A facelift, also called rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that helps improve visible
signs of aging in the face and neck.
A procedure performed under local anaesthesia with minimal sedation.
During the procedure, the skin is elevated and the underlying tissues and muscles are tightened. The fat in the face and neck is either sculpted, removed or redistributed. After that, we re-drape the facial skin over the new contours of the face. We stitch the wound and remove the excess skin.
Procedure can take 3 to 4 hours.
Patients will experience discomfort that can be relieved with medication. Two days after the surgery, you should expect bruising & swelling to be at its worst. Sutures are removed 7 days after the surgery but it takes around 2 weeks to recover. After 4 weeks, you’re good as new!
You are asked to wear a facial band day and night for 14 days then only when you are sleeping for an additional 30 days.
Like any surgery, there are possible complications: hematoma, scarring, skin loss, hair loss & nerve injury.