Should I get a Facelift?

A facelift-necklift helps improve the most visible signs of aging through removal and redistributing excess fatty deposits, tightening underlying muscles and removing sagging skin. The result is a more youthful and healthier appearance of the skin in the face and neck as well as an improved jaw line and neck and chin angle.


Who is a Candidate?

  • If you have lower cheeks and jaw line are starting to sag or droop down.
  • If you like a sharper and better defined jaw line.
  • If you are noticing wrinkling, sagging, or fatty development in your neck.


Procedure and Recovery:

  • Face Lifts are usually performed in an outpatient surgical facility or in the hospital.
  • They may be performed under local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia.
  • The surgeon usually makes incisions in front and behind the ear to help hide the incisions. They are removed within two weeks.
  • After surgery, an elastic dressing is placed around the face and neck and is worn for approximately one week.
  • Bruising and swelling are normal and may take several weeks to resolve.
  • Stiffness in the neck and some soreness with swallowing and eating is common.
  • Drains, if used are usually removed 1-3 days after the procedure.
  • Make-up can be applied over the skin immediately but not over the incisions for 2-3 weeks.


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