As people age, the effects of gravity, exposure to the sun, and the stresses of daily life can be seen in their faces. Deep creases form between the nose and mouth; the jawline grows slack and jowly; folds and fat deposits appear around the neck. Dr. Guy Cappuccino can effectively address these issues with a facelift in Maryland.
The Facelift Surgery
A facelift in Maryland usually takes several hours, or somewhat longer if you're having more than one procedure done. For extensive procedures, some surgeons may schedule two separate sessions. Your surgery may be performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. The exact placement of your incisions will depend upon a combination of your facial structure and goals for the procedure.
Before your surgery, Dr. Cappuccino will help you understand exactly where they will be placed, so you’ll know what to expect in terms of scarring. Incisions usually begin above the hairline at the temples, extend in a natural line just inside the cartilage at the front of the ear, and continue behind the earlobe behind the ear. If the neck needs to be addressed, a small incision may also be made under the chin.
Dr. Cappuccino will separate the skin from the fat and muscle below, before trimming or suctioning fat from around the neck and chin to improve the contour. He will then tighten the underlying muscle and membrane, pull the skin back, and remove the excess. Stitches will secure the layers of tissue and close the incisions.
Following surgery, Dr. Cappuccino will wrap your head loosely in bandages. This will help to minimize bruising and swelling and encourage that you begin your healing process properly.