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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.


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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. 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.


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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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Facelifts and Botox (Tip)

Facelifts and Botox

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

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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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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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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

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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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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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Facelifts and Botox (Tip)

Facelifts and Botox

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

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How long does it take to recover from a facelift?

How long does it take to recover from a facelift?

About 1 Week: Most will notice a 2-3 day period of swelling and possible bruising. This is usually gone to the point where most observers would not see the "obvious" signs of having had surgery. Pain is mild and usually patients can take plain tylenol by the 2nd or 3rd day. Many md's will recommend that you wear a "wrap" garment for several days after the procedure. Most of my patients are back to work at 1 wk. ...Read more

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