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Over time, gravity and other environmental factors affect us all and can cause the face to sag and droop which creates a tired and older appearance. Facelift surgery can turn back the hands of time and help you look as young on the outside as you feel on the inside.
A facelift is a surgical procedure that resuspends the facial tissue and removes excess skin creating a younger and more refreshed appearance to the face and neck. A facelift generally lasts about 10 years, or removes about 10 years of aging from the face.
A facelift is most effective for correcting the following:
CANDIDATES FOR FACELIFT
The best candidates for facelift want to correct one or more of the signs of aging indicated above; have some facial sagging, but still have good elasticity in their skin; are generally healthy; do not smoke; and have realistic expectations regarding the possible results from facelift surgery.
TYPES OF FACELIFT
A facelift is typically performed in an office-based facility, surgery center or hospital. Patients may have a choice of oral sedation, IV sedation, or general anesthesia. There are many different approaches and techniques that can be used during the procedure. A thorough discussion of the risks and benefits of each will help decide the best approach for you during your consultation with Dr. Caceres
Deep Plane Facelift
RECOVERY FROM FACELIFT
A facelift is usually performed as an outpatient procedure but, depending on your risk factors and comfort level, you may stay overnight in the hospital. You can expect some swelling, bruising, numbness and discomfort in the treatment area for a few days after surgery but these are temporary and will subside. Patients often take about a week off from work and need to avoid strenuous activity for about four weeks after surgery. Most patients are ready for social events in about a month after surgery.
RESULTS OF FACELIFT
A facelift will generally remove about 5-10 years of aging from the face and neck depending on the patient and chosen approach. Although patients will continue to age, the time taken off the facial aging clock will be permanent. The incisions usually heal imperceptibly and are hidden in key areas.