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Facelift Kansas City

A facelift is a popular cosmetic surgery offered by Dr. Hlavacek in Kansas City intended to reverse signs of facial aging. A facelift involves tightening the facial and neck muscles and removing excess skin. The result is a more youthful, healthy energetic appearance.

Who can benefit from a facelift?

Ideal candidates for a facelift are patients in good overall health who are dissatisfied or self-conscious about signs of facial aging. A facelift can treat:

  • Pronounced facial lines and wrinkles
  • Drooping facial features
  • Jowls (loose skin around the neckline)
  • Fat and folds appearing around the neck

A facelift can create smoother, more youthful facial contours. In addition, the muscles of the face should be tighter and more defined. Unsightly features such as a double chin or loose, sagging skin will be eliminated.

What to expect during your facelift

General anesthetic or intravenous sedation is administered, and an incision is made around the ears that can be extended into the hairline. Through the incisions, the tissue and muscle are repositioned and excess fat and tissue are removed.

Deep layers of tissue are secured in place with internal sutures, and the skin is stretched into place. Once the excess skin is trimmed away, the incisions are closed using fine sutures. Bandages will be applied to the treatment area after the surgery, and tubes may be inserted to allow excess fluid to drain from the incisions.

Facelift Kansas City
Facelift Results Kansas City
Facelift Kansas City
Facelift Results Kansas City

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After your surgery

Immediately following surgery, you will experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. These temporary side effects are normal and can be managed with prescription pain medication. Elevation of the area and ice packs may be used to minimize swelling.

Stitches are removed in about a week. Bruising should resolve in the first two weeks, and swelling in 3-8 weeks. For most patients, normal activity may be resumed in 1-2 weeks and more intense activity in 6-8 weeks.

Understanding the risks of a facelift

The risks of a facelift are similar to those of other surgeries. Possible risks may include asymmetry, infection, pain, and changes in facial sensitivity. Your consultation in Kansas City will include a discussion of your medical history and any possible steps you can take to minimize your risk of developing complications.

Facelift Kansas City

If you’re ready to take the next step

If you’re dissatisfied with facial wrinkles and folds, you may be an excellent candidate for a facelift. Contact us to schedule a consultation in Kansas City. We would be happy to address any questions or concerns you may have about facelift surgery.

How Much Does Facelift Cost?

The overall cost of an Facelift in Kansas City is affected by anesthesia fees, hospital fees, post-surgery garments, and medications. Price is also impacted by medical tests, surgeon’s fees, and the exact techniques employed.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about the treatment of Facelift in Kansas City, contact us and schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hlavacek.

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