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Want A Younger-Looking Neck?

A neck lift can make a remarkable difference.

Face Fillers Cincinnati, OHLoose, saggy skin in the neck area is one of the most common signs of aging. That extra skin has nowhere to go except to make it unattractive for women to wear certain necklines and uncomfortable for men to wear a buttoned shirt and tie.

A neck lift can make a remarkable difference. Dr. Robert J. Smyth, MD, Facial Cosmetic Surgeon and Specialist in Cincinnati OH, has performed more than 3,000 Timeless Lift™ procedures, the minimally-invasive lower face and neck lift that takes care of both a wrinkly neck and sagging jowls.

Timeless Lift™ Minimally-Invasive Lower Facelift and Neck Lift
What is it?
Hundreds of thousands of people across the USA have had this highly-effective and proven procedure that addresses loose, extra, sagging skin in both the neck area and lower face. The procedure lifts the lower face and cheeks, and smooths the neck area to restore a younger and natural looking, defined jawline and neck. Dr. Smyth performs this procedure strictly under local anesthesia, thereby shortening the recovery period and eliminating risks associated with general anesthesia.

How long does it last?
The Timeless Lift™ lasts from six to 11 years for most people, after which the procedure can be repeated if needed.

Recovery time?
Patients have a very thin incision tucked into the natural crease at the front of the ear and also behind the ear. Sutures are typically removed at eight days post-procedure. Mild bruising and swelling may occur and can last up to 10 days.

Approximate cost?
A good way to look at the cost of the Timeless Lift™ is that if your lift lasts 10 years, you will have invested less than $2.50/day to return to a natural, younger-looking you. Most patients feel that’s a small price to pay considering how much better they feel about themselves.

Let’s talk. Dr. Robert J. Smyth, MD, in Cincinnati OH has performed more than 3,000 minimally-invasive facelifts and thousands of other surgical and non-surgical, anti-aging, facial cosmetic procedures, including upper eyelifts, lower eyelid lifts, brow lifts, submental liposuction, chin implants, injectables (dermal fillers) and Botox. For more information or to schedule a one-on-one, complimentary, no-pressure consultation with Dr. Smyth to discuss today’s finest solutions for attaining the natural, refreshed and “younger-you” look you deserve, call 513.201.8490.

Thinking About Facial Cosmetic Surgery?

5 Feelings You Can Expect to Have

1) Expect to feel vain at even the thought of having facial cosmetic surgery.
We put everything and everyone else first in life –– kids, spouse, work, neighborhood, school and social obligations. Then one day we get to the point where we say, “It’s my turn”. Go for it. It’s not vain to want to be at your best.

2) Expect to feel anxious.
Most every patient experiences some anxiety prior to facial cosmetic surgery. You can trust that you will be entirely relaxed and feel no discomfort during your procedure. Dr. Robert J. Smyth, MD, Facial Cosmetic Surgeon and Specialist in Cincinnati OH who has performed more than 3,000 minimally-invasive facelifts and thousands of eyelifts and other procedures, uses strictly local anesthesia thus relieving you from the risks and longer recovery associated with general anesthesia.

3) Expect to wonder how you will look afterward.
Not to worry. Before selecting a facial cosmetic surgeon to perform any type of procedure or treatment on you, make sure the two of you agree as to what constitutes “natural looking” results. Ask questions. Go with your gut. If things don’t feel right or you feel rushed or you’re just not comfortable with moving ahead, visit other cosmetic surgeons and reassess your options.

4) Expect to worry about what people will think if they learn you “had work done”.
Even as adults we often seek the approval of family and friends when making certain decisions. One patient got over her hesitation to have facial cosmetic surgery when she concluded, “It’s my life and I don’t need permission to do what makes me happy.”

5) Expect to feel happy to look in the mirror and like what you see.
To feel confident again in your looks and ready to go out and enjoy life like you once did are the best feelings of all. Here are a few examples of how patients feel after their cosmetic procedure:

“I can’t believe how much better I feel about myself since my procedure.”

“A guy can start to feel less competitive in the workplace as we get older. With the lift and my eyes done, I feel back in the game.”

“I am so glad I had the Timeless Lift done before our daughter’s wedding. I love how I look in the photos and they’ll be around for generations!”

“People keep asking me why I look so good. I just tell them I’m exercising, eating healthy, and taking better care of myself. I changed my hairstyle, too. My friends are so confused and I’m loving it!”

“I honestly feel like I started my life all over again.”

Let’s talk. Dr. Robert J. Smyth, MD, in Cincinnati OH has performed more than 3,000 minimally-invasive facelifts and thousands of other surgical and non-surgical, anti-aging, facial cosmetic procedures, including upper eyelifts, lower eyelid lifts, brow lifts, submental liposuction, chin implants, injectables (dermal fillers) and Botox. For more information or to schedule a one-on-one, complimentary, no-pressure consultation with Dr. Smyth to discuss today’s finest solutions for attaining the natural, refreshed and “younger-you” look you deserve, call 513.201.8490.

Losing Weight Before A Facelift

How close should be to your ideal weight for best results?

Face Cosmetic SurgeryPatients who are interested in having a facelift but first want to lose weight often ask… “How close should I be to my ideal weight so that I get the best results from my facelift?”

According to Dr. Robert J. Smyth, Facial Cosmetic Surgeon in Cincinnati OH who has specialized in just the face and neck areas for over 30 years and performed more than 3,000 minimally-invasive facelifts, suggests patients get within 15-20 pounds of their ideal weight before having their facelift for the best and longest-lasting results.

“Fat cells are everywhere in our body, so if patients lose significant amounts of weight after having a facelift, they may see laxity in their face and neck due to the weight loss and wish they had waited,” says Dr. Smyth. “As such, we advise patients to schedule their facelift once they get within 15-20 pounds of their goal weight.”

That being said, being at one’s ideal weight is not a prerequisite for having a facelift. Some people have no plans to lose weight and are still pleased with their facelift results –– it depends greatly on the individual patient, their weight and their expectations.

The key takeaway is that both weight loss and weight gain can be seen in a person’s face and neck, so it’s important to keep this in mind when scheduling a facelift.

Let’s talk. Dr. Robert J. Smyth, MD, in Cincinnati OH has performed more than 3,000 minimally-invasive facelifts and thousands of other surgical and non-surgical, anti-aging, facial cosmetic procedures, including upper eyelifts, lower eyelid lifts, brow lifts, submental liposuction, chin implants, injectables (dermal fillers) and Botox. For more information or to schedule a one-on-one, complimentary, no-pressure consultation with Dr. Smyth to discuss today’s finest solutions for attaining the natural, refreshed and “younger-you” look you deserve, call 513.201.8490.

How to Work A Facelift into Your Schedule

Give yourself a 10-day break for 10+ years of results.

Face Lift Procedures Cincinnati, OH“How long before I can go out after a facelift and no one will know?

We hear that question perhaps more than any other. Many people want to have a facelift to look younger and feel better about themselves, but fear they can’t take time away from work, family or other obligations.

Good news. Recovery is faster and easier than you may think. The healing time for today’s minimally invasive lower facelift, such as the remarkable Timeless Lift™ performed by Dr. Robert J. Smyth, face and neck rejuvenation surgeon/specialist in Cincinnati OH, is a mere fraction of the time needed for recovery from the more aggressive facelifts of the past… and the results are as good or even better!

3 main reasons for the faster recovery of the Timeless Lift™:

  1. The Timeless Lift™ is performed under strictly local anesthesia, along with a slight amount of relaxation medication. Patients are kept entirely comfortable throughout the procedure and are relieved of the longer recovery and risks associated with general anesthesia.
  2. Minimally invasive facelift means Dr. Smyth can attain excellent results without interrupting as large an area of skin and without disturbing the deeper structures of the face which, in turn, shortens the healing process and has most patients back to work and routine (not strenuous) activities at 10 days post-procedure.
  3. Dr. Smyth artfully places the skinny incisions in the natural creases in front of and behind the ears, so they quickly become unnoticeable. Unless you have very short/cropped hair, you can pull down a few pieces of hair in front of the ear to help hide the incisions during healing.

