A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is the most comprehensive approach to treating facial wrinkles and sagging caused by aging. A facelift removes excess skin, tightens underlying tissues and muscle, and re-drapes skin on the face and neck. It can correct midface sagging, marionette lines, jowls, and a double chin.
- If you feel that your face does not reflect your youthful spirit and energy level.
- If you determine that your facial sagging and excess skin is a social or career obstacle.
- If you show signs of facial aging but still have some skin elasticity.
- A facelift can improve many areas of the face in one surgery.
- Can last for ten years or more and can make you appear ten to fifteen years younger.
- Can re-contour the neck and jawline better than all other techniques.
- You are healthy and do not have medical conditions that impair healing.
- You have a positive outlook and realistic expectations.
- You are a non-smoker.
Your genes, skin quality, and maintenance routine are important factors in the longevity of your facelift, but the facelift technique is the number one factor in determining how long the result will last. While most people are presentable to the public within 10-14 days, it will take 2-3 months for the face to feel “back to normal” in terms of texture, sensibility, and loss of tightness.
As swelling and bruising subside, the visible improvements of a facelift appear. Your final result should not only provide a more youthful and rested appearance but also help you feel more confident about yourself.