How is Facelift Surgery Performed?
Depending on the type of facelift, your surgery may last between two and five hours. Your surgeon performs your facelift most commonly under general anesthesia. In select circumstances, this procedure can be performed under local anesthesia. Incisions are hidden around and behind both ears and hairline. When healed, scars are almost impossible to see. The surgery lifts loose skin, repositions sagging fat, and raises skin around the jaw to remove the appearance of jowls. If you have other concerns not addressed by the facelift, your surgeon may perform other procedures such as a neck lift.
Who Can Benefit From Facelift Surgery?
You will benefit most from facelift surgery if your lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity have become too severe for non-surgical methods to work. A typical facelift patient who sees good results is between their 40s and early 70s with concerns about sagging skin, jowls, and deep lines. Ideal candidates have no health problems that would affect anesthesia or healing, have reasonable expectations about their results, and do not smoke.
To benefit fully from your procedure, we strongly recommend good skincare to maintain your results. We can recommend a skin care regimen to keep your skin smooth and firm, and we will also recommend a quality SPF so you can keep UV rays from undoing your results.
What Can a Facelift Treat?
At Specialty Aesthetic Surgery, we perform standard facelifts and lower and mid-face lifts to target specific areas of concern. A facelift might make a good choice for you if you want to correct:
- Skin laxity
- Sagging jowls
- Lines and wrinkles
- Deep creases around the nose and mouth
- Loose skin and fat around the neck and jaw
- Loss of volume due to sagging fat
If you have milder signs of aging, treatments such as skin resurfacing, dermal fillers, and Botox® and Xeomin® can keep you looking younger for many years. People experience the greatest benefit from their facelifts if they have significant signs of aging to correct.