Frequently Asked Questions About Facelifts
For many people, a facelift is the most effective way to reverse signs of aging. Good candidates for the procedure in Norwalk, CT,include non-smokers who do not have medical conditions that would interfere with their ability to heal from surgery and who have realistic expectations as to the type of results a facelift will produce.
While complications from facelift surgery are rare, the procedure is not without its mysteries. It is common for patients to have questions before surgery. Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions by patients of Anya Kishinevsky, M.D.
How Long Do the Results of a Facelift Last?
Facelifts are often touted as permanent. However, the skin will continue to age after the procedure. Most patients can expect their results to last around 10 years.
Will My Facelift Be Covered By Insurance?
Unfortunately, most health insurance companies do not cover facelifts in Norwalk, CT. However, Dr. Kishinevsky's office offers payment plans in order to assist more people in affording the procedure.
The cost of facelift surgery depends on the extent of the surgery and other factors. During your consultation, Dr. Kishinevsky can provide you with an estimate as to how much your procedure will be and provide you with more information about available financing and payment plans.
How Do BOTOX Injections Compare to a Facelift?
BOTOX® is an injectable treatment used to temporarily relax the facial muscles, leading to a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Like facelifts, BOTOX is used to fight the signs of aging, yet the two treatments are very different. Some of the differences include:
- The time involved - Facelifts involve a surgical procedure that can last up to three hours, while BOTOX is an injectable treatment that can be performed during an office visit lasting about 15 minutes.
- How long results last - The result of a facelift procedure can last for years, while the results of BOTOX last around three months or bit longer.
- Scope of treatment - BOTOX injections are not effective in treating more serious signs of aging such as sagging skin, which can be addressed through a facelift procedure.
Dr. Kishinevsky is happy to explore the options that are available for her patients in order to find the unique solution that works best for them.
How Painful Is Facelift After Surgery Is Completed?
The pain experienced by patients after a facelift is generally minor, lasting only a few days at most. This discomfort is easily treated through the use of over-the-counter pain medications, such as Extra Strength Tylenol. Many patients feel a deep bruising sensation or heaviness in their face after surgery as a result of the swelling.
How Long Does It Take to Recover From Facelift Surgery?
Most patients can return to work within a couple of weeks of the procedure and can expect swelling to be gone within three weeks.
How Can I Learn More About Facelifts?
If you have been considering a facelift and have additional questions about the procedure, Dr. Kishinevsky can provide more information during your initial consultation. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kishinevsky has gained a reputation as a top plastic surgeon in Connecticut. For your consultation, contact Anya Kishinevsky, M.D. online or by calling or Norwalk office at (203) 388-9919.