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We Can Help You Be Confident & Feel Beautiful
We Provide Attentive Care, Both Before and After Surgery
Dr. Apostolakis Is a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, ABFPRS
He Is Also Board Certified in Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgeon, ABOTO
We Have Achieved Natural, Stunning Results Since 2001
The primary goal of a facelift is to reduce the overall signs of aging
in the face. Fat is removed from some areas and added to others to create
an attractive, youthful appearance. By lifting and reshaping tissues rather
than stretching them as some facial plastic surgeons do, I am able to
avoid the swept look that some patients experience after a facelift. Incisions
are fashioned to be as subtle as possible, and no hair is removed in the
process. All incisions are sutured following the procedure, and staples
are never used.
Facelifts & Neck Lifts: A Quick Overview
Purpose: To improve the overall appearance of the face and neck.
Incision: Located around the ears and in the hair behind the ear.
Anesthesia: Local anesthesia plus IV sedation
Recovery: Depends on the patient. Typically 2-3 weeks before regaining normal appearance,
depending on any other procedures done in conjunction with this procedure.
Final healing takes around 6 months.
Cost: more than $8,000
The incision lines are visible for the first few months and can be disguised
with makeup. Patients typically experience numbness in the cheek and neck
area that can last for several months. While subtle swelling can persist
for about 6 months, the bulk of the swelling will subside within 6 weeks.
* Results from surgical or non-surgical procedures will vary from patient
to patient and are not guaranteed.
The week following the procedure, patients should remain sedentary
After one week, a very gradual return to activity ensues
Patients may gradually return to full activity in around one month
Full recovery typically takes +/- 6 months, depending on patient
Patients are prescribed pain medications as well as sedatives to minimize
Sutures are removed one week after surgery
Activity after the surgery is limited. Patients may move about at will
but should abstain from any sort of strenuous activity. Eventually, patients
can slowly begin to participate in activities that involve the pulling
of the neck and shoulder area (tennis, golf, weight lifting). Driving
should be limited, as it requires excessive neck movement.
Risks that could potentially occur with this surgery include:
Insufficient blood flow to the facial skin, called skin flap ischemia or
skin flap necrosis.
Necrosis is a permanent injury, while ischemia is temporary. Life-threatening
complications associated with this surgery are generally limited to anesthesia,
which is why we use the least amount of anesthetics possible while ensuring
sound sleep during the procedure.
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