For Maximum Results From a Facelift, Seattle Surgeon Dr. Sobel Can Help
If you desire rejuvenation to combat the signs of aging, consult with a surgeon from Anderson Sobel Cosmetic Surgery about Rhytidectomy, or a facelift. Seattle men and women have come to Anderson Cosmetic Surgery, now Anderson Sobel Cosmetic Surgery, for nearly 38 years for facial rejuvenation. Indeed, this practice has been known as 1-800-THE-FACE for well over a decade.
Dr. Sobel, who is a board certified surgeon in Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery and is a diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, has performed thousands of cosmetic procedures for all types of patients. Individual skin type, bone structure, age, and skin elasticity are all carefully analyzed in our complimentary consultations in Bellevue so Dr. Sobel can design each procedure for maximum improvement of each patient and best assist them in their decision-making process. Patients have the choice of local anesthesia, oral relaxation medications, IV sedation, or general anesthesia for these types of procedures at Dr. Sobel’s Washington State licensed surgical suite in Bellevue, Washington. Dr. Sobel’s patients also have the option of having their procedure at the hospital if they prefer. However, he is particularly proud of his hand-selected staff. Please see our Google+ and Facebook pages to get to know Megan, Amanda, Julia, Malisa, Lela, Katie, Allyn, Jessica, and Pam.
During the facelift, underlying muscle and connective tissue are repositioned and tightened. Dr. Sobel is particular in restoring the underlying corset, which supports the face and neck. The resulting excess skin is removed. For men, the incision is aligned with the beard line whereas for women, some of the incision may be concealed within the ear itself. In all cases, the incision is placed in the natural creases of the skin for camouflage. The incisions are closed with fine sutures. Patients may be driven home the same day by a family member or friend. For our out-of-state guests, we have arrangements with hotel, nursing, and transfer services to accommodate a variety of needs and desires.
For a facelift, Seattle and Bellevue patients typically report very little discomfort after surgery, but medication will be prescribed to alleviate any pain. Dr. Sobel uses ample amounts of local anesthetic even while his patients are asleep for their maximal comfort upon waking. Some swelling and bruising are to be expected and may be minimized by sleeping with the head of the bed elevated and taking frequent walks. Dressings will be removed at a follow-up examination in one to two days. All sutures are removed between five to ten days. Facelift surgery may be combined with other procedures for enhanced results. Depending on your desired outcome and unique concerns, we may recommend eyelid surgery in Seattle.
The final result of a facelift is a firmer, younger appearance to the lower face, jawline, and neck areas. Though individual results may vary, patients report increased self-confidence in addition to the rejuvenating effects of their facelift. Seattle cosmetic surgeons Dr. Sobel and Dr. Anderson have done hundreds of facelift surgeries. If you have been considering facelift surgery, enjoy the experience of Dr. Anderson and Dr. Sobel. Call us today or fill out our form to schedule a consultation.