Facelift Surgery

A type of plastic surgery used to 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.

Duration of the surgery:

Several hours.

Hospital/clinic admission:

Outpatient – Usually outpatient.  If general anesthesia was used, some patients require a short inpatient stay.

Anesthesia used:

Local with Sedation

Side Effects:

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 beard-growing skin.

Recovery Period:

Patient can go back to work 10 to 14 days after surgery. Avoid strenuous activities 2 weeks or more. Bruising takes 2 to 3 weeks.  Patients should avoid alcohol, steam baths and saunas for several months. Patient must limit exposure to sunlight for several months.

In addition to the precautions of avoiding the sun and other skin irritants, we’ve found that those patients who also undergo a regimen of all-natural, daily supplements will lessen their discomfort and heal more quickly. Our supplements will work organically to better your cosmetic results and lessen any anxiety or discomfort.

Risks and possible complications:

Infection, bleeding. Poor healing and excessive scarring. Asymmetry or change in hairline. Injury to facial nerves (usually temporary but may be permanent.

Surgery results:  

Usually lasts 5 to 10 years.