Facelift

Facelift in Baton Rouge, LA, With Dr. Robyn Daugherty

While aging is unavoidable, facial rejuvenation treatments help restore your youthful appearance and reverse the clock on the visible signs of aging. A facelift aims to tighten and reposition the facial structures beneath the skin to dramatically transform your appearance.

With a combination of precision and artistic creativity, Dr. Robyn Daugherty is a Baton Rouge facelift surgeon who strives to help her patients realize their cosmetic ideals through quality surgical care.

Aging gracefully with one of the best facelift providers in Baton Rouge, LA, is easier than ever! Contact Daugherty Plastic Surgery at (225) 235-3884 or complete our online form to schedule your consultation today! From our location in Baton Rouge, we are dedicated to serving plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery patients throughout Louisiana. 

What Is a Facelift?

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that aims to improve visible signs of aging in the mid- and lower face and neck. Rather than changing your fundamental appearance, a facelift restores the areas that are most vulnerable to aging, from your cheeks to your jawline. Though nothing can halt the natural aging process in its tracks, facelifts are the best way to turn back the clock and remove at least a decade from your appearance.

When performing a facelift, Dr. Daugherty can remove excess skin, tighten underlying tissues, and carefully recontour your face and neck, including:

  • Sagging skin in the midface or jawline
  • Creased and sagging skin in the neck
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Marionette lines 
  • Lost volume
  • Jowls
  • A double chin
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Since most facelift patients also have concerns about their neck’s appearance, Dr. Daugherty performs a neck lift in conjunction with a facelift to smooth, lift, and tighten neck tissues to craft a sleeker, more youthful profile.

In addition to traditional facelifts, Dr. Daugherty also offers a deep-plane facelift and neck lift. Deep-plane facelifts are a specialized type of surgery that aims to tighten the layers beneath the facial muscles and SMAS layer, providing results that traditional facelifts cannot. A deep-plane facelift delivers dramatic transformations to restore a youthful appearance, even to patients who experience advanced signs of aging.

What Are the Benefits of a Facelift?

Though we all want to look as young and vibrant as we feel, wrinkles and sagging skin may adversely affect your self-esteem and overall wellness. With an expertly performed deep-plane facelifts in Louisiana, you can slow the aging process and reclaim your self-image and confidence.  You never have to worry about looking like you have had work done. Dr. Daugherty uses her unmatched skills and artistic abilities to deliver your enhanced, natural-looking, and never overdone facial appearance.

Following the best facelift in Baton Rouge, most patients look 10 to 15 years younger and enjoy considerably more confidence. After your facelift, you can expect: 

  • Visibly younger-looking skin 
  • Sleek facial contours
  • Tightened skin
  • Long-lasting results

Am I an Ideal Candidate for a Facelift?

Facelift candidates in Louisiana are patients who are seeking effective, long-lasting rejuvenation results for a more youthful-looking appearance. Dr. Daugherty recommends her facelift candidates share the following characteristics: 

  • Live a healthy lifestyle at a healthy, stable weight
  • Be non-smokers, or willing to quit before surgery
  • Have realistic expectations and a positive outlook 
  • Understand the potential surgical risks
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Contact Us Today

Dr. Robyn Daugherty is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training and experience conducting procedures of the breast, body, and face. She is committed to improving and enriching her patients’ lives with beautiful, natural-looking plastic surgery results and exceptional patient care. Dr. Daugherty invites you to meet with her for a friendly and informative consultation to learn more about your goals and discuss your treatment options.

Your Facelift Consultation

Dr. Daugherty appreciates how valuable your time is because she is a busy wife, mom, and business owner. During each patient consultation, she’ll ask you about your complaints, goals, and what you envision as your ideal outcome. Then, Dr. Daugherty will review the details, risks, and benefits of a facelift, and she’ll be upfront about how to best address your concerns and unique situation.

Before determining the correct procedure to address your needs, Dr. Daugherty will examine many aspects of your facial anatomy, along with:

  • Evaluating your full medical history and overall health 
  • Assessing current medications, vitamins, and supplements
  • Discussing your concerns, questions, potential risks, or complications

Before leaving your consultation, Dr. Daugherty will ensure you feel informed and comfortable making decisions about your facelift. With high quality care, compassion, and dedication to excellent results for each patient, Dr. Daugherty is your choice for one of the best facelifts in Baton Rouge.

Choosing Dr. Daugherty as Your Facelift Surgeon

Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robyn Daugherty chose to become a plastic surgeon because this discipline allows her to improve and enhance her patients’ lives with her artistry, attention to detail, and extensive medical expertise.

As a successful plastic surgeon with a thriving medical practice, Dr. Daugherty understands the demands of juggling professional and personal responsibilities in today’s world. Her goal is to help you resolve any insecurities related to your appearance with naturally beautiful results, no matter your procedure. 

What Can I Expect During a Facelift Procedure?

Because there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to facelifts, Dr. Daugherty customizes all facelift procedures for optimal results. However, here are some general steps you can expect.

