Facelift

Facelift Specialist
Aging is natural and inevitable, but that doesn’t mean you can’t reverse the clock a bit. If you’re considering a facelift to give your face a more youthful appearance, look no further than Blum Facial Surgery in Tracy, California. Facial reconstructive surgeon Mitchell Blum, MD, FACS, is an expert at performing facelifts, which bring only minimal downtime or scarring.

Facelift Q & A

by Mitchell Blum, MD, FACS

How can a facelift help me?

If you’re not feeling confident about the way your face and neck look, you may benefit from a facelift. Having a facelift can tighten sagging skin, get rid of deep grooves, smooth out wrinkles, and flatten unsightly folds. Dr. Blum will tighten your facial muscles and remove any extra skin or fat underneath your jawline. You’ll be left with a tighter face, jawline, and neck, which can all take years off your face.

What happens during surgery?

Dr. Blum will go over realistic expectations with you long before your surgery. Together you’ll also discuss your desired results, so he can best create them.

When it comes time for surgery, you’ll probably have a combination of moderate sedation and local anesthesia. Dr. Blum will make the majority of his incisions within your hairline and behind your ears. This way, you won’t have any visible scarring directly on your face.

He’ll gently reposition your facial muscles, then remove extra loose skin or excessive fat. You’ll need a few sutures in the incision sites, but you should be able to return home within a few hours after surgery.

Am I going to have a long recovery period?

No. You’ll probably feel confident enough to start going about your regular activities within a couple weeks after surgery.

Having a facelift can leave you with some discomfort and temporary numb spots for a short period of time. The bigger concern for most patients is visible bruising and swelling you’ll have after surgery. You can get homeopathic and herbal medications to minimize bruising and swelling directly from the team at Blum Facial Surgery.

Dr. Blum usually suggests waiting about two weeks to return to work and nonstrenuous activities. After that, you can gradually start to get back to your regular exercise routine or other more physically challenging types of activity.

You’ll likely start noticing your optimal facelift results about three to four months after surgery. Because Dr. Blum is skilled at hiding incisions and sutures, you won’t have to worry about having noticeable scars.

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Mitchell Blum, MD, FACS
2160 West Grant Line Road
Suite 250
Tracy, CA 95377