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Facelift in Fairfield County

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Enhance Your Natural Beauty With a Facelift

Over time, gravity and sun exposure take their toll on the face and neck. Deep creases that run from each side of the nose to the corners of the mouth appear, the jawline slackens, and the neck develops loose folds and fat deposits. A facelift (rhytidectomy) counteracts these signs of aging by tightening muscle, removing fat, and trimming excess skin.

If you're considering a facelift to help restore your youthful appearance and turn back the hands of time, you owe it to yourself to find a top-tier provider. In Fairfield, CT, that provider is Dr. Passaretti – one of the most experienced facial plastic surgeons in the area.

Facelift at The Aesthetic Center

The Aesthetic Center in Fairfield, CT, provides natural-looking facial rejuvenation with facelift surgery. Experienced board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Passaretti leads the practice, providing an individualized approach to each procedure. He and his experienced staff strive to give patients the best possible results while ensuring their safety and comfort.

How the Face Ages

As we age, fine lines and wrinkles are inevitable as the skin loses elasticity, and the jawline may become less defined. Over time, gravity takes its toll on the face - eyelids can sag, deep wrinkles form around the mouth and nose area, and forehead furrows become more prominent. Skin can start to look duller as the texture becomes less smooth and even-toned. In some cases, age-related volume loss can occur in some areas of the face, such as cheeks, temples, and chin, resulting in a sunken appearance.

Of course, everybody's experience with aging is different - our lifestyle, genetics, and environment all influence how we age. Nonetheless, the signs of aging can be addressed with treatments such as Botox, dermal fillers, laser treatments, and more to help keep skin looking healthy and refreshed.

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What is a Facelift?

A facelift is a procedure used to address the signs of aging. It works by removing excess skin, repositioning the underlying tissues and muscles, and tightening them to create a more youthful look. Each procedure can be tailored to an individual's needs - they can involve fat transfer, neck lifts, and eyebrow lifts. Technology has advanced in recent years, allowing patients to achieve more natural-looking results with less downtime and fewer incisions.

At our practice, we use minimally invasive techniques such as endoscopic facelifts and laser lift technology that enable us to provide various treatments tailored to each patient's individual needs.

Traditional facelift

A traditional facelift is a procedure that addresses wrinkles, sagging skin, and other signs of aging on the face and neck. The procedure typically involves an incision along the hairline at the temples, around the earlobes, or near the lower scalp. From there, excess fat and tissue are removed, and the underlying muscles and tissues will be repositioned and tightened to create a more youthful look. The recovery process can take up to two weeks.

Limited-Incision facelift

A limited-incision facelift improves the area around the eyes and mouth by reducing the nasolabial folds and other deep creases. It is a less invasive procedure that can address mild to moderate signs of aging. Unlike the traditional procedure, the incisions are shorter and there are no incisions made behind the ear or on the scalp. Instead, small incisions are made along the hairline and in front of the ear so there are no visible scars. This procedure can address sagging skin, wrinkles, and excess fat deposits on the neck and face. The recovery time is much shorter than the traditional procedure, with most people able to resume normal activities within just a few days.

Deep Plane Facelift

The deep plane facelift is a more advanced technique to address the signs of aging on the face and neck. This procedure targets the deeper layers of skin and muscle that traditional facelifts can't reach, which means it can provide more dramatic results. This procedure involves incisions behind the ears, along the hairline, and in the lower scalp. The underlying tissue, fat, and muscle are then repositioned to provide a more youthful appearance. This procedure can address sagging skin, wrinkles, excess fat deposits, and volume loss in areas such as cheeks and temples. The recovery time is usually around two weeks.

Choosing a Facelift Procedure

No two people have the same needs when it comes to facial rejuvenation. That's why it's essential to consult a specialist who can help you choose the best procedure for your individual needs and goals. During the consultation, we will assess your skin texture, elasticity, muscle tone, facial volume, and other factors to determine which type of facelift will best address your concerns. We may also suggest combining different techniques, such as traditional facelifts and limited-incision procedures, to achieve the desired results.

Benefits of a Facelift

A facelift can transform how you feel about yourself, making you look and feel more youthful.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Improved facial contours
  • Reduction in wrinkles and sagging skin
  • A firmer, smoother complexion
  • More prominent cheekbones
  • An overall more youthful appearance

Although facelifts remove or reduce signs of aging, over time, they will gradually reappear. A facelift does not improve the look of the brow, eyelids, nose, and some parts of the mid-face. A patient who wants to improve those areas might combine a facelift with a brow lift or eyelid surgery, and/or with injectable soft-tissue fillers and skin resurfacing.

Am I a candidate for a facelift?

You may be a candidate for a facelift if you are looking to:

  • Reduce wrinkles and fine lines
  • Address sagging skin on the face and neck
  • Lift drooping brows
  • Enhance facial contours, such as cheeks or chin
  • Restore volume to hollow areas of the face
  • Smooth out creases and folds in the lower face

The best candidates for our Connecticut facelift want to correct one or more of the signs of aging indicated above, have some facial sagging, but still have elasticity in their skin; are generally healthy, do not smoke, and have realistic expectations about what a facelift can do.

