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If you have experienced a loss of
skin elasticity and muscle tone of the face and neck.
If you have the appearance of jowls
and deep creases between the base of the nose and the corners of the
If you have developed facial and neck
If you lack youthful chin and neck
If you think you have a tired facial
A more rested, youthful contour to
the face and neck.
Facelifts can range in size, such as
a â€œminiâ€ facelift, depending on location
and extent of skin laxity.
The operation is done on an
outpatient basis under local anesthesia with sedation, or under general
Incisions are made within the
hairline (or along the hair margin) above the ear, extending down
around the lobe and ending in or below the hairline behind the ear. The
subcutaneous layers and neck muscles are tightened, the facial skin is
redraped and lifted, and the excess skin is removed.
The patient goes home with the head
and neck wrapped in dressings, which are usually removed the next
Minimal initial discomfort is easily
controlled with oral medication.
Sutures are removed within 14 days.
Bruising and swelling decrease to â€œsocially
acceptableâ€ levels in 10-20 days.
The final result is evident in 4-6
weeks or sooner with continued improvement for several
Additional procedures that would enhance the result are:
Eyelid Lift, Brow Lift, Chemical Peel, Facial Sanding (dermabrasion),
Chin Enlargement, Nose Reshaping (rhinoplasty), Fat Suction and Laser
Skin Resurfacing, Cheekbone Enhancement, Augmentation/Enhancement of
Lips, and Reduction of Earlobes.
This procedure is considered cosmetic and therefore is
not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for
NOTE: The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure
for a given individual can be determined only at the time of
consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor
complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major
complications are unusual.
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