Facelift Surgery In Chicago
Facelift surgery is the gold standard of facial rejuvenation and one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed today. It is well known for its ability to diminish noticeable signs of aging and give patients a more youthful and attractive expression!
Dr. Robert Galiano is a Chicago facelift surgeon frequently sought after for his beautiful results and friendly demeanor. He will customize your facelift procedure to your specific area or areas of concern and help you look years younger. Dr. Galiano would be happy to discuss your facelift options (as well as other procedures that may benefit you) during an in-person consultation.
You may be a suitable candidate for facelift if you are bothered by any of the following age-related concerns:
- Sagging skin from the cheeks to the jawline
- Jowls (i.e., sagging tissue along the jawline)
- Volume loss or displaced fat in the cheek area
- Wrinkles and creases around the nose and mouth
- Loose or sagging neck skin
- Horizontal wrinkles on the neck
You should be in good physical health, not smoke and not have any medical disorders that could impair your body’s ability to heal properly. You should have specific, reasonable goals of surgery and be able to communicate them clearly to Dr. Galiano.
During your consultation with Dr. Galiano, he will perform a physical examination of your facial skin and features, noting skin laxity, wrinkles and jowling. He will ask you to describe what you hope to achieve from surgery and will develop a plan of treatment to address your concerns.
The Facelift Procedure, Step by Step
Facelift is usually performed on an outpatient basis under anesthesia.
Dr. Galiano begins by creating an incision at the temples that extends along the hairline and in front of the ear, ending behind the earlobe. Through the incision, he separates the skin from the underlying muscle and tissue.
Dr. Galiano then modifies the superficial musculo-aponeurotic system (SMAS), or deeper facial layer. He can reposition fat and lift and tighten the tissue and muscle as needed to recreate more youthful-looking facial contours.
When Dr. Galiano is finished making the necessary modifications, he re-drapes the facial skin more tightly over the tissue and trims excess skin. He closes the incisions with small sutures.
After facelift, you will receive specific instructions on caring for your incisions. You will also receive a prescription for medication to take to manage any discomfort. Swelling and bruising are common after facelift and will mostly subside after about two weeks. Any residual bruising can be concealed with cosmetics.
You should keep your head elevated as much as possible (even while sleeping) in the weeks following your surgery. Dr. Galiano will advise you as to when you can resume work, exercise and other normal activities, and see you regularly to ensure you are healing properly. Most people resume work within 10 to 14 days and can ease back into an exercise routine within three to four weeks.
You will see improvements from surgery almost immediately, and your facelift results will continue to improve as the bruising and swelling subsides.
Schedule a Facelift Consultation
If you are interested in the anti-aging benefits of facelift surgery, Dr. Galiano invites you to schedule a one-on-one consultation at his Chicago plastic surgery practice. Please contact us today to set up your appointment.