A single facial expression can say so much more than words. As we get older and time takes a toll, however, many people find that the story their face tells isn’t one they recognize. It’s not the story of their true selves. 

Facial wrinkles and sagging skin are a natural part of aging, but that doesn’t make it any easier when the image in the mirror is no longer your own. It can make you feel like someone else entirely, someone older and less happy. 

Here at Bruno Plastic Surgery, we know how hard it is to feel good if you don’t think you look good. That’s why Dr. Anthony Bruno is proud to offer rhytidectomy in NEPA. More commonly known as “facelift surgery,” a rhytidectomy procedure can help you turn back the clock, restoring a youthful appearance that matches how you feel inside.

Our faces tell a story. Dr. Bruno can help you make sure the story you’re telling is a good one!

What Can Facelift Surgery Do For You?

Facelift surgery is a relatively quick and simple cosmetic procedure, usually taking no more than 2-4 hours. It restores tightness and firmness to the face, undoing the negative effects of aging without changing your fundamental appearance.

Not sure if rhytidectomy is right for you? Bruno Plastic Surgery is proud to offer other rejuvenation treatments, including Botox® injections and Dysport® injections. Dr. Bruno is always happy to answer questions and help you decide what treatment options best meet the needs of your stated cosmetic goals.

Say Goodbye to Wrinkles

One of the most obvious signs of aging is the breakdown of facial collagen and the accumulation of wrinkles. The more wrinkles we get, the less attractive many of us feel. Facelifts are an effective way of reducing wrinkles and smoothing out the fold lines around a person’s skin and mouth, creating a more youthful and vibrant look.

Enjoy a Smoother Jawline

Just as the breakdown of facial collagen can cause wrinkles to form, it can also lead to sagging skin. Along with excess fat, this can result in jowls developing in the cheeks or “turkey neck” below the jaw. Face and neck lift surgery repositions the underlying tissue, providing firmer neck and facial contours and a more defined jawline.

Turn Back the Clock

As noted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, getting a facelift won’t prevent aging. But it can slow it down. Most importantly, it can help you look younger and feel more beautiful. You deserve to be happy and confident in your appearance. Why not let the face you show the world reflect that?

What to Expect During a Rhytidectomy

Rhytidectomy is a procedure wherein the facelift surgeons make several small incisions near the temples, hairline, and/or ears. Using these, the surgeon can then pull back flaps of facial skin while carefully removing excess skin from the surrounding areas.

Rhytidectomy is one of several facial cosmetic surgery procedures that Dr. Bruno offers. A full or lower facelift can be (and often is) done in conjunction with a neck lift to help create a more consistent and appealing appearance. Dr. Bruno also performs brow lifts for patients who want to specifically target the forehead area.

Recovering from Facelift Surgery

Facelift surgery is a relatively safe and simple cosmetic procedure with few dangers, little pain, and a short recovery time. Patients are usually able to return home the same day as their surgery. 

During your recovery, Dr. Bruno will give you detailed instructions on how to care for the surgical site and maintain your overall health. Recovering from a facelift typically takes about four weeks. Although the results aren’t permanent, a properly maintained facelift can last as long as a decade.

Immediate Post-Op

After your rhytidectomy, Dr. Bruno may place a bandage on your face to minimize bruising and swelling. You may also be prescribed antibiotics and medication to alleviate soreness.

1 Week Post-Op

After a week of rest, you can return to work and light activities. Dr. Bruno will remove your stitches and provide detailed instructions to continue reducing bruising and swelling.

2 Weeks Post-Op

After two weeks, you will be able to engage in light physical activity. However, patients are advised to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise. Bruising and swelling should be mostly healed by this point.

4 Weeks Post-Op

After four weeks of recovery, you should be able to return to your normal routine, including exercise. Bruising and swelling should be completely gone. Patients may experience a slight feeling of tightness for the following months.


Schedule Facelift Surgery in NEPA with Dr. Bruno

Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Bruno is among the best facelift surgeons in Pennsylvania. He’s always happy to meet with patients to discuss their cosmetic goals, and his meticulous attention to detail is second to none.

Just because you’re getting older, doesn’t mean you have to look or feel older. Facelift surgery can help you turn back the clock. If you’re thinking about getting a facelift in Scranton, Moosic, or elsewhere in NEPA, reach out to Bruno Plastic Surgery using the contact form below. Let us put our knowledge and expertise to work for you!


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