Check-In and Anesthesia
Plan on arriving about an hour before your procedure so our team has plenty of time to greet you and check you in. Then, Dr. Daugherty will ensure you are comfortable, answer any last questions, and make surgical markings. Once your sedation is in full effect, Dr. Daugherty will begin your facelift in Baton Rouge.
Facelift Procedure
According to your procedural plan, Dr. Daugherty will begin your facelift by creating small, well-concealed incisions along the edges of your ears and within your natural hairline. Then, she will tighten facial muscles and remove redundant skin and fat. Typically, deep-plane facelifts will take four to five hours, depending on your procedural plan.
Facelift Aftercare
After completing your facelift, Dr. Daugherty will gently cover your face with a compression dressing which will be removed at your post-operative appointment the next day. You will be changed to a surgical compression wrap on post operative day one, Thank which you’ll need to wear for approximately four to six weeks. Swelling and bruising are common following facelifts; however, they gradually improve. You can help reduce swelling and bruising by elevating your head while sleeping and using cold compresses. Plan on taking approximately two weeks off from work. You will also need to avoid strenuous activities, including exercise and heavy lifting, for at least four to six weeks following surgery.
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Restore Your Youthful Confidence With a Facelift in Baton Rouge!

Enjoy looking more refreshed and younger with the long-lasting results you get from Dr. Robyn Daugherty, one of the best facelift surgeons in Baton Rouge!  Contact Daugherty Plastic Surgery at (225) 235-3884 or complete our online form to schedule your facelift consultation today!

FAQ

Baton Rouge, LA, Facelift

Facelift cost in Louisiana depends on your individual needs. After your consultation, Dr. Daugherty will give you a breakdown of the cost of a facelift in Louisiana.

Dr. Daugherty and her friendly team will happily provide pictures of real-life facelift patients so you can get a sense of what you might expec

The mini-facelift or short scar lift incision ends behind the ear and is appropriately used in someone who doesn’t have much neck skin to take out.  In patients with heavier or looser necks, the incision extends from behind the ear to along the posterior hairline in a traditional facelift.  Done well, both procedures can lend themselves to ponytails or shorter hairstyles. 

Have questions prepared for your doctor.  Be ready to communicate what it is that bothers you about your face and what you wish you could improve. 

Read over all post operative instructions given by your physician.  Have ice packs prepared for the first 48-72 hours.  Have a place to sleep where you can have your head and neck elevated.  Fill all your prescriptions prior to the day of surgery and make sure you and your caretaker are familiar with the medications.

This is individualized, but most patients are in their 50s to early 60s at the time of first facelift.  In massive weight loss patients, facial tissues may sag sooner causing need for tightening at a younger age.  Patients who lack good bone structure in the jaw also may begin jowling or have loose neck skin sooner than their peers.  

There is a nonsurgical “liquid facelift” which involves the use of HA filler to lift and fill the tissues and to help camouflage areas that are telltale aging signs.  Some practices may offer something call thread lifting as well – Dr. Daugherty feels like the risks outweigh the benefits so does not offer this procedure. 

A liquid facelift uses filler to lift and fill the tissues.  In a liquid facelift, there is no lifting or tightening of tissues and skin like happens during traditional surgery.  A liquid facelift also only lasts as long as the product lasts 1-2 years prior to needing additional treatment or filler placed.

Following your facelift, you may not feel like facing the world for one to two weeks. After three to four weeks, you may still experience residual swelling and tightness, but you’ll begin to see facial contour improvements. It may take six to 12 months for swelling to fully resolve, but most patients can resume normal activities a month post-procedure.

Taking care of your skin with medical grade skin care and sun protection are essential to prolonging your results.  Injectables like botox and filler can also help to elevate what is achieved surgically.

The goal is youthful restoration of the jawline and neck, sharpening or recreating the cervicomental angle or angle between the neck and lower face.  

The benefits should last about 10 years.  You should expect to age more gracefully than the rest of your peers because of this investment in yourself.

You should avoid sweating or submerging your head or face in water for about 3 weeks.  It is ok to wash your face and hair beginning 2 days out from surgery, but only with fresh water out of the faucet – no tub baths or pools.

If you have a desk job, you will feel good enough to work from home in about 3-4 days.  Optimal time away from the office if you want to keep your procedure totally secret is 10-14 days.

 For optimal healing and to decrease the risks of post surgical wounds, smokers need to abstain from all tobacco and nicotine products for at least 3 weeks prior to surgery and 3 weeks after.  You do not want to have a preventable complication after elective surgery on your face.

This can be individualized depending on add on facial procedures or the patient’s own anatomy, but roughly 4 hours is a good estimate. 

After about one week most of the bruising and swelling is resolving.  You will not be event ready until around 4 weeks.

The SMAS may be tightened without lifting in a SMAS plication or lifted up and tightened in other SMAS facelifts.  The SMAS is a layer of fascia which is contiguous with the platysma muscle in the neck.  

A deep plane lift elevates the muscular sling in the neck known as the platysma and tightens this up and back.  This technique also addresses the structures deep to the platysma that may cause fullness in the neck.

Risks of facelift surgery include bleeding, infection, scar which goes around the ear and potentially into the posterior hairline. The skin that is raised is numb for a while post operatively but typically regain sensation in 3-6 months time.  There are motor nerves or nerves that control the muscles in your face that may be stunned or damaged from surgery as well.  While this is a rare complication, it is a known risk of surgery and necessary to discuss. Most commonly if this were to occur, the weakness is temporary.  

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