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What is a “Facelift”?
A “facelift” (rhytidectomy) is surgical procedure used to rejuvenate the face. A facelift and/or necklift (platysmaplasty) may lift and smooth out skin around the jowls, mouth and/or neck. Dr. Park is skilled in providing a long lasting and natural lift with less downtime and better results. At your consultation, Dr. Park will recommend a facelift, neck lift or both to address your concerns.
How long does a Facelift usually take to perform?
The time needed for this procedure is estimated on a case by case basis. Overall, the procedure is 2-4 hours.
How do you perform a Facelift?
Dr. Park uses a deep plane lift method to ensure better results affecting the area under the eye, around the nose, and above the mouth. An incision is made near the hairline just behind and in front of ear along the hairline. Dr. Park performs the procedure at our surgical center at The Center Dermatology Care.
Who is a good candidate for a Facelift?
Patients are typically 40-65 years of age, and have concerns regarding “sagging” skin due to loss of elasticity. They may notice deep wrinkles, or loose skin around the neck, jowls, and lines around the mouth.
What are realistic expectations for a patient having a Facelift?
A facelift, neck lift, or combination of the two can improve the appearance of sagging tissue around the lower face. The overall appearance of “smile lines,” saggy cheeks or jowls, and loose skin around the neck can be improved. Facelifts do not correct much of the signs of aging in the upper face. An upper and lower eyelid surgery, brow lift, or skin laser resurfacing may be needed in conjunction with this procedure to address those concerns.
How long does it take for a patient to recover from a Facelift?
Most patients experience swelling and bruising post facelift and neck lift procedure. Recovery times vary, and level of pain is case by case. Most patients report mild to moderate pain during the first 24 hours post-surgery. The patient can return home after the procedure, and will be assisted by an overnight nurse. Patients will be able to return to light activity within a week, but should abstain from strenuous exercise until Dr. Park has cleared them. Once the sutures are removed (typically one week) the patient can resume moderate activity.
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