Most plastic surgeries involve incisions of some sort; these are created in order to allow your doctor to make changes to the subdermal tissues. Part of a facelift operation is using liposuction to remove fatty deposits. It may also be necessary to tighten the muscles in the area, since they can become loose with age. Incisions make these facelift changes possible.
After the facelift surgery, the incisions that were made will be closed using medical sutures. Because they will be susceptible to germs and infection, the incisions will be protected using dressings. These dressings also serve to keep the tissue swelling and bruising down, speeding up your recovery.
A facelift can make a person’s skin look tighter, younger, and more beautiful. Learn more by discussing the procedure with Dr. Thomas Kaniff, a skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon. To make an appointment, contact our office.