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FACELIFT

FACELIFT

What is a Facelift (Rhytidectomy)?

Rhytidectomy, commonly referred to as a facelift, is a surgical procedure that can help reverse signs of aging such as lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. This is achieved by tightening the loose skin around the cheeks, jaw, and neck area which may help restore a more youthful appearance.

As we age, the tissue and skin around the cells may lose their original shape causing the face to appear older. Adjusting the loose skin to its more youthful position essentially lifts the face and helps smooth out any lines or wrinkles.

What is a Facelift (Rhytidectomy)?

Rhytidectomy, commonly referred to as a facelift, is a surgical procedure that can help reverse signs of aging such as lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. This is achieved by tightening the loose skin around the cheeks, jaw, and neck area which may help restore a more youthful appearance.

As we age, the tissue and skin around the cells may lose their original shape causing the face to appear older. Adjusting the loose skin to its more youthful position essentially lifts the face and helps smooth out any lines or wrinkles.

What to Expect from a Facelift

Before beginning a facelift, patients will be administered anesthesia and put comfortably to sleep. On average, a facelift procedure will take between two and four hours.

Patients should have an adult ready to drive them home to begin recovery as this is an outpatient procedure. Most people will begin to feel comfortable about a week after surgery, but strenuous activities should be avoided for three to four weeks. Bruising may last two to three weeks, while any scars may take from a few months to a year to fade. Patients must limit sun exposure during the recovery phase.

The longevity of results will depend on many factors such as the amount of excess fat and laxity of the skin. Younger patients should expect to enjoy longer lasting results, while patients in their forties may enjoy results lasting up to ten years. Patients in their sixties may enjoy results for five to seven years.

Please remember that these are general guidelines and some people may need less or more time for a full recovery. You should work directly with the plastic surgeon who completed your procedure for specific instructions.

What to Expect from a Facelift

Before beginning a facelift, patients will be administered anesthesia and put comfortably to sleep. On average, a facelift procedure will take between two and four hours.

Patients should have an adult ready to drive them home to begin recovery as this is an outpatient procedure. Most people will begin to feel comfortable about a week after surgery, but strenuous activities should be avoided for three to four weeks. Bruising may last two to three weeks, while any scars may take from a few months to a year to fade. Patients must limit sun exposure during the recovery phase.

The longevity of results will depend on many factors such as the amount of excess fat and laxity of the skin. Younger patients should expect to enjoy longer lasting results, while patients in their forties may enjoy results lasting up to ten years. Patients in their sixties may enjoy results for five to seven years.

Please remember that these are general guidelines and some people may need less or more time for a full recovery. You should work directly with the plastic surgeon who completed your procedure for specific instructions.

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Facelift Benefits

Some of the major benefits to a facelift may include reduced lines, wrinkles, and tighter looking skin. For many of our patients, a facelift has increased their confidence and self-image due to a more youthful appearance.

Facelift Benefits

Some of the major benefits of Eyelid Surgery include reduced puffiness, smooth lines and skin, and eyes that appear lifted. For many of our patients, an eyelid lift has increased their confidence and self-image due to a more youthful appearance.

Facelift Risks

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks. Immediately after the facelift procedure, some patients may experience an upset stomach or grogginess after waking up. These are both normal side-effects of the anesthesia. There is a minor risk of infection after the facelift procedure.

A full assessment of your medical history and any medications you are currently taking will be performed prior to surgery in order to reduce the risk of any complications.

Many of these can be reduced or removed if you follow post-procedure instructions that will be provided to you.

If you are experiencing any major side effects, contact your plastic surgeon immediate or dial 911 if it is a medical emergency.

Other Risks May Include

  • Bleeding
  • Scarring
  • Fluid Buildup
  • Numbness
  • Poor Wound Healing
  • Hair loss at place of incision

Facelift Risks

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks. Immediately after the facelift procedure, some patients may experience an upset stomach or grogginess after waking up. These are both normal side-effects of the anesthesia. There is a minor risk of infection after the facelift procedure.

A full assessment of your medical history and any medications you are currently taking will be performed prior to surgery in order to reduce the risk of any complications.

Many of these can be reduced or removed if you follow post-procedure instructions that will be provided to you.

If you are experiencing any major side effects, contact your plastic surgeon immediate or dial 911 if it is a medical emergency.

Other Risks May Include

  • Bleeding
  • Scarring
  • Fluid Buildup
  • Numbness
  • Poor Wound Healing
  • Hair loss at place of incision

Facelift Before & After


Facelift FAQs

No one can tell you if a facelift is what you want, but during a consultation you can be guided as to whether or not you would benefit from one and what kind of result you could expect.

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