Is a facelift performed under general anesthesia?
It is not necessary to undergo general anesthesia during your surgery. Dr. Leeman has performed many facelift surgeries under local anesthesia with sedation. If you would prefer to have general anesthesia, this remains an option.
What are the benefits of a facelift?
Dr. Leeman is able to minimize visible signs of aging by smoothing loose skin on the face and tightening the underlying tissue and muscles. In addition to an enhanced physical appearance, most patients experienced heightened self-image and self-esteem following a facelift.
Are there significant risks associated with facelift surgery?
As with any surgery, there is some amount of risk involved in facelift surgery. Complications and risks specific to facelift surgery include nerve injury, bruising and swelling, infection, adverse reactions to anesthesia, and problems with the healing of the skin. Smokers have a higher risk of complications in the healing process, so must quit at least several weeks before the procedure.
Can I expect long-lasting results from a facelift?
While results will vary from person to person, most people can expect to enjoy tightened skin with fewer wrinkles for approximately ten years or longer.
How long does a facelift procedure take?
Facelift surgery generally takes three to four hours. Depending on needs and desires of patients, this timeframe can vary
Is Dr. Leeman board-certified?
Yes, Dr. Leeman is actually double board-certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.