Plastic Surgeon Dr. Russell F. Sassani
Expert in Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

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Have you noticed your skin sagging and you’re just generally not happy with the way you look today? Well, there are more options available to you than ever before. Surgical procedures can improve your appearance, minimize the signs of aging and in some cases make

 you look and feel 20 years younger. At Take Shape Plastic Surgery, we offer many facial procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, that will improve your appearance and help build up your self-esteem However, to make sure that you are 100 percent comfortable with any procedure, our expert medical staff will listen carefully to what you are hoping to accomplish to make sure your surgeon creates the look you desire.  Once we have a clearer idea of what you’re hoping to achieve, we will recommend one or more treatments to reach your desired goals. One of the most popular procedures we find men and a woman in Fort Lauderdale request is a facelift. But remember, before you have any surgery, you should always discuss your expectationand medical history with your doctor.  

What can I expect before my facelift surgery? 

Before you move forward with any facelift or cosmetic surgery procedure, it is important to make sure you are in the best shape possible. The medical team at Take Shape Plastic Surgery wants to make sure your skin will heal properly and that there will not be any medical issues during your procedure. Our number one concern is your health and well-being. We may ask you to get blood work done or have a chest X-ray to make sure you are in top shape for the surgery. If by some chance you are not a candidate for surgery, your surgeon may suggest other options like wrinkle relaxers or dermal fillers like Juvederm. These non-surgical options yield similar results to make you look and feel younger. A facelift is a great option for those of us who want to erase the effects of gravity, sun exposure, and daily stress from our lives for a longer length of time. As people age, the skin may droop, wrinkles may form, and creases grow deeper in your skin. A facelift on average will last about 10 to 12 years. A facelift can not only tighten sagging skin but can lift the corners of your mouth and reduce the creases between the cheeks and your lips as well. 

What does a facelift procedure entail? 

A facelift works best for those patients who are generally in good health and want to tighten loose hanging skin around the jawline (called jowls) and also tighten loose skin around the chin and neck. Depending upon the extent of your surgery, your surgeon will determine if your procedure will be outpatient or if you will stay overnight in the hospital. In any event, a local or general anesthetic will be used and sedatives will be offered to relax you. Dr. Sassani and the medical team at Take Shape Plastic Surgery want to make sure that you are comfortable throughout the procedure. To perform a facelift, your surgeon will pull back your sagging skin and tighten it as well as remove any excess skin. There will be some incisions made and drains will be placed under your skin usually behind the ear to ensure that excess blood or fluids are eliminated. Any pain you experience after your facelift in Fort Lauderdale can be easily remedied with pain killers that your surgeon will prescribe for you.  

How do I get started? 

The decision to get a facelift in Fort Lauderdale can be exciting yet also a little unnerving. At Take Shape Plastic Surgery, we want to make sure that you are totally happy with whatever procedure you decide to undergo. Whether it is a facelift, brow lift, neck lift or eye lift surgery, or a combination of one or more procedures, your surgeon will prepare you well before and discuss all after surgical care procedures with you thoroughly. The medical team at Take Shape Plastic Surgery believes that it’s important to be as informed as possible before beginning any surgery. Please contact us at (954) 324-2329 for your free facelift consultation in Fort Lauderdale.  

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