From a “mini-lift” to a “standard” depending on your needs, these procedures are done on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia with sedation, or under general anesthesia.
Incisions are made within the hairline (or along the hair margin) above the ear, extending down around the lobe and ending in or below the hairline behind the ear. Neck muscles are tightened, the facial skin is re-draped and lifted, and all excess skin removed. Specific neck procedures may also be employed to produce a more youthful appearing neck with a well-defined, more youthful contour.
A preoperative planning session with you and Dr. Newlon will help determine how the surgery will be performed.
Recovery time from facelift procedures varies depending on the extent of the facelift as well as other factors such as your age at the time of surgery. Most patients enjoy a rather quick and painless recovery, and are able to resume most daily activities within a week or two. After the first week or so, Dr. Newlon will give you permission to use makeup to camouflage any residual bruising, and provide detailed instructions to help ensure a swift recovery with optimal results.