Many people are dismayed by the toll that time can take on the face. As the years pass, the combined effects of the loss of facial fat volume, thinning of the skin, gravity, sun damage, stress, heredity, and smoking can result in a loss of youthful facial contours and a tired, old appearance.

The skin begins to lose elasticity at the same time the facial tissues lose volume. Over a number of years, this can lead to deep wrinkles, jowls, and loose, unsightly skin and vertical bands on the neck.

Fortunately, with modern medical technology, we no longer have to leave our youthful good looks behind as we age. At Egrari Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Egrari can perform our Seattle facelift to counteract the effects of gravity and time and restores a natural-looking, more vibrant facial appearance.

Dr. Egrari is a board-certified plastic surgeon and a board-certified general surgeon in Bellevue, Washington. In his nearly two decades of practice, he has become established as a leading cosmetic surgeon in the Pacific Northwest. He has a wide following for some of the most beautiful and natural facelift in the region.

What is a Facelift?

A facelift is a surgical procedure to lift and firm sagging facial tissues to create a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing appearance. This procedure can help “turn back the clock” to create the appearance of a more youthful version of yourself. Our facelift in Bellevue can help a person look younger and more attractive by lifting and tightening deep facial tissues, smoothing deep folds, and removing excess sagging skin.

Advanced Technology in Facelift Plastic Surgery

The facelift is one of the oldest cosmetic procedures performed today. Surgical technology has advanced since the procedure was first performed in the early 1900s. Techniques have been constantly modified and improved over the past 100 years, and a modern facelift procedure can achieve superior, longer-lasting results.

Surgeons today can choose from wide range of methods to most effectively achieve facial rejuvenation for people of different age groups, facial structures, and visible signs of aging. Modern non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures and surgical facial lifting procedures are sometimes referred to as a facelift, but in a true facelift surgeon elevates facial tissues and removes excess skin.

Who is a candidate for a facelift?

If you have experienced a loss of skin elasticity and muscle tone on the face and neck.

If you have the developed jowls and deep creases between the base of the nose and the corners of the mouth.

If you have developed facial and neck wrinkles.

If you have lost definition in your chin and neck contours.

If you feel your face looks older.

Intended Results

  • A more rested and youthful contour to the face and neck.
  • Smoother, more defined jaw line.
  • Smoother neck.
  • Fuller upper cheek area.
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Types of Facelifts

Dr. Egrari will custom-tailor our facelift in Seattle to suit each patient’s needs. There are two basic types of facelift surgery:

  • Mini-facelift: A mini-facelift procedure may be appropriate for patients with mild jowling and skin sagging. This less invasive technique allows the plastic surgeon to use shorter incisions to tighten deep facial tissues. Incisions are typically located along the hairline, above the ear, or in the natural crease around the ear. This surgery may be performed to refine the jawline, correct and tighten jowls, and rejuvenate the appearance of your face.
  • Standard facelift: Traditional facelift surgery is performed to address moderate-to-severe aging in the mid-face and neck. This procedure requires a more extensive recovery time and produces more dramatic results than a mini-facelift. Incisions are discretely placed behind the hairline and hidden in the natural folds around the ear.

Facelift procedure description:

  • There are a variety of advanced surgical facelift procedures. The treatment will be based upon the patient’s facial structure and degree of skin and muscle laxity.
  • Facelift plastic surgery is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia with sedation, or under general anesthesia.
  • Incisions are made within the hairline (or along the hair margin) above the ear, extending around the ear lobes and ending in or below the hairline behind the ears. The subcutaneous layers and neck muscles (SMAS) are tightened, the facial skin re-draped and lifted, and the excess skin removed.
  • Dr. Egrari uses a variety of different adjunctive procedures to build up the cheek area and restore areas of lost volume, resulting in arguably the best facelift Seattle has to offer.
  • Fat injection has become a very important adjunct in performing a facelift as it brings the plump, firm look of youth back to the facial structure.
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Recuperation and healing after facelift:

  • The patient returns home with head and neck wrapped in dressings, which are typically removed the next day.
  • Minimal discomfort can be easily controlled with oral pain medication.
  • Sutures are removed within 5-7 days. Bruising and swelling decrease to less-visible levels in 10-12 days.
  • The final result is achieved in four to six weeks or sooner, and continues to improve for several months.

Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Techniques

Although our facelift in Bellevue surgery may be more appropriate for patients with advanced signs of aging, younger patients with minimal aging may benefit from a variety of non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment options. After a one-on-one consultation and comprehensive evaluation of your facial anatomy, Dr. Egrari can individually tailor a treatment plan for you.

Non-surgical treatment options to create a more youthful facial appearance include:

  • Ultherapy: A non-invasive treatment that lifts and rejuvenates the skin without surgery. It is also the only cosmetic procedure that uses ultrasound energy, which allows the provider to see the targeted layers of tissue and ensure that energy is delivered in the most beneficial locations. Read More
  • Liquid facelift: With the strategic placement of dermal fillers, Dr. Egrari can camouflage early signs of aging. A liquid facelift can be performed to enhance the cheeks and minimize the appearance of pre-jowl grooves and nasolabial folds (from nose to the mouth).
  • Dermal Fillers: With the latest advances in dermal filler products, more people than ever are choosing injectables over surgery for facial rejuvenation and to correct cosmetic facial flaws. Read More

Other Procedures Performed in Conjunction with a Facelift:

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