Facelift procedures help reverse facial aging and tighten the skin. With a well-performed facelift, you can look years younger without an unnaturally tight appearance.
In the natural history of facial aging, the downward displacement of facial fat along with loss of skin elasticity results in a sagging brow, deepening of lines around the mouth, jaw jowling, and loss of neck contour. Generally, these gravitational effects are seen in the fourth, fifth, and sixth decades of life.
A well performed facelift procedure can reposition the descended fat to its previous place resulting in a more youthful appearance. This movement of the facial fat is performed through manipulation of the underlying strength layer. The goal of a facelift is to restore a more youthful appearance without an unnaturally tight appearance.
4 – 8 hours
Temporary swelling, bruising, and some pain
Pain, bleeding, infection, rare damage to nerves, incomplete improvement
Back to work with makeup: 1 – 2 weeks. More strenuous activity: 2 – 3 weeks
1 – 2 months for swelling to completely resolve
Duration of Results:
Approximately 10 years