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Dr. Otto Placik
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Facelift (Overview)

A facelift is a procedure that lifts and repositions the lower facial skin and soft tissue. This rejuvenates the jawline and neckline, in many cases, resulting in a more youthful appearance.


Dr. Tito Vasquez
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
19 years in practice
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What is latest age for good results from first facelift? Is it worth the risk then?

What is latest age for good results from first facelift? Is it worth the risk then?

None: Overall health and personal expectations are better indicators than age alone. There seems to be a greater trend toward having facelifts earlier in life than waiting until you are older. Depending on the the particular aging problems, it may be reasonable to address these with less risky types of facelift that provide dramatic results nonetheless. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
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Facelift (Overview)

A facelift is a procedure that lifts and repositions the lower facial skin and soft tissue. This rejuvenates the jawline and neckline, in many cases, resulting in a more youthful appearance.


Dr. Mike Bowman
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
13 years in practice
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How severe is the pain of a facelift?

Should be mild: Your facial plastic surgeon can give you details on what to expect, but the discomfort is usually mild and relatively short lived. Severe pain, especially if associated with swelling, after facelift may be sign of a serious problem and you should report this to your surgeon asap. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
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Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Facelifts and Botox (Tip)

Facelifts and Botox

It's a common myth is that a facelift will make you look more beautiful. ...See more

Dr. Clark Schierle
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
12 years in practice
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How often can I have facelift?

Facelift Frequency: Depends on the depth and extent of the original facelift. Simpler procedures may only provide 5-10 yrs of rejuvenation while a more extensive deep plane facelift can produce results that will last 15yrs. ...Read more

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Dr. John Hoffmann
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
32 years in practice
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Is there good alternative to facelift at 40?

Is there good alternative to facelift at 40?

Yes!: It all depends what you are concerned about. "minilifts" or short scar lifts may be good options for younger patients. Laser skin rejuvenation may be a good option too. Injectable fillers and Botox are good complementary treatments to consider. You should consult with an experienced facial surgeon to see what's right for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
10 years in practice
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Facelifts and Botox (Tip)

Facelifts and Botox

Facelift surgery will set the clock back on your appearance, but it can’t stop the aging altogether. ...See more

Dr. David Sherris
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
27 years in practice
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Is 37 yrs old too young for a facelift?

Is 37 yrs old too young for a facelift?

Depends: It depends on your aging, skin, facial volume, desires and expectations. See a facial plastic surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
15 years in practice
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How long does the pain last after a facelift?

How long does the pain last after a facelift?

Facelift = Mild Pain: Most of my patients report mild to moderate discomfort, and only in the first couple of days. Most are able to take tylenol by that time. Severe pain would be highly unusual and should prompt a visit to your surgeon for an exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
10 years in practice
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Facelifts and Botox (Tip)

Facelifts and Botox

A prp facelift will make you look good with no down time. ...See more

Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
15 years in practice
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Can I get a facelift under local, or do they have to put me out?

Yes - By An Expert: There is a growing number of surgeons learning the appropriate method for performing facelift surgery under local anesthesia only. Surgeons in our practice have performed over 4000 facelifts using only local anesthesia. When done properly, this type of procedure can address all of the critical areas necessary to achieve the same lift possible with general anesthesia (smas, platysma, skin). ...Read more

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