7 Facelift Questions Answered

Do you have questions about facelifts? Many of our patients do. This cosmetic procedure is one with a lot of misunderstanding. Keep reading for answers to 7 questions about facelift surgery. If you don’t see your questions on the list, call us and schedule a consultation. We’d love to talk with you individually about whether a facelift is right for you.

Am I Ready for a Facelift?

A facelift is a surgical procedure that tightens sagging facial skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. For this procedure to be effective a certain amount of aging is necessary. Many patients only need a mini face lift or mid face lift as a solution to combat the visible signs of aging. Injectable treatments like BOTOX® and dermal fillers are another option for those needing small corrections. We’ll help you determine if a facelift is your best solution or if another facial rejuvenation treatment might better suit your goals.

What’s Recovery Like after a Facelift?

Many of our patients are surprised that their facelift recovery period is easier than expected. Bruising and minor swelling are common for the first 2-3 weeks. Pain medications can help manage any discomfort.

Can a Facelift Eliminate a Double Chin?

A facelift doesn’t just tighten facial skin; it can even remove a double chin if paired with liposuction. Talk with us if this is something you might be interested in.

Do You Offer a Mini Facelift?

Here at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg we do offer a mini facelift. This treatment is popular with patients in their 40s and 50s. If performed early enough this procedure can help you avoid some of the common signs of aging. This procedure can be customized to meet your specific needs and target your trouble spots. Recovery is quicker than with a regular facelift, often taking about a week.

What Results Can I Expect from a Facelift?

To see the results real patients have obtained from their facelift surgeries, check out this gallery of before and after photos.

Will I Have Scarring After Facelift Surgery?

We hide facelift incisions just behind the hairline and around the ear to minimize scarring. We can talk with you about specifics for your surgery during your consultation.

How Long Does a Facelift Surgery Take?

A facelift surgery typically takes between 3-5 hours (a mini facelift takes 2-3 hours). During this time your surgeon will remove excess fat, tighten muscles, redrape the skin, etc. to ensure a youthful and rejuvenated look.

If you’re ready to reclaim your youthful look, contact us and schedule your facelift consultation. We can’t wait to talk with you!