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Facelift surgery, which is also known as a rhytidectomy, helps decrease visible signs of aging in the face and neck region. If you live near Mount Lebanon, Wexford, Pittsburgh, or the surrounding areas in PA and have considered a facelift procedure, Premier Plastic Surgery has the best doctors around to help you achieve the appearance you desire.

What Can A Facelift Procedure Do?

A facelift can bring back youthful contours in the face and neck area to counteract the effects of stress, age, heredity, and much more.

A facelift procedure also can correct conditions such as:

  • Creases below the lower eyelids
  • Smile lines between the nose and mouth
  • Double chin because of loose skin and fatty deposits under the jaw
  • Sagging skin in middle of the face
  • Hollow appearance because of lost facial fat
  • Jowls due to loss of skin tone in lower face

To make for a more complete and total rejuvenation, facelift surgery will frequently be combined with brow lifts, facial implants, or eyelid surgery.

Who Is An Ideal Candidate For A Facelift?

Individuals near Mount Lebanon or in Wexford, and the Pittsburgh, PA area who are generally in good health, do not smoke, and have no prior medical conditions that would impair the healing process are ideal candidates for this procedure. Regardless, it is important to consult with your surgeon to see if facelift surgery is the right choice for you.

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What Takes Place During The Procedure?

During a facelift procedure, the first thing administered is the anesthesia. Patients have the option for general anesthesia or intravenous (IV) sedation. Both provide a safe option for patients, but general sedation is considered to put the patient in a deeper sleep. You and your surgeon will discuss which sedation option is best for you based on your weight and medical history.

Once anesthesia is administered, the surgeon will begin to make the incisions. The surgical goals that you and the surgeon agreed upon will determine where and how many incisions are made. There are two methods of performing the incisions:

  • A traditional facelift involves one incision that reaches from the temples to the lower scalp.
  • The alternative method uses shorter incisions near the temples and possible additional incisions under the upper lip or lower eyelids.

After all the incisions are made, the surgeon is able to sculpt or redistribute the fat and underlying tissue in the face and neck. Skin is then redraped over new contours and held in place with sutures. The last part of the process is simply trimming away the excess skin.

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Why Should I Choose Premier Plastic Surgery?

For people who have been thinking about a facelift procedure, the doctors you can trust to get your appearance to where you want it to be are at Premier Plastic Surgery. We have countless satisfied patients throughout Western Pennsylvania, who have either experienced the rejuvenating feeling of a plastic surgery procedure or have seen results with their skin due to treatment administered at our practice.

Whatever you are looking to have done, contact us today for a consultation.

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We thank you for your patience during this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. We are pleased to announce we are open for in-office appointments & elective surgeries.

Our highest priority is the care & safety of our patients & staff. Therefore, we are utilizing guidelines issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Health & the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

We are taking every precaution including universal masking, adequate personal protective equipment, heightened safety & decontaminating protocols, enhanced screening processes for incoming patients, as well as COVID-19 testing for our employees & surgical patients. Please click here for a full report of protocols and safety measures.

We will continue to offer virtual consultations with Dr Heil. Please email [email protected] to make these arrangements. For more information on protocols or to set-up an appointment, call us at 724.933.1800. Acqua Blu Medical Spa's estheticians, Anna & Alyson will be providing services shortly. Thank you for your loyalty & trust. We look forward to seeing your beautiful smiling face again.


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