Combined with other procedures, facelift surgery can improve the most visible signs of aging by removing excess fat, tightening muscles and re-draping the skin of your face and neck. Northern Virginia and Washