A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is designed to smooth and tighten the appearance of the face and neck by pulling back the skin and underlying tissues and removing excess fat.
The surgeon makes an incision in the natural contour of the ear, which extends around the earlobe and back into the hairline, then pulls loose skin up and back, while removing excess skin. Ideally, this results in firmer, yet natural-looking skin.
If you are considering a facelift, there are some things you should consider first.
Facelift surgeries cost thousands of dollars, and with a recovery time of two to four weeks, there is also a potential for lost wages, depending on your work situation.
As mentioned about, most face lift surgeries require a minimum of two weeks of rest. This period often involves bruising, swelling, pain and discomfort. The patient may also experience numbness in the face.
All surgeries come with risks such as infections, adverse reactions to anesthesia and permanent damage to underlying structures.
Results cannot be undone:
Once you surgically alter your appearance, there is no turning back. For examples of facelifts gone terribly wrong, Google "bad plastic surgery."