Look Years Younger with a Customized Face Lift*

A face lift, performed by Dr. James E. Murphy, can help you achieve a more youthful visage by removing excess tissue and tightening remaining tissue to reduce sagging and other signs of aging. Before beginning the procedure, Dr. Murphy will create an individualized treatment plan, based on your goals and natural face structure. He uses well-established surgical techniques to ensure optimal results that look completely natural. To find out if you are a candidate for a face lift at our Reno practice, contact Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa today.

Is a Face Lift Right for You?

Face lifts are highly popular procedures, designed to address sagging and other signs of aging around your midface, eyes, and jaw. The procedure is especially suitable for treating:

  • Sagging skin around your cheeks
  • Loose skin under your eyes
  • Jowls
  • Deep creases around your mouth and chin

It is important to understand that face lifts do not address the forehead or erase fine lines and wrinkles. Before beginning treatment, Dr. Murphy will conduct a complete examination and consultation. He may recommend an alternative treatment, such as a brow lift or eyelid surgery. You can also combine several facial plastic surgery procedures for more comprehensive results.

The Surgical Procedure

To ensure your safety, your face lift will take place in a hospital. You will receive general anesthesia. The type you choose will depend on your preferences and Dr. Murphy’s recommendations. After the anesthesiologist has administered medication, Dr. Murphy will create several incisions. These will run along your hairline and behind your ears to minimize the appearance of any scarring. Through these incisions, he may remove excess fat, using liposuction or manual techniques. He will also tighten the underlying tissue. If needed, he will suture them into higher positions. Finally, Dr. Murphy will trim away any loose skin before closing the incisions with sutures or surgical tape.

Recovering from Your Face Lift

Smiling blond woman holding clasped hands under chinDr. Murphy will wrap your face in compression bandages to minimize discomfort and speed your healing. In some cases, he may also place drainage tubes just under your skin. These tubes can typically come out the day after your treatment when you see Dr. Murphy for your follow-up. He will usually remove stitches five to seven days after your surgery.

After your face lift, you will likely experience some swelling and bruising. Medication and icepacks can minimize your discomfort. You should also sleep with your head elevated to control swelling. Most swelling and inflammation typically dissipates within two weeks, and you will probably be ready to resume your normal activities. However, you should avoid strenuous activities until Dr. Murphy gives his approval.

Benefits and Results

As your recovery proceeds, you will start to notice the many benefits of your face lift surgery. When you look in the mirror, you may see that your skin is noticeably tauter and more youthful. Your overall facial contours may have improved, and deep creases may be significantly reduced. Best of all, with the comprehensive results of your treatment, you will not only look younger, you will feel younger and more confident, as well.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Murphy

If you are concerned with signs of aging, our team can help you achieve a more youthful appearance. Contact our office today and book your first appointment.  

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