Facelifts are performed for men or women whose faces, necks, and jaws have begun to sag. The goal of a facelift is to make you look more rested and fresher.
The facelift incision typically begins in the hairline above the ear and extends in a natural line in front of the ear. The incision continues behind the earlobe and into the lower hairline of the scalp. The underlying muscle is tightened, and extra skin is removed. In some cases fat may be removed from the neck and chin.
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia or conscious sedation, and patients may choose to spend the evening after surgery in the hospital. Most patients return to their usual daily activities after one or two weeks.