Face Lift

What is a Face Lift?

Facelift (officially known as rhytidectomy) is a procedure primarily aimed at correcting visible signs of aging around the face and neck area. This procedure can address trouble areas of the face caused by thinning skin, loss of facial fat, sun damage, smoking, or simple gravity. ​Results may vary from person to person.

The benefits of a Face Lift

There are many benefits of facelift, including:

  • Removal of sagging facial skin, including “jowls”
  • Removal of drooping skin around the neck (sometimes referred to as “turkey neck”)
  • Correction of double chin 

Facelift patients also experience increased confidence in their general appearance, which benefits their quality of life.
It is important to note, however, that this procedure cannot stop the natural aging process, and is not designed to drastically alter your fundamental facial profile. ​Results may vary from person to person.

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The Procedure

There are three main types of facelift surgery.

  1. Traditional Facelift involves fat sculpting using tissue around the face, jowls, and neck. In this option, deep layers of the face and muscles are lifted, and excess skin is trimmed off. The incision for this option begins in the hairline (at the temples), and spans around the ear, ending in the lower scalp.
  2. Limited Incision is sometimes referred to as a “mini lift.” This option is ideal for those patients who are experiencing only minor skin relaxation. The incision for this option uses small incisions at the temples, and continuing around the ear.
  3. Neck Lift focuses on loose skin around the neck area, as well as fat accumulation under the chin. The incision for this option begins at the front of the ear lobe, then wraps around ear, ending in the hairline at the back of the head.

In all options, the incisions will be closed using sutures, skin glue, or skin adhesive. 

The Recovery

​Following facelift surgery, the affected areas of the face will be wrapped in gauze to minimize swelling. You will not be able to drive yourself home, and should expect to remain home resting for seven to 10 days after surgery.
Your doctor may recommend against some activities such as blow-drying hair and wearing earrings. Smoking, vigorous exercise, and sexual activity should be avoided for at least two weeks after surgery.
You may also be advised to refrain from alcohol, and stay away from saunas and steam rooms for several months. Increased rest is also recommended to promote timely healing. 

Results may vary from person to person.

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