Are you considering a facelift to look and feel more vibrant? Facelift surgery can take years off your appearance so that in addition to looking better, you also feel more confident in your renewed skin. How long does a facelift last, and is it right for you? We’re here to help you navigate your aesthetic journey with some FAQs about facelift surgery, recovery, and results. Read on to learn more!
How does a facelift work?
A facelift is a surgical procedure that involves removing loose, excess skin to tighten the underlying muscles of the face and neck. The procedure also addresses issues such as wrinkling and sagging of the cheeks and jowls. After excess skin is removed, the remaining skin is re-draped to create a more lifted, youthful, and refreshed appearance.
What is a mini facelift?
A mini facelift addresses facial rejuvenation less invasively than a full facelift. It is ideal for men and women who are just beginning to notice early signs of aging, such as jowls and skin laxity, but who are not quite ready for the dramatic results of a full facelift. A mini facelift usually entails smaller incisions, less downtime, and more subtle results than a full facelift.
How much is a facelift?
The cost of a facelift depends on a variety of factors, including the extent of your procedure, your surgeon’s experience level, and where your surgery is being performed. During your consultation, we’ll assess your needs and provide you with an accurate estimate for your facelift procedure. Keep in mind that we also offer a variety of financing options to make the procedure as accessible to as many patients as possible.
How long does it take to recover from a facelift?
You can expect a few weeks of downtime following your facelift surgery. During this time, your focus should be on rest and healing. It is normal to experience minor swelling and bruising during your recovery period. Most patients can return to work 10 to 14 days after their procedure, though individual healing rates can vary.
It can take about 4 to 6 weeks to start appreciating the changes your facelift has created. As the incisions heal, scars mature, and swelling subsides over the next several months, your results will only get better and better. Be patient—your final look will be well worth the wait!
How long does a facelift last?
Facelift results can last for at least 10 years or more. Remember that while a facelift helps you turn back the clock, it does not stop the aging process. You can maximize and preserve the results of your facelift by taking good care of your skin, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and avoiding sun exposure.
Can I combine a facelift with other procedures?
Absolutely! During your consultation, we’ll thoroughly examine your skin and discuss your needs before suggesting a customized treatment plan. Many of our patients combine a facelift with a procedure such as eyelid surgery or brow lift to achieve their vision of comprehensive facial rejuvenation.