Facial features are the very foundation of your unique appearance and personality. Unfortunately, these delicate features are susceptible to significant change over time due to sun damage, aging, lifestyle and stress. Wrinkles begin to form on the face and the skin begins to sag making you look older than you really are. Facelift surgery is an intricate and comprehensive procedure which can help you regain the features of your youth. Our facial reconstructing surgeons help men and women feel confident in their appearance through the face lift procedure. Read through to learn more.

Face Lift Surgery

Facelift is a procedure which enhances your facial features and gives back you a more youthful and vibrant appearance. Facelift surgery at Minus Cosmetic is performed under general anesthesia, and begins with an incision within your hairline followed along the front of the ear and then along the back of the ear. Our Doctors then remove and/or re-arrange underlying tissue while simultaneously lifting it to a higher position on the face. Face lift can also be performed in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures like brow lift, blepharoplasty, neck lift et al.

Recovering from Face Lift Surgery

Facelift procedure is an in-depth procedure and requires rest and relaxation post-surgery. The patients experience swelling, bruising and mild discomfort in the days after surgery. You should keep your head elevated and neck in a neutral position as much as possible, use ice packs and rest after the first few days of surgery. A complete post-operative guide and pain medication will be provided to you to ensure that your recovery is as safe and comfortable as possible. Our Doctors will see you for a post-surgical appointment to monitor your recovery, and will advise you on your return to routine activities. Any strenuous activity should be avoided for at least six weeks. The results from surgery are typically evident about one month after your surgery, and the patients often report an increased sense of self-confidence and attractive facial features.

Facelift Candidates

The typical facelift candidate is an individual who has signs of aging like sagging skin of the cheeks, jawline and loss of volume on the face. A comprehensive consultation with our doctors pre-surgery will evaluate your bone structure as well as your skin elasticity to determine if you will respond well to treatment. Other factors that will determine your candidacy is to be in good general health and non-smoker as smoking can increase the risk of complications. You should also have realistic expectations regarding facelift surgery and understand that the procedure can reverse only already-existing signs of aging, and cannot stop the aging process altogether. Our doctors will assess your cosmetic needs and goals as well as your motivations for pursuing surgery to determine if you are an ideal facelift candidate.