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Rejuvenate Your Appearance with a Facelift

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.


Dr. Mao's skill speaks for itself. Checking through his gallery is all the evidence you need. This does not, however show the kindness, gentleness and enthusiasm of this most competent surgeon. I got exactly what I had hoped for; a more youthful look without any evidence of having "work." Dr. Mao was available from start. . . 

I wanted to thank everyone especially Dr. Johnny Mao for the wonderful treatment I received. I had a surgical procedure done to remove a basal cell cancer on my cheek area. Dr Mao and the entire staff were fantastic. The admission process, the surgery and the results, again, fantastic. I can't say enough about everyone. . .

My experience with Dr. Mao has been nothing but pleasant. My first appointment I meet with him and talked about my options and took pictures. He had done morphed photos to show me what my nose could potentially look like. He was very personable he made sure that I was comfortable during appointments and gave. . .

I will always be grateful to you for your thoughtfulness and consideration, also the wonderful work you have done on my face. Your wonderful bedside manner and keeping in touch with me is comparable to none. Your staff is excellent and your work as a family. You made me comfortable the minute I met you. . .

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