Dr. Smyth’s 10-Day Facelift Recovery Calendar:

Day 1: Procedure Day
You will need to be at the Outpatient Surgery Center one hour ahead of your scheduled procedure. Because of the light sedation you will be given, you will need to have someone drive you to and from your procedure and stay with you for at least four hours after your procedure.

Day 2: 24-Hour Follow-Up Appointment
You will come to Dr. Smyth’s medical office the morning after your procedure where he will check your incisions and apply a fresh and smaller compression bandage. You can drive yourself to this appointment. The dressing change is painless and takes about 20 minutes. You will need to wear this smaller dressing day and night for the next 24 hours.

Days 3-7
Unwrap the smaller dressing and throw it away. Take it easy and let the healing process continue. You don’t have to sit all day, but don’t tackle any strenuous activities, exercise or sports, and don’t lift anything above 25 pounds during this time. You will be asked to wear a headband or something similar to bed to protect the ear area while you sleep. You will want to be careful during this time not to do any heavy chewing, not to do anything where you’re constantly bending over, and nothing that causes you to work up a sweat.

Day 8: Suture Removal
Dr. Smyth will remove the tiny sutures, an entirely painless process that takes only 20-30 minutes. You can drive yourself to this appointment. After suture removal, you’ll still have the very skinny pinkish-red incision line tucked within the crease in front of and behind your ear, but this line quickly fades each day until it all but disappears. DO NOT put any makeup over the incision lines until they are fully healed (at about 2-3 weeks post-procedure).

Days 9-10
Most patients return to normal activities at this point. IMPORTANT: You should not participate in any strenuous activities until about three weeks post-procedure. NOTE: Bruising from your facelift is typically minimal if at all. For any residual bruising at this point, simply cover it with a light application of base makeup to the bruised areas as long as you DO NOT get makeup in your incision lines.

We hope the 10-Day Facelift Recovery Calendar helps you realize how easy it can be to fit the Timeless Lift™ into your life and schedule. We welcome any questions you may have.

Let’s talk. Dr. Robert J. Smyth, MD, in Cincinnati OH has performed more than 3,000 minimally-invasive facelifts and thousands of other surgical and non-surgical, anti-aging, facial cosmetic procedures, including upper eyelifts, lower eyelid lifts, brow lifts, submental liposuction, chin implants, injectables (dermal fillers) and Botox. For more information or to schedule a one-on-one, complimentary, no-pressure consultation with Dr. Smyth to discuss today’s finest solutions for attaining the natural, refreshed and “younger-you” look you deserve, call 513.201.8490.

I Hate My Neck

Is it time to learn more about a neck lift?

“I hate my neck… I can’t remember if I first noticed it in the mirror or in photos but all of a sudden, my neck started looking wrinkly. The skin is crepe-like, loose and I have these vertical bands down the front that make me look old.”
– 65-year-old patient of Dr. Robert J. Smyth MD, facial cosmetic surgeon in Cincinnati OH

As we age, the skin in our neck typically begins to show laxity, and the muscle bands become more visible. Add to this the excess and sagging skin in the lower face that creates jowls, and the result is our face and neck area look droopy and older than our age (and certainly older than how we feel).

The aging of the neck and lower face can be caused by genetics, sun damage, gravity, stress, and poor nutrition. Only a surgical procedure will eliminate the excess loose skin and remedy the prominent muscle bands.

Here’s the good news. A lower facelift/neck lift will greatly improve the visible signs of aging in the neck and jawline.

The Timeless Lift™, performed by Dr. Robert J. Smyth MD, is a proven and longstanding solution. This combined lower facelift/neck lift smooths the entire lower face and neck area in one procedure. Results last six to 10 years depending on the patient and how well they take care of their health and protect their skin from sun damage.

