Recovery: 2 - 3 weeks
Cost: Full $9500-13,000 Mini $7500-9000
What is a facelift?
Facelift, known medically as a Rhytidectomy, is a procedure designed to restore a more youthful appearance to the face and neck region by re-positioning facial skin and subcutaneous structures to a more youthful position. If there is excess fat in the neck or chin region, this can simultaneously be addressed with liposuction or direct excision. A facelift can improve a tired facial appearance by smoothing the skin and reestablishing defined contours along the neck and jawline. It is often done in combination with other procedures including a browlift and eyelid surgery to create an overall harmonious, youthful result.
How can Dr Kayastha help?
- I have lost facial volume with age.
- I have severe sagging and wrinkles.
Candidates for a Facelift
Facelift candidates are those who want to address signs of aging in the face and neck area. Many patients opt for the facelift later in life to turn back the clock and achieve a younger appearance. To be a successful candidate, patients should be prepared for a surgical procedure with long-lasting results and some recovery and downtime.
A mini facelift is a less extensive version of the facelift to address mild to moderate skin laxity and wrinkles. The procedure utilizes smaller incisions for less scarring and an easier recovery period. The mini facelift can be beneficial to patients who have not developed severe signs of aging, but still want to achieve facial rejuvenation for a younger appearance.
After the facelift procedure, patients can expect several weeks of recovery and downtime. The first two weeks should be spent resting and ensuring your incisions are properly taken care off. After about two or three weeks, swelling and bruising will have diminished and patients often start to feel more presentable. Some swelling can still linger for several months, so it is important to be patient during your healing process. Once fully healed, you can expect to look years younger with results that last for many years. Your results will continue to age naturally with the rest of your body.
The results of your facelift are durable and will last for many years. However, nothing can stop the aging process, so you can expect your results to change slowly as you naturally age. A facelift is typically a one-time procedure, but patients might opt for future treatments like dermal fillers and Botox to maintain their look longer.