Improves sagging facial skin, jowls and loose neck skin by removing excess fat, tightening muscles and re-draping skin. Usually general anesthesia is used or the patient may elect to have sedation and local anesthesia.

The patient may return to work after ten to fourteen days. More strenuous activity may be resumed after two weeks or more.

Bruising should begin to disappear after seven to ten days. Sun exposure must be limited for several months after surgery. The use of a sun block that provides both UVA and UVB (Utraviolet )protection is recommended.

Most facelifts can be expected to maintain optimum appearance for up to five to ten years.