Dr. Singleton is double board certified, fellowship trained, and offers his patients the latest techniques, honed through years of careful training. He specializes in cosmetic procedures for the face including facelift, rhinoplasty, dermal fillers, and laser resurfacing. With thousands of procedures performed and nearly 15 years of education and experience, it’s clear why many patients choose Dr. Singleton for their surgical and non-surgical facial procedures. Contact us today to learn more about how Dr. Singleton can help you accomplish your goals.
Dr. Singleton is the only practitioner in our office and personally sees every patient. He wants to be with patients at every step of their cosmetic journey – from the first visit through surgery and post-operative appointments. And it won’t stop there: as patients return for injectable treatments or laser therapies, Dr. Singleton will continue to provide care. He performs all of these treatments himself, so he can develop a lasting and direct relationship with each patient and ensure the best results possible.
Imagine turning back the clock on your appearance and rediscovering your look from 8, 10, or even 12 years ago. A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a surgical facial rejuvenation procedure. It addresses common signs of aging in the face including jowls, lines, creases, wrinkles, sagging skin, and shifting facial tissues. It is one of the most frequently performed procedures at Capital Facial Plastic Surgery and offers excellent results for both male and female patients.
A facelift is a surgical procedure performed to correct common signs of aging in the face like jowls, lines and creases, and sagging skin. Facelift surgery is also known as rhytidectomy. There are different types of facelift surgery techniques. Capital Facial Plastic Surgery offers the following: Midface Facelift, Traditional Facelift, Lower Facelift, and Mini Facelift.
A midface facelift targets the area just below the cheeks, and a lower facelift targets the jawline and neck. A traditional facelift, on the other hand, treats the entire mid and lower face and neck. For patients with mild skin laxity, a mini lift is ideal.
A mini facelift is a facelift technique recommended for younger patients, typically those who are in their 40s or 50s, with mild to moderate skin sagging. The procedure is less invasive than a traditional facelift as it requires a shorter incision, and targets only the cheeks and sometimes jawline. It does not correct skin laxity on the neck, chin, or upper face.
Usually, patients who wish to tighten sagging skin but aren’t ready for a full or traditional facelift choose a mini lift instead. Your facial plastic surgeon will determine if you are an ideal candidate for a mini lift during consultation.
After your facelift surgery, your surgeon will provide you with specific instructions that you must strictly follow. These will ensure that you recover and heal properly; and reduce the risk for complications. The first day following surgery, you will need to fully rest to allow your body to recover. On Day 2, you may begin to do light activities. Taking a gentle walk is advised to get the blood flowing, which can greatly help in your recovery.
Your doctor will also ask you to return to the clinic for a check-up one day after your surgery. A schedule for follow-up check-ups will also be given, which you must make sure to follow as these will allow the surgeon to monitor your healing and recovery progress.
We’ll schedule several post-operative appointments, the first occurring the day after surgery. Each post-op check is conducted by Dr. Singleton himself, not a nurse practitioner. These visits allow us to check on your healing and address any concerns you may have. These post-operative appointments are as essential to your facelift success as your pre-surgical checks. Make them a priority and come see us as directed.
Most patients take about two weeks off from work after a facelift. Abstain from any physical exertion other than walking for the first 2-3 weeks. We’ll let you know when it is safe to resume exercise and other activities.
The best face lift procedure is one that can effectively correct your specific condition, which means there is not one specific answer to what the best facelift technique is. Each person has unique facial features, and individual needs, and a technique that worked for one patient doesn’t automatically mean it will work for another as well.
Your facial plastic surgeon will thoroughly examine your skin condition first and provide you with a recommendation after evaluation. From this recommendation, you can discuss the various facelift techniques and why they deem their recommended technique as the best one for you. Your surgeon will openly discuss the best face lift procedures available to you.
Facelift near me: Rejuvenate your facial appearance with a facelift in the Washington, D.C. area. Contact our offices to schedule a rhytidectomy consultation with Dr. Singleton.