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Face Lift Surgery

A face lift (or rhytidectomy) is designed to restore a more youthful appearance to the neck and jowl region by removing major wrinkles and sagging skin. If there is excess fat in the neck or chin region, this can be addressed simultaneously with liposuction or direct excision. A face lift can improve a tired facial appearance by smoothing the skin and reestablishing defined contours along the neck and jawline. It is often performed in combination with other procedures, including a brow lift and eyelid surgery, to create an overall harmonious, youthful result.

Our cosmetic surgeons can customize the face lift to address YOUR individual needs, using a range of the most advanced techniques and tools, to help you achieve a rejuvenated, natural look. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and typically takes four to six hours.

Postoperatively, patients will typically have head and neck wrappings, and some may have a drain in overnight as well. After these are removed, patients may wear a supportive, removable chin strap for several days or a few weeks. Sutures are usually removed 7 to 14 days after surgery, but it is usually two to three weeks before most patients feel socially presentable.

Other Face Lift Procedures:

In addition to the standard face lift procedure, our cosmetic plastic surgeons also offer mini- and mid-face lifts. To learn more, use the links below:

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