Age and gravity are tough forces to beat when it comes to the skin on your face. But you can fight back with procedures like a facelift. Dr. Theodore Diktaban in Upper East Side, New York City has extensive experience performing natural-looking facelifts that shave years from your appearance. If you’re not ready to accept defeat against the effects of aging, call Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS, or book an appointment online.
A facelift is an aptly named procedure in which Dr. Diktaban lifts the sagging skin on your face, creating a more taut and wrinkle-free surface. A facelift is ideal for addressing:
A facelift can’t stop your skin from aging, but it can effectively address the effects aging has already had on your skin.
Dr. Diktaban performs a facelift while you’re under general anesthesia for your comfort. During the procedure, he typically makes an incision along the side of your face near your hairline and ears. The length of this incision depends upon how extensive your facelift is — for example, if you just want to reduce sagging on your lower face (a mini facelift), the incision doesn’t go as high as your temples.
If you’d like to address the skin around your neck, the incision travels underneath your ear to your lower scalp.
Once the incision is made, Dr. Diktaban may perform any of the following, depending upon your goals:
Dr. Diktaban takes care that your incisions are as inconspicuous as possible and often uses non-suture methods for closing.
Because a facelift is a surgical technique, you’re likely to experience some swelling and bruising at first. As your body heals, it produces fluid, which gives you a puffy look immediately after the surgery, and Dr. Diktaban may insert some drains during this time.
As your healing progresses, the swelling and bruising subside gradually and the results start to become evident.
For planning purposes, you should count on 10-14 days before you’re able to unveil your new face to the outside world. It may take up to three months before your skin looks and feels completely normal.
If you want to journey back in time, call Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS, to learn more about facelifts, or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool.