A facelift is performed to improve facial wrinkles, sagging of the facial skin and fullness of the neck. Results of a facelift can be dramatic or subtle depending on the patient and the desired goals of the procedure. This procedure can be combined with other facial procedures under a general anesthetic.
Reasons to Consider a Facelift
- Sagging skin, muscles and fat in the face, jawline and neck.
- Creases, lines and wrinkles around the nose, mouth and chin.
1. How will Dr. Taylor evaluate me for a facelift?
In evaluating you for a facelift, Dr. Taylor will assess the thickness, texture and elasticity of your skin, and the severity of wrinkles and folds. Your hairline will be examined to determine where incisions can be discreetly placed. All of these factors, as well as your bone structure and underlying tissues, will be considered in developing an individual surgical plan.
Dr. Taylor may discuss with you additional procedures that can be performed along with a facelift in order to address all the concerns you have identified. For example, a facelift is frequently combined with a forehead lift, eyelid surgery, nose reshaping or skin treatments such as a chemical peel or laser resurfacing.
2. What will the day of surgery be like?
Your facelift will be performed in our fully accredited, state-of-the-art on-site surgery center.
Medications are administered for your comfort during the procedure and general anesthesia may be desirable in some instances. For your safety during the operation, various monitors are used to check your heart, blood pressure, pulse and the amount of oxygen circulating in your blood.
When surgery is completed, you will be taken into a recovery area where you will continue to be closely monitored. You will have a bandage around your face. Sometimes small tubes are inserted beneath the skin to drain away fluids that might otherwise accumulate. In fact, there is usually little discomfort from the surgery.
You most likely will be permitted to return home after a few hours, although some patients may stay overnight in the hospital or surgical facility—this is more common when the facelift is combined with other procedures.