Face lift has become an extremely popular operation in recent years. A face lift can make significant improvements in the overall appearance of the face, particularly the jowl area, the folds where the cheeks meet the upper lips, as well as sagging and fullness of the neck.
In the past, face lift was done by simply making a cut in front of the ear then pulling the skin back as tightly as possible. The modern face lift is more of a sculpting procedure in which multiple layers of the face are lifted and tightened including the muscles and then careful trimming the skin to lead to natural results.
The newer procedures do not only produce better results but will last longer as well.
The scars are hidden about the ears. Black and blue can last for up to 3 weeks. Pain is relatively minimal after the first several days. The operation is done as an out patient or as a 1 day stay in the hospital. However, frequently the operation is combined with a forehead lift or eyelid surgery and can take 3 to 4 hours to perform.
- The modern facelift encompasses the entire face and multiple layers trying to sculpt the skin, muscles and fat of the face for a more lasting result.
- Facelift procedure can be combined with eyelid surgery or lifting of the brows to give a more natural look to the entire facial area.
- Black and blue and swelling present for 2 to 3 weeks although pain is relatively minimal for several days.