The FAQs of a Facelift
- Posted on: Feb 15 2017
Facelift surgery has been around for decades, and according to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, this age defying procedure continues to grow in popularity. There’s good reason for this; patients see powerful results that last must longer than minimally invasive procedures like Botox and dermal fillers. If you are one of the thousands of people who are considering a facelift this year, here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about facelift surgery.
Am I a good candidate?
Things to consider when determining a good candidate for facelift surgery is age, body type and size. Individuals should be in good overall health and a non-smoker who has a positive outlook and realistic expectations.
How long does facelift surgery take?
The amount of time dedicated to facelift surgery depends upon how involved the procedure is. Mini-facelifts, for example, can be performed in about two hours, while standard facelifts can take up to six hours.
What about recovery time?
Again, recovery depends on the extent of the procedure. Patients will experience swelling that will generally diminish in approximately 10 to 14 days, and most individuals can expect to return to work within two weeks. Talk to your doctor to get the all clear before you do.
What are the risks?
As with all surgeries, a facelift carries some risks such as infection, but this is rare. When performed by a well-trained, experienced surgeon, facelift surgery is a safe procedure.
How long will results of a facelift last?
The short answer is facelift results will last for years. That being said, how long the results last depends on skin quality, changes in weight and sun exposure.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in learning more about facelift surgery, contact our Palo Alto, CA office today at 650.321.7100. Our practice is located in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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