How Does a Facelift Work?
A Facelift is a surgical procedure meant to improve the facial features of the patient. The goal of this cosmetic procedure is to impart a youthful appearance to the patient.
A Facelift typically involves the firming up, removal, or distribution, of loose skin in the lower half of the face. A Facelift works on the skin around the jawline, nose, mouth, below-the-chin, and neck region.
Here’s how a traditional Facelift works:
- An incision is made either in the front of the ear or on the temples along the hairline.
- The skin is lifted off the facial muscles and tucked while any excess fat is removed.
- Incisions are then sutured. A drain may be created behind the ear to let off excess fluids and blood.
- General anesthesia or local anesthesia may be administered.
- The procedure requires 2 to 5 hours. You may even go home the same day.
- It may take a couple of months or more for the results to appear.
- The results of a Facelift are likely to stay for ten years.