|The Quick Facts|
|Length of Procedure:|
|1 to 2 hours|
|Local, with deep sedation|
|In or Outpatient Procedure:|
A facelift is a common cosmetic surgery procedure that can dramatically reverse the effects that aging have on particular areas of the face and neck region. The facelift operation is designed to tighten and reposition the sagging tissues of the cheeks, jaw line, jowls, and neck. This procedure is often combined with other cosmetic procedures to rejuvenate or enhance the appearance of the eyes, forehead, chin, or cheekbones to create a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Incisions are made within the hairline above and behind the ear, and in the natural creases area just in front of the ear. The incisions are carefully placed to minimize noticeable scarring. The loose and wrinkled skin and deeper muscles of the face and neck are then redraped and tightened. Excess skin is removed, and if required excess fat can be suctioned at the same time (often from the neck area). The result is a younger looking patient with smoother, tighter skin on the face and neck.
For additional information on Facelift, visit the
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
for this procedure.