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What is a Facelift?

A facelift, also known as face-lift surgery, offered by Dr. Kristopher M. Day at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery in Bellevue, serving the Seattle community, is a cosmetic procedure designed to rejuvenate the face. It typically involves the tightening and lifting of facial skin to reduce signs of aging. The procedure can address issues such as sagging skin, deep wrinkles, and loss of facial volume, aiming to restore a more youthful and refreshed appearance. Dr. Day’s expertise ensures a personalized approach to each facelift, aligning with the individual’s aesthetic goals.


How Does a Facelift work?

At Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, Dr. Kris Day, a board-certified plastic and craniofacial surgeon, specializes in reconstructive and aesthetic facial surgeries. His expertise enables him to use advanced techniques in facelifts and other procedures, ensuring exceptional care and results. The clinic collaborates with the Bel-Red Center for Aesthetic Surgery for facelift surgeries, employing the SMAS plication method. This approach involves surgical tightening of facial tissues for a lifted, rejuvenated look. Fat grafting is also utilized to enhance facial volume, focusing on a natural, youthful appearance for the face and neck.

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Good Candidates for Facelift

Good candidates for a facelift at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, under the expertise of Dr. Kristopher M. Day, are typically individuals who seek to address signs of aging such as sagging skin, deep wrinkles, or lost facial volume. Ideal patients are generally those in good overall health, non-smokers, and have realistic expectations regarding the outcome of the surgery. The procedure is tailored to each person’s unique facial structure and aging pattern, aiming to achieve a natural, rejuvenated appearance.

Preparing For a Facelift

Preparing for facelift surgery at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery in Bellevue, serving the Seattle community, involves several key steps for a successful outcome. It’s important to follow pre-operative guidelines provided by the clinic, which typically include ceasing certain medications and avoiding smoking to enhance healing. Proper planning for post-surgery recovery, such as arranging for assistance at home and scheduling time off work, is also crucial. Adhering to these preparations ensures a smoother, more comfortable recovery process and contributes to the overall success of the facelift procedure.

What to Expect During Facelift

During facial plastic surgery at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery with Dr. Kristopher M. Day, patients can expect a personalized approach tailored to their specific aesthetic goals. Each procedure is carefully planned and executed, employing advanced techniques for optimal results. Throughout the surgery, Dr. Day focuses on achieving natural-looking enhancements, whether it’s a facelift, rhinoplasty, or other facial procedure. Patients are guided through the process, ensuring comfort and understanding at every step.

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Recovering From Face-lift

Recovering from a facelift at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery with Dr. Kristopher M. Day involves careful post-operative care to ensure optimal healing. Patients can expect some swelling and discomfort, which are managed with medications and specific care instructions. Rest and minimal physical activity are advised in the initial recovery period to facilitate healing. Dr. Day provides detailed guidance on post-surgery care, including how to care for incisions and when normal activities can be resumed, ensuring a smooth and effective recovery process.

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Frequently Asked Questions About a Face lift

Facelift surgery, also known as rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic procedure designed to rejuvenate the face by reducing signs of aging. It typically involves the removal of excess facial skin and the tightening of underlying tissues to create a more youthful appearance.

Ideal candidates are individuals experiencing facial sagging, wrinkles, and loss of skin elasticity, usually due to aging. Candidates should be in good health, have realistic expectations, and be nonsmokers.

The procedure generally involves incisions along the hairline, around the ears, and under the chin. Excess skin is removed, underlying tissues are tightened, and the remaining skin is repositioned for a smoother look.

Recovery typically includes swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Most patients take a few weeks off work and daily activities, with full healing taking several months.

Risks include infection, bleeding, scarring, anesthesia complications, and possible nerve injury. Specific risks will be discussed during your consultation.

The results of a facelift are long-lasting but do not stop the aging process. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help prolong the results.

Scars from a facelift are typically hidden within the hairline or natural contours of the face and are designed to be as inconspicuous as possible.

The cost varies depending on the extent of the surgery. A detailed quote will be provided during your consultation.

Yes, various financing options are available to help manage the cost of the procedure.

Bring a list of your current medications, any relevant medical history, and specific goals or concerns regarding the facelift procedure.