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Are you frustrated by the continual downward sag of your face as the years pass by? Perhaps you've been gently lifting your skin back with your fingertips when you look in the mirror just to see how your face has changed since you were younger. A facelift is an effective, time-tested method for restoring a youthful facial appearance.

To get answers about the surgery and to find out if you are a candidate for a facelift in Baltimore, please arrange a consultation with Dr. Adam Basner by calling 410-616-3000.

Facelift Procedure in Baltimore

If you are unhappy with how your face has aged, this procedure may be right for you. A facelift – also called "rhytidectomy" – removes sagging skin and tightens the lax muscles and tissues beneath for comprehensive and long-lasting rejuvenation. This common procedure is performed more than 234,000 times each year in the U.S.

When you have surgery in our Baltimore facelift practice, these characteristics can be fixed:

  • Sagging in the mid-face
  • Marionette lines
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Jowls
  • Double chin
  • Folds and sagging skin on your neck

Not only does your skin begin to sag with age, but the fat beneath your skin diminishes, and the fat that is left begins to fall and become displaced. Gone are the firm, high cheeks of youth. You may also notice lax skin gathering along your jawline and under your chin. The muscles beneath the skin also become lax.

These changes are inevitable, but a facelift reverses them. During the procedure, Dr. Basner lifts and repairs sagging skin, fat and muscle. He removes excess skin so that your face will have the smooth, firm appearance of youth. His results provide effective rejuvenation while maintaining a natural, refreshed appearance.

What a Facelift Entails

A facelift tightens the underlying muscles and skin of the face. By removing excess skin, repositioning underlying tissues, and redraping the skin on the neck and face, it aims to provide a rejuvenated appearance. Over the years, the procedure has evolved significantly, with various techniques being developed to cater to diverse needs and desired outcomes.

What to Expect During Your Facelift Consultation

Our Baltimore facelift office is a safe place to get the information you need. You'll be able to ask all your questions during the consultation, and Dr. Basner will also ask some questions concerning topics like your medications, health, and overall expectations and goals. He will examine your face and may take photographs.

Who Is A Good Candidate for a Facelift?

A good candidate for a facelift has skin that's sagging or appears lax. Patients are generally in their 40s to 60s, but even those in their 20s to 30s and 70s to 80s have seen outstanding results. You should be in overall good health and not overweight.

Companion Procedures to a Facelift

Some patients wanting a total rejuvenation opt for additional procedures like eyelid surgery, a neck lift, rhinoplasty, or lip enhancements. Dr. Basner can discuss these and other options during your consultation.

How Much Does a Facelift in Baltimore Cost?

The cost of a facelift in Baltimore can vary greatly depending on your location, the expertise of your surgeon, whether you are having multiple procedures done, the extent of your surgery, and more. Our staff will determine the final cost of your facelift surgery after your initial consultation with Dr. Basner.

As with any investment, we know the overall facelift cost is a significant deciding factor. At your consultation, our office staff can show you the breakdown of all the fees and point out our payment options. We do accept financing plans through various companies, including CareCredit. You can ask our team how to apply or see our financing information to apply online.

What to Expect from Facelift Surgery

Dr. Basner will discuss the incisions to be used in your facelift with you during your consultation in our Baltimore facelift office. These incisions leave scars, but they are well hidden in your hairline, behind your ears, and/or beneath your chin.

Downtime will be needed for a couple of weeks while you heal. We will provide you with a complete list of what to expect during your facelift recovery. You will have bandages and drainage tubes removed the day after your surgery. Swelling and bruising will taper off over the next week or two. You should expect up to six weeks of limited activities and several months of slight swelling and minor facial numbness.

The Benefits of Facelift Surgery

When you undergo a facelift, you get the full advantage of a number of benefits, such as:

  • Visible reduction of aging signs: This is the most apparent and sought-after benefit. Facelifts are particularly effective in addressing issues like sagging in the middle of the face and loss of skin tone, which might create jowls.
  • Long-lasting results: Compared to non-surgical procedures like Botox or fillers, which require regular upkeep, facelifts offer more enduring results.
  • Natural appearance: A facelift performed by a skilled surgeon can offer results that look natural and harmonious. The idea is not to alter the fundamental facial characteristics but to rejuvenate and enhance the existing features.
  • Boosted self-confidence: Alongside the physical changes, a significant benefit of a facelift is the psychological uplift it can provide. Looking younger often translates to feeling younger and more vibrant. This renewed self-confidence can positively impact various facets of life, from social interactions to professional endeavors.

However, it's essential to remember that the success of a facelift hinges on the surgeon's expertise and the patient's adherence to post-operative care instructions. As with any surgery, thorough research and realistic expectations are crucial to achieving the desired results and reaping this procedure's many benefits.

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Schedule a Consultation Today for a Facelift in Baltimore

If you are interested in a facelift, Baltimore-based plastic surgeon Dr. Adam Basner is ready to speak with you. Recognized as a Top Doctor by Baltimore Magazine, he is the board-certified Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Sinai Hospital. Newsweek Magazine also identified him as one of the best U.S. plastic surgeons in all four of its categories, including facelifts. Call 410-616-3000 today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Basner. We serve patients throughout Maryland, including the areas of Towson, Owings Mills, Columbia, and Baltimore, MD.

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Facelift FAQs

Dr. Basner has a wealth of information to share about facelifts in Baltimore. Read the following questions for the answers you're looking for.

When Will My Results Be Visible?

Results will start to appear within two to three weeks, with full results visible in six months.

Does a Facelift Leave Noticeable Scars?

Facelifts, like any surgery, can leave scars. But Dr. Basner is an expert at placing incisions in locations like your hairline and beyond your ears, where scars aren't noticeable.

Is a Facelift Permanent?

How long your facelift lasts depends on factors like the type of technique used. A full, standard facelift provides permanent results for a youthful-looking face. Your skin will eventually begin to sag again, but your baseline will be much higher, thanks to your facelift.

Is There an Age Limit for Facelifts?

There is no age limit for a facelift. Age isn't a factor as long as you're at a stable weight and meet other surgery requirements.

Will a Facelift Eliminate All My Facial Wrinkles?

A facelift can soften wrinkles in the lower and middle portions of the face and the neck, but it doesn't affect wrinkles around the eyes and forehead. You may want to consider a brow lift or eyelid surgery if those are a concern.

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