A member asked:

How many hours do a doctor need to perform a facelift including the neck and lower eyelid blepharoplasty?

19 doctors weighed in across 7 answers
Dr. Christopher Kovanda answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Surgeons vary: Length of surgery varies depending on severity of deformity, type of anesthesia and the surgeons skill level. This can only be estimated by your surgeon and should be outlined in your fee schedule. It is recommended to go to a board certified plastic surgeon who has more extensive training in aesthetic surgery. It is good to get two or three consultations to compare.

Answered 11/25/2016

5.2k views

Thank
Dr. Otto Placik answered

Specializes in Surgery - Plastics

Around 3-4 hours: But this will, vary on the extent of the laxity and the number of adjunctive procedures that will be performed.

Answered 2/3/2015

5.2k views

Thank
Dr. David Sherris answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

Depends: Depends on the type of facelift and eyelid surgery, but 3-4 hours would be typical.

Answered 2/3/2015

5.2k views

Thank
Dr. Andrew Pichler answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

2 1/2 to 4 hrs: There are several techniques and each may take different time. The length of surgery, however should not be the deciding factor between surgeons. Outcomes do not necessarily dove tail with the time taken to do the procedure.

Answered 4/17/2015

5.2k views

Thank
Dr. Tanveer Janjua answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

3-5 hours facelift: The time is variable between 3 to 5 hours to do a facelift and lower blepharoplasty. However, the time involved should never be used as a criteria to determine a surgeon's ability to do a good job. Facial surgery is highly specialized and proper technique is more important than actual time it takes to perform the procedure.

Answered 3/31/2015

5.1k views

Thank
Dr. Larry Nichter answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Facelift ; Eyes Time: The time for these surgeries vary depending on the extent of the surgery, experience of the surgeon, and type of anesthesia. In my hands 3-4 hours would be typical.

Answered 2/3/2015

4.3k views

Thank
Dr. Suzanne Galli answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Surgery length: It depends on the type of facelifts done and the experience of the surgeon. Your best bet would be to have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon.

Answered 2/3/2015

3.5k views

Thank

Related Questions