By tightening the muscles, redraping and lifting the skin,
and then removing excess fat, a facelift provide a patient
with a rejuvenated, more youthful appearance. Most facelift
patients have noticed wrinkling of the face and neck, a constant
fatigued appearance, and find that their face and neck muscles
lack the definition they once had.
A facelift can be customized to fit each
patient’s features and needs, and for a more enhanced
result, can often be combined with other facial plastic surgery
procedures. Complimentary procedures include a forehead or
brow lift, a rhinoplasty, a neck or chin lift, or a blepharoplasty.
Length of Procedure:
Generally at least 2 hours, but it can depend on the extensiveness
of the procedure
Usually local or general anesthesia. The final method of choice
can depend on the patient’s preference for comfort and
the safety recommendations of the surgeon and anesthesiologist.
Actually considered a very safe procedure, but some potential
risks can include temporary numbness or infection.
Advisable to stay out of the sun for several weeks after the
Back to work: about 2 weeks
Strenuous activity: 2-3 weeks
Final appearance: Within 4-6 weeks, potential for improvement
continues for several months
Duration of results:
Gravity and aging can always take affect again, so it may
be desirable to repeat the procedure, but it should be a matter
of around 10 years before this becomes a possibility. Of course,
the results of your facelift will make that decade or so of
aging much easier to bear than if you had never treated the
situation in the first place.
for more information about facelift surgery, please contact us.