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Feeling beautiful at every age is what it’s all about. Facial plastic surgery can improve many visible signs of aging by removing excess fat, tightening underlying muscles, and re-draping the skin of your face and neck.


The short-scar Facelift, or Rhytidectomy has become very popular.  In the mid to late forties, aging is usually noticeable in the mid-face region, with wrinkling and excess skin developing around the jaw line and neck. If you fit this description, you may be an ideal candidate for a Facelift.  In a short scar procedure, all of the areas of the face and neck that show signs of aging are repositioned. Your facial structure plays a large part in the exact placement of the incisions as well as your surgeon’s strategy in approaching the procedure.

The best candidate for a face lift is a man or woman whose face and neck have begun to sag, but whose skin still has some elasticity and whose bone structure is strong and well-defined.

Your Facelift can be performed with other facial plastic surgeries such as an eyelid lift.  This combination is popular, as it adresses the eyes, neck, and jawline for a complete, youthful appearance.  

Is a Facelift right for me?

A facelift is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.

Facelift surgery is a good option for you if: 

  • You are physically healthy

  • You don’t smoke

  • You have a positive outlook and specific, but realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance

What to Expect

A Facelift usually takes 2.5 to 3 hours.  Most people recover quickly with minimal pain. Immediately following your facelift, you may experience temporary bruising, swelling, numbness and tenderness of skin; a tight feeling, or dry skin. You can resume work within 7 to 14 days, and return to more strenuous activity within 4 or more weeks. 

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