The years pass by quickly, and you might find yourself wondering why your face doesn’t look as youthful as you feel inside. While natural beauty is abundant in Central Florida, the sea breeze, salt air, and ever-present rays of sunshine can age your appearance. It’s unfortunate that we are unable to hide from gravity and the stresses of daily life, which also can cause your cheeks, jowls, and neck to sag. There’s no reason to let your face give away your age and every reason to consider a face lift.
Residents of Daytona Beach have discovered that this procedure from Dr. Ashley K. Lentz can restore their youthful beauty.
Communication is the most critical aspect of patient care. Results must match expectations. Without excellent communication, expectations cannot be matched. I spend a lot of time with my patients trying to determine what is the best operation for personal success and achievement of patient goals.
Dr. Ashley K. Lentz and the staff work hard to create a caring and comfortable environment where every patient receives undivided attention. The team has earned board certification from both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, which requires years of rigorous, specialized surgical training and experience. They consider it a privilege to earn each patient’s confidence and trust.
See some of the remarkable results Dr. Ashley K. Lentz has achieved for the cosmetic surgery patients when you view before and after pictures of this procedure in our online photo gallery.
* Individual results may vary.
Visit Dr. Ashley K. Lentz in Daytona Beach and discover how a facelift can help you look like you, only better. To get started, request a consultation online or call 386.252.8051. Patients visit Dr. Ashley K. Lentz at the office in Daytona Beach from surrounding Central Florida cities, as well as across the country.
Benefits to You
A face lift, while it can’t stop the aging process, can improve the visible signs of aging. This procedure, which is most popular with women and men in their 40s to 70s, centers on the lower face from the lower eyelids to the neck. While each patient is unique, common reasons for choosing a face lift include:
- Lifting and tightening loose skin on the cheeks, jowls, and neck
- Softening smile lines and marionette lines around the nose and mouth
- Elevating sagging cheeks
- Removing excess fat deposits from the cheeks, jaw line, neck, and under the chin
Dr. Ashley K. Lentz strive to attain the improvements that are a priority to you. A facelift can be performed alone or in conjunction with other procedures such as a brow lift, eyelid surgery, and fat injections, which can be used to contour the face and add fullness to areas such as the lips.
The First Step: Your Facelift Consultation
At your consultation, Dr. Ashley K. Lentz will gather information about your medical history and treatment expectations. During the consultation, you should be completely transparent regarding any medical conditions that you have and the medications that you take. You should also mention lifestyle choices such as drug use and alcohol and tobacco consumption.
If you are considered medically eligible for cosmetic surgery, Dr. Lentz will assess your facial tissues and bone structure. She may take close-up photos of your facial features as part of this process. She can then develop a personalized treatment plan to best achieve your desired results.
Dr. Lentz will perform your Facelift surgery at Advent Health Daytona Beach or Halifax Health Hospital - Port Orange.
Every surgery carries the risk of a complication, including elective cosmetic surgery. Complications are rare, but they do occur. CosmetAssure provides you with insurance coverage in the unlikely event a complication occurs with a board certified plastic surgeon. CosmetAssure is a solution to the lack of coverage for medical complications that can occur during or after your surgery.
What to Expect
Dr. Ashley K. Lentz performs face lift surgery as either an outpatient or inpatient procedure. In most cases, general anesthesia is used so the patient sleeps through the entire procedure. During face lift surgery, Dr. Lentz can remove excess tissue; tighten underlying facial muscles; and then re-drape the facial and neck skin.
Facelift Recovery Tips
To promote healing, it is important to carefully follow the aftercare instructions Dr. Lentz provides you regarding:
- Keeping your head elevated
- Taking time off work to rest
- Wearing front-fastening clothes instead of clothes that have to be pulled over your head
- Not using makeup
- Not engaging in activities that may put pressure on the incisions
- Avoiding vigorous exercise
- Not exposing incisions to sunlight
- Using proper sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher)
- Not bleaching, coloring, or perming your hair for a minimum of six weeks
Your Improved Look
When choosing surgery with realistic expectations, Dr. Ashley K. Lentz patients are usually thrilled with the improvements from their facelift. They strive to achieve subtle, but beautiful, improvements. You’ll look younger and refreshed, but it will be difficult to guess why. Many patients gain the added bonus of increased self-esteem, which can enrich many aspects of their lives.