Road
From I270 take the Sawmill Road exit (exit #20) South