Facelift

Beauty by Brueck

Robert J. Brueck, M.D.

Cosmetic Surgeon located in Fort Myers, FL & Cape Coral, FL

When most men and women think of plastic surgery, they envision a facelift. At Beauty by Brueck in Fort Myers, Florida, Dr. Robert Brueck frequently performs facelifts, helping men and women turn back the hands of time and feel great about the face they show to the world. If you’ve been thinking about pursuing a facelift but are uncertain where to begin, book a visit with Dr. Brueck today. Online scheduling is one option, or you can always stop by or call the office to check appointment availability.

Facelift Q & A

What is a facelift?

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to enhance the appearance of your facial skin and features. It can refine the contours of your cheeks, jawline, forehead, and eye area.

Best of all, a facelift is a procedure focused on your specific aesthetic needs and goals. Dr. Brueck does not offer a one-size-fits-all approach, but works with you to understand the techniques that offer the best outcomes for your set of circumstances.

A facelift involves incisions on either side of your face, allowing Dr. Brueck to access and surgically alter your skin and other tissues in a way that creates a more youthful, rested appearance.

What can a facelift address?

Most men and women pursue a facelift to counter the effects of aging. As the years pass you lose much of the collagen that fills and plumps your skin, which becomes looser and less elastic. Fat deposits and gravity can alter certain areas of your face, and wrinkles and folds can develop.

A facelift can improve the appearance of:

  • Sagging skin
  • Sagging cheeks
  • Excess skin at your jawline, also called jowls
  • Deepening creases running from the sides of your nose to your mouth

What a facelift can’t do is change the appearance of your skin itself. There are, however, numerous aesthetic treatments that can prompt your body to create new collagen and improve your skin’s texture and tone.

What is recovery from a facelift like?

In the hours and days after your procedure, you may experience a combination of pain, swelling, bruising, or numbness. You might also have drainage from the incision sites.

You’ll need to take it easy for a few days, keeping your head elevated and applying cool compresses to ease swelling and discomfort. Pain medication can also help keep you comfortable as your body heals.

You’ll return to see Dr. Brueck for a follow-up visit. At that time, any stitches or drainage tubes may be removed, and you’ll receive new bandages. Dr. Brueck will evaluate your progress, and give you a better idea of how long it will take before healing is complete.

To explore what a facelift can do for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Brueck right away, either online or by phone.