Naples Plastic Surgery
Dr. Paul Gardner lends his outstanding skills and artistry to facelift surgery. At his practice, he treats sagging skin and fine lines to help patients achieve a more youthful-looking appearance. Under our cosmetic surgeon's compassionate care, patients often look years younger and more refreshed and rejuvenated.
Sun damage, genetics and skin elasticity all play a significant role in how a person ages. In many instances, patients develop sagging skin and wrinkles despite feeling young and energetic. In order to have their appearances match their inner vitality, many seek the services of Dr. Gardner, a board-certified Naples plastic surgeon who has years of experience serving patients.
Facelift Surgery in Naples
Dr. Gardner meets with his patients prior to every procedure for a one-on-one consultation to determine their aesthetic goals at his plastic surgery practice. Then, Dr. Gardner develops a personalized treatment plan that will help them achieve their goals.
During the procedure, he begins surgery by carefully concealing incisions in front of and behind the ears. Next, he gently tightens loose skin and extracts excess tissue if necessary. In some instances, he may suggest patients combine their facelift surgery with liposuction to remove fat tissues along the jawline, and into the neck to help patients lose the "double chin" appearance.
He may also suggest patients undergo other facelift techniques, such as endoscopic facelift or mini facelift surgery. These techniques treat minor to moderate signs of aging and a mini facelift can offer patients the advantage of shortened recovery periods.
Recovering from Facelift Surgery
Once our cosmetic surgeon is done performing facelift surgery, he wraps patients in large, fluffy dressings to minimize swelling and encourage faster recovery periods. Dr. Gardner's patients require two weeks of recovery before engaging in social activities, however full recovery is complete after four to six weeks after surgery when all swelling is gone.
As with any surgical procedure, there is risk for complications, including infection. Dr. Gardner reviews these risks with each patient prior to surgery. He then takes his time carefully performing surgery, calling on years of experience to help patients enjoy a healthy, pleasant recovery.