Located in Glen Mills, Media and Chester, Providence Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery offers facelift surgery to the residents of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas, who desire facial plastic surgery.
Dr. Mark Ginsburg, board certified in both facial plastic surgery and head and neck surgery (otolaryngology) by the American Osteopathic Board of Otolaryngology, is the premier facial plastic surgeon in the Philadelphia area. Specializing in facial plastic and cosmetic surgery, Dr. Ginsburg is your first choice for the facelift that you are considering.
What is a Facelift?
A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is the removal of facial skin often accompanied by the tightening of the underlying tissue. Skin on the face often begins to sag and droop with age or major weight loss.
There are several different incisions which can be done to achieve a facelift, and a complimentary consultation with the physician will determine what procedure is right for you. An incision can be made from the ear and into the hairline in many cases. The skin is then separated from the underlying tissue which may then be tightened with or without removing some of that tissue. Skin is then repositioned onto the face again, and any excess skin is removed. Sutures are then used to close the incisions.
A facelift is usually performed under general anesthesia, and recovery time may vary based on the exact procedure done at Providence Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery. Smaller facelift procedures can be completed in just a couple of hours, and more in-depth facelift procedures can take from six to eight hours. Recovery time can take from two to four weeks, and there is generally only minor pain involved.
Can I see Facelift Before and After Pictures of people in the Philadelphia area?
Providence Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery will gladly show you before and after pictures of patients who have undergone a facelift procedure during your complimentary consultation visit. You can see for yourself the positive change that a facelift has made for these individuals and their quality of life.
Do I Have to Stop Smoking Before a Facelift Procedure?
We advise that the patient stop smoking at least one month before surgery and one month after due to the way nicotine can adversely affect healing. Smoking reduces the blood supply to the skin that is necessary for proper healing. We strongly urge Providence Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery patients to decrease their exposure to secondhand smoke as well.
Is There Anything I Need to do to Get Myself Ready for Surgery?
You must stop taking any blood thinners and vitamin E supplements at least a week before and after surgery. We recommend that you consult with your primary care physician to safely stop using these medications and obtain medical clearance. Any herbal medication and diet pills, whether prescription or over-the-counter, should be stopped at least two weeks before as well.
In addition, it is important that sun exposure is reduced for several weeks before surgery to avoid any damage to the skin just before the procedure. It may also be advised that you lower your alcohol intake for a short period of time.
Patients are required to be in good general health before an elective cosmetic procedure is performed at Providence Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery. If we have additional concerns about your health and ability to undergo surgery, we may require medical clearance from your primary care doctor.
What are the Types of Facelifts and How do I Decide which is the Best for Me?
There are several different types of facelifts including the cutaneous (skin only), traditional or SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system), temporal, deep plane, and more. Providence Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery consults with you to determine which type best fits your individual needs. Our aim is to achieve the best possible aesthetically pleasing result with the least invasive procedure and the least amount of scarring. Arrange a complimentary consult to decide what type of facelift is the best for you.
Can I have Multiple Procedures done in Conjunction with a Facelift?
Some patients opt to have an eye lift or neck lift done in conjunction with a facelift, but it is best to consult with Dr. Ginsburg before making up your mind. Dr. Ginsburg is a knowledgeable and caring facial surgeon who values listening to all of your needs and goals and provide expert advice.
Is there a Better Time of Year to have the Facelift Performed?
It is important that you pick a time for your procedure that will allow enough down time for post-surgical healing. It can take two to four weeks to recover from a facelift, and you will need to take time off of your regular schedule to heal. You will need to make some temporary changes at work and home due to the common symptoms associated with healing, such as swelling and taking pain medication.
How Much Does a Facelift Cost in Philadelphia?
The cost of facelift surgery in Philadelphia may vary depending on your specific needs as well as any other procedures are performed in conjunction with your facelift. To learn more, see our financing page.
Additional Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures
- Neck Lift
- Facial Liposuction
- Chin Implant
- Eyelid Surgery
- Brow Lift
- Ear Surgery
- Fat Injection
- Earlobe Repair
- Facial Reconstruction
- Scar Revision
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Providence Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery offers facial plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery and skin rejuvenation to residents of Glen Mills, Media, Chester and the greater Philadelphia area. Dr. Mark Ginsburg, DO, FAACS, is a board certified facial plastic surgeon, general cosmetic surgeon and head and neck surgeon who combines personalized care with the latest technology to provide each patient with extraordinary and natural results. For more information, or to schedule a complimentary patient consultation, call 484-352-3524 to speak to a member of our friendly, knowledgeable staff.