Naples Plastic Surgery
Dr. Paul Gardner and Dr. Leo Baccaro lend their outstanding skills and artistry to facelift surgery. At our practice, they treat sagging skin and fine lines to help patients achieve a more youthful-looking appearance. Under our cosmetic surgeons' 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, and Dr. Baccaro, who received training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the world-renowned Houston Methodist Hospital.
Facelift Surgery in Naples
Our surgeons meet with their patients prior to every procedure for a one-on-one consultation to determine the patient's aesthetic goals with cosmetic surgery. They then develop a personalized treatment plan designed to help the patient achieve their goals.
During the procedure, Dr. Gardner or Dr. Baccaro begin every surgery by carefully concealing incisions in front of and behind the ears. Next, your surgeon will gently tighten loose skin and extract excess tissue if necessary. In some instances, your surgeon may suggest patients combine facelift surgery with liposuction to remove fat tissues along the jawline, and within the neck to help patients lose the "double chin" appearance.
Your surgeon may also suggest 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 your cosmetic surgeon is done performing facelift surgery, he wraps patients in large, fluffy dressings to minimize swelling and encourage faster recovery periods. Our 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 and Dr. Baccaro always review these risks with each patient prior to surgery. They then always takes their time carefully performing surgery, calling on experience and exceptional training to help patients enjoy a healthy, pleasant recovery.