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What Is a Facelift?

A facelift in Berlin is one of the most effective anti-aging surgical procedures because it addresses multiple signs of aging. As you age, your body produces less collagen and elastin, which are crucial in maintaining a youthful appearance. The skin loses elasticity and begins to sag, while wrinkles and lines become more apparent. Aging also causes muscle tone and fat loss, creating a tired and aged appearance. Dr. Poulos performs facelift surgery to remove excess skin, remove wrinkles, and tone the underlying muscles.

Facelift Candidates

You’re likely an ideal candidate for a facelift if you are bothered by the following:

  • Lines beneath the eyelids
  • Folds around the nose and mouth
  • Creases on the cheeks
  • Deep folds and wrinkles on the chin and neck
  • Displaced fat
  • Excess fat and skin along the jawline, underneath the chin, and on the neck
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Benefits of a Facelift

Some of the most notable benefits of our facelift in Berlin include the following:

  • Naturally beautiful results
  • Sagging facial tissue is elevated
  • A smoother and younger-looking appearance
  • A defined and attractive jawline
  • Tightened facial muscles
  • Visible neck improvements
  • Reduced double chin
  • Increased self-esteem
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Facelift Procedure and Recovery

What Is the Facelift Procedure?

The two types of facelifts are the standard and mini facelifts. Each technique varies according to the degree of correction necessary and may incorporate a neck lift to address excess skin and fat and horizontal neck bands. When Dr. Poulos examines your facial features and considers your cosmetic goals, she will determine which technique best achieves your desired results.

During a standard facelift, Dr. Poulos creates an incision in the hairline at the temples, which will continue around the ears and end in the lower scalp. She lifts the facial skin and re-suspends the deep tissues to a higher and more youthful position. Displaced fat will be relocated or resculpted to create a more natural-looking appearance. Finally, excess skin is trimmed, and the remaining skin will be redraped over the uplifted contours and closed with sutures.

What Is the Expected Recovery From a Facelift?

Dr. Poulos will give you detailed instructions and actively participate in your aftercare after recovery. She will routinely meet with you to ensure you heal quickly and safely. The initial recovery period lasts one to two weeks, during which you will need to refrain from everyday activities, including work and exercise. Bed rest is crucial to allow your body to heal correctly. Swelling and bruising are to be expected but should subside over time.

The results from your facelift in Berlin can last for many years with consistent care and maintenance. Good skincare and lifestyle habits, such as not smoking and avoiding the sun, can prolong your results. Dr. Poulos may also recommend BOTOX, dermal fillers, or other non-surgical treatments to maintain your rejuvenated and lifted appearance.

Why Choose Us?

Dr. Poulos is a top Northborough plastic and reconstructive surgeon with over 20 years of experience, advanced surgical training, and skill that enable her to deliver consistently exceptional results. Highly regarded for her commitment to patient care, Dr. Poulos has been named “Best Plastic Surgeon” by Worcester Magazine. She is proud to serve Berlin with her expertise and acute eye for artistry, working with you to design a treatment plan that achieves the most rejuvenating results while preserving your natural and unique beauty.

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Dr. Cynthia Poulos | Plastic Surgeon Northborough, MA

To my patients,

It is with mixed emotions that I have decided to discontinue doing the surgical part of my practice as of the end of this February. Even though I will no longer be doing surgery, I will continue to provide botox, fillers and noninvasive treatments. Having experienced the many changes that life has brought over so many years of practicing medicine, it has become time for me to commit to other pursuits. I thoroughly enjoy and look forward to taking care of people in the area of aesthetic medicine. I have had the privilege of taking care of so many wonderful patients over the past 30 years. I have learned so much from all of you. Thank you for your trust and support.

Please reach out to book your nonsurgical appointments. Our contact information, and scheduling will be the same as it always has been. You can call us at 508-393-4544.

My best to all of you,

Dr Poulos