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Face Lift

Who is a Good Candidate for a Face Lift?

  • Patients with loose, sagging facial skin, especially of the jowls and on the neck.
  • Those with a double chin that has resulted from loose skin.
  • Patients with fatty deposits in such areas as the cheeks, jowls, or neck.
  • Patients with sunken, deflated-looking cheeks.

The Procedure

  • The surgery takes approximately three to five hours, and you will be placed under local or general anesthesia.
  • The incision is made around the ear with the goal of being as inconspicuous as possible, by extending it along the natural crease and within the hairline.
  • Excess skin is removed, as well as fat, especially under the chin.
  • Sagging facial skin is then lifted and tightened to appear more youthful.
  • Deep layer surgery is performed (SMAS) to lift the underlying tissue for enhanced results that last longer.
  • Small drains are put in place to aid healing and are removed the following day.
  • A large dressing will be applied for the first day but is removed the day after surgery.
  • Face lift surgery can be combined with other procedures, such as an eye lift or forehead lift.

The Recovery After a Face Lift

  • Patients can return home several hours after surgery.
  • You can shower two days after your procedure.
  • Pain is typically minimal and can be controlled with medication. It should mostly subside within two to three days.
  • Mild bruising and mild to moderate swelling are common but should both rapidly fade after the first week.
  • Makeup can be worn three to four days post-surgery, at which time most patients feel comfortable in public again.
  • Much of your daily routine can be resumed within the first week, and you can go back to most activities by the three week point.
  • Some stitches will be removed after four days, and the remainder of them will be taken out at three weeks.
  • Patients can typically go back to work within the first seven to ten days.

The Result From a Face Lift

  • Natural, rejuvenated appearance that looks more youthful.
  • Long-lasting results that improve your overall facial aesthetic.
  • Subtle improvement without looking overdone.
  • Results will continue to improve for six to nine months.

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Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you have any questions regarding face lift surgery, or are interested in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Sam M. Sukkar, please contact us today!

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