About Face Lift Surgery in Denver, Colorado
About the Mini Face Lift Procedure in Denver, Colorado
A short scar or mini-facelift from the Center for Cosmetic Surgery will elevate the skin and deeper tissues of the face, raise the cheeks, remove the jowls and tighten the neck and jawline. A face lift in Denver will also soften the nasolablial folds (the creases that run from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth) and decrease marionette lines (the creases that form at the corners of the mouth and run down to the chin). The result is smoother skin, more defined facial features and a well-rested, younger look.
Dr. Vath and Dr. Wolfe care about your total surgical experience, and they encourage you to discuss your goals, ask questions and voice any concerns you may have about undergoing rhytidectomy. After acquainting yourself with the procedural information provided on our site, we invite you to call us at 720.279.1926 to schedule your consultation today-or you can request your free consultation online.
To learn all you can about a face lift in Denver, please visit our specialty site where you can see detailed diagrams that walk you through how this procedure is performed.
During your personal consultation, Dr. Vath or Dr. Wolfe will help you understand every aspect of a short scar or mini-facelift. We will ask for your medical history and provide a thorough physical examination. Your unique facial features and personal goals will help our doctors determine which procedural strategies will best achieve the results you want.
In Golden or Denver, Colorado, facelift surgery is performed in an operating room at the Center for Cosmetic Surgery, at the Denver West Surgery Center in Golden, Colorado. Only anesthesia providers credentialed and licensed in Colorado give anesthetic care for our patients.
Either general anesthesia or IV sedation with local anesthesia, depending on your situation, is used to achieve sedation and pain control during a Colorado facelift. You will be asleep either way, and awaken comfortably in our recovery room. General anesthesia and IV sedation are both extremely safe in healthy patients undergoing cosmetic surgery.
Incisions are made in the junctions between the face and ears and at the hairline. The skin of the face and neck is gently elevated and the deeper tissues are tightened to provide a longer lasting lift. Excessive skin is trimmed and then the incisions are precisely closed using a hair-sized suture so that no one will ever know that you have undergone facelift surgery.
The layer of tissue underneath your skin that is tightened to support your face is called the SMAS (superficial musculo-aponeurotic system). By tightening this SMAS layer, cheeks are raised reducing the nasolabial folds, jowls are elevated defining the jaw line, and the neck is lifted and tightened to give you an attractive neck angle again. In cases where the neck muscles are too loose and the neck contains excess fat, the muscles will be tightened and the excess fat will be removed. Then, with your facial structure supported from the inside, any excess skin is removed, tightening the face and neck and ridding you of loose skin and wrinkles.
Rhytidectomy does not treat the upper third of the face. Baggy eyelids, crow's feet, descended eyebrows or a wrinkled forehead can be addressed by combining your facelift with a brow lift or an eyelid procedure known as blepharoplasty. Other facial procedures often performed in conjunction with a facelift include ear surgery, chin augmentation and rhinoplasty. Your unique cosmetic goals will determine which single procedure or combination of procedures should be performed.
A facelift is appropriate for healthy people in Boulder, Colorado Springs, Golden and Denver, Colorado who do not smoke and wish to eliminate jowls, tighten their neck, define their jaw, reduce facial wrinkling and achieve a more youthful appearance. Reasonable expectations are essential, as no procedure can transform an adult with signs of age into a teenager. Depending on your bone structure and skin quality, the aesthetic benefits of a facelift generally last about ten years before a touchup procedure may be desired to treat selected areas.
The Center for Cosmetic Surgery has two offices conveniently located in the Denver metropolitan area. One is located just outside of Denver in lovely Golden, Colorado immediately off of I-70 and the other is located downtown in Cherry Creek, Denver. Please schedule a free personal consultation to learn what a facelift can do for you. Simply call 720.279.1926 or request your free consultation online.