How Does a Facelift Work?
Your LPS surgeon performs a facelift under general anesthesia. They will use incisions hidden around the ears or within the hairline to lift and tighten the skin. The procedure also tightens the Superficial Musculo-Aponeurotic System (SMAS) layer of connective tissue and muscle that supports the skin. Adjusting this layer requires more surgical skill, but it provides natural-looking results without an overly tightened “fake” look.
How Long Does it Take to Heal From a Facelift?
The most important part of recovery from a facelift is taking the time to rest and heal before trying to do too much. Most people will spend the first two or three days resting and may need help with daily activities. After a few days, you should feel well enough to move around and resume light activities. You may return to work within a week or two, although you might still have bruising and swelling. After four weeks, your surgeon may approve you to resume light exercise.
What Results Will I See With a Facelift?
Your facelift results will evolve over the next six months to a year. Residual swelling disappears, and your face “settles” into its new position. You can expect your facelift results to last at least five to ten years and sometimes much longer. You can prolong your results using consistent sun protection and quality skincare products.