• A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as:

    • Relaxation of the skin of the face causing sagging
    • Deepening of the fold lines between the nose and corner of the mouth
    • Fat that has fallen or has disappeared
    • Jowls
    • Loose skin and excess fat of the neck that can appear as a double chin or “turkey neck”
    • The loss of youthful contours in the face can be due to variety of factors, including thinning of the skin, loss of facial fat, gravity, sun damage, smoking, as well as heredity and stress.

    Facelift candidates

    • In general, good candidates for a facelift include:
    • Healthy individuals who do not have medical conditions that impair healing
    • Non-smokers
    • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic expectations

    Facelift recovery

    Following completion of a facelift, a bandage might be placed around your face to minimize swelling and bruising. Small tubes may be present to draw off any excess blood or fluid. You will be given specific instructions on how to care for the surgical site and drains, medications to apply or take orally, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health, and when to follow up with your plastic surgeon. Be sure to ask your plastic surgeon specific questions about what you can expect during your recovery period.

    Facelift results

    While most people are presentable to the public within 10-14 days, it will take 2-3 months for the face to feel “back to normal” in terms of texture, sensibility and loss of tightness.

    Continuing daily skincare regimens from our office and a healthy lifestyle will help extend the results of your facelift. As swelling and bruising subside, the visible improvements of a facelift appear. Your final result should not only provide a more youthful and rested appearance, but also help you feel more confident about yourself!

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