Face Lift

The facelift is the gold-standard surgical treatment for significant facial aging. The skin on the face droops and the underlying muscles loosen with age, and this effect is even more pronounced on the neck and the sides of the face in areas called the jowls.

Drooping or sagging facial features can add years to your outward appearance despite how youthful and energetic you feel on the inside. A facelift can involve removing excess skin, smoothing out folds or wrinkles, and tightening facial tissue. It doesn’t include a brow or  eye lift , although these might be done at the same time.
During a facelift, our surgeon repositions fat and tissue under the skin to:

  • Help smooth out creases

  • Remove excess skin that’s causing “ jowls ”
  • Lift and tighten the facial skin


A face-lift generally takes two to four hours but might take longer if other cosmetic
procedures are done at the same time.

In general, you can expect to make a full recovery from your procedure in about two to three
weeks. A traditional face and neck lift addresses a larger area and a greater degree of skin laxity
than other procedures, so recovery will take longer than more minimally invasive procedures.