While one of the oldest plastic surgery procedures, the approach to facelift has changed tremendously in the last decade. With better understanding of facial aging and anatomy, facelift surgery creates a younger but natural looking face by elevating and suspending facial tissue while removing extra skin. In modern facelift, we avoid the old way of doing facelift which relied primarily and only on pooling the skin resulting in the exaggerated “joker” deformity of the face.
Facelift can be combined with surgery of the eyelids and/or neck lift in the right patient. Recovery varies from patient to patient and can range from 2 to 4 weeks.