You may be a candidate for a facelift if you are a healthy non-smoker who is bothered by changes to your facial muscle tone or skin. To find out more about facelifts and whether this procedure could be right for you, schedule a consultation with your cosmetic surgeon.
Your surgery will either be performed under IV sedation or general anesthesia. Your surgeon will form an incision along the crease where your ear meets your face. Depending on the extent of your procedure, your incision may also extend upward or downward along the hairline. Your surgeon will thin sculpt and redistribute fat within the face, neck and along the jowl. Excess skin will be trimmed away and the underlying muscles and tissues will be lifted to form a more youthful appearance.
Facelift recovery takes several weeks, during which time it is normal to experience soreness and swelling. Be sure to take all prescribed medications as instructed by your surgeon, and follow up with your doctor within a few weeks to ensure that healing is progressing normally.