Suspension Lift – Facts and Figures

Face Lift


A suspension lift is designed to lift sections of your face and is more targeted than a full-on face lift.

Suspension Lift – Outpatient Surgery
Description: A surgical procedure that uses barbed or suspension sutures to elevate sagging skin of the brow, midface, jowls, or neck.
Average Cost: $4,000 – $10,000
Length of Surgery: 1-4 Hours
Anesthesia: Local with or without sedation
Recovery Time: Back to work in 5-14 days depending on the technique and extent of the procedure.  Swelling, bruising, and stiffness may persist for 3-4 weeks.
Treatment Frequency: May be repeated, although some sutures may remain permanently in the facial tissues.
Risks: Nerve damage, hematoma (collection of blood under the skin), asymmetry, complications related to anesthesia.  Suspension sutures may become visible on the skin surface, or may pucker the skin.
Duration of Results: 1-2 years.  Results do not equal those of a surgical brow or facelift.

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