In some cases, individuals may have certain health conditions or allergies that could disqualify them from the procedure. It's important to discuss your concerns with your specialist during a consultation so they can determine if you are an appropriate candidate for this procedure.

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Facelift Consultation and Preparation

At your consultation, our Fairfield County facelift providers will discuss your goals and review your medical history to ensure you are an appropriate candidate for the procedure. We will also examine your skin texture, muscle tone, and other factors to determine the best technique for achieving the results you desire.

To prepare for the procedure, you will likely need to:

  • Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for at least two weeks before the procedure
  • Stop taking certain medications and supplements that could interfere with healing or increase the risk of bleeding
  • Arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure.

The specialist will provide you with detailed information on how to prepare for the procedure. Following these instructions is essential for achieving the best results and reducing the risk of complications.

Dr. Passaretti's Facelift Technique

A facelift is typically performed as an outpatient procedure in our private surgical suite. At The Aesthetic Center, our procedure is tailored to each individual's needs and goals. During the procedure, patients may have a choice of IV sedation or general anesthesia to help manage any discomfort. The entire procedure typically lasts between two and four hours.

Dr. Passaretti uses a technique that preserves the face's underlying structure while providing enhanced facial contours. He begins by making small incisions along the hairline, in front of the ears, and in other discreet locations. Through these incisions, excess skin is removed, muscles are repositioned, and fat deposits are redistributed for a more youthful, natural look. Then the remaining skin is tightened and sutured in place, resulting in a smoother, firmer complexion.

Dr. Passaretti personally developed and trademarked a technique that is an improvement on the deep plane lift. He uses this technique, the Dual Plane Plication Lift®, in most of the facelift surgeries he performs. Using this technique, he is able to minimize disruption of facial tissue, and it avoids the necessity of using a drain. It allows for more natural control of the skin, allowing better control and a more natural-looking end result.

Facelift Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

After a facelift Connecticut plastic surgeons at The Aesthetic Center will wrap the incisions in bandages, and may insert drainage tubes. If so, they are taken out the next day. If surgical clips are holding some incisions closed, they are removed, along with any stitches, 1 week after the procedure.

Post-facelift, swelling, numbness, bruising and a feeling of tightness or tension in the face and neck may be felt. The face may look uneven or distorted, and facial muscles may feel stiff. Most of these side effects resolve within 3 to 6 weeks, and sensation typically returns to normal within a few months. Scars become less red, raised, lumpy and itchy over time. Many patients return to work by the third week. Camouflage cosmetics can be used to minimize the appearance of bruising.

Your results will be visible immediately, but it can take several weeks for the full effects to become apparent as swelling subsides. Most patients can return to work and their normal activities after one to two weeks.

It is important to avoid strenuous activity, direct sun exposure, and smoking during the recovery period. You may also need to keep your head elevated when sleeping or lying down for several days following the procedure.

Fairfield facelift provider, Dr. Passaretti, will provide detailed instructions on how to care for your incisions and what to expect during the recovery process. Following these instructions will help ensure you achieve the best possible results.

As an additional concierge service, patients may stay in a Del Mar hotel accompanied by a nurse during their first night of recovery.

Results of a facelift are not permanent, and some patients choose to undergo another in 5 or 10 years. In some sense, however, effects are permanent; years later, the face continues to look better than if a facelift had not been performed.

Why choose Dr. David Passaretti?

As one of the premier plastic surgeons in Connecticut, Dr. David Passaretti has years of experience performing facelift procedures. He is a master at creating natural-looking results that enhance facial contours without looking overly dramatic or artificial.

His patients appreciate his attention to detail, compassion, and commitment to providing the highest quality care. All of his surgeries are done in a luxurious, private surgical center to ensure every patient can have a safe and comfortable environment when they come for their procedure. With Dr. Passaretti and his team, you can feel confident that you will receive safe, effective treatment and achieve beautiful, long-lasting results.

Schedule Your Fairfield Facelift Consultation at The Aesthetic Center Today

If you are interested in learning about facelift surgery, contact The Aesthetic Center at (203) 656-9999 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Passaretti today. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals of looking and feeling your best.

Facelift FAQs

Facelifts are a very commonly performed procedure. While they have traditionally been performed most often on those aged 60 and older, recently there has been an uptrend in younger people opting to take the procedure.

It is a surgical procedure, so some discomfort and pain can be expected. However, Dr. Passaretti uses either IV sedation or general anesthesia to minimize pain and ensure the patient remains comfortable throughout the procedure.

As with any surgical procedure, there are some associated risks. These include infection, scarring, adverse reaction to anesthesia, and nerve damage. Our Connecticut plastic surgeons are at the top of their field, and our private surgery center has an immaculate infection rate record. Such complications are extremely rare, particularly when your surgery is performed by our team of experts. We take all possible precautions to ensure your safety and surgical results are flawless.

It is not permanent, but its effects can last many years.

The ideal age for a facelift can vary, but it is typically recommended that patients wait until age 40 before considering this procedure.

Yes, it can often be combined with other treatments, such as eyelid surgery and brow lifts, for comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

The cost of a facelift in Fairfield County can vary depending on the complexity of the procedure.

If you are considering plastic surgery in Fairfield County or anywhere in Connecticut, contact us to schedule a one-on-one consultation with one of our expert plastic surgeons.

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