Rhytidectomy (Face/Neck Lift)
The procedure uses incisions in front of and extending behind the ears to tighten the fibro fatty layer and then the skin is re-draped. Any excess skin is removed. The benefit is a rejuvenated, rested look. The results should look natural and not pulled. Patients with minimal aging effects but want to correct the problems early may be candidates for a MINI FACELIFT. The incisions for a MINI FACELIFT are typically shorter than the full face and can target the specific areas showing the first sign of aging.
SURGERY: The FACE LIFT is performed under sedation by anesthesia. There is minimal pain as well as swelling and bruising. A MINI-FACELIFT is performed under sedation as an outpatient procedure.
AFTER SURGERY: FACE LIFTS are done as an outpatient procedure. The down time is approximately 2 weeks. Pt may return to exercise in approximately 3 weeks. The scars may appear as a light pink color for several weeks but can be covered with makeup by the first week. A MINI-FACELIFT generally requires one week to ten days of down time and may then return to work. Exercise may be resumed again as early as two weeks.
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