Conveniently located to serve Charleston and Mt. Pleasant
Thanks to improvements in cosmetic surgical techniques, a facelift in Charleston, SC, now offers lasting results without the lengthy recovery period. This is not your Grandmother’s facelift. In today’s times we want results fast. We are tired of looking in the mirror and realizing that regardless of how we feel, our face just shows our age. Now you have options, with a minimally invasive facelift with little downtime, and natural results.
* Individual results may vary.
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Things You Should Know about a Facelift in Charleston
A facelift, also called a rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic procedure performed to improve the deep lines on the face and neck. Patients come to us seeking out a facelift in Charleston to help reduce or remove the appearance of facial wrinkles that are one of the most obvious signs of aging. The goal of facelift surgery is to help restore a youthful appearance* to your face that has been damaged by exposure to the elements and subjected to the forces of time.
Dr. O specializes in the art of face and neck rejuvenation for men and women. He offers advanced options for facial rejuvenation to improve signs of aging, and he is an expert in developing custom-tailored treatment plans.
“A surgeon with an artists touch”
I am a nervous nellie when it comes to any type of procedure. I get nervous about the process and the result…well at least that is how I was. Dr. O and his staff always make me feel comfortable and they let me know exactly what to expect and what not to expect. Now I walk in and out with confidence. If you want a surgeon with an artists touch please schedule. You will regret waiting! I have had major stuff to lip aug and every time I am super happy…and everyone asks why I don’t age.
Is a Facelift Right for Me?
If you want to smooth away age lines and wrinkles to look younger, then you may be a good candidate for a facelift. You can also undergo a facelift if you want to reduce the appearance of jowls or sagging neck skin. It is important to still have good skin elasticity to achieve natural-looking results.
You need to be in good overall health to undergo this surgical procedure. It is ideal if you are a non-smoker, since smoking can negatively impact the healing process. Usually, candidates are in their 40s to 60s, but younger or older patients can also often benefit from a facelift.
Why Choose Dr. O for Your Facelift?
When considering a surgical facial-rejuvenation procedure, the importance of choosing a surgeon with experience in facial surgery can’t be overstated. Your surgeon must be experienced in both cosmetic and reconstructive facial procedures.
Dr. Sonny O checks all the boxes when it comes to experience and skills. He has been board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Since 2003, he has been an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Dr. O has served on patient care advisory committees and is dedicated to ensuring each patient’s wellbeing before, during, and after their facelift procedure.
If you are interested in a facelift in Charleston, please contact us and schedule your free initial consultation. During your consultation, you will discuss your facelift needs and goals.
Plastic surgery expert Dr. Sonny O will assess your physical and medical condition to ensure you are a good candidate for a facelift. Dr. O will go over your complete medical history. This will include information regarding all past medical procedures, any pre-existing health conditions, any allergies, and all current medications and herbal supplements.
He will discuss the various forms of facelift surgery available, along with which of them is right for you, and will help you to plan for before and after the procedure. Patients are highly encouraged to bring up any questions or concerns they may have. Finally, a date will be set for your facelift procedure.
What Will Your Facelift in Charleston Consist Of?
Dr. Sonny O understands what it feels like to look in the mirror, only to see someone completely different looking back. A facelift can help rejuvenate your features, and turn back time to restore your youthful look. Dr. O performs facelifts under local anesthesia in order to reduce lines and wrinkles, redefine your neck and jaw line, and help address loose skin. The final result is a smoother face that looks many years younger.*
Recovery and Healing
The recovery process after a facelift depends on the extent of work done and type of facelift surgery performed. The patient will come home with bandages on the treated areas. Bruising, swelling, and pain may be experienced within the first few days. Painkillers and antibiotics may be used as directed by Dr. O to alleviate discomfort and swelling.
Time off from work will be necessary for rest and recovery. Most patients are able to resume normal routines after two weeks. Strenuous exercises should be avoided for several more weeks.
Patients will be instructed to return for a follow-up appointment. This will allow Dr. O to remove sutures. At this time, Dr. O will check on the patient’s results and will ensure that there are no healing-related complications.
Once all swelling has ameliorated and the healing process is complete, patients will be able to enjoy the full results of their facelift procedure.
Cost of Facelift Surgery
The cost of a facelift procedure varies from patient to patient, since patients all have different concerns and varying facial anatomies. The overall price may be impacted by the anesthetic and surgical fees, as well as any other combination surgeries performed to achieve the desired outcome.
Contact Us to Learn More
Aging can take its toll on your appearance, but a facelift in Charleston, SC, can reverse the signs of facial aging. To schedule your consultation, call our office today at 843.388.4939 or request an appointment online.
Additional Face Procedures
Dr. Sonny O who is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery located in Charleston, South Carolina is very skilled and has a vast amount of experience with the Facelift procedure.