One of the most common methods of removing years from your appearance is with facelift surgery. As a fellowship trained, dual board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Eric Cerrati has the talent, skills and surgical artistry to perform this complex cosmetic procedure and achieve astounding results. Because no two faces are the same, no two facelift surgeries are the same. Dr. Cerrati will spend the time necessary to explain your options in a confidential facelift surgery consultation at his offices in Salt Lake City or South Jordan.
Undergoing facelift surgery is not a decision to be taken lightly, and it is important to choose the right surgeon. We encourage you to browse our facelift surgery before and after photos to see the evidence of Dr. Cerrati’s superior work. He will design the look you desire, patiently offering options and suggested outcomes while also sharing the benefits and risks. He may suggest combining some procedures to help you reach your aesthetic goals. You will be fully informed and confident about your treatment plan before Dr. Cerrati will proceed.
Common Signs of Aging
Aging affects everyone differently, but there are some common signs that a facelift surgery seeks to correct. As we age, our skin loses much of its firmness and elasticity. Lines and wrinkles form as skin sags and bears the imprints from a lifetime of facial expressions. Muscle tone decreases throughout the face and neck, causing jowls and droopy eyes, and the waddled, “turkey neck.”
Our faces lose volume as collagen production slows down and subcutaneous fat deposits shift. We lose the smooth contours of youthful cheeks and plump, sensual lips. All these common signs of aging bring numerous patients to our offices to seek the finely tuned surgical expertise of Dr. Cerrati. He is experienced in a number of facelift surgery techniques to bring youth and vitality back to your facial features.
Superior Facelift Techniques
During your facelift surgery consultation with Dr. Cerrati, he will review the options available for your procedure. Depending on your appearance and aesthetic goals, certain enhancements can be made to bring a more youthful and balanced appearance to your face. Dr. Cerrati uses cutting-edge surgical techniques to achieve your desired results while minimizing scarring. Incisions are typically made in easy-to-hide areas like behind the ears, under the chin and along the hairline.
Your facelift surgery can include measures to address droopy eyebrows, sagging cheeks, flat cheekbones and more. Dr. Cerrati can address the need for additional volume in the cheeks, forehead lines and undefined lips.
Recovering from Your Facelift
Recovery times will vary between patients and depend on how extensive your procedures were. Patients who desired work on more than one portion of the face will need a longer time to heal. Swelling and bruising will persist for about two weeks. Patients should rest and use ice packs and OTC pain medications to treat discomfort. Avoid strenuous or rigorous activities for three to four weeks. Dr. Cerrati will make further recommendations for each individual patient, tailored to specific procedures.
As the swelling and bruising fade away, your vibrant new appearance will become more evident. After four weeks, all signs of surgery will likely have faded, leaving you with only a younger-looking you that is ready to face the world with confidence. Be sure to keep any follow-up appointments with Dr. Cerrati, and contact his office immediately with any concerns you have, as well as to inform him of any persistent bleeding or swelling.
For expert facelift surgery by a highly skilled and credentialed facial plastic surgeon, choose Dr. Eric Cerrati for your cosmetic goals. Contact our offices in Salt Lake City or South Jordan to schedule a facelift surgery consultation, and explore the options available to you.