Tulsa Facelift Plastic Surgery

Facelift is not the term we like to use. A more descriptive term would be facial rejuvenation. Most people complain of shallowness in the upper cheek area, excess skin in the jowl and neck regions. Weight loss and weight gain can significantly affect the appearance of your face, especially when you reach age 40-50. At that age, the skin will not shrink back in the neck region as it would if you were younger. Our facelift surgery is a multiple layer approach where muscle and fat layers in the deeper part of the upper portions of the face is lifted and reshaped as well as the jowl and neck areas. This method provides a more natural look than a typical facelift where only excess skin is removed. Re-shaping deeper structures will provide lasting results. The goal is to achieve a pleasing and natural result.

Thorough discussion about your expectations with Dr. Mathers will ensure a realistic outcome. Facelifts are usually combined with other surgeries which includes upper and lower lid blepharoplasty and brow lift

The surgery is performed at Cherry Street Surgery Center, our accredited facility. The facelift patient will spend the night at the facility with a nurse and an aide providing around the clock care.

Facelift incision starts just above the ear and hair line and extends down in a curved fashion in front of the ear curving back behind the cartilage to keep from having a straight line incision in front of the ear which is more noticeable. The incision then follows behind the ear back into the hairline posteriorly. After the skin is elevated, dissection is carried into the deeper layer where muscles are tightened and pulled in a superior fashion giving a more natural appearance for the face. Swelling and bruising is expected following the surgery.

Sutures are removed in 7 days. The majority of facelift patients return to work in 10-14 days after surgery depending on how much bruising they have. The majority of the swelling is gone in 2-3 weeks, but changes will continue for 2-3 months. The average time frame is 3 weeks to return to cardio exercise, and in 6 weeks, patients are released to full activity.

Call our Tulsa plastic surgery office at 918-749-7177 to schedule your personal consulation with Dr. Mathers