What is it?
The facelift is a cosmetic procedure used to tighten sagging skin on the mid- and lower face, as well as the neck, to give the patient a more youthful, rested and fresher appearance. There is no upper or lower age limit for individuals desiring this operation.
Your facelift surgery can last two or three hours, and the procedure includes, as necessary, tightening the neck muscles and removing excess fat from the neck. Additional procedures can be performed at the same time as the facelift to improve the forehead and brow, eyelids, and wrinkles around the mouth.
How long is recovery time?
Your stitches are usually removed in stages over the five to ten days post-surgery. Bruising and swelling can last up to four weeks, and it may take several months for all the swelling to disappear. The scars fade over several months, and usually are barely noticeable. Individual results may vary and occasionally scars can be thicker and elevated. You can apply make-up within a few days after the facelift surgery.
Note: None of the above is intended as medical advice.