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Restoring Your Naturalistic, Youthful Glow

Dr. Mark Fisher is ready to help you eliminate even the most persistent signs of facial aging, thanks to Dr. Fisher's extensive training in aesthetic and craniofacial surgery.

If you’re looking for a significant improvement to your youthful glow, or are concerned about the onset of sagging skin, a drooping neck, or deep wrinkles, a facelift in Westport, Connecticut, with Dr. Fisher may be the perfect solution. To learn more about how Dr. Fisher and his team can help you enjoy a rejuvenated look, reach out and schedule your consultation today.

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Am I the Ideal Candidate?

Each patient is different and comes to our office with a highly unique set of goals. We’ll work with you to help you decide whether or not a facelift in Westport, Connecticut, is the best way to achieve your aesthetic aspirations. Dr. Fisher will design a treatment plan considering age, lifestyle, and overall goals.

You’re very likely to be a great candidate for a facelift with Dr. Fisher if you’re looking to address issues like:

  • Jowls
  • Sagging cheeks
  • Loss of jawline contour
  • Drooping neck
  • Deep folds and wrinkles
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Having facial and neck rejuvenation performed at any age is a scary and stressful process but I knew I was in very capable hands with Dr Fisher and that I would be very pleased with the results. I was so fearful of looking overdone or pulled but none of that occurred. Now,  just shy of 3 months post surgery, I look refreshed, more youthful but still look like me!  I am very pleased with the results. I highly recommend him!

About the Procedure Itself

Your facelift will be performed under general anesthesia and as an outpatient procedure. In most cases, a facelift takes between two and four hours to complete. Before the procedure, Dr. Fisher will give you detailed aftercare instructions, and we’ll make sure you have everything you need to feel comfortable throughout the process. Most patients are able to resume their normal routine after about two weeks, once the swelling and bruising have completely subsided.

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Your Consultation with Dr. Fisher

During your preoperative consultations at our Westport, Connecticut office, Dr. Fisher will work with you to develop a customized surgical plan to address your goals. His extensive fellowship training makes him adept at bringing his patients in line with their ideal results, and he’ll help you attain a thorough understanding of the outcome you can expect.

He’ll also walk you through important details about the procedure itself and give you an idea of what you can anticipate regarding your recovery period. Your consultation will be your opportunity to speak with Dr. Fisher, ask any questions, and learn more about the procedure.

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Facelift Recovery

After your facelift, you’ll likely be observed for a couple of hours, but you should be able to go home on the same day as the surgery. It’s normal to experience soreness, swelling, and bruising around the face for the first few weeks of your recovery, and Dr. Fisher will likely prescribe you pain medication.

You should stay in bed for the first 12 hours after your procedure. Afterward, you can sit in a chair and gradually walk around the house. You should wait about two weeks for optimal healing before returning to your normal daily activities. As for strenuous exercise, Dr. Fisher advises waiting at least four to six weeks.

There are several things you can do to ensure that your facelift recovery goes as quickly and smoothly as possible:

  • Follow all of Dr. Fisher’s advice and instructions for recovery
  • Avoid bending over or lifting heavy objects for two weeks
  • Sleep with your head elevated
  • Protect your face from the sun
  • Moisturize your face daily
  • Maintain a healthy diet
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Contact Dr. Fisher immediately if any complications arise during your recovery.

Complete Rejuvenation

A facelift alone can deliver long-lasting results. However, Dr. Fisher believes that facial rejuvenation requires restoration of facial harmony. To address all aspects of facial aging, Dr. Fisher often performs a facelift with complementary procedures such as eyelid surgery, lip lift, facial fat grafting, and laser skin resurfacing. Your consultation is the perfect time to discuss which procedures are best suited to restore your facial balance and rejuvenate your look.

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How much does a facelift cost in Connecticut?

As with any procedure, the costs of a facelift in Connecticut are determined by the patient’s needs and the extent of work needed to achieve their desired results. Before going forward with the procedure, patients are provided a comprehensive estimate based on the projected costs. 

