If you are bothered by the signs of aging in your face a face lift may be the right procedure for you. With time skin can begin to wrinkle and loss its elasticity. Jowls may appear along the jawline and crease from the nose to the corner of the mouth (nasolabial folds) may deepen. Sun exposure may damage the skin and smoking may cause tiny line to form around the mouth. And overtime faces loss volume and the muscle of the face losses tone which result in sagging of the skin in the face and neck.

Facelift surgery (rhytidectomy) remove excess skin from the neck and lower jawline to give the lower two thirds of the face a more youthful  and rest look. A face lift procedure can give you a dramatic change in your face, neck. It can make your face and profile younger by five to ten years.

Usually a face lift procedure is done with additional surgeries like forehead and brow lift, blepharoplasty, neck liposuction and fat grafting to the face to have a comprehensive rejuvenation of the face. 

Key facts about the face lift surgery 

  • Hospital or an in –office procedure:  It’s a hospital procedure 
  • Anesthesia: General anesthesia or local with intravenous sedation
  • Incisions: around the ear, to keep scars hidden as much as possible. 
  • Length of procedure: 4-5 hours.
  • Length of hospital stay: 1-2 days. 
  • What to expect: Bruising (lasts for about 3 weeks); swelling (lasts about 4-6 weeks); numbness, tenderness, dry or tight feeling of the skin.
  • Discomfort: Moderate.
  • Long term result: usually 5 to 7 years.
  • You need someone to drive you home. 
  •  Pain medication and oral antibiotic will be prescribed for you. 
  • You will have a large dressing around your face that will be changed according to the doctor instructions.
  • A drain may be used that will be removed the next morning.
  • Stitches  will be removed in 7 days.
  •  We recommend avoidance of sun exposure for several weeks; and the use of sun protection cream will help maintain your rejuvenation. You can put make up after the first week.
  •  you can go to work after 2-3 weeks.