This 63 year-old male from Laughlin, Nevada was concerned with the signs of aging that were appearing on his face. His skin was losing elasticity, giving way to jowling near his jaw line and folds were beginning to form near his chin. After hearing about my practice and my treatment options from a friend, this man decided to meet with me to find out whether cosmetic surgery in Las Vegas could help correct these obvious signs of facial aging and give him a sharper, more energized look.
With a facelift, I utilize an incision that begins in the hairline near the temple and continues in front of the ear, around the earlobe, behind the ear and back into the hairline. This technique effectively camouflages any scarring that may occur. Through this incision, I will very precisely tighten the sagging facial and neck tissues, and if necessary reposition the thin facial muscles so that they support the soft tissues in a younger, more elevated contour. At this point, I will remove any excess skin and suture the tissues closed using tiny stitches along the original incision.
This patient enjoyed a typically quick and comfortable recovery. A facelift is a surgical procedure, so some bruising and swelling is typical for the first couple of days. In most cases, though, patients are comfortable going out after the first week, and feel ready to return to work and the rest of their daily life within just two weeks — looking and feeling younger. In the “after” photo you can see that because the tissues under his chin appear tighter and he no longer has loose skin in his neck area, his face looks younger and naturally more alert. The contour of his whole face appears much more balanced, and the patient is very pleased with his new look as a result of his facelift in Las Vegas.