Serving Detroit, Southfield, Port Huron & Jackson, Michigan
Restore A Youthful Look To Your Face
Over time, signs of aging can appear on the face and neck. If you’re unhappy with deep creases along your nose or jowling under your jawline, a face lift may be right for you. Dr. Rifai’s face lift can tighten sagging skin, re-contour your profile, and rejuvenate your look.
Face Lift- Overview
During the facelift procedure, a series of small incisions are made along the hairline, near the temple, and just above and in front of the ear. Dr. Rifai will reposition the underlying muscle and tissue into a more youthful position. Following this, a small incision is made in the chin area. This allows Dr. Rifai to re-drape the underlying muscle and tissue and tighten the area. Liposuction can be used in addition to remove excess fat in the chin area. Any incisions are then closed with small, fine sutures or metal clips and gauze is applied to protect the entire area.
Face Lift- Recovery
It is common for face lift patients to be able to go home after facial plastic surgery and return to the office the following morning to have the gauze removed. Any sutures and metal clips are removed in stages approximately 7-10 days after your procedure. It is often reported that patients have little to no discomfort, however any discomfort is easily controlled by pain medications. You may have some swelling and bruising, however this can be minimized with the use of ice packs or compresses. You can return to strenuous exercise, such as weight lifting or aerobics, after 6 weeks.
Dr. Rifai has over 25 years of experience and can discuss all aspects of a facelift during your consultation.
Frequently Asked Facelift Questions
Q: Will I look like myself after surgery?
Answer: Yes, the goal of the facelift is to improve the overall facial appearance and give you a more healthy, youthful, and natural appearance.