Do you feel like Botox and filler are not cutting it anymore? Face lifts are a range of procedures designed for rejuvenation of the facial sagging and deflation that occurs with aging. The various facelift techniques differ in the layers of the face treated and whether the neck is treated.
Dr. Vennemeyer's full facelift treats the face and neck in one combined procedure. The strong deep connective tissue layer of the face and neck, called the SMAS, is tightened first to reshape the cheeks, jawline and neck. Next, the excess skin is removed through incisions hidden along the ears and hairline. The facelift depends on the deep layers of the face, not the skin. The skin is closed under minimal tension, which minimizes risk of the windblown or over-tightened look. Dr. Vennemeyer often uses fat injection during facelifts to restore facial volume lost during the aging process.
Dr. Vennemeyer's mini-facelift involves treatment of your face without any rejuvenation of your neck. This works well for people with jowls and cheek descent, without any neck droop. The incision is shorter than a full facelift.
Skin only facelifts tighten the face by using the skin. Because the skin maintains the tension of the lift, an un-natural, over-tightened appearance can result. Dr. Vennemeyer only uses this technique in very specific circumstances.
What to expect after a facelift
- Time off work: 1-2 weeks in most cases
- Avoid exertion: 3 weeks in most cases
- Mild to moderate bruising and swelling in most cases
- Mild discomfort for 5-7 days
- Stitches to be removed at 1 week. Makeup okay after stitches out.
- Look presentable at 1-2 weeks, depending on the amount of surgery. Fat grafting requires more healing time
- Look natural in pictures 4-6 weeks after procedure
- Final result 6-12 months
I had a great experience with Dr. Vennemeyer! He, his wife Andrea, and his team are absolutely professional and dedicated. I couldn’t be happier with my results! I was in the best hands throughout the process, from the initial consultation to the recovery and follow ups. I was given detailed information every time, and provided clear and straight forward answers to my many questions. I fully trust his professionalism and skills.
I highly recommend Dr. Vennemeyer to anyone considering plastic surgery. I am thrilled with my tummy tuck and liposuction results! My abdomen is tight and flat and the scar is very low and easily hidden by underwear. My belly button looks very natural and the scar is minimal. My hips curve in naturally on the sides and I don’t have any lumps from the liposuction. Dr. Vennemeyer is a skilled an caring doctor with an excellent bed side manner.
Dr. Vennemeyer was so kind and easy to talk to. He listened to my concerns and what I wanted out of the procedure and helped me figure out the best plan for my body type! The office staff was super nice as well. They definitely made me feel comfortable and explained everything in great detail. I highly recommend them to anyone in search of a plastic surgeon.
There is not enough incredible words to say how amazing Dr. Vennemeyer and his team is. From the first phone call, appointments before surgery, surgery and all my appointments after have been nothing less then amazing. I absolutely love my results! I highly recommend them to anyone.