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Home Facelift Frequently asked questions about the facelift procedure

July 30, 2020

| emmett plastic surgeryThe face is the first impression you give to others when they meet you for the first time. Don’t you want that first impression to be a positive one? If the signs of aging are causing you to look older than you feel, it may be time to speak to a plastic surgeon about effective solutions such as the surgical facelift to achieve the results you desire. Dr. Jennifer Emmett describes the most commonly asked questions she hears about this procedure from new and potential patients:

What happens during a face lift?

The face lift procedure, or “rhytidectomy,” is a surgical method of lifting muscles and skin of the face to reduce skin laxity and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles that may form with time. This entire procedure is done with general anesthetics in a hospital setting for safety. Patients can expect for incisions to be made behind the ears and natural hairline to disguise any scarring that can occur.

Who is a candidate for a face lift?

The face lift procedure can be performed for men and women in good overall health who want to improve sagging and aging skin on the lower portion of the face. Patients should also be within a healthy weight range and have proper bone structure underneath the skin to achieve the best results.

What can I expect from recovery after a face lift?

Following the face lift procedure, patients should expect to take some time off of work and other social activities to allow for proper healing and recovery. The entire healing process can take a few weeks, and may involve some swelling, bruising, and discomfort that is often well-managed with over-the-counter pain medication. Patients are educated on the signs of infection and are encouraged to call their doctor if there are any concerns regarding the healing process.

Ready to learn more?

Contact Dr. Jennifer Emmett and her team by calling (303) 536-3531 to request an appointment. We encourage patients of the Lone Tree, Colorado area and beyond to seek assistance with a plastic surgeon with years of experience in providing facial and body procedures. The practice is located at 10450 Park Meadows Drive, Ste. #100.