The Timeless Lift™ is performed under local anesthesia, with patients being entirely comfortable throughout the procedure but without the risks and longer recovery time associated with general anesthesia. Recovery can include some minor bruising and swelling but most patients return to work and full activities at 9-12 days post procedure.

IMPORTANT: If you’re considering a neck lift and/or lower facelift, be sure to choose a face and neck rejuvenation specialist who is board certified, has extensive experience, and who will be happy to answer all of your questions at a personal consultation. “Having performed more than 3,000 lower facelifts/neck lifts, there is a definite art to providing the natural results patients want and deserve,” says Dr. Robert J. Smyth, MD.

Let’s talk. Dr. Robert J. Smyth, MD, in Cincinnati OH has performed more than 3,000 minimally-invasive facelifts and thousands of other surgical and non-surgical, anti-aging, facial cosmetic procedures, including upper eyelifts, lower eyelid lifts, brow lifts, submental liposuction, chin implants, injectables (dermal fillers) and Botox. For more information or to schedule a one-on-one, complimentary, no-pressure consultation with Dr. Smyth to discuss today’s finest solutions for attaining the natural, refreshed and “younger-you” look you deserve, call 513.351.0020.

How to Smooth or Soften Wrinkles

Today’s dermal fillers are a proven option.

If you find yourself increasingly unhappy with the wrinkles, lines and folds you see in your face, but you’re not yet ready for a facelift, you may be an ideal candidate for today’s safe and effective, non-surgical dermal fillers, also known as injectables.

In the hands of an experienced facial cosmetic surgeon/specialist, such as Dr. Robert J. Smyth, MD, facial cosmetic surgeon in Cincinnati OH, specializing in just the face and neck area for 30+ years, these office-administered treatments can do a remarkable job of smoothing and softening moderate to severe facial lines, wrinkles and folds. They deliver superb and immediate results whether used alone or in combination with a facelift. They can last for months to more than a year and be repeated as needed.

Get to know these 4 dermal fillers for smoothing and softening wrinkles:

(1) Restylane®
Dr. Smyth prefers this dermal filler for the delicate area under the eyes. Specially formulated for the thinner under eye skin, Restylane allows him to fill sunken areas and add volume subtly and gently for natural results that leave the face and eyes looking refreshed and more youthful. FDA approved.

NOTE: New forms of Restylane are being introduced for use in other areas of the face, as well. Ask your surgeon for details.

Results: Can last up to 18 months
Cost: Usually priced by the “syringe”. Ask your surgeon his or her cost per syringe. Example: The area under your eyes may require two syringes at initial treatment.

(2) Botox® (injectable)
Botox has become the gold standard among cosmetic surgeons for temporarily smoothing facial wrinkles, especially the vertical lines between the eyebrows (the “11’s”), creases at the corners of the eyes (squint lines), and horizontal wrinkles in the forehead. Botox is the brand name of this toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. FDA approved.

Results: Typically 3 to 6 months
Cost: Usually priced by the “unit”. Ask your surgeon his or her cost per unit. Example: The area between the brows may require 10 units of Botox at your initial treatment.

(3) Juvederm®
Juvederm is a tried and true dermal gel for natural-looking results. It contains a modified hyaluronic acid identical to a naturally occurring building block found in the human body. There are many versions of Juvederm, each intended for a specific area of the face or facial aging issue, such as lines and wrinkles in the nasolabial folds (along the sides of the nose and mouth), in the cheeks and chin areas. FDA approved.

Results: Typically up to one year or longer
Cost: Usually priced by the “syringe”. Ask your surgeon his or her cost per syringe. Example: The nasolabial area may require two syringes at initial treatment.

(4) Voluma®
Voluma is the first and only FDA-approved dermal filler designed specifically to correct volume loss in the cheek area. This injectable gel subtly returns the cheeks to the fuller, natural look of your younger years. It is part of the Juvederm family of fillers.

Results: Can last up to two years
Cost: Usually priced by the “syringe”. Ask your surgeon his or her cost per syringe. Example: The cheeks may require two syringes at initial treatment.

