A facelift (with an accompanying necklift) removes excess fat in the face and neck, and the subsequent nip and tuck of overlying skin to tighten for a more youthful appearance. It’s a simple and safe procedure, and complications are infrequent and usually minor. While some early signs of aging can be addressed by non-invasive procedures, surgical treatments may be best for more severe cases—usually for patients in their 40s to 60s.
What it targets:
Aging symptoms like deep creases or wrinkles on the face, heaviness of the jowls, sagging cheeks, drooping of the eyebrows, and loose skin in the neck
The surgery takes around four to five hours. Patients are sedated with lidocaine, and are usually asked to stay overnight post-op for close monitoring. You may experience tightness and numbness, as well as minimal discomfort along with some restrictions on facial expressions. These can be addressed with the intake of mild pain medications. Strenuous activities should also be avoided for at least two weeks.