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What is a Facelift?

While clients in their 30’s and 40’s may obtain anti-aging benefits from non-surgical means, as one gets older, only a facelift procedure can indeed halt the hands of time. A facelift in Kirkland is performed to rejuvenate the facial contours, lifting sagging cheeks and jowls, restoring definition in the jawline, and combatting folds, lines, and creases. Incisions with a facelift are carefully hidden within the folds behind the ears and within the hairline. The deeper facial muscles are tightened, and the skin is redraped in a more youthful, pleasing manner. While a facelift cannot make you look like a different person, it can enhance your confidence, both socially and professionally.

Am I a Candidate for a Facelift in Kirkland?

A facelift can address cosmetic issues in the lower half of the face, such as sagging cheeks, drooping jowls, wrinkles, and a double chin. Facelift surgery in Kirkland is ideal for those patients who have already exhausted non-invasive methods of fighting to age and are ready for a more dramatic, longer-lasting transformation. Your overall health is much more a factor in your candidacy for a facelift than your age. Patients pursuing surgery should be non-smokers of sound mind and body who are free from any significant medical concerns that might interfere with their facelift. They should be realistic in what they hope to achieve and basing their expectations on discussion with their surgeon during a private consultation. 

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What are the Benefits of a Facelift With Dr. Tseng in Kirkland?

  • Produces dramatic, age-defying results
  • Enhances your self-image and boosts self-confidence
  • Promotes a positive first impression
  • Corrects sagging contours in the midface and jowls
  • Improves definition in the jawline
  • Smooths and tightens the skin
  • Reduces fatty tissue
  • Inconspicuous scarring
  • Natural-looking result
  • Preserves the spontaneity of your facial expressions
  • Long-lasting outcome
  • It can be well-combined with a neck lift, blepharoplasty, or brow lift.

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What is the best type of facelift in Kirkland?

Dr. Mark Tseng is a highly skilled plastic surgeon dedicated to helping you define your beauty. He uses several different techniques and will select the approach that will be most effective for you. Depending on your needs and goals, he may recommend:

  • Full Facelift: This technique provides the most significant results, tightening the face, upper neck, removing jowls, and restoring youthful definition at the jawline. Excess skin is removed, the underlying facial muscles are tightened, wrinkles are smoothed away, and the facial skin and tissue are optimally repositioned. Excess fat may be removed or redistributed.
  • Mini Facelift: This technique is less invasive and involves fewer incisions than a full facelift. It focuses on the mid to lower face and is often the appropriate approach for younger patients.
  • Neck Lift: This procedure may be needed as an adjunct to a full facelift. A neck lift treats more extreme neck issues, including wrinkles, vertical bands, and a double chin.

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What to expect: The facelift procedure

Your facelift will be 100 percent customized. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and will involve incisions placed in a manner to be virtually invisible once healed, usually around the ears. Through this access point, the facial muscles are tightened, excess skin removed, and the skin is restored to its higher, more youthful position. Dr. Tseng employs an advanced technique for his facelift surgery in Kirkland, so the results appear real, never fake. The procedure may require several hours to complete, after which you can return home, under the care of another adult, to rest and recover.

What can you do to prepare for a facelift?

Before surgery, you should arrange for someone to drive you home after your procedure and stay with you for 24 hours. For two weeks before your treatment, you will need to quit smoking and drinking, as these behaviors can compromise your results and increase your risk of complications. You will also need to discontinue certain medications as indicated by your surgeon. Make sure you prepare your living environment for relaxation. You might want to gather your favorite books and movies, stock up on extra pillows, and stock your kitchen. The more time you spend preparing, the less stressful your recovery will be.

What is the recovery time after a facelift?

Immediately after Dr. Tseng’s facelift in Kirkland, your face will be protected with bandages and you will need to arrange for another adult to transport you home. On the first day after your surgery, you will be very tired and will likely sleep the day away. Dr. Tseng will see you again the day after your surgery. By the third day, you will feel better and able to move around your home, but during the third and fourth day, the swelling and bruising reach a peak.

The side effects fade with each day. Your face may feel tight or numb, which resolves with time. The stitches will be removed when the incisions have healed, which varies slightly from person to person. After about four weeks, you should feel ready to reveal your refreshed, youthful look to others with confidence.

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Dr. Tseng will take time to listen and understand your goals, then help you choose the best procedure or combination of treatments to achieve them. Give us a call to get started.

Facelift FAQS

Will I have visible scars after my facelift?

Scars are hidden within the scalp and are typically covered by your hair. If you have short hair, you might consider growing it out a bit to camouflage your incisions further. We can also suggest certain cosmetics that help cover your scars.

How long does a facelift procedure take?

Facelift surgery is performed on an outpatient basis and typically takes several hours. If you undergo additional procedures such as a neck lift, brow lift, or eyelid surgery in tandem with your facelift, treatment time may be extended.

How long do my results last?

Facelift results usually last anywhere from 7-15 years, depending on how well you take care of your results. Some clients will end up repeating the treatment at a later date, although many find that their outcome is sustainable as they continue to age.

Will I look fake after a facelift?

The quality of your facelift results will depend a significant deal on the skill and artistry of your plastic surgeon. Dr. Tseng delivers subtle, elegant outcomes that make you look just like yourself, only more rested, relaxed, and happy. He is careful to preserve your unique, spontaneous facial expressions and only perform the most conservative changes needed to correct age-related flaws.

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Why choose Dr. Tseng for a facelift in Kirkland?

If you have come to the conclusion that you need to rejuvenate your look, you want the best possible results – and you want your facelift to produce changes that appear real, not fake or overly pulled. Dr. Tseng has an uncommon level of surgical skill, 17 years of education, and is among the most experienced plastic surgeons in the Auburn area. Beyond his impressive surgical skills and familiarity with the most advanced techniques, he keeps his prices reasonable. If you are looking for superior results in a facelift, you deserve to discover his Kirkland practice.

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Dr. Tseng is committed to the highest level of patient satisfaction with the results of a procedure. With the Vectra imaging system, a 3D model of your face, breasts, or body allows you to see, with clarity, how a procedure will appear – on you. The Vectra Imaging system allows for a higher level of precision in planning a procedure for a result that reflects your desires.

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