Facelift by Blum Facial Surgery

Facelift Surgery in Tracy, California

Mitchell Blum, M.D., F.A.C.S. - Elite Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

We all experience the unavoidable aging process. While aging is natural, a facelift gives you the opportunity to age beautifully. Facelift surgery can eliminate the visible signs of facial aging, such as the presence of sagging skin, jowls, and deep grooves or folds. Facelift surgery accomplishes this by smoothing the wrinkles of your face and neck, tightening the muscles of your face to remove the excess skin under your jawline, and removing excess fat to create a refreshed, more youthful appearance.

Who is a Candidate for Facelift Surgery?

Facelift surgery is appropriate for healthy men and women seeking to improve the contours of their face and neck. To maintain their inner youth, many patients turn to facial rejuvenation surgery. The best candidates indicate a desire for a natural, healthy, and rejuvenated look, as opposed to an unnatural, operated-upon appearance. The best candidates for facelift surgery are those patients who are relatively healthy, do not smoke, and have realistic expectations. Facelift surgery does not stop the aging process but it does make patients of all ages appear younger and reinvigorated.

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What is the Recovery Like from Facelift Surgery?

Facelift surgery is performed with moderate sedation and local anesthesia. Small incisions are hidden within the hairline and behind the ear. The muscle is carefully repositioned to a more youthful position. Excess soft tissue and skin is removed to smooth out the skin, improve the neck and jawline definition, and restore facial contour.

The facelift procedure is performed in an outpatient setting, with most patients returning home after only a few hours. Results are seen in three to four months; however, patients may return to work and non-strenuous activities within two weeks.  Mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising are common the first few days after surgery. Most patients feel confident returning to their public and social lives in 10-14 days. The Blum Facial Surgery Practice in Stockton, CA are trained to reduce bruising and recovery time with the use of homeopathic and herbal options. Detailed postoperative and aftercare instructions will be provided to each patient.

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