A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic treatment that gets carried out as an outpatient procedure. During your initial consultation, Dr. Stile assesses the facial area and discusses your requirements to recommend the best treatment options.
Sometimes, it can make sense to combine a facelift with other surgical procedures like chin augmentation or eyelid surgery.
Once you are taken back for your facelift, Dr. Stile will administer general anesthesia and begin by making carefully-placed incisions behind the ears and around the hairline.
Dr. Stile will use other surgical techniques to tighten up the facial muscles skin. Excess skin is carefully measured and removed.. Afterward, Dr. Stile will reposition the facial skin for a smoother, more natural appearance. Dr. Stile may also use liposuction to extract fat from the neck,
Lastly, Dr. Stile will close the incisions where the healing process can then begin.
Once the facelift procedure is complete, Dr. Stile will place a bandage around your face to minimize the swelling and bruising. You may also have small tubes present to draw off any excess fluids or blood following the surgery.
Dr. Stile will give you instructions on how to care for the surgical areas, along with any medication for pain relief as some pain and discomfort will likely ensue. You should also expect swelling and bruising for around two weeks post-surgery.
After that time, you’ll likely be cleared to resume your normal daily activities, such as going to work or working out at the gym.