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.Learn more about facelift >
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“Dr. P and his entire office staff were so pleasant and wonderful throughout the entire experience. After my initial consultation I felt completely confident that I had chosen the right surgeon, and now my results prove it. He took time to explain the procedures and discuss all of my option. I was uncertain about surgery at first, but he put all of my doubts and fears to rest. He was patient and never rushed me. I am so grateful for the care that he gave me. He is an amazing surgeon. My eyes look spectacular and I will only be seeing him in the future.”
"I can honestly recommend Dr. Paquet without hesitation. He is not only kind and professional, but he is a perfectionist. He is extremely meticulous and is a true artist. Everybody constantly comments on how great I look, but nobody can ever pinpoint why. Exactly what I want! I am so happy I found a genuinely talented plastic surgeon. I absolutely love my results!"
“Dr. Paquet, thank you for my fantastic nose! I can finally breathe for the first time in as long as I can remember, and my nose looks amazing. It is beyond what I had hoped for. Thanks for being so patient with me and answering my endless questions. I can finally look in the mirror and feel completely happy with my appearance. You’re the best!!”