Freshen Up with a Facelift: The Ultimate Guide to Springtime Facelifts

Spring is a time of refreshing. Plants spring to life after a long winter and the world is beautiful and alive. Don’t let Mother Nature have all the fun. With a springtime facelift, you can refresh your look too. Look 5-10 years younger!

What Is a Facelift?

A facelift, also called a rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that restores a more youthful facial appearance. Dr. Lee lifts and tightens loose skin, restructures the underlying tissues and muscle, and removes extra skin and fat. The result is a complete rejuvenation to the lower 2/3 of your face. A facelift can be combined with other procedures like a brow lift or blepharoplasty to address signs of aging in the upper 1/3 of the face.
What can a facelift do for you? Take a look at the many benefits of this rejuvenating procedure:
• Improve skin tightness and tone
• Reduce creases between the nose and mouth
• Remove jowls and sagging
• Tighten up a double chin
• Reduce wrinkles
• Reposition fat and tissue for a more youthful appearance
Every facelift is customized to the patient receiving it. Dr. Lee offers several types of facelifts including a traditional facelift and a mini-lift.

What’s the Difference Between a Traditional Facelift and a Mini-Lift?

Both a traditional facelift and a mini-lift can provide stunning results. We’ll help you choose the best option for your situation. Typically, a traditional facelift is best for patients with moderate to advanced aging. It provides the most dramatic transformation. A mini-lift is ideal for patients with mild to moderate aging. A mini-lift is less invasive and requires less downtime.

What’s Recovery Like After a Facelift?

Facelifts require a significant recovery period. Here’s what to expect:
• The First Few Days- Your face will be heavily wrapped in bandages for the first few days. Plan on getting a lot of rest. You’ll need to keep your head elevated and use a cold compress to reduce swelling. We’ll provide pain medication to help you stay comfortable.
• The First Week- Patients experience the most discomfort during the first week. Swelling and bruising are very common. You’ll need to avoid strenuous activities and take it easy.
• The First Two Weeks- After the first week, most patients feel more comfortable. General discomfort should start to fade. Many patients return to work after a week and a half. You’ll look much better after two weeks, but will likely have some visible incisions, swelling, or bruising. Many patients cover these with makeup.
• The First Few Months- You’ll notice quick improvement in your healing in the days and weeks after surgery. Most patients can return to strenuous activities after 6-8 weeks. After 3-4 months, you’ll be ready to take photos and show off your new, rejuvenated look.
Give your look a springtime refresh with a facelift. Call today and schedule your consultation with Dr. Lee.