Facelift After Weight Loss

Wednesday, November 14, 2018



It can feel so great to set and achieve a significant weight loss goal! But one side effect that many people are not prepared for is how weight loss affects the skin on the face and neck.

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The simple fact is that excess weight stretches out the skin and the skin cannot always bounce back without some assistance. One effective method for restoring the former youthful glow and tightness of the skin after completing a weight loss program is to have a facelift.

Of course, if you are considering having a facelift after weight loss, you probably have lots of questions! In this article, learn more about what it is like to have a facelift after weight loss.

Post-Weight Loss Facelift Focus Areas

People choose to have a face lift procedure for so many different reasons. This is why there are many different approaches to the modern facelift procedure. Each approach is designed to address different areas of concern to help the patient achieve their post-surgical appearance goals.

The areas of concern after a significant weight loss are typically not the same as the areas of concern to address other facial appearance issues. This is why choosing a skilled and experienced facial and plastic surgeon is so important when seeking a post-weight loss facelift procedure.

Many patients who seek a facelift after achieving weight loss goals are concerned about excess loose skin in the lower jaw, chin and neck area. Sometimes if the weight loss is particularly notable, the skin can even look like it has "deflated," making the person look older than before they lost the weight.

Addressing these specific concerns requires a very individualized, focused approach to the facelift procedure. The ultimate goal is twofold: to restore a youthful appearance in keeping with the weight loss success and to improve overall self-esteem and self-outlook post-weight loss.

Approaches to a Facelift After Weight Loss

Facial contouring, skin tightening, neck lift, wrinkle reduction, muscle tightening, eye lift, forehead lift, facial skin rejuvenation and revivifying injectables treatments may all be desirable to restore the natural facial and neck appearance after significant weight loss.

During your consultation with Dr. Jacono, you can share your post-procedure appearance goals for your facial and neck areas. It is important to know that you can potentially address multiple areas during a single procedure to minimize your downtime and recovery time and let you get back to your life as quickly as possible.

Who Is a Good Candidate for a Post-Weight Loss Facelift?

Because of how dramatic weight loss can affect your appearance, and especially the appearance of the neck and face areas, it is vital that you are completely finished with your weight loss regimen before seeking a facelift.

This doesn't mean you can't start the planning process before your program is completed! But in order to achieve the results you most want, it is necessary to have lost all of the weight you plan to lose before undergoing a facelift procedure.

A good candidate for a post-weight loss facelift or neck lift will be in good health in all other ways, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations for the surgical procedure. If you use tobacco products, it will be important to be willing to refrain for a few weeks before and after your procedure to give your body its best chance of fully healing.

What Is a Facelift After Weight Loss Like?

During your consultation with Dr. Jacono, you can ask all of your questions and learn about what to do to prepare for the day of your procedure and your post-procedural recovery.

You will need to have someone with you to drive you home after your procedure for your own safety. Facelifts can often be done in the comfort of one of Dr. Jacono's two office locations and you can return home the same day.

You will be given instructions for how to prepare for your procedure. You will also be given any necessary prescriptions to manage pain and guard against infection so you can fill them prior to the day of your procedure.

How Long Before You Will See Your Facelift Results?

It just makes sense that you will be eager to see the full results of your facelift procedure as soon as possible! You will be able to see the beginnings of your results after your post-operative check-up with Dr. Jacono, but it may take up to 12 weeks before you will be able to fully enjoy the benefits of having your facelift.

This extra time is required to allow your face and neck tissues to heal and for the swelling to go down. The surface swelling should start to subside after the first one to two weeks, but there are deeper tissues that will need a longer period of time to heal.

The good news is that if you love your results after 10 weeks, you will continue to love it even more as the weeks progress. By the six month mark, you will see your "new" face fully and be able to celebrate your weight loss and subsequent transformation fully.

How to Get Started?

The first step is to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Jacono using the information here.

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About the New York Center for Facial, Laser and Plastic Surgery

Dr. Andrew Jacono, MD is the founder and medical director for the New York Center. Dr. Jacono is double board certified to perform head and neck surgery and facial, plastic and reconstructive surgery. He maintains two office locations in Manhattan and Long Island for your convenience.

Dr. Jacono's work transforming the lives of domestic violence victims has been profiled by Oprah Winfrey's Facing Trauma program. Dr. Jacono's work incorporates the latest cutting-edge surgical practices with an artist's eye for achieving a thoroughly natural result.

To learn more and schedule your consultation with Dr. Jacono, visit us at www.newyorkfacialplasticsurgery.com.