How It’s Done
Face lift incisions are well hidden in your hair and in the natural creases around the ear, scalp, and when needed, under the chin. Our plastic surgeons remove excess skin and fat, tighten the underlying muscles and deep soft tissues, and suture the skin of the face and neck back into place.
After assessing your skin quality, hairline, hairstyle and bone structure, our surgeons will consult with you about which approach would suit you.
Am I A Candidate?
The best candidate for a facelift is a person with well-defined bone structure whose face and neck have begun to sag. It is ideal if the skin still has some elasticity. If you are in good general health and have specific but realistic goals for the improvement of your appearance, there is no defined age limit for this procedure.
What To Expect
A facelift is an outpatient procedure, meaning you may return home after the surgery. Bruising and swelling of the face, neck, and the eye area is common and should subside within 2 to 3 weeks. Patients may experience discomfort and can take oral medication to relieve it. Some numbness of the skin is quite normal and will disappear in a few weeks to a couple months.
Typically, we insert small tubes to ensure proper drainage 48 hours after surgery. We remove any bandages and most stitches after about 5 days.
We advise patients to avoid strenuous activity for at least two weeks. Patients should be able to return to work and regular social activities within 3-4 weeks after surgery.
We provide detailed preoperative and postoperative instructions at Western Surgery Centre.
Our goal is to provide you with the information required to ease the decision-making process.
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