Important Watch-Outs…

    • Discuss your concerns and expectations with your surgeon. There is a definite art to treatment. Choose someone who is highly experienced. Start conservatively –– and add more later, if needed.
    • Tell your facial cosmetic surgeon/specialist about any allergies or medical conditions you have, any muscle or nerve conditions for which you’ve been treated in the past, and all medications you currently take.
    • Enter carefully into savings “deals”, “packages”, “parties” and special pricing offers that require you to have more dermal fillers than you actually need in order to get a savings. An overdone face is not worth the money saved.

Let’s talk. Dr. Robert J. Smyth, MD, in Cincinnati OH has performed more than 3,000 minimally-invasive facelifts and thousands of other surgical and non-surgical, anti-aging, facial cosmetic procedures, including upper eyelifts, lower eyelid lifts, brow lifts, submental liposuction, chin implants, injectables (dermal fillers) and Botox. For more information or to schedule a one-on-one, complimentary, no-pressure consultation with Dr. Smyth to discuss today’s finest solutions for attaining the natural, refreshed and “younger-you” look you deserve, call 513.351.0020.

Turn Back 10 (years)!

Lift your look. Lift your life. Lift your confidence.

You may be thinking about having a facelift but wonder… Am I too young? … or …Am I too old?

While most patients who have a facelift are between age 50 and 70, people should have the procedure when they and their facial cosmetic surgeon agree is the right time.

Dr. Robert J. Smyth, MD, leading facial cosmetic surgeon in Cincinnati, OH, specializing in just the face and neck areas for 30+ years, and who has performed more than 3,000 minimally-invasive facelifts (Timeless Lift™) has had the privilege of treating patients in their 40’s to their 80’s.

“What matters more than age is the patient’s need and their motivation for having the procedure,” says Dr. Smyth. “Think of the Timeless Lift™ as turning back the clock 10 years, which makes it an ideal procedure for most anyone.”

Dr. Smyth shares the following stories of real patients regarding the “Am I too young? or Am I too old?” question.

“My friend just had a facelift at 46 years old. That seems really young.”

There is no “right” age for having facial surgery; there are too many variables involved and each patient is different. While I would rarely if ever perform a facelift on anyone in their 30s, it’s not unusual for people to at least start thinking about facial surgery in their later 40s and to begin a regimen of dermal fillers and Botox injections. The majority of my facelift patients are between 50 and 70 years of age.

“My mother is in her late 70s and wants to have a facelift. Is she too old?”

Not necessarily. Provided they are in good general health and not on medications such as blood thinners, patients in their 70s and even their 80s can be ideal candidates for facial cosmetic surgery. If ever there is concern about a patient’s health, I demand medical clearance from their family doctor or internist before performing a surgical procedure. Remember too, I perform all procedures under strictly local anesthesia to avoid the risks associated with general anesthesia.

“I want to get my eyes done and have facial surgery before our daughter’s wedding. I’m 54 years old. Am I too young to have the procedures?”

You are at the prime age for having facial surgery and you’re doing it for all the right reasons. Weddings, reunions and other benchmarks in life are often the motivation that brings patients in for facial rejuvenation after years and years of thinking about it.

“A neighbor had a facelift years ago and now she’s having another one. Is that okay?”

Yes, you can have multiple facelifts in a lifetime. You might be surprised at how many people do. The minimally invasive Timeless Lift™ that I perform lasts six to 10 years on average depending on the patient’s lifestyle, genetics, sun exposure, nutrition, etc., after which it can be safely repeated. Remember, the aging process never stops, but facial surgery can do a beautiful job of turning back the clock again and again… and each time deliver the natural results and quick recovery patients want.

Let’s talk. Dr. Robert J. Smyth, MD, in Cincinnati OH has performed more than 3,000 minimally-invasive facelifts and thousands of other surgical and non-surgical, anti-aging, facial cosmetic procedures, including upper eyelifts, lower eyelid lifts, brow lifts, submental liposuction, chin implants, injectables (dermal fillers) and Botox. For more information or to schedule a one-on-one, complimentary, no-pressure consultation with Dr. Smyth to discuss today’s finest solutions for attaining the natural, refreshed and “younger-you” look you deserve, call 513.351.0020.

