A Face Lift Done is Eight Years Removed

Face-lifts have become a commodity, and Hollywood stars are avid consumers of them. In Los Angeles, where celebrities aim to outshine each other, beauty procedures like the face lift play a vital role in stretching career longevity and staying pretty for paparazzi photos.

The face-lift, or rhytidectomy, is a way of removing or reducing the appearance of sagging skin and wrinkles due to old age. The superficial skin is lifted off the face to make way for tightening the skin and tissues underneath. Some fat and skin may also be removed if needed. The lifted skin is redraped, hiding the procedure and producing a natural, cleaner, more youthful look. Continue reading

Facelifts: What to Expect after Surgery

Knowing what to expect after facelift surgery is key to the overall success of the operation. Your surgeon will guide you through the various stages of recovery to help you manage expectations so you can heal properly and quickly.

Swelling

The degree of swelling will vary from patient to patient, and may actually get bigger during the first three or four days before they begin to subside. To minimize swelling, keep your head elevated as often as you can for the first two to three weeks. Continue reading