Am I a Candidate for a Facelift?
Good candidates for a facelift want to address their significant signs of aging with long-term results. Good candidates have no serious health problems and understand what to expect from the procedure. Most candidates range in age from their 40s to their 70s, but only your surgeon can determine whether a facelift is right for you.
How is a Facelift Performed?
Your LPS surgeon begins the procedure with incisions hidden around the ears and within the hairline. They may remove excess fat and tighten your facial muscles before lifting and redraping the skin. This process erases lines and wrinkles, corrects sagging skin, and eliminates fat in areas like the jowls. A facelift usually takes several hours, especially if you choose to have other procedures at the same time.
How Long is Recovery From a Facelift?
You can expect some bruising, swelling, and soreness after your facelift. These will improve over the next few weeks. Most people feel ready to return to work in about five to ten days. You should wait at least two weeks before resuming an average activity level and four to six weeks before continuing your exercise routine. Taking the time to heal will ensure that your results achieve their full potential.