Aging happens to everyone, but that does not mean we can’t age gracefully. After your facelift, you still look like you—just the younger version.
Gone are the days when facelift surgeries meant being left with that overly tight, pulled or overdone appearance. At StarkMD Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center, modern surgical techniques allow Dr. Stark to perform a facelift that delivers natural looking and subtle results. After years of wear and tear, gravity, weight fluctuations and sun exposure, the skin on the face loses elasticity and begins to sag. Volume loss often leads to a gaunt look and a tired expression. Common concerns of Dr. Stark’s patients are “I still feel young and have a lot of energy but I look tired” or “my friends always ask me if I’m sad but I feel great inside”. A facelift procedure is a way to regain smoother, less wrinkled skin that restores that rested, more youthful and energized look and delivers a boost to your confidence.
Advanced technology and training has allowed Dr. Stark to become well-adept at many non-surgical techniques that can help blunt subtle signs of aging such as fillers, botox and lasers. However there comes a point where these tools are not sufficient to help you win the battle against time.
Goals of a facelift
Another common misconception about facelifts is that they are targeted towards older women. More and more Philadelphia area men and women are coming to StarkMD Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center when they first notice signs of aging to the face in order to enjoy the benefits longer and have less of a dramatic outcome. Some of these signs that a facelift can address are:
- Loose skin
- Deep wrinkles
- Loss of volume in the cheeks
- The appearance of jowls or drooping cheeks
- A tired or sad expression due to sagging skin around the eyelids and mouth
- The appearance of deep creases between the nose and mouth called nasolabial folds
- Sagging skin around the jaw and on the neck
Dr. Stark can address all of your concerns during a consultation appointment. His gentle and warm bedside manner will make you feel comfortable from start to finish. After a face and skin quality analysis, and with the help of Vectra H2 3D imaging, you and Dr. Stark will create a customized plan together to achieve your desired outcome. Every patient is different and the surgery is not one-size-fits-all. Depending on your needs, Dr. Stark may combine a facelift with a brow lift, blepharoplasty or eye lift, laser skin resurfacing and facial fat grafting to achieve a more youthful and rested appearance of yourself.
Recovery from a Facelift Surgery
The combination of Dr. Stark’s refined surgical techniques, gentle approach and minimal manipulation of the tissue bodes well for an easy recovery. The incisions and swelling improve quickly such that patients usually feel comfortable being seen less than two weeks post-operatively. At two weeks patients often return to work and at three weeks post-operatively, patients feel comfortable going to social gatherings. Results continue to improve as the swelling gradually subsides completely within several months.
Revision Facelift Surgery
Facelift revision surgery, also called secondary facelift surgery, is the term for having a facelift procedure after having had one previously. No matter how good the outcome of your procedure, sun, aging and gravity continue to take their tolls on your skin. Many people come in to StarkMD Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center 8-10 years post-operatively to have a facelift revision. Additionally, because of Dr. Stark’s extensive training and expertise, patients often come to him to seek his opinion regarding a facelift done by a different surgeon. Despite modern techniques, some surgeons will leave patients feeling displeased with their results. They may be left with that overdone or drawn appearance. They may feel they don’t look like themselves. Depending on the circumstance, Dr. Stark may feel that a revision is needed in these cases as well.
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Many patients in the Philadelphia area have already experienced the incredible results of a facelift with Dr. Stark. Dr. Stark uses the full scope of his years of experience, medical knowledge, and excellent communication skills to understand your goals and work with you to attain your desired results.
Your patient experience
Dr. Stark will ensure you feel comfortable the minute you walk into StarkMD Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center. His friendly staff, comfortable exam rooms and warm bedside manner will immediately put you at ease. We understand surgery can be emotionally difficult and ultimately the key to a successful surgery is alignment of your goals with those of your doctor.
Your facelift consultation at StarkMD Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery will allow the time and comfort you deserve to discuss your desired outcome. As with any surgery, health is of the utmost importance and Dr. Stark will ensure you are taking any necessary supplementation and stop any medications that may interfere with surgery. In addition, Dr. Stark’s considerable skill and finesse come through to minimize scarring with every closing suture.
Meet the Docter
Ran Stark, M.D. is double board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He completed more than 10 years of additional training and residencies after completing his medical degree to become one of the foremost plastic surgeons in the Philadelphia area. His keen attention to detail, artistic eye, and practiced hands help him give his patients consistently exemplary results – but the difference is also in his manner. Dr. Stark makes your goals his own. He will always do the utmost to help you uncover the greatest version of yourself.