Of all facial rejuvenation treatments designed to address the more noticeable signs of aging, facelift surgery provides the most remarkable results. Richard A. Bartlett, M.D. utilizes sophisticated techniques to perform the facelift in Boston.
This revitalizing facial procedure helps men and women achieve a younger, more refreshed appearance by lifting sagging skin, smoothing deep lines and wrinkles, and improving facial contours.
The Facelift Consultation
If you are considering a facelift, the first step is a confidential consultation with Dr. Bartlett. At this time, he will perform a medical evaluation and listen carefully to understand your goals. He also will answer questions about the benefits and risks of facelift surgery, describe the treatment process, and may discuss alternative treatment options.
In certain cases, Dr. Bartlett may recommend eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, or other facial plastic surgery procedures to complement the facelift procedure.
There is no “correct” age to get a facelift procedure. Typically, patients get these procedures in their 40s or 50s, but many patients in their 60s or 70s often come in for facelifts as well. Younger patients often prefer minimally invasive or non-invasive non-surgical solutions like our injectables and rejuvenating skin treatments.
The best candidates for a rhytidectomy have wrinkles and sagging skin in the mid and lower face as a result of the aging process. Good candidates are able to quit smoking for two weeks leading up to the surgery and can continue to avoid it for the entirety of the recovery process.
FACELIFT SURGERY – WHAT TO EXPECT
- About the Surgery – A facelift works by lifting and redraping the skin, tightening underlying facial tissues, and eliminating small pockets of fat near the chin and neck. The result is the elimination of wrinkles and a more revitalized, attractive look.
- Anesthesia – Local anesthesia, intravenous sedation or general anesthesia may be used and is determined by you and Dr. Bartlett.
- Surgery Length – 2 to 4 hours
- Surgical Setting – Facelifts are performed in office and hospital settings in the Boston, Massachusetts, area. Smaller facelifts can be performed in younger patients on an outpatient basis. Older patients and patients undergoing more extensive procedures may spend a night in the hospital.
Everyone that’s ever known me has called me Mrs. Just So. In other words, I am very particular and also a perfectionist in all areas. I couldn’t have picked a better plastic surgeon. My husband and I met Dr. Bartlett and didn’t even feel that we had to get a second opinion. No one can even tell that I had this done. People will say, “Oh, I love your haircut, you look so good,” and then other people I tell will say, “Oh my god, I want his number.” They say they’ve never seen anyone look so natural. Dr. Bartlett is a perfectionist and very tedious and is an artist. He listens and cares and even called me over the weekend to see how I was doing. His entire staff is very friendly and knowledgeable as well. I would recommend Dr. Bartlett to anyone!
Facelift Surgery Recovery
Swelling and bruising can last for 1 to 2 weeks and can be addressed with the help of cold compresses. Pain medication is prescribed and is typically used for 2 or 3 days after surgery. Numbness and firmness may persist for months but do not affect appearance.
Sutures (stitches) are removed at 1 and 2 weeks during a follow-up appointment. Light exercise is permitted at 2 weeks, and vigorous exercise can be resumed 4 to 6 weeks after surgery. Most patients look well after 2 weeks, but the final result from facelift surgery is evaluated 6 months later.
One of Boston’s top plastic surgeons, Dr. Bartlett is known for producing dramatic, yet natural-looking results with customized facelift procedures.
Price can play a major role in determining whether or not a facelift is the right rejuvenation option. Facelift cost is dependent on factors such as the time it takes to perform the surgery, the type of anesthesia used, and the techniques utilized.
Schedule a Consultation
Contact our office to schedule a consultation regarding a facelift in Boston with Dr. Richard A. Bartlett. He can let you know if surgery is the best option for you and can provide you with outstanding results from your facelift.