As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and resilience, and this can make us look older than we actually are. Sun damage, stress, and the unavoidable aging process all have a bearing on the appearance of the face.

Understanding the Facelift Procedure

Technically called a Rhytidectomy, the facelift procedure can boost self-esteem, improve the appearance, and offers a more youthful look. A facelift can rejuvenate sagging skin and tighten facial muscles.  The process involves  removing extra skin and fat from below the skin’s surface and tightening the skin around the face. The surgery itself takes hours, yet the recovery time is only weeks. The results that can last more than ten years.  Incisions generally fall above the hairline and continue towards the back of the earlobes. The surgeon then removes excess skin and fat, and tightens muscles if necessary with stitches. The face is then bandaged and the patient is monitored by the surgeon afterwards. Recovery time from a facelift is often a couple of weeks and during this period bruising can occur.During recovery it is recommended that patients steer clear of alcoholic beverages, hot tubs, and steam baths. Limited sun exposure post surgery is also recommended.

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