As you age, your face changes. Your youthful, chiseled profile begins to lose definition and your skin can lose elasticity, resulting in sagging and wrinkles. A facelift can restore your youthful appearance to look like a naturally younger version of you.

What Is A Facelift?

A facelift in Bloomfield Hills, MI is a surgical procedure to reposition sagging tissues, smooth creases, define a jawline or neck that has been hidden by sagging jowls, and smooth sagging neck skin. After the procedure, nothing looks pulled, tight or operated. Rather, you look like a younger, restored version of you.

A facelift procedure is performed under sedation or general anesthesia. During the procedure, Dr. Ellen will use careful incision placement that can be hidden by the hairline or natural contour of the face.  In a traditional facelift, Dr. Ellen gently lifts the skin and muscles of the face, so the underlying tissues can be tightened. In addition, Dr. Ellen may remove some fat and excess skin. The skin is then repositioned over the face, resulting is a smooth, rejuvenated appearance.

Am I A Good Candidate For A Facelift?

Candidates for a facelift are men who experience signs of aging with sagging skin around the face and neck and a lack of facial feature definition. Because a facelift is a surgical procedure, candidates must be in good overall health and inform Dr. Ellen of any medical conditions. As with other cosmetic procedures, you are more likely to be happy with the results of your facelift if you have clear, realistic expectations about what the surgery can achieve and if you share these with Dr. Ellen in her Bloomfield Hills, MI office.


How Long Is Recovery From A Facelift?

Facelift surgery near Detroit usually takes several hours. You may be able to go home that day, but patients sometimes spend one night in the hospital.

Your face will be bandaged after surgery, and the dressings are usually removed within one or two days. If a drainage tube has been placed, it will also be removed one or two days after surgery. Dr. Ellen will remove your stitches in five to ten days. Expect to have facial swelling and bruising in the days following surgery. Cold compresses can help, as well keeping your head elevated and still as much as possible. You may also be prescribed pain medications to manage any discomfort. Most people can return to their normal activities two to three weeks after a facelift.

What Results Can I Expect After a Facelift?

Bruising and swelling can mask the true results of your facelift during the first few weeks, so it’s important to be patient as you heal. At first, your face might look and feel strange to you, but this will resolve as you fully recover and get used to your fresh appearance. A facelift can reduce signs of aging to a great extent, but it cannot reverse sun damage to the skin or remove all facial wrinkles around the eyes, below the nose, and around the lips. Although a facelift can make your face appear younger and healthier, taking years off your face, your face will continue to age. If you are experiencing anxiety over aging, a facelift may increase self-confidence and reduce anxiety while growing older.

Where Can I Go For a Consultation?

If you’re a man considering a facelift, we encourage you to contact plastic surgeon Dr. Ellen for a consultation in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Dr. Ellen and her staff are located just 8 miles South of Troy and 13 miles North East of Farmington Hills.  The staff at Dr. Ellen’s office are eager to answer your questions about men’s facelift surgery in the Bloomfield Hills, MI area. Please send us an email or call our office today at 248-220-6760 to schedule a consultation.