MacLeod Trail Plastic Surgery offers patients the chance to improve their appearance and confidence with facelift surgery
February 2, 2014 (Newswire.com) - Facelifts are among the most common procedures in cosmetic plastic surgery today. The facelift procedure is designed to treat the appearance of wrinkles, sagging skin, and create a more youthful, refreshed appearance for the patient.
Dr. Douglas Humphreys of MacLeod Plastic Surgery in Calgary says that patients normally seek facelifts because they are bothered by visible signs of aging in the face or neck area. Some of the signs of aging corrected by a facelift include deep creases in the lower eyelids, loss of muscle tone in the lower face that creates the appearance of jowls, and loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw, which can cause the appearance of a double chin. Facelift surgery targets the mid-to-lower face, including the cheeks, mouth, neck, or chin.
Dr. Humphreys explains that, during the facelift procedure, an incision is made around the ear. In some cases, the incision may extend into the scalp. The surgical techniques used will depend on the structure of each patient's face, as well as their desired goals of surgery. Most techniques, according to Dr. Humphreys, will include sculpting or relocating the underlying fat, muscles, and deep tissues. Facelifts are usually performed under general anesthesia, and take 2 to 4 hours to complete. Dr. Humphries adds results of a facelift can be seen immediately.
According to Dr. Humphreys, the main goal of a facelift is to trim and reshape skin to create results that look natural. He adds that facelifts will enhance a patient's appearance, but will not drastically change one's appearance. Following a facelift procedure, patients may experience side-effects such as mild discomfort, bruising, and swelling. These side-effects are normally temporary, and can be treated with over-the-counter painkillers. Patients are usually advised to avoid strenuous activity for several weeks after surgery.
Dr. Humphreys says that the best candidates for facelift surgery are adults who are in their 40s, 50s, or 60s, who want to improve their appearance. It is also important that patients have realistic expectations of the surgery, since a facelift cannot reverse the aging process. Ideal candidates for facelift surgery should be in good physical health, and non-smokers, Dr. Humphreys adds.
Dr. Douglas Humphreys practices at MacLeod Trail Plastic Surgery in Calgary, Alberta. Interested parties are encouraged to contact Dr. Humphreys directly at 403.242.5080, or visit http://www.macleodtrailplasticsurgery.ca.
About Dr. Douglas Humphreys
Dr. Douglas Humphreys has built his practice on his ability to carefully listen to patients, and customize cosmetic surgery procedures to meet the individual's desires and goals.
Dr. Humphreys attended the University of Saskatchewan, where he received his Medical Degree, with great distinction in 1997. He then completed a residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2002 and subsequently completed fellowship training in hand, peripheral nerve and microsurgery at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Humphreys started his surgical practice in Calgary, Alberta following his extensive training and cofounded Macleod Trail Plastic surgery in 2011.
Dr. Humphreys recognizes the many reasons that may be motivating you to consider a cosmetic or reconstructive surgery for your face or body. He understands the strong connection between how you look and how you feel and he will share his expertise with you to ensure that you look and feel your best.
Dr. Humphreys' professional memberships include the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Humphreys can be reached directly at 403.242.5080, or at http://www.macleodtrailplasticsurgery.ca.