Face Lift (Rhytidectomy)
Dr. Richard A. Pecunia offers Face Lifts to patients in Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Lamar County and surrounding areas.
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What is a Face lift?
A face lift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as sagging in the mid-face, deep creases below the lower eyelids or deep creases between the nose and mouth. A face lift can also repair fat that has fallen or is displaced, loss of muscle tone in the lower face that may create jowls, and loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard A. Pecunia has performed countless face lifts in Mississippi, working with men and women from Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Lamar County and elsewhere. He invites new patients to set up a personal, one-on-one consultation to learn more about the benefits of the procedure.
How are Face Lifts Performed?
Our face lifts in Hattiesburg typically take between two and five hours and are performed under a general anesthetic. Unlike face lift procedures of the past, which just pulled on the skin, modern techniques work below the skin to tighten underlying muscles, as well as move, remove or even add fat to the face as necessary.
To start the surgery, Dr. Pecunia will make small incisions at the temple and along the natural contour of the ear. He'll then make adjustments to the underlying muscles and fat to reshape the face and neck. Finally, he'll remove any excess skin before draping it back over the face and closing the incisions with thin metal staples and nylon sutures.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Face Lift?
If you're looking to rejuvenate sagging facial tissue on your face and neck, a rhytidectomy may be for you. Most people seeking out this procedure are 50 years or older, although our Hattiesburg office does work with younger face lift patients who are looking to combat premature signs of aging.
If you're unhappy with any of the following, you could benefit from a face lift:
- Sagging in the mid-face
- Deep creases below the lower eyelids or running from the nose to the corner of the mouth
- Loss of muscle tone in the lower part of the face, also known as "jowls"
- Loose skin or excess fatty deposits below the jaw
In addition, ideal face lift candidates have good skin tone and elasticity, which helps the skin move and stretch easily.
What Kind of Post-Operative Face Lift Care Can I Expect?
Following your Hattiesburg face lift, Forrest County face lift or Lamar County face lift, you may feel some mild discomfort and tightness of the skin. Your doctor can prescribe you medication to manage any pain. Intense swelling will subside after a few days, although the puffiness may last for up to two weeks. Your doctor will advise you to sleep upright in bed and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling.
Stitches will be removed five to 10 days following surgery, and you'll be able to resume normal activity within three weeks. However, avoid strenuous activity such as working out for at least six weeks.
What are the Typical Results of Hattiesburg Face Lifts?
The best way to visualize your results following a Hattiesburg face lift, Forrest County face lift or Lamar County face lift is to view our Hattiesburg face lift before and after photos. Although a face lift cannot stop the aging process, it can certainly take years off your face and give you a more natural, youthful appearance.
Dr. Pecunia's patients, who you can view in our Hattiesburg face lift before and after photos, are extremely happy with their results. And while results are not completely permanent, they can last for up to 10 years.
What are Hattiesburg Face Lift Costs?
Hattiesburg face lift prices vary from patient to patient. We recommend setting up an appointment with Dr. Pecunia to discuss all of your options. Our friendly and helpful staff is happy to set up your one-on-one consultation at a time that is most convenient for you. We are proud to serve face lift patients in Hattiesburg, Forrest County and Lamar County.
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