Face Lift – Facts and Figures

Face Lift


Face lifts reposition the facial fats and tissues, while re-draping the skin to address sagging.

Face Lift – Inpatient/Outpatient Surgery
Description: Redistribution and/or reduction of facial fat, repositioning and tightening of facial muscles and tissue, plus redraping and reduction of excess sagging skin of the face, jowls, and neck to produce a more youthful appearance.
Average Cost: $4,000 – $25,000
Length of Surgery: 3-6 Hours
Anesthesia: General or local with intravenous sedation
Recovery Time: Back to work in 10-14 days.  Swelling bruising, and stiffness may persist for 3-4 weeks.
Treatment Frequency: Usually once
Risks: Nerve damage, hematoma (collection of blood under the skin), asymmetry,irregular scar formation, altered hairline, complications related to anesthesia.
Duration of Results: Long-lasting, however, the effects of aging and gravity will continue to take their toll and you may desire another surgery.
Essential Questions: 1. What technique do you recommend for me?
2. Where will the incisions and resulting scars be located.
3. What is your experience with this technique?
4. Will a face lift alone achieve my goals?
5. What type of anesthesia do you recommend and who will administer it?

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