Your Questions Answered
Dr. Michael Devlin is committed to helping you achieve your cosmetic surgery goals while providing you with compassionate, personalized care. His team of carefully selected and experienced professionals will help you through the surgery process.
How old are typical patients for a facelift?
Some patients seeking facelift surgery are seen as young as the early 40s. Patients as old as 85 to 90 years old also are seen for a facelift, though many have had previous facelifts.
Can other facial surgeries be performed with a facelift?
Yes, facial procedures such as eyelid surgery, brow lift, cheek and
chin augmentation as well as skin resurfacing are often combined with facelift surgery.
Will I have much pain after a facelift?
As a general rule, there is not much pain associated with a facelift. Your face will be wrapped in a bandage for the first 24 hours after surgery. This compression could cause a little bit of discomfort but is well controlled with the pain medication that is given.
When can I wear makeup?
If you do not have any skin resurfacing at the same time as your RestoreLift®, most people can resume wearing makeup within a matter of days after surgery.
How long will a facelift last?
The results will vary from person to person based on skin tone and health. Most people can expect their results to last between five to seven years. I like to use the analogy that a facelift sets the clock back a few years. There is no way to stop the aging process. That being said, you will always look younger after your facelift than if you had never had one before. It is difficult to say how long the RestoreLift® will last, since everyone ages differently.
What is RestoreLift®?
The RestoreLift® facelift is a modification of the traditional facelift and was developed by Little Rock cosmetic surgeon Dr. Michael Devlin. He designed the RestoreLift® facelift for men and women who want to restore a more youthful and rested appearance while maintaining a natural look. The RestoreLift® facelift utilizes the patient’s own growth factors to help regenerate collagen lost by the aging process. This process involves utilizing a small amount of the patient’s own blood. The blood is then processed to yield PRP (platelet rich plasma). PRP contains several growth factors that stimulate collagen production which works over several months to achieve even better results after surgery. The RestoreLift® facelift also utilizes special factors that help with swelling and the bruising process. This allows for a faster recovery than a standard facelift.
What is the difference between a Traditional Facelift and RestoreLift® Facelift?
The RestoreLift® is very much like a facelift in many ways. The difference is with the RestoreLift® the neck and jowls are addressed more aggressively. In the neck, special sutures are used to treat the platysmal band that separates as we age. This gives you a more refined and defined neck and jawline. In addition, the RestoreLift® uses growth factors using your own blood.It is then placed in a special machine to prepare your blood. These growth factors are then re-injected into the face and neck during your surgery.This has significantly decreased the recovery time as well as swelling and bruising.These growth factors also produce collagen that helps to promote healthy regenerated skin as you heal. Oral sedation can be used for the RestoreLift® and no general anesthesia is needed.
What Are The Benefits of a RestoreLift® facelift?
• No general anesthesia required
• Lifts jowls and cheeks
• Enhances neck definition
• Uses patient’s own growth factors
• Allows for a faster recovery
• Immediate and lasting results
• Less bruising and swelling
Dr. Michael Devlin was voted best cosmetic surgeon in Little Rock by AY Magazine in 2016, 2017 and again in 2018. Dr. Devlin’s artistic eye and refined surgical skills can help provide natural-looking results that complement your best features. To ensure high-quality care and patient comfort, he uses the latest technology and techniques in each of his procedures.
If you have facelift questions, request your consultation or contact our office at (501) 227-8811 or visit us online at drdevlin.com