What Is It Like to Get a Facelift?

Beauty,Woman,Face,Portrait.,Beautiful,Spa,Model,Girl,With,PerfectSurely, you’ve heard of a facelift. But have you ever wondered what exactly that term means? What is the process like? Is it right for anyone? If you have ever contemplated such questions, you’re in the right place. Keep reading to get a quick idea of what it’s like to get a facelift.

What Is a Facelift?

Formally known as a rhytidectomy, a facelift is a procedure that repositions or removes skin, fat, and/or muscle tissue for a smoother, tighter, more youthful facial appearance. The goal is to reduce signs of aging, but facelifts can pursue other specific aesthetic goals.

Even though the common term is “facelift,” the procedure can also apply to your neck. Either way, this is a surgical intervention that addresses common aesthetic concerns on the face, such as:

  • Sagging skin
  • Skin folds
  • Creases
  • Facial fat
  • Drooping skin
  • Loose skin

How Does the Process Work?

There are multiple techniques for facelifts, but they follow a similar procedure. The surgeon uses incisions to separate skin from other tissues. After this, they can tighten muscles and other tissues while removing excess fat and/or skin.

When exploring facelift options, you may come across a few different variations:

  • SMAS facelift – targets the lower part of the face
  • Deep plane – treats the whole face as a single unit
  • Mid facelift – focuses on cheek areas
  • Mini-facelift – lifts lower face and neck
  • Cutaneous – only addresses skin tissue

What Is Recovery Like?

With any surgery, recovery from a facelift will vary from one person to the next. On top of that, facelifts are customizable, meaning not everyone is undergoing the same extent of procedures.

That said, facelifts are typically outpatient procedures. That means you can go home once you recover from the effects of anesthesia.

Once home, you may need to wear bandages for up to several days. You may also need drainage tubes.

Your doctor will make sure you have proper care instructions. Typically, they will teach you how to keep the surgical site clean. They may also prescribe medications, such as pain management meds or antibiotics.

Love Your Face With Cosmetic Surgical Group

If you want to see exactly what a facelift might look like for you, contact Cosmetic Surgical Group today. You can call our Miami office at 786-758-3269 or fill out our online contact form.

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