You may also notice sagging or drooping skin around your eyes and jawline. You might have even taken your hands and pulled the skin of your face back toward your ears and scalp just to see what it would look like if you had a facelift and liked how it looks. A facelift can transform your face and rejuvenate your appearance.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Facelift?
To be a good candidate for a facelift, you should be in good health and be a non-smoker. Your mental health is important, too. You should have a support system in place for the recovery period. You should go into the procedure understanding that, while facelift can take 10 years or more off of your age and the results are long lasting, that you will continue to age.
What Does a Facelift Do?
A facelift is literally a “wrinkle remover” – a rhytidectomy. It can help correct sagging, nasolabial folds, deep eye creases, jowls and sagging fat, and loose skin. It will not fix sagging eyelids or brows, which may require other procedures. We have all seen regrettable before and after photos that leave us questioning how and why a person did what they did. When deciding to get a facelift, the most important decision you can make is in choosing your plastic surgeon. Your plastic surgeon should be licensed and board-certified, with an excellent reputation and stellar feedback from previous clients.
How Long Does It Take to Recover from a Facelift?
After your facelift, you may experience swelling and bruising. Your face might feel numb. There will be a sensation of tightness in your face and neck. It does take about 3-6 weeks to fully recover, but many patients are able to return to work after a few weeks. You’ll need to be gentle with your skin and skin care for a couple of months.
Dr. Mao believes there are unique features on everyone’s face that can be balanced or enhanced. He is fully experienced in utilizing both surgical and non-surgical approaches. If you’re interested in exploring rhinoplasty or other cosmetic procedures fill out this form or call (203) 907-0501 to schedule a consultation. Be sure to visit Dr. Mao’s photo gallery to see what’s possible.