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Facelift Specialist

Lancaster Plastic Surgery

Richard Levin, MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon located in Lancaster, PA

If you’re searching for a solution to significant facial sagging, wrinkling, and overall aging, consider a face-lift. Premier plastic surgeon Richard Levin, MD, brings more than 30 years of experience in face-lift techniques to men and women in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Over his years of practice, Dr. Levin has refined his skills and remained abreast of improvements in surgical tools and technology. If you’d like to learn what a face-lift can do for you, schedule a consultation at Lancaster Plastic Surgery today. Online scheduling is available, or you can always call to check appointment availability.

Facelift Q & A

What is a face-lift?

A face-lift is a surgical procedure that helps turn back the hands of time, providing a rejuvenated and more youthful appearance. If you associate the word “face-lift” with an overly tight, stretched appearance, you owe it to yourself to look into today’s face-lift techniques and results. 

Advancements in medical technology and surgical techniques have led to face-lifts that enhance and lift without altering the fundamental features that make you look like you. 

What happens during a face-lift?

Face-lifts are performed under general anesthesia, so you won’t be aware of the procedure while it’s happening. Once you’re resting comfortably, Dr. Levin creates the incisions needed to access the tissues beneath your skin. Incisions are often located along your hairline where they aren’t noticeable. 

Next, Dr. Levin removes or transfers fat as needed. He can also lift muscle tissue. Once he’s happy with the distribution of tissue, he closes the incisions using sutures, surgical tape, adhesive, or a combination of those options. 

You’ll then move to a recovery area as the effects of your anesthesia wear off. 

What is recovery from a face-lift like? 

A period of recovery follows as your body heals. Expect a week of downtime and an additional period of time to recover as swelling and discomfort fade. You’ll return for a follow-up visit for Dr. Levin to check your progress. 

The best way to ease the recovery process is to follow the postoperative instructions provided by Dr. Levin and his team. Be vigilant about cleaning the area, changing bandages, and monitoring for signs of infection. 

Can I combine other procedures with a face-lift?

Adding other procedures to your face-lift is a great way to take care of multiple concerns with only one round of anesthesia and recovery. Some of the procedures Dr. Levin can complete alongside your face-lift or separately include:

  • Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery
  • Neck lift
  • Eye life
  • Eyebrow or forehead lift
  • Rhinoplasty, or nose job

During your personalized consultation, Dr. Levin discusses which procedures will move you closer to your aesthetic goals. He also discusses the timeframe for recovery and cost. 

To learn more, schedule a visit online or over the phone today.