Questions About Facelift Surgery

How long does facelift surgery take?

A typical facelift procedure takes around two to three hours. However, it may take longer depending on the complexity of your condition and your desired results. The surgery can be performed under local or general anesthesia. At your initial consultation, New York City plastic surgeon Dr. Scott E. Newman will discuss the pros and cons of each anesthesia option with you before recommending the best option for your unique situation.

What is the recovery period like?

The recovery period after a facelift is generally quite considerable. You should expect to experience some swelling and bruising for several weeks following your surgery. You may also feel a sense of tightness and a numbness that usually subsides within a few weeks. Your scars will remain pink for a few months, but will eventually mature to less visible, pale scars. It may take as long as six months before the final results of your facelift become visible.

It is important to carefully follow the post-operative instructions provided by Dr. Newman to ensure proper healing.

What is the long-term outcome of facelift surgery?

The long-term results of a facelift are different for each person. Everybody ages in different ways, and the length of time your results will last depends on your personal care after the surgery. Some people have one facelift; others return about 7 to 15 years later for a second procedure. You can be confident though that after facelift surgery, you will see a more rested and youthful appearance that will last years.

If you have any questions about facelift surgery and would like to schedule an individual consultation, please contact Dr. Scott E. Newman at Newman Plastic Surgery today, serving patients in New York City, Manhattan, Long Island, and Westchester, New York.

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