Facelift, Fountain Hills, AZ
Dr. Angelchik was certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) in 1996 and successfully completed a rigorous recertification process in 2006 and 2016. He participates in the Maintenance of Certification program through the ABPS. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has also been named to Castle & Connolly’s Top Doctors in America every year since 1996.
Facelift in Fountain Hills, AZ
Angelchik in Arizona offers personalized care to its patients through a wide range of surgical, non-surgical, and minimally invasive procedures that address almost any cosmetic concern you may have. We strive to enhance your overall well-being, and our team of experts ensures that we spend enough time with you to understand your lifestyle. We understand that every patient is unique with their specific requirements and different aesthetic goals which is why we offer customized procedures that are tailor-made to suit your specific needs.
Dr. Paul Angelchik is personally involved in every aspect of your procedure and guides you from the time of consultation until you are fully recovered. He ensures that your chosen procedures and treatments are explained in detail so that you have realistic expectations and can make an informed choice. Our aim is not merely giving you beautiful results, we strive to help you lead a healthier life as well. Our patients from Fountain Hills can enjoy stunning results and the best in aftercare. Dr. Angelchik has a reputation for offering unparalleled personal care to his patients with results that are dramatic yet appear natural.
The facelift is commonly opted for the procedure at Angelchik. You can take years off your appearance with the surgical skills and expertise of a surgeon like Dr. Angelchik and enjoy results that last a long time.
What is a facelift?
The facelift procedure lifts and tightens the tissue in your midface area using different incisions and techniques. An advantage of the procedure is that other combination procedures like a brow lift or Botox injectable can be combined with your facelift to give you overall facial rejuvenation. This way you can get years taken off of your appearance so you can enjoy a youthful look.
Are you a good candidate for the facelift?
Everybody ages differently and if you are experiencing aging signs in your face that are bothering you, a facelift is a good option. If you are in good emotional and physical health and still have some elasticity in your skin, you make for a good candidate for the facelift procedure. During a consultation with Dr. Angelchi, he will examine your skin and go over your medical history to make sure that you can benefit from a facelift. If you are a smoker, you must stop smoking a few months before your surgery as it can create complications during the surgery and the healing process. Dr. Angelchik will choose the best technique for you dependent on your unique goals and concerns for the facelift.
What will the surgery be like?
A facelift is a customizable procedure which can use different kinds of incisions and techniques. Depending on the kind of results you expect, you could either get a mini or full facelift. You could undergo the traditional full facelift when you require a substantial amount of correction, that is tightening and lifting of the skin and underlying tissue. The incision during this facelift starts at the hairline, goes around the ears and into the nape of your neck allowing the most access to the underlying facial muscles. This technique involving the gentle lifting and tightening of the facial muscles during the facelift, also known as SMAS or the superficial musculoaponeurotic system.
Those in their early 40s who are experiencing mild aging signs may opt for the mini facelift which only targets the lower facial area and offers a small improvement. Accordingly, it uses the short scar incision which goes around the ear and allows for reasonable improvement to your cheeks and jawline. Dr. Angelchik can combine an additional incision under the chin during your mini facelift to give you a neck lift or for chin liposuction.
Your facelift surgery is performed under general anesthesia and Dr. Angelchik will make the predetermined incisions to lift the skin. The underlying fat can then be manipulated to get better contours and the muscles lifted and tightened to a more youthful position. The skin is then re-draped over the tightened muscles and any excess skin is removed before closing your incisions.
What can you expect during recovery?
Even though everybody experiences a different recovery, most people return to their jobs within 2 to 3 weeks. You may see significant bruising during this time. It is important to protect yourself from sun exposure and if you must step out, ensure you use sun protection. Any associated pain and swelling can be alleviated with medication but you must avoid any rigorous activities for about 2 weeks. There are several aftercare instructions that you must follow to ensure your recovery is smooth and Dr. Angelchik will discuss these with you in detail. Once you begin healing well from the facelift, you will be able to enjoy a refreshed and youthful appearance.
About Fountain Hills, AZ
Fountain Hills is a town in the Maricopa County of Arizona. The town is known for its impressive fountain which was once the tallest in the world. Fountain Hills was developed by C.V. Wood, president of McCulloch Oil and it was named after the massive man-made a fountain in the center of the town. To the southwest and northwest regions of the town are the McDowell Mountains which are a chain of extinct volcanic mountains. A tributary of the Salt River, the Verde River runs east of Fountain Hills. Several washes inside the town run into the Verde River as the Ashbrook, Balboa, Colony, and Legend washes. Fountain Hills has the world’s fourth tallest fountain that was built in 1970 by Robert P. McCulloch. The fountain sprays water for around 15 minutes every hour between 9 am to 9 pm. It held the record of being the tallest fountain in the world for a decade. With all three of its pumps under ideal conditions, it reaches a height of 170 m. Every year, the water in the fountain is dyed green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The Fountain Hills Theater is an award-winning performing arts venue that is in its 28th season and offers 16 productions every year to local communities in addition to offering arts education to the youth all year round. Fountain Hills also has 3 annual fairs that you can enjoy – the local art fair, the Thunderbird Artists’ Fountain Hills Fine Art & Wine Affaire and the Fountain Hills Great Fair which features a carnival and arts.
Dr. Paul Angelchik is a Phoenix plastic surgeon who is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Angelchik is well-trained and experienced in all forms of plastic surgery, namely breast enhancement and facial rejuvenation. He has been serving patients for over 20 years. Dr. Angelchik brings his surgical experience, expertise, and quality care to patients in and around Phoenix, Arizona.