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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.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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