Improves sagging facial skin, a slack jaw, and loose neck
skin by removing excess fat, tightening muscles, and
redraping skin. Most patients who desire a facelift are men
and women over 40 years old, seeking to remove the most
visible signs of aging.
Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness and tenderness of
skin. Tight feeling and dry skin. Men will permanently have
to shave behind ears, due to the repositioning of
Back to work: 10 to 14 days. Avoiding strenuous activity: 2
weeks or more. Bruising: 2 to 3 weeks. Facelift patients
should avoid alcohol, steam baths and saunas for several
months. Must limit exposure to sun for several months as
Usually lasts 5 to 10 years.
(Placement of the incisions and the sequence of events
depend on a patients facial structure and the surgeons
technique) Generally, incisions begin above the hairline at
the temples, extending in a natural line in front of the
ear, and continues behind the earlobe to the lower scalp.
The surgeon separates the skin from the fat and muscle
below, trimming or suctioning fat from around the neck to
improve the contour. He or she then tightens the underlying
muscle and membrane, pulling the skin back, and then removes
Outpatient - Usually outpatient. If general anesthesia was
used, some patients require a short inpatient stay.
Local with Sedation