Over time, the aging process, sun exposure, smoking, and other factors cause the skin to wrinkle and sag. The face is often the area of the body where these visible signs of aging first appear. Although growing older is a natural process that happens to everyone, many men and women may feel that they are aging too quickly. Many patients also feel that the aging process is causing them to look differently than the way they feel on the inside. They may feel as though they look tired, angry, or unhappy all the time, even when they are not. A facelift procedure with Dr. Howard Sutkin at our Bay Area plastic surgery offices in Las Gatos and San Jose, California can help to turn back the hands of time. If you are interested in reversing the signs of aging and appearing more youthful-looking and refreshed, Dr. Sutkin can help you achieve your cosmetic goals.
Dr. Sutkin has performed hundreds of facelift procedures throughout his career and is skilled at creating beautiful, natural-looking results. Facial contouring is achieved by removing excess skin and fat through discretely placed incisions. Another component of facelift surgery is to address the lax facial muscles that are causing the skin to droop and sag. These muscles are tightened and sutured into a higher, more youthful-looking position. The incisions are then closed and the procedure is complete.
Dr. Sutkin and his staff provide detailed instructions and support to patients so that they can enjoy a smooth recovery period. We have patients return to our offices several days after the facelift procedure for a follow-up appointment and to have their stitches removed. Patients can generally return to work within one to two weeks of surgery.
For more information about the facelift procedure, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sutkin.