Facelift

Facelift Surgery with H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery

LOOK FRESH, ENERGETIC, AND YOUNG FOR YOUR AGE

You’ve heard the comments about poor facelifts, but those are the only facelifts you actually notice. Thousands of women – and men – have seamless facelift procedures every day. They pass by your line of vision in person or in the media, and you never know about the best facelift surgeon behind the scenes.

All you know is that these people look fresh, energetic, and young for their respective ages. And all they had to do was make a smart decision when choosing their surgeon. In the experienced hands of our doctors, your facelift will look perfectly natural. It will be subtly dramatic… dramatically subtle.

Think back to 10 years ago … now 15 years ago. Remember how you looked in the mirror? That is likely how you will look after a facelift at H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery. Now, before you decide on surgery, you can “try on a face lift for size” with Vectra 3D imaging. After your surgery, you can expect to look younger with naturally tighter skin on your face and neck. The procedure improves lines, wrinkles, folds, and sagging skin and muscle. Facelifts are often performed in conjunction with a forehead/brow lift or eyelid surgery to further soften lines and wrinkles in the upper portion of the face, such as overhanging upper eyelids or bags under the eyes.

To learn more about facelift surgery at H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery, complete our online form today to schedule a visit.

What Can I Expect During A Facelift?

Facelift procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis or with an overnight stay at our fully accredited surgical facility on our beautiful campus, where our highly qualified nurses will pamper you. Our nurses are certified in advanced cardiac life support, which ensures the highest level of supervision, evaluation, and care should there ever be an emergency. Our advanced anesthesia providers remain in the operating room to monitor you during your surgery.

During the facelift surgery, the facial muscles are tightened, after which the skin is re-draped over the tighter muscle tissue. Your facelift will be highly customized based on how you wish to look. We will recommend the best techniques for your desired outcome and make as few incisions as possible in hidden locations.

What Can I Expect During a MACS Lift?

Besides a full face lift, we offer our extremely popular MACS Lift procedure, which only takes 90 minutes and has a typical recovery of one week or less. There is no incision behind the ear, which is a fantastic improvement over traditional facelifts, as it leaves no visible scar. To improve the appearance of the neck along with the facelift, a procedure called Platysmaplasty is often performed. This procedure tightens and removes the “turkey-gobbler” bands on the neck. This “neck lifting” procedure is frequently combined with a full face lift, but can also be performed along with a MACS Lift.

If you are receiving a “revision face lift” to correct a previous facelift, the procedure is sometimes more complex because there may be abnormal scarring from the first operation. We will answer all of your questions and tell you exactly what you can expect before, during, and after your facelift so that there are no surprises. Whether you are getting a full face lift, a MACS lift, or a revision face lift, you will be able to show up for your surgery feeling prepared and confident.

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The H/K/B Way is a collaborative effort between all of our physicians and staff. Together, we are committed to providing our patients with state-of-the-art procedures, best-in-class surgical technology, and the most advanced methods for ensuring not just optimal results, but also optimal recovery periods.

How Long Does it Take to Recover From Facelift Surgery?

before facelift female patient front view
after facelift female patient front view

Depending on the type of facelift procedure you choose, the recovery time will vary from 1-2 weeks. There will be some bruising and swelling after a facelift, but these symptoms will fade as your face and neck heal. Pain and discomfort can be easily controlled with medication during your recovery period. Your head will likely be bandaged after the procedure, and you will need to keep your head elevated for the first few days. You should also avoid strenuous activities for about two weeks. Of course, we will monitor your progress and answer any questions you have during your recovery period.

The longevity of a facelift is typically 7-9 years.

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Facelift FAQS

During consultation, we will discuss all of your concerns and goals to determine the best plan, surgical or non-surgical. Think about which areas and aspects you hope to address in your face and neck during your consultation.

Our pre-operative department will contact you in the weeks and days leading up to surgery and give you information regarding any medications you will need to take or stop taking prior to surgery. Please follow eating/drinking time restrictions. Adequate rest will help ensure that you are ready for surgery. Please notify us if you are experiencing any change in health in the weeks leading up to surgery.

Typically, this will take a few hours in the operating room, depending on which other procedures are also being performed at the same timeFor instance, if we are performing eyelid surgery or fat grafting, these procedures will tend to add some time. When working on the face and neck, adequate time in the operating room is needed for the optimal result!

Consultation and physical exams are important to determine whether a facelift is appropriate for the patient. In general, patients in their 40s and older are the typical age range for this procedure.

The naming of mini-facelift can mean many different things to different surgeons. Typically, performing a mini-facelift will indicate that the patient may not need as invasive of a surgery to meet the patient’s goals. It may also indicate a shorter scar.

There are multiple non-surgical options for those who do not feel ready for a facelift. These are discussed during consultation as well. These may include fillers, Botox®  or other neurotoxins, and energy-based devices like Radiofrequency microneedling, Ellacor, or lasers

The liquid facelift refers to a collection of injections performed in the face to simulate the effects of a facelift. These include fillers, Botox, and/or other neurotoxins.

It is very important to keep up your facelift results with a proper skincare regimen. Regular treatments in the med spa and specific treatments such as lasers and other devices will also help prolong facelift results.

Many patients are able to go out in public with some light makeup on after the first week! Patients can develop bruising, which can be concealed during the healing period. 

We do recommend walking during the immediate postoperative phase. It is not advised to workout too early after a facelift due to the risk of bleeding, poor wound healing and scarring. Typically patients will ease back into exercise after a couple weeks. 

Patients who are able to work remotely may be able to return back to work more quickly than those who are in office. Many patients will return to work 1-2 weeks after their surgery depending on the nature of the work.

Our preop department requires that patients quit smoking tobacco and nicotine products weeks prior to and weeks after surgery. Smoking causes prolonged healing and potentially worsened scarring.

There are risks inherent to any surgery. Some of the more commonly discussed risks for facelifts include

  • Hematoma, Seroma, or other fluid collections Scarring
  • Asymmetries Nerve injury – sensory or motor
  • Hair loss
  • Skin loss

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