Are You Ready to Restore the Youthful Look of Your Past?
Bring Your Inner Beauty Outward with Facelift Procedures at LPS!
As people age, the effects of gravity, exposure to the sun, and the stresses of daily life can be seen in their faces. Deep creases form between the nose and mouth; the jawline grows slack and jowly; folds and fat deposits appear around the neck. A facelift (technically known as a rhytidectomy) can set back the clock, improving the most visible signs of aging. The skilled surgeons at Longwood Plastic Surgery specialize in facelift procedures of all types.
How Does Facelift Surgery Work?
Facelifts are very individualized procedures. In your initial consultation, your surgeon will evaluate your face, including the skin and underlying bone, and discuss your goals for the surgery. A facelift may be performed in a surgeon’s office-based facility, an outpatient surgery center, or a hospital. Most facelifts are done under anesthesia.
During your surgery, your skilled surgeon will meticulously work to remove excess fat, tighten underlying muscles, and redrape the skin of your face and neck. Facelifts usually take several hours and may be done on an outpatient basis. A facelift can be done alone or in conjunction with other procedures such as a forehead lift, eyelid surgery, or nose reshaping.
Consultations Available Now
Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for you by meeting with one of our knowledgeable medical staff at Longwood Plastic Surgery for an in-person consultation.
Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Facelift?
The best candidate for a facelift is a man or woman whose face and neck have begun to sag, but whose skin still has some elasticity and whose bone structure is strong and well-defined. Most patients are in their forties to sixties, but facelifts can be done successfully on people in their seventies or eighties as well.
A facelift can make you look younger and fresher, and it may enhance your self-confidence in the process. But it can’t give you a totally different look, nor can it restore the health and vitality of your youth. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with your surgeon. He or she will create a customized treatment plan to help you safely and effectively realize your goals.
What Results Will I See?*
The chances are excellent that you’ll be happy with your facelift – especially if you realize that the results may not be immediately apparent. Post-surgical swelling, bruising, and facial redness may mask the ultimate results from your procedure for up to several months. However, in most cases, patients can enjoy a newfound sense of self-confidence with their younger-looking appearance within just a few weeks.
Having a facelift doesn’t stop the clock. Your face will continue to age with time, and you may want to repeat the procedure one or more times – perhaps five or ten years down the line. But in another sense, the effects of even one facelift are long-lasting. You’ll continue to look better than if you’d never had a facelift at all years later.
What is the Recovery Like?*
There isn’t usually significant discomfort after surgery. If there is, it can be lessened with the pain medication prescribed by your surgeon. Some numbness of the skin is quite normal but should disappear in a few weeks or months. Your doctor may tell you to keep your head elevated and as still as possible for a couple of days after surgery, to keep the swelling down.
You should be up and about in a day or two but plan on taking it easy for the first week after surgery. By the third week, you’ll look and feel much better. Most patients are back at work about ten days to two weeks after surgery. Your surgeon will give more specific guidelines for gradually resuming your normal activities.
Take the First Step – Request A Consultation
If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call (617)383-6250 and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Longwood Plastic Surgery will reach out to you promptly.
Longwood Plastic Surgery serves Brookline, MA and the greater Boston area.
*Individual Results May Vary
“Dr. Morris–I just wanted to thank you for the great job you did on my surgery. It was exactly what I wanted and they actually look better than I thought they would…I am lucky someone recommended your name to me and I will do the same.” * -AB
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*Individual Results May Vary