Facelift Surgery: Frequently Asked Questions

For decades, patients have chosen to undergo facelifts as a means to rejuvenate their appearance and look as young and fresh as they feel. In recent years, the facelift procedure has come a long way in reversing the signs of aging. Here is look at answers to some of the questions most frequently asked by patients considering a facelift.

How Can A Facelift Improve My Appearance?

Traditional facelift surgery can refresh a person’s appearance and correct a variety of cosmetic concerns including:

  • Jowls
  • Loose skin under the chin
  • Creases under the eyes
  • Deep creases between the nose and mouth (known as nasolabial folds)
  • Sagging skin in the mid and lower face

Am I A Good Candidate?

The best candidates for a facelift are men and women who are in generally good health and show several signs of aging on the face, but also have some skin elasticity intact. It is also important to have realistic expectations for the surgery prior to the procedure. During the consultation, a plastic surgeon will determine if a patient is a good candidate for a facelift.

Will My Facelift Results Look Natural?

Yes. Thanks to advances in both technology and surgical techniques, the results of a facelift look more natural and subtle than ever before. When performed by an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon, a facelift patient will appear refreshed rather than over done.

What Is The Recovery Process Like?

Following surgery, swelling, bruising, numbness and tightness may occur. These symptoms usually subside three to six weeks, and normal sensation returns within a few months. Special makeup can be applied to camouflage any bruising or scarring that occur during the recovery process. Many patients return to work in the third week after the procedure.


Interested In Learning More About The Facelift Procedure? Contact Dr. Smith

For more information about any of the procedures we offer, contact Dr. Smith today at 843.705.8940. Our offices are located in South Carolina, serving the communities of Hilton Head, Bluffton, Beaufort and Okatie. We look forward to hearing from you.



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