The facelift procedure is designed to remove excess skin from the neck and cheeks. The muscles of the neck are tightened and repaired correcting vertical bands. A facelift will improve the lower two thirds of the face. It is not possible to turn the clock back to a specific age or appearance. The age at which a facelift is performed can vary depending on appearance. Dr. Brantner can advise you what to expect after your examination.
How Long Does a Facelift Take?
This surgery takes approximately 3.5 hours and down time will be about two weeks for resolution of swelling and any bruising. General anesthesia is often used but other options are available. The recovery is generally without much discomfort. A head dressing is placed after the surgery is finished and that will be removed the following day in the office. Any drains will also be removed. After that visit, it is possible to shower and wash your hair. Sutures are removed at one week after surgery.
This deep tissue layer can be tightened as part of the facelift and that is felt to provide a more lasting result.
Vertical bands under the chin result from muscle separation. The so-called "turkey neck" is corrected by suturing the muscle edges back together as they were originally.
Excess adipose tissue is removed under the chin to improve neck contour. This is not always necessary.
Minimal access cranial suspension. This is a short-scar technique and the facial tissue is suspended with sutures.
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