The face, more than any other area of the body, showcases your age. Gravity and sun exposure can wreak havoc on your complexion. Non-surgical fixes only provide temporary solutions; they do not provide serious, extensive correction. Facelift surgery can turn back the hands of time to achieve a youthful, bright complexion that reflects how vibrant you feel on the inside.
Immediately following your surgery, you may experience some bruising, swelling and mild to moderate discomfort. You should rest with your head slightly elevated during the first week to avoid additional swelling. Dr. Baker will personally see you in his office every two to three days for the first two weeks following your surgery.
You should not exert yourself in the first two weeks following your surgery. Avoid direct sun exposure. Early bruising or swelling subsides after about ten days allowing you to re-engage socially. Your final results should be visible after about six weeks.
During a facelift, incisions are made around the ear. Dr. Baker makes these incisions very precisely and anatomically along natural contours, so they will become non-discernable.
The average cost of a facelift (including the neck) is $12,000 plus anesthesia and facility fees. While price is an important factor when choosing a surgeon, you cannot put a price on quality, long-lasting results. Dr. Baker is a meticulous, highly skilled, board-certified facial plastic surgeon with years of experience and an artistic sense for natural results.
Most patients have little pain, which is readily managed with medication in the first two to three days, after which Tylenol is usually sufficient.