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Facelift - Frequently Asked Questions

Question - What is a facelift?

A facelift is a surgical procedure designed to lift the drooping or sagging tissues of the face. It specifically addresses the skin laxity of the lower face and neck, jowls, poorly defined jawline, and the bands and excess fat that appear in the neck with aging. There are many types or degrees of facelifts that can be performed, and this is determined during your consultation with Dr. Christian Paquet.

Question - Who is the best candidate for a facelift?

The best candidate is someone who is in good physical and emotional health and has realistic expectations. While a facelift can’t stop aging, it can reverse many of the undesirable effects that aging has on the face, providing you with a natural, youthful face that will last indefinitely in comparison to someone who did not have surgery. The ideal age for a facelift can range from late 30s to 80s (assuming good health), with the type of facelift necessary dependent on each individual.

Question - What should I expect with regards to facelift recovery?

All patients, regardless of the technique employed, are fully functional very soon after surgery and are ready for social undertakings within 10-14 days. Light activity (walking, low-resistance bike/elliptical) is encouraged after 1 week, and full activity and exercise may be resumed after 3-4 weeks. While most patients will look significantly better immediately post-operatively, residual swelling may continue to improve for up to 3-4 months.

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