The technical term for a face lift is rhytidectomy which means wrinkle removal. Although a face lift will not remove all wrinkles on the face, it can lift and rejuvenate the skin of the face, often giving a less tired or aged look. A face lift can elevate the jowls, reduce the depth of the crease from the nose to the mouth (naso-labial crease), reestablish the jaw line, and tighten the neck skin. Frequently a face lift is combined with an eyelid lift and a brow lift to rejuvenate the entire face.
There are different types of incisions for face lift. Smaller more limited incisions are becoming popular, however more traditional incisions which must extend into the hairline are sometimes required. The decisions for which incisions depends on the desires of the patient and the degree of laxity of the skin.
A face lift can also be combined with other procedures such as Eyelid Surgery, Brow Lift, Necklift, Facial Implants, and Micro Fat Grafting depending on each individual patients needs. However, a face lift will not change your fundamental appearance and will not arrest the aging process.
Good candidates for this procedure include healthy, non-smoking men or women looking for a more youthful appearance.
Length of Surgery
Typically a face lift is done under general anesthesia and can be performed in our onsite AAAHC accredited surgical suite or at an outpatient surgical facility. The procedure generally takes about 4 hours and the patient can return home the same day.
Most patients return to work within 7-14 days and can return to unrestricted activity, such as exercise, within 3 weeks.
Before & After Photos
If you’re considering a Facelift, please contact our office at 336-275-3430 or by clicking here to set up a private consultation with Dr. Barber today.