A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as sagging in the middle of your face, deep creases below the lower eyelids, deep creases along the nose extending to the corner of the mouth, and loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw.
Facelift can have a profound anti-aging effect that makes you look younger. This procedure is usually done as outpatient under general anesthesia.
How long does the face lift take to perform?
The standard or lower face lift typically takes four to six hours to complete.
Are there scars after a face lift?
While the incisions made for the facelift will result in scars, they are generally well-concealed in and around the natural curves of the ear and extending into the hairline behind the ear. In some cases, an additional short incision is made in a well-concealed location beneath the chin. Once healed, facelift incisions are very difficult to see.
Is the face lift a painful procedure?
Any pain or discomfort that patients experience after the facelift is usually not significant and is well controlled with prescription medication.
How long will I be out of work?
Most patients are able to return to work in two to three weeks. You should allow four to eight weeks before major social engagements.
When will I be able to exercise after my face lift procedure?
Aerobic activity and reconditioning can usually be resumed within ten to fourteen days after the facelift, while more strenuous activity and resistance workouts may be resumed within three to four weeks.