Some of these costs include: 

  • Surgeon’s fees
  • Operating room fees
  • Anesthesia costs
  • Medications
  • Preoperative medical clearance
  • Preoperative lab testing 
  • Preoperative EKG

Though pricing is incredibly variable and will differ for each patient, the typical price range for a facelift in Connecticut is $7,000 to $25,000. That said, the overall cost can be outside of this range. For this reason, we remind patients that private consultation is essential in learning more about their upcoming procedure. 

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Why Get a Facelift in Connecticut?

People choose to get facelifts for various reasons, and the decision to get a facelift in Connecticut or anywhere else is a personal one. Some common reasons why people may consider getting a facelift include:

  • Anti-Aging: Many individuals opt for facelifts to reduce the visible signs of aging such as wrinkles, sagging skin, and fine lines.

  • Boosting Confidence: Some people feel that a facelift can improve their self-esteem and confidence by enhancing their appearance.

  • Restoring Youthfulness: Facelifts can help restore a more youthful appearance, which can be appealing to both men and women as they age.

  • Reversing Sun Damage: Sun exposure over time can lead to skin damage. A facelift can address some of the effects of sun damage.

  • Career Advancement: A youthful appearance is considered an asset in some professions. Individuals in such fields may opt for facelifts to stay competitive in their careers.

  • Personal Choice: Ultimately, the decision to get a facelift is personal. Some people want to look and feel better and choose cosmetic procedures like facelifts to achieve that goal.

If you are considering getting a facelift in Connecticut, it's important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who can assess your specific needs and provide guidance based on your goals and expectations. Additionally, make sure to research the procedure thoroughly, understand the potential risks and benefits, and consider all factors before making a decision.

Facelift FAQ

Take a look at some of the questions we see most frequently about facelifts.

What is a deep plane facelift?

Are my results going to be permanent?

Will I need to stay at the hospital?

What kind of scarring can I expect?

What if I’m not an ideal candidate?

What is a deep plane facelift?

A deep plane facelift is an advanced facelifting technique that avoids the problem of the tight, overfilled look of many modern facelifts. The main tenet of the deep plane facelift is that it lifts only under the muscle layer, leaving the skin attached to the muscle layers, so it can never look too tight. It also lifts the cheeks by releasing the tethering points of the face in the deep plane, thus restoring their natural volume. A deep plane facelift delivers a long lasting, natural result that cannot be matched by other techniques.

Are my results going to be permanent?

Most facelifts last about 10 years, but this varies from person to person and depends a lot on lifestyle choices such as sun exposure and skincare. A facelift can “turn back the clock” to restore a more youthful appearance but does not stop the aging process.

Will I need to stay at the hospital?

A facelift is an outpatient procedure, so you’ll be able to head home or to an area hotel after a brief stay in our recovery area. You will be accompanied by a member of our experienced nursing staff to ensure you have a restful first night. Our nurses are experienced in taking care of facelift patients and will make sure you are safe and comfortable.

What kind of scarring can I expect?

Most facelift patients have a scar that is imperceptible once healed. Dr. Fisher will thoroughly explain what you can expect in terms of scarring. Most facelift incisions are easily hidden by the hairline.

What if I’m not an ideal candidate?

In some cases, patients might benefit from a different type of treatment. If a facelift isn’t the right choice for you, Dr. Fisher can still offer a number of alternative treatments that can help to refresh and rejuvenate your facial appearance.

  • Facial Fat Transfer utilizes fat harvested from your very own body for a safe and natural facial rejuvenation procedure.
  • Botox & Dysport work to mitigate the presence of lines and wrinkles by interacting with the muscles that cause them in the first place.
  • Dermal Fillers work to improve your facial appearance by adding volume and encouraging your skin to retain more moisture.
  • EmbraceRF Non-Surgical Facelift utilizes radiofrequency energy to tighten and rejuvenate your skin and overall facial appearance.

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