Facelift 101: More Isn’t Always Better

A woman is excited with her BOTOX® results.

A subtle, natural-looking approach is at the forefront of Dr. Freeman’s method for all his patients, and this especially goes for those interested in a facelift at his Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, cosmetic surgery locations.

A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Freeman believes advanced techniques make all the difference for natural-looking results. He likes to see photos of patients from 10 to 15 years ago so he can help them achieve their goal to still look like themselves, only more refreshed.

Dr. Freeman consults with his patients on 2 very different types of facelifts: a “maintenance” technique and a “rejuvenation” approach.

The Maintenance Facelift

Dr. Freeman usually recommends that his younger patients opt for a maintenance technique that tightens tissue to help prevent further aging and maintain their appearance. Sometimes called a “mini facelift,” this approach centers around catching signs of aging early and lifting tissues before they have a chance to droop significantly.

These results may not create a dramatic difference in the way you look, but they will delay the aging process by several years so you can enjoy your youthful look for longer. Learn more about the surgery’s effect on the aging process in this related blog post.

The Rejuvenation Facelift

For older patients or those with more advanced signs of age, Dr. Freeman uses a rejuvenation approach that more dramatically lifts sagging tissues, while still maintaining a natural look. This approach creates more noticeable improvements to concerns such as:

  • Jowls
  • A square face shape
  • Deep folds
  • Sagging lower facial tissues
  • Flat cheeks

Dr. Freeman customizes each procedure to achieve just the right amount of correction without ever creating a pulled, windblown, or “worked on” look.

Which Type of Facelift Is Right for Me?

The best way to learn more about the right facelift approach for you is to consult with Dr. Freeman one-on-one. During this consultation, Dr. Freeman will discuss your goals in-depth, examine your face’s signs of aging, and formulate a customized treatment plan to either restore your face to its best or preserve your youthful facial structures.

How Much Downtime Can I Expect After a Facelift?

Expected downtime can vary depending on the type of facelift Dr. Freeman recommends, but most patients can expect to see swelling go down within 2 weeks. If you are looking to keep downtime a minimum, you may be a better candidate for a nonsurgical facelift, or “liquid facelift.”

Have More Questions?

If you would like to learn more about the right facelift approach for you, please contact us online or call (208) 881-5351 (Idaho Falls, ID) or (307) 201-7121 (Wilson, WY). People visit our plastic surgery practice from Boise and throughout Idaho and Wyoming.

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