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How Safe are Facelifts?

When completed by an experienced and double board-certified plastic surgeon, a facelift can rewind the clock, take off years from your face, and help restore your youthfulness. This powerful surgical solution can treat the signs of facial aging, diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and help restore fullness where you need it most.

If you are considering getting facelift surgery, it is natural to be concerned about the safety, risks and potential dangers associated with it. The most important consideration is to choose the right plastic surgeon for your facelift. You should be aware of the plastic surgeon’s history, certifications, and credentials before trusting them with the delicate skin and tissues of your face. This is critical in ensuring that you are getting quality service and the best possible results. Fortunately, Dr. Desman and his caring staff work to ensure exceptional service and offer safe facelift procedures.

What Can a Facelift do for Me?

It is essential to be very realistic about what a facelift can and cannot do for you. A facelift cannot alter your natural bone structure or shape a brand-new face. It will not erase decades of aging and make you look like a teenager. However, when facelifts are provided by a top board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Desman, facelift surgery can rewind the clock, subtracting years from your face and neck with natural-looking results. You can enjoy a rejuvenated, more youthful appearance that will last many years.

Am I the Right Candidate for a Facelift?

Facelift surgery is ideal if you are experiencing one or more of the following issues:

  • Sagging facial skin
  • Loose skin on the neck
  • Jowls created by sagging tissues along the jawline
  • Loss of youthful volume and fullness in the cheeks
  • Visible wrinkles and fine lines

Facelifts are generally performed on patients aged 50 and older, with the intention of erasing a few years from the face. If you are considering facelift surgery, you should be in sound mental and physical health, without any chronic illness and at a healthy BMI. You should not have a history of high blood pressure, diabetes or blood clotting. In order to ensure a smooth procedure with minimal complications, our Dr. Desman may advise you to stop partaking in certain lifestyle choices, such as refraining from nicotine, alcohol use, or taking certain medication.

Why Should I Choose Dr. Desman for a Facelift?

While no surgery is completely risk-free, the truth is that many of the complications that arise from surgery are a result of inexperienced and poorly trained medical professionals. The clinic where you go for your facelift also matters: if the clinic is poorly sanitized, unhygienic, or your plastic surgeon is unfamiliar with the procedure, you can easily suffer from an infection or damage to the face.

Thankfully, board-certified plastic surgeons like Dr. Desman undergo years of extensive and rigorous training and only operate in safe, highly sanitized and hygienic rooms. The best way to stay safe and healthy when going in for a facelift is to speak with Dr. Desman about scheduling your procedure.

Reach out Today to Discuss Getting a Safe, Effective Facelift

At the Virginia Center for Plastic surgery, we believe in administering facelifts that complement and enhance the unique features of your face, and we strive for the most natural-looking and natural-feeling enhancements. This procedure can turn back the clock and help you rejuvenate your appearance. Contact our office today to speak with Dr. Desman and learn more about the facelift process.