Facelift Surgery

As we age the skin and tissue on our face loses elasticity. The effect of gravity pulls down to make our face look older. Some of the signs of the aging face are hollowing of the cheeks, fallen soft tissue, nasolabial folds, jowling around the jawline, and sagging neck.

Basic Information

  • Facelift can tighten and lift the face and neck
  • Surgery is performed while you are asleep in the operating room
  • You will go home the same day after surgery
  • Can be combined with other procedures on the face
  • Initial consulation

    During the initial consultation we will discuss your goals and expectations. You will have a chance to describe the effect and look your are looking for and your feelings about the procedure. We will address questions you have about facelift surgery.

    How is Facelift Surgery performed?

    Facelift Surgery is performed in the operating room at a fully accredited surgical center. While you are asleep under general anesthesia the face and neck skin and deep tissue are tightened and the face is reshaped in a more youthful, lifted position. The surgery lasts about 2.5 hours. You are then brought to the recovery room to be monitored until you are ready to go home.

    Choice of incision

    Deciding which incision to use is one of the most important task during consultation. Our discussion will reveal you goals and desires for improvement The degree of sagginess of your face will determine the incisions available.

    After Surgery

    You will need someone to bring you home from the surgery center. The pain medication prescribed will help keep you comfortable in the days after surgery. Antibiotics will help minimize the risks of infection. Dr. Pham will keep in close contact with you after surgery and see you back in the office to examine you to make sure you are healing well. Heavy lifting and straining should be avoided after surgery until you heal completely. A support garment will provide comfort and help maintain facelift position.

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