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Weekend FaceliftFacial Surgery in Latham, New York

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Why Have the Weekend Facelift?

There are many reasons why patients choose to have a weekend facelift procedure done. This minimally invasive procedure yields beautiful, natural-looking results.

It takes only about an hour to complete and is very efficient. There are also fewer risks than a traditional facelift and a weekend facelift results in very little scarring. While incisions will need to be made to complete the weekend facelift, they are very easy to conceal within the standard hairline and contours of the face.

This procedure also comes with very few side effects, particularly when compared to a more extensive facelift. Everything from swelling and bruising, to the amount of tenderness patients experience once the procedure has been completed, is lessened during a weekend facelift. In general, this treatment focuses on the lower portion of the face, specifically the jaw line.

Because of this, the procedure allows the changes to blend in naturally with the rest of the face. The risks associated with a weekend facelift are low because the surgery doesn’t make drastic changes.

Since their appearance will become more youthful and appealing, patients feel much more confident about their overall appearance.

During a weekend facelift, the anesthesia provided is the safest type available. This procedure is performed with local anesthesia and mild I.V. sedation. Some patients opt to have this procedure under straight local with or without oral sedation.

This procedure is performed at our onsite freestanding surgery center, which is held to the highest of standards through accreditation agencies and the New York State Health Department. It is an optimal setting to have a procedure done. compared to having a procedure in a surgeon’s office. The Williams Center is able to offer our patients highly trained specialized teams of staff accustomed to working with our surgeons in a safe environment at our surgery center.

Weekend Facelift Consultation

Dr. Williams makes it priority to align patients’ anticipated weekend facelift results with realistic outcomes. A facelift has the potential to improve many areas of the face in a single surgery.

Dr. Williams will present the potential facelift outcome using computer generated images of projected final results.  Additional procedures that can be helpful in the personal enhancement journey may be discussed during consultation.

Once patients decide to have the weekend facelift procedure scheduled, they will meet with one of the nurses to go over the pre-operative and post-operative instructions that includes answers to frequently asked questions. This appointment will take place two to three weeks prior to the scheduled facelift procedure.

Depending on the type of anesthesia patients elect to have, pre-operative laboratory tests may be required.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the weekend facelift?

    The weekend facelift is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that primarily addresses the jowls and jaw line.

  • Are there risks involved with the procedure?

    A mini facelift is a minimally invasive procedure; however, there are a few limited risks involved as with any surgery. Swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort are the most common.

  • How soon can I return to work after the weekend facelift?

    Most patients can return to work in five to seven days after a weekend facelift. However, some patients may be able to return to work even sooner.

  • How painful is the weekend facelift?

    With any surgical procedure there is a certain amount of discomfort. Our patients typically will take Tylenol for this procedure.

  • How big is the incision for the weekend facelift?

    The incision starts in the temple around the hairline and continues down along the hard part of the ear and just under the earlobe.

  • How noticeable will the incision be for the weekend facelift?

    As with any incision, initially it is more noticeable. It can be red and a little raised during the first few weeks. Over time it fades so that one would have to really be looking for it to see it. The sutures are removed at approximately 6 days after surgery. Makeup can be applied at about 10 days after surgery.

    We advise our patients to grow their hair a little longer around their ears if they have short hair as this will allow for better coverage of the incision line during the healing period.

  • When can I color my hair after the weekend facelift?

    We tell our patients to have any hair coloring done right before the procedure; otherwise, patients have to wait for 6 weeks after surgery before any hair coloring is applied.

  • When can I go out in public?

    The head dressing stays on for three days after the surgery. At the three-day mark, patients may wash their hair. Bruising and swelling differs from patient to patient but most patients can go out in public at this time.

  • What is the cost of the weekend facelift?

    The cost of this facelift is approximately $4,900. There is an additional operating room and possible anesthesia fee.

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