Facelift surgery is a powerful rejuvenation procedure designed to minimize many visible signs of aging, UV exposure, and environmental damage while enhancing the natural contours of the face. By lifting and tightening facial tissue and muscular from deep within the structures of the face, while excising excess fat and loose, saggy skin, facelift surgery can help restore your youthful glow and reveal your inner vitality!
When performed by Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jacob Bloom at Bloom Plastic Surgery in Chicago, IL, facelift surgery can deliver dramatic, powerful anti-aging results that blend naturally and subtly with your facial contours. Dr. Bloom’s extensive knowledge of today’s most advanced surgical techniques help avoid the unnatural “windswept” or tight, “pinched” appearance that used to be common with facelift surgery. In the hands of a talented and skilled surgeon like Dr. Bloom, facelift surgery can be a rejuvenating experience that will leave your friends wondering what your secret is.*
Am I a good candidate for a facelift?
Despite the dramatic rise in the availability of less invasive “mini-lifts” or “lunchtime lifts” and non-surgical treatments that promise facial rejuvenation with little-to-no downtime, the fact is that facelift surgery remains the most effective, most powerful, longest-last way to minimize the damaging effects of environmental exposure and simply getting older. It is ideal for anyone seeking to correct one or more of the following problem areas:
• Fine lines, wrinkles, deep folds and creases around the eyes, nose, and mouth
• Loose, hanging, sagging skin around the jawbone and neck (also known as “ptosis”)
• Accumulation or misplacement of excess fatty tissue
• A double-chin and/or jowls around the chin and neck caused by loss of muscle tone, excess fat, and/or loose skin
For some patients, Dr. Bloom may recommend combining the facelift with an additional anti-aging procedure, such as a blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) or a neck lift.
What is involved in a facelift?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Bloom will conduct a thorough analysis of your medical history and facial anatomy in order to develop a fully-customized surgical plan designed to minimize the visible signs of aging while enhancing the natural balance and harmony of your facial contours. The procedure itself is performed as an outpatient procedure under IV sedation and can last anywhere from two to five hours, depending on the specific details of your specific surgical plan, as well as whether the facelift is coupled with an ancillary procedure.
The procedure involves incisions carefully and precisely placed in front of and behind the ear, taking care to minimize the risk of long-term, visible scarring. When required, Dr. Bloom with gently remove excess fatty tissue through liposuction. Then, the facial musculature is tightened and loose, sagging skin is either repositioned or removed entirely. In some cases, Dr. Bloom may perform a deep plane facelift, an advanced technique that enables lifting and tightening from deep within the facial structure in order to create more sculpted cheeks without resulting in a tightly-pinched or pulled-back appearance.
Most patients will experience bruising and swelling in the first 24-48 hours after the procedure. Arnica Montana should be taken around the time of surgery to decrease bruising and swelling. We encourage patients to keep their heads elevated as much as possible during this time. Most of the bruising should subside within about two weeks, and although swelling can last for up to a month after the procedure, most patients find they can return to the workplace and participate in social activities between 10-14 days after the procedure.
*Individual results may vary. Results not guaranteed.
Why Choose Dr. Bloom?
Why select Chicago-native Dr. Jacob Bloom as your plastic surgeon? Because when it comes to something as important as your appearance, you want a highly-skilled, caring surgeon whom you can trust to make your health, your comfort, and your beauty his top priority!
Lead plastic surgeon at Bloom Plastic Surgery in Chicago, IL, Dr. Jacob Bloom is Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. His knowledge of today’s advanced surgical techniques, backed by his years of training in New York and at Harvard University, enable him to develop customized treatment plans designed to match the unique goals of each and every patient, while delivering long-lasting results that will subtly—yet still dramatically—enhance your natural beauty.
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of a surgical facelift with Dr. Bloom, we encourage you to contact our office to schedule your consultation today. We look forward to hearing from you!