Facelift FAQs

What is a Facelift?

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical operation which is used to improve the visible signs of aging on a person’s neck and face. Facial signs which are treated with a facelift include:

  • Deep creases below lower eyelids
  • Loss of skin tone in lower face
  • Fat which has fallen or disappeared
  • Sagging in middle of face
  • Deep creases along nose extending to corner of the mouth
  • Loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the jaw and chin

These issues can be caused by a variety of factors which includes gravity, environmental concerns, heredity, and stress. Typically, a brow lift and eyelid surgery are also performed during a facelift and can help to correct a sagging or furrowed brow and rejuvenate eyes which appear to have aged. It is important to remember that a facelift won’t change the way your face looks at its core.

What can I do to Prepare for Surgery?

When a person is preparing for surgery, she or he may be asked to do the following:

  • Stop smoking
  • Obtain a medical evaluation
  • Take certain medications or adjust current medications
  • Avoid medicines such as aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements
What can I Expect for Results?

It may take a few months for a person to see results because the facial swelling will need to fully dissipate. To extend the length of his or her results, a person will want to create a habit of sun protection and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. As the swelling subsides, the visible improvements will be noticeable. The patient’s face should appear youthful and rested. It is also important to follow any instructions provided by the doctor. The doctor will inform patients how to care for their incision and face as they heal which can include avoiding clothing that must be pulled over the head.

Facelift – Before & After

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9868 North State Road 7, Suite 330
Boynton Beach, FL 33472