A facelift can often be an excellent surgical option for smoothing moderate to deep lines, wrinkles, and creases; tightening loose, sagging skin of upper/lower face, neck, and jawline; diminishing excess fat in the cheeks, jowls, and neck; augmenting the cheeks and midface; and/or tightening muscle band laxity in the neck. During the procedure, small incisions are typically hidden in the hairline and around the ear, and underlying tissues and muscles of the face are delicately tightened. Subsequently, the facial skin is gently re-draped, and any extra skin is excised. If needed, micro fat transfers may be utilized in targeted regions of the face to help restore lost volume.
On average, the entire procedure takes about two hours to complete, and most patients are able to resume their normal daily routines within approximately ten days. For a more comprehensive enhancement, facelift surgery can generally be performed in combination with eyelid surgery, brow lift, injectables, and/or other complementary facial procedures.