Face Lift in San Jose
Wrinkles on your face and neck can be the most frustrating signs of aging because they are so highly visible. For men and women in San Jose, facelift surgery is the go-to option to reduce their wrinkles and tighten their skin so that they look as young as they feel. Many people are concerned that, after a face lift, they will have an overly tight, fake, "wind tunnel" look. When performed by a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Lepore, you can rest assured that a face lift procedure will produce results that look natural, and have been designed to enhance your own natural beauty.
Dr. Vincent Lepore is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been in private practice since 1987. You can take a look at his photo gallery to get an idea of the natural-looking results he has provided for face lift patients. To learn more about face lift surgery, request your free cosmetic consultationrequest your free cosmetic consultation online or call Dr. Lepore's office at 408-356-4241.
Understanding Face Lift
A face lift in San Jose and Palo Alto addresses some of the main signs of aging on your face and neck such as deep wrinkles, loose or sagging skin, jowls, and fat deposits. Dr. Lepore will often combine a face lift with other procedures to achieve the best possible results. Surgical procedures commonly combined with a face lift include brow lift and eyelid surgery. Dr. Lepore may also combine a face lift with non-surgical procedures such as laser skin resurfacing, facial implants, or dermal fillers.
What to Expect
Dr. Lepore will customize your facelift according to your preferences and the amount of correction you'd like to achieve. There are several options:
- A traditional facelift requires an incision that runs from the hairline, around the ear, ending at the lower scalp. A second incision under the chin may be necessary. Through these incisions, Dr. Lepore will redistribute fat, reposition underlying tissue, and lift skin and muscle.
- A shorter incision beginning lower along the hairline can be used if less correction is needed.
- A neck lift can be performed alone or in conjunction with a face lift to reduce wrinkling while removing excess fat and loose skin.
A face lift is performed under sedation or general anesthesia. The procedure can take several hours, the length depending upon the type of correction desired and whether any additional procedures are being performed at the same time. After the procedure you will experience some bruising and swelling, but any discomfort can be managed with medication. You should be able to return to your normal activities in approximately 2 weeks.
Your New Look
Although no face lift surgeon can stop the aging process, Dr. Lepore can make you look significantly younger with results that will last for many years. He has the skill and experience to ensure that you will look natural, never too tight or artificial.