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Facelift Baltimore Artistry In Plastic Surgery

A facelift is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck.

Fat that has fallen or been displaced in the mid-face can be lifted and redistributed; a facelift can restore muscle tone in the lower face. Problems such as sagging jowls and undefined jaw lines can improve during your customized facelift procedure.

Facelift Baltimore

What Is Facelift?

Your facelift surgery, or Rhytidectomy, will tighten skin and reduce the appearance of problem areas. Depending on what areas you desire to address, you may choose either a mini-facelift, a full facelift, or a midface lift. Where a mini-facelift helps to reduce less moderate wrinkles and areas of sagging skin, a full facelift tightens the entire face. The midface lift, a newer method, focuses on the mid-section of your face and avoids any refiguring of the neck area. No matter which type of facelift you choose, underlying tissue will be repositioned. Lifting the deeper layers of the face and muscle tissue, Dr. Birely will create a new look for your face. During surgery, your skin will be re-draped over the new lifted contours. Any excess skin is trimmed away, leaving you with your final results. Being one of the most advanced providers of the facelift Baltimore has to offer, patients routinely achieve excellent results with this procedure.

Baltimore Facelift

Discretely creating a younger version of you

Dr. Birely is a board certified plastic surgeon known for his precision and expertise. This is due to several things; years of specialized training in facial plastic surgery techniques, the mind of a perfectionist, exceptional manual dexterity and his passion for the art of plastic surgery.

Once you have decided to seek facial rejuvenation, there are always many questions concerning the procedure, the recovery process and most importantly, the final result. Many of Dr. Birely’s patients share that they dread looking ‘done’ or having a pulled tight look following surgery like some celebrities who had old style facelifts.

Facial plastic surgery has enjoyed great advances over the past decades including new methods of lifting, tightening and redistributing facial fat. Dr. Birely believes the goal of cosmetic surgery is to create a younger version of each patient, retaining what is unique while removing those things that detract from the overall balance and beauty of the face.

Old techniques that simply pulled surface skin tight, trimmed the excess and closed the incision produced unnatural looking results that still cause concern in some people. Baltimore facelift surgeons do vary in their ability to create flawless and discreet results. Dr. Birely advises anyone considering a facial procedure is be very thorough in choosing their surgeon.

Combining procedures
produces spectacular results

A facelift addresses the issue of sagging skin and facial muscles in the mid face and neck area as well as the deep folds that form from nose to mouth. A facelift procedure does not directly deal with loss of volume in the cheeks, fine lines and wrinkles or other areas. Many patients include a brow lift or eyelid surgery if needed as well as skin treatments such as laser resurfacing or a chemical peel.

The advantage of combining procedures is that recovery is not much longer for several procedures done at once which makes it easier to schedule time from work and arrange for home help. Also, patients will only need to have anesthesia once which removes some of the risk of surgery.

Dr. Birely consistently provides among the best facelift Baltimore offers. His minute attention to detail combined with his artistic perception sets him apart as evidenced by his spectacular results. As a prominent Baltimore facelift surgeon, he can give you back a refreshed and youthful version of yourself that you can be proud of.

What You Can Expect during a Facelift Consultation
with Baltimore Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Birely

Once you have considered a facelift procedure, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Birely. During your consultation, you will discuss your candidacy, the possibilities, and the results of a facelift surgery. Potential patients should avoid smoking before their procedure as well as inform Dr. Birely of any previous or current medical conditions that might impair healing or require more deliberate care during surgery. Your consultation can help you determine and understand your desires and how a facelift procedure can best achieve those specific desires. You will receive information about recovery, the surgery, and other important aspects of your decision.

What Is Facelift Recovery like in the Baltimore Area?

The recovery period for facelifts vary. Mini facelifts, for example, have shorter recoveries than full face lifts. No matter your individual surgery, however, you can expect some consistencies in your recovery. When your procedure is completed, a bandage could gently be placed around your face to minimize swelling and bruising. A thin tube may also be present to drain any excess blood, or fluid that may collect under the skin. During your recovery you will be given instructions. These instructions include: how to care for the surgical site, medications to aid healing and reduce risk of infections, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in overall health, and when to follow up with Dr. Birely. As bruising disappears, you can expect to see a rejuvenated, more youthful appearance! It is important to note that maintaining a healthy lifestyle, even after your recovery period, will help make your results longer lasting.