Upper and Lower Eyelid Lift Procedures

What makes for great surgical results?

“You look tired”. “You need to get more rest.” What’s wrong, you look stressed.”

If you’re hearing comments like these or you look in the mirror and the eyes looking back at you look older than you are, it may be time for an upper or lower eyelid lift.

Among the first signs of facial aging are droopy upper eyelids and/or sags and bags under the eyes, due not only to the natural aging process but also to sun exposure, smoking, poor diet, or genetics. The good news is that an upper and/or lower eyelift is one of the easiest, surest and longest-lasting ways to regain your younger-looking eyes.

“The measure of a beautiful eyelid lift is an entirely natural, brighter-eyed look –– not a pulled or strange, wide-eyed stare,” says Dr. Robert J. Smyth, MD, leading facial cosmetic surgeon in Cincinnati, OH, specializing in just the face and neck areas for 30+ years.

Dr. Smyth shares here how you can attain the natural, younger-you, bright-eyed results you want –- results that will have friends and family wondering why you look so good, so rested, and so much happier.

What Makes for Great Surgical Results?
“Whether a female or male patient, less is more when it comes to eyelid lifts,” says Dr. Smyth. “Removing too much fat or skin from the upper or lower eyelids can create a hollowed-out effect that is actually more aging than it is youthful. Also, it’s important to look at the upper and lower eyelids and the brows as a unit; all have an impact on one another and on how old or young the eye area looks. You may think you need an upper eyelid lift when in fact the heaviness you’re seeing might be better remedied by a brow lift. Or, you may think you need a lower eyelid lift when using fillers to restore volume is the better solution. These are the kinds of things we discuss at the patient’s complimentary consultation.”

What Are Non-Surgical Options for Younger-Looking Eyes?
“Botox injections are an excellent way to soften and gradually eliminate the vertical lines (aka the “11s”) that can form between the brows, horizontal expression lines on the forehead, and squint lines at the corner of the eye. Restylane is a proven filler specially formulated to plump up and smooth the valleys that can form in the delicate area beneath the eye.”

What Else Helps Maintain More Youthful-Looking Eyes
“Be diligent about wearing sunglasses that block 100% of the sun’s rays. And post-procedure, enjoy and emphasize your newly-refreshed eyes. A trusted makeup artist I know advises women, ‘As you age, don’t stop using makeup altogether; instead, use it differently.’ I encourage my patients to visit a makeup counter or two and explore what’s new in products targeted to their age group. Or, with your renewed confidence after an eyelid lift, you may not feel the need to wear any eye makeup at all.”

Let’s talk. Dr. Robert J. Smyth, MD, in Cincinnati OH has performed more than 3,000 minimally-invasive facelifts and thousands of other surgical and non-surgical, anti-aging, facial cosmetic procedures, including upper eyelifts, lower eyelid lifts, brow lifts, submental liposuction, chin implants, injectables (dermal fillers) and Botox. For more information or to schedule a one-on-one, complimentary, no-pressure consultation with Dr. Smyth to discuss today’s finest solutions for attaining the natural, refreshed and “younger-you” look you deserve, call 513.351.0020.

10-Day Facelift Recovery Calendar

How to plan for your “new you”

3 Days Pre-Procedure

Time to Get Ready

Facelift Recovery CalendarReview your patient packet of pre-procedure information.
Have your list of “Items on Hand” and Rx’s ready.
Begin taking Arnica 3x/daily (Arnica pellets help reduce any bruising or swelling.)

Day of Surgery

Be at the Surgery Center 1 hr. prior to procedure.
Take antibiotics, Arnica and relaxation medicine as directed.
Post-op, ICE over dressing/wrap for 20 mins. of every hour you are awake.
Sleep with head elevated 30-45 degrees.
Eat soft foods. No vigorous chewing.
No heavy lifting (20+ lbs), sweat-inducing exercise or quick turns of head/neck (i.e., golf/tennis) for 4 weeks.

