See Real Facelift Results Performed by Dr. Roy

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See Real Facelift Results Performed by Dr. Roy

A facelift is often one of the first cosmetic surgeries many people want, but results can vary drastically depending on who you see. At RefinedMD, Dr. Sudeep Roy is the resident facelift expert, ensuring dramatic and yet natural-looking results that can make a patient look 10+ years younger. It’s important to do your research when choosing a facelift surgeon, and their credentials can say a lot. However, a picture can also say 1,000 words—and that’s why before and after photos of Dr. Roy’s facelift procedures are now live on the RefinedMD website.

Explore the gallery to see real patient photos and learn about which treatments were combined to give them the best possible facelift results. If you’re just starting to gather information, you might not realize there are various types of facelifts. There’s a limited incision facelift that can be ideal for younger patients and those who want minimal scarring, a mini facelift might be another option for younger patients, a lower facelift, a full facelift—and many variations within these types.

Combining Facelift Surgeries

The traditional “full facelift” probably isn’t what you imagine. In fact, a facelift only addresses skin laxity on the lower half of the face and neck. That’s right! A facelift actually includes a neck lift in the procedure. There are cases where a patient might only benefit from a neck lift, but those are few and far between. A full facelift hides incisions around the ears and “lifts” the skin from the lower half of the face and neck for a more youthful appearance. Excess skin may be trimmed.

But what about the top half of the face? Addressing skin laxity and lines on the top half of the face actually requires completely different surgeries than a facelift. A patient might benefit from a lower eyelid lift, upper eyelift lift, or brow lift (sometimes known as a forehead lift). Again, even within these procedures, there are variations. It can be especially tricky for patients to determine themselves if they need an upper eyelid lift or a brow lift.

As you can see, there’s a lot more to “I think I need a facelift” than a lot of people think. That’s why a consultation with an expert like Dr. Roy is a great first step. But first, make sure to check out the kind of results you can expect from your surgeon. It’s a good idea to check out the before and after gallery and seek out patients with laxity or wrinkle patterns that are similar to your own.

Facelift Results You’ll Love

Your recovery timeline will vary depending on the type of facelift you choose and any complementary surgeries, such as an eyelid lift. Dr. Roy will tell you exactly what to expect, including a timeline for when you’ll be able to return to various activities. Recovery periods will also vary based on a person’s age and pre-surgery activity levels.

Keep in mind that a facelift or any plastic surgery doesn’t stop the aging process. Skin will continue to age after a facelift and skin will still be susceptible to wrinkles, lines, and skin laxity. However, there are things you can do to optimize and sustain the results of a facelift. For example, routine chemical peels or laser skin rejuvenation can help keep skin look younger and healthier longer. Chemical peels come in light, medium, and deep and at the deep level the results are almost comparable to a facelift. This might be a procedure you consider a few years after your facelift.

A Facelift that Lasts

In-office treatments such as microneedling and microdermabrasion can definitely help maximize the results of a facelift, but how you take care of your skin at home makes a world of difference, too. We’ll work with you to configure a skin care regimen that will help keep your skin looking younger and brighter for longer with topical ointments and creams that are medical-grade. Adopting or enhancing your daily sunscreen regimen is also a must for protecting skin and keeping it looking youthful. To find out more about facelift options, schedule your consultation with Dr. Roy at RefinedMD today by calling (408) 688-2082.