The human body is a work of art, and the face is the most noticeable part of the body. With factors like sun exposure, weight changes, gravity and time at play, your face may look older than you feel. In this case, Dr. Hasen can renew your look with modern facelift surgery in his Naples, FL practice. He provides long lasting results appear natural.
The benefits of Dr. Hasen's specialized approach to facelift surgery include:
- Shorter incisions that result in minimal scarring
- SMAS technique provides a natural appearance – not over-tight or windswept
- Fat transfer restores lost volume naturally with the patient's own fat
- Patients look younger and refreshed, not like a different person
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The before and after pictures above depict ACTUAL PATIENTS of Naples Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kent V. Hasen. Your results may vary.
Dr. Hasen performs facelift surgery in our fully-accredited, on-site, private surgery suite using local or general anesthesia. The surgery is complete in about 3 to 5 hours. Without shaving the hair, Dr. Hasen makes a thin incision that extends from within the hairline above the ear, continuing in front and inside the ear, around the earlobe, in the crease, and into the back of the hairline. He separates the deep underlying tissue called the SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system) from the skin and lifts it to provide internal support that makes the facelift result last longer. Dr. Hasen then re-drapes the skin and removes the excess without pulling it unnaturally tight. If necessary, he removes fat from under the chin.
A fat transfer of your own fat - rich in stem cells - is commonly combined with the facelift procedure to help restore volume that has been lost over the years. Dr. Hasen can combine facelift surgery with eyelid surgery, a forehead lift or other procedures if desired.
After your facelift, we recommend that you stay overnight in our post-operative recovery area with a registered nurse in order to receive excellent care in the initial hours after the procedure. You will need to have an adult drive you home and assist you for the first few days. The small drains that are placed during surgery to eliminate excess fluid are removed painlessly in our office a day later along with the bulky dressing.
Pain is typically minimal, easily controlled by medication and subsides within 2 or 3 days. Swelling is mild to moderate for the first week, and rapidly disappears thereafter. Minimal bruising peaks at 2 days then fades by 2 to 3 weeks. You may apply camouflage make-up in 7 to 10 days and appear in public at that time.
Patients typically resume many activities within the first week, and most by 3 weeks. They are able to return to work in 7 to 10 days.
Dr. Hasen's facelift patients usually look natural and presentable in the first week; results continue to improve over the next 6 to 9 months. Patients enjoy their very natural, rested, younger appearance that lasts for several years. While the aging process continues, patients always look younger than if they did not have surgery at all.