A Facelift Erases Many Signs of Aging

Dr. Stephen P. Hardy and our staff are committed to providing information and education concerning facelift procedures at our Missoula practice. We at Northwest Plastic Surgery Associates understand that the decision to undergo any cosmetic procedure is a substantial one, so Dr. Hardy and our staff are always here to answer any questions or concerns that may arise.

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Dr. Stephen Hardy offers many facial plastic surgery procedures, including facelifts, brow lifts, and eyelid lifts to help rejuvenate and reverse the effects of aging and to give patients a more youthful look. At his Missoula practice, Dr. Hardy performs a facelift, brow lift, and eyelid lift with a goal to provide each patient a beautiful, natural and long lasting result.

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What Does the Procedure Entail?

A facelift, clinically known as a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to correct sagging facial skin and muscles, remove excess fat, and restore firmness to the face and neck. Most facelift procedures at our Missoula practice can be performed using local anesthesia, which allows the patient to remain relatively alert. Dr. Hardy and our staff begin each facelift by making an incision and separating the patient's facial skin from the tissue underneath. Once this step is completed, fat and skin are removed, and the facial muscles are tightened. The patient's skin is then repositioned with sutures or staples and bandaged. Recovery from a facelift procedure may take several weeks, and during this time activity may be initially limited.

Reasons to Consider a Facelift

A facelift is designed to correct features of aging including:

  • Deep creases below the lower eyelid and between the nose and mouth that make you appear tired and sad
  • Fallen or displaced fat and loss of muscle tone in the lower face that creates jowls
  • Loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw that create the appearance of a double chin

Facelift surgery is recommended for adult men and women who:

  • Are in good overall health and do not have life-threatening illnesses or medical conditions that could impair healing
  • Are nonsmokers
  • Feel that their outward facial aging no longer reflects the youth and vigor they feel both physically and emotionally

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If you are considering a facelift with Dr. Hardy at our Missoula, Montana practice, or if you just have some simple questions concerning the facelift procedure, we would be pleased to hear from you. Contact us at Northwest Plastic Surgery Associates today to set up your personal consultation with Dr. Hardy.

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