While it’s an unfortunate fact that some of the earliest and most noticeable signs of aging tend to make themselves known in the facial region, the good news is that Dr. Alexey Markelov and his incredible surgical team are here to help. At Elevé Plastic Surgery, we offer the facelift procedure to patients in the Stevens Point and Wausau areas, enabling you to turn back the clock and enjoy a refreshed appearance.
More Info About the Procedure Itself
One of the things that sets Dr. Markelov apart from many of his peers is his impressive amount of experience with procedures like the facelift, enabling him to draw from a number of surgical techniques and giving him the ability to customize the procedure to your personal cosmetic goals and unique facial structure.
While some patients are fine with a sedative and local anesthesia, some prefer general anesthesia for their total comfort. This procedure generally involves an incision made just above the hairline, enabling it to be easily hidden. Dr. Markelov will trim or remove extra fat, while tightening muscles before re-draping the skin and closing it tightly with sutures.
In most cases, a facelift takes between two to four hours, but this can vary depending on factors like the size and scope of the treatment area, or whether or not you’re combining your facelift with any other complementary procedures. Before the day of your surgery, Dr. Markelov will walk you through everything you need to know.