The aging process which encompasses the effects of gravity, sun exposure and the stresses of daily life begin to show on a persons face as they age. Creases form between the nose and the mouth, jowls begin to form, and neck muscles loosen becoming prominent and form what are called "bands". Fatty deposits can also appear in the neck which too becomes more prominent as the aging process progresses.
A facelift will not stop the aging process; however, it can tighten the Facial and Neck muscle structure, remove fat and tighten skin; which in turn create a more youthful appearance.
A facelift can be done by itself or in conjunction with other procedures, such as Blepharoplasty (eyelid) or Rhinoplasty (nose) surgery. An excellent candidate is an adult in good health whose face, eyes, neck, and/or jowls have begun to sag or droop.
The average age of a patient having a facelift ranges between forty and sixty-five, but occasionally we will see patients well into their seventies.
Typically, facelift surgeries will last about three hours with an additional three hours allowed for recovery.