Facelift Surgery in Baton Rouge, LA
Dr. Thomas S. Guillot is one of the top plastic and reconstructive surgeons in Baton Rouge. He performs Rhytidectomy (facelift) procedures at The Oaks at Goodwood Medical Spa in Baton Rouge. A facelift is a surgical procedure plastic surgeons perform to improve the visible signs of aging and restore a more youthful appearance to the face and neck.
Face Lift or Rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck. Such as sagging in the middle of the face, deep creases below the lower eyelids, nasal folds, jowls, hollow face from fat that has fallen or disappeared, loose skin, excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw.
Issues a Facelift Can Address
With a facelift, Dr. Guillot can address numerous areas of the face in one surgical procedure.
The issues a facelift can improve include:
- Creases located beneath the lower eyelid.
- Nasolabial folds – deep creases from the nose to the corner of the mouth.
- Jowling – sagging in the lower face.
- Poor definition of the jaw line.
- A hollow looking face.
- Excess fat under the jaw and the chin.
- Sagging in the middle of the face.
Marionette lines, jowling and poor definition of the jaw line are caused by descending facial fat, saggy facial skin and loss of fat in the face.
There are several reasons the face loses its youthful contours, reasons include gravity, stress, genetics and environmental conditions.
Individuals who are not overweight may have excess fat deposits and loose skin under their jaw and/or chin, causing the appearance of a double chin.
During a facelift at The Oaks at Goodwood Medical Spa in Baton Rouge, Dr. Guillot can perform other rejuvenation procedures as well.
These procedures include:
- Eyelid surgery – to rejuvenate the eyes.
- A brow lift – to correct a deeply furrowed or sagging brow.
- Nose reshaping.
Facelift Before and After Photo Gallery
Limitations of a Facelift
A facelift is a restorative surgery, meaning that it will not change the fundamental appearance of your face; furthermore, it cannot stop the aging process.
A facelift is a surgical procedure; although non-surgical treatments are available, they cannot achieve the full results attained with a surgical facelift. However, non-surgical treatments may delay the time at which a surgical facelift becomes necessary.
A Facelift in Baton Rouge – The Procedure
Dr. Guillot customizes each patient’s Rhytidectomy procedure to address the issues that are bothersome to the patient.
Patients receive medication so they are asleep during their facelift. Dr. Guillot makes incisions above the hairline (at the temples). These incisions extend behind the earlobes and to the lower scalp. This is generally a single incision; however, depending on the areas of the face he is addressing, Dr. Guillot may also make an incision underneath the chin.
During a Facelift, Dr. Guillot may:
- Tighten muscles.
- Remove and lift some of the tissue beneath the skin.
- Remove fat from the jowls and/or neck with liposuction.
- Move or remove loose skin.
- Once complete, he closes the incisions using sutures.
What to Expect After Your Facelift in Baton Rouge
Some patients have a small, thin tube just under the skin behind the ear. This is a drainage tube and drains the blood that collects in that area. To reduce the incidence of swelling and bruising, your face will be loosely wrapped with bandages.
Most patients do not experience a lot of discomfort following their facelift with Dr. Guillot in Baton Rouge; however, if necessary, certain pain medications can be used.
A numb sensation of the skin is common following a facelift: This sensation usually disappears within a few weeks; although, some patients experience this sensation longer (a few months).
Recovering from Your Facelift
Following a facelift in Baton Rouge, you need to keep your head raised to a 30-degree angle. No pillows should be used sitting in a recliner or using a wedge pillow gives the best results. This elevation keeps swelling down. If you have a drainage tube, Dr. Guillot generally removes the tube within 1 to 2 days of your procedure. Bandages generally remain in place for 1 to 5 days. Once Dr. Guillot removes the bandages, you should expect your face to look puffy, bruised and pale; however, in 4 to 6 weeks, your facial coloring will return to normal and the puffiness will have subsided.
Typically, Dr. Guillot removes the stitches and metal clips within a week following the procedure.
What to Avoid After a Facelift in Baton Rouge
Following a Facelift in Baton Rouge, you should avoid:
- Smoking or being around secondhand smoke.
- Wearing makeup until at least a week after the facelift.
- Taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and aspirin.
- Bending, lifting or straining directly after the facelift.
If you are thinking about having a facelift, contact The Oaks at Goodwood Medical Spa today in Baton Rouge to schedule your initial consultation. We look forward to meeting you.