How is a Facelift Performed?
During a facelift, your LPS surgeon lifts the skin and may tighten the Superficial Musculo-Aponeurotic System (SMAS) layer of muscles and connective tissue underneath. As a result, your face looks naturally younger instead of just tighter. Surgery usually happens under general anesthesia in our accredited outpatient surgical suite. The procedure typically takes four to six hours to complete.
How Long Does a Facelift Last?
A facelift can remove excess skin and undo the effects of gravity on your facial features. However, it cannot stop the aging process. Most people love their facelift results for at least five to ten years. Whether you choose to have a revision procedure after this time depends on whether you want to refresh your results. Compared to not having a facelift at all, you can expect to look younger for many years.
Should I Have a Traditional Facelift or Liquid Facelift?
Not everyone feels like they need a surgical procedure yet, but you may still have concerns about lines, wrinkles, and loss of facial definition. A liquid facelift uses wrinkle smoothers such as Botox® and dermal fillers such as Juvederm® to erase lines and wrinkles, add volume to areas like the cheeks, and plump up deep creases.
Results of a liquid facelift will not achieve the same improvements as a facelift, and results will last several months to a year. A liquid facelift makes a good option for people who do not have a significant amount of sagging or skin laxity.