Day 2

Come in for 24-hr. follow-up appt.

You can drive yourself, if desired.
Dr. Smyth will change your dressing/wrap.
Keep new/smaller wrap in place for next 24 hrs.
Continue to sleep with head elevated 30-45 degrees.
Eat your normal diet, but NO vigorous chewing.

Days 3 – 4

Take It Easy

You may shower and gently wash your hair with baby shampoo.
Continue to wear a wrap during the day (at home) and at bedtime (soft, very stretchy headbands also work).
Clean incisions with ½ strength Peroxide and apply Bacitracin ointment 2-3x today.
Still no heavy lifting, sweat-inducing exercise or sports.
Any bruising or swelling will be diminishing.
Continue to sleep with head elevated 30-45 degrees.
Eat your normal diet, but NO vigorous chewing.

Days 5 – 8

Return to Mild Activities

Continue to wear a wrap during the day (at home) and at bedtime.
Bruising or swelling will continue to lessen.
Discontinue cleaning incisions with Peroxide and begin to cleanse with Cetaphil.
Discontinue using Bacitracin and begin using Aquaphor ointment on incisions.
Continue to use warm compresses 3-5 times per day.
Continue to sleep with head elevated 30-45 degrees.
Eat your normal diet, but NO vigorous chewing.
Still no heavy lifting, sweat-inducing exercise or sports.

Day 8

Come in for Suture Removal

Takes about 20 mins. No discomfort.
Dr. Smyth will remove your sutures and provide you with further care instructions.
Still no heavy lifting, sweat-inducing exercise or sports.

Days 9 -10

Return to Work/Moderate Activities

Still no heavy lifting or hard exercise/sports for another 2-1/2 weeks.
Most women can pull down a few strands of hair in front of their ears to hide the pink incision line that will fade away in coming weeks.
Eat your normal diet but refrain from over-stretching your mouth (i.e., no large sandwiches).
Do not apply makeup on the incision lines until 3 weeks post-procedure (allow incisions to fully heal).
When applying makeup to the face, be gentle –– no tugging or pulling.
Be gentle when washing your hair. Gently towel dry/no wringing or tugging.

NOTE: Wait 4-6 weeks post-procedure to have hair dyed or chemically-treated.

Dr. Smyth will provide you his cell to phone him with any questions before or after your procedure.

Spotlight: Lower Facelift/Upper Eyes – Before and After Photos

See the remarkable difference

Before                                             After

Nothing says more about the impact that facial cosmetic rejuvenation can have than before and after photos.

That being said, patient photos are rarely shared because most people prefer not to have others know they had facial cosmetic surgery performed. You can trust Dr. Smyth takes patient privacy seriously. The photos we share here and those posted on our website at www.timelessyoumd.com have the consent of the patients. Names and ages are never used.

Want your own great before and after photos?
Whether you’re just gathering information about facial cosmetic rejuvenation or you’re ready to move forward with surgery or non-surgical treatments (Botox, dermal fillers), the first step is to schedule a consultation with an experienced face and neck specialist.

Your consultation with Dr. Smyth is always complimentary. The experience is always relaxed with no pressure and never rushed –– simply a great opportunity to learn more about the latest in advanced facial cosmetic procedures and what might be best for you.

Let’s talk. Dr. Robert J. Smyth in Cincinnati OH has performed more than 3,000 minimally-invasive facelifts and thousands of other surgical and non-surgical, anti-aging, facial cosmetic procedures, including upper eyelifts, lower eyelid lifts, brow lifts, submental liposuction, chin implants, injectables (dermal fillers) and Botox. For more information or to schedule a one-on-one, complimentary, no-pressure consultation with Dr. Smyth to discuss today’s finest solutions for attaining the natural, refreshed and “younger-you” look you deserve, call 513.201.8490.