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A facelift is designed to improve the appearance of the face by addressing the cheeks, jawline, and neck. In many individuals, the face can show the most pronounced signs of age. This is commonly a result of excessive sun exposure, lifestyle habits, genetics, and tobacco use, as well as the natural effects of the aging process. These factors often culminate in the development of lax skin and jowls. A facelift can be an excellent solution to tighten loose tissue in these areas, thereby reducing jowls and sagging skin in the anterior neck. If you are bothered by facial aging, our experienced plastic surgeons at Luxxery Boutique can address these concerns and provide you with a more rejuvenated and youthful aesthetic.

Am I a Candidate for a Facelift?

While there is no “best” age for a facelift, the procedure can be effective for any patient who shows signs of aging in the lower face and believes they may benefit from this popular facial plastic surgery. Depending on your cosmetic goals and unique needs, a facelift can help individuals who wish to:

  • Tighten the facial skin to improve the appearance of lax tissue
  • Minimize the look of jowls
  • Reposition facial fat in the mid-face to highlight the cheeks
  • Tighten facial musculature
  • Remove a mild amount of fat in the jowl region

The general result of facelift surgery can be a younger-looking version of yourself. Our plastic surgeons are very careful to ensure the procedure rejuvenates your appearance without changing the character of your face so that the results can appear as natural as possible.

What Does the Facelift Procedure Involve?

A facelift is usually performed as an outpatient procedure, although some patients may stay overnight on the day of surgery. Incisions are made within the hairline and around the ears to discreetly access the facial region, where the fat can be repositioned while the muscle and skin are tightened. The type of facelift that our plastic surgeons perform does not involve pulling the facial skin extremely tight. As a result, patients generally don’t have an overly-lifted or “frozen” appearance that may indicate a poorly performed facelift. Rather, the deep tissues are meticulously repositioned to obtain a more youthful and refined appearance.

When Can I Expect During Recovery From Facelift Surgery?

Patients are often surprised by how well-tolerated the recovery period can be after facelift surgery. In general, you can expect large dressings and some degree of bruising and swelling, which should subside naturally as healing progresses. Depending on the details of a patient’s treatment plan, the surgery requires about two weeks of healing time before normal activities can be resumed. Results can vary from patient to patient, but the general outcome is usually a significant reduction in laxity and a tighter, firmer, and smoother facial appearance.

If you have any questions, our team at Luxxery Boutique can help you better understand the facelift procedure. Please contact our Waldorf practice if you would like to schedule a consultation, or if you want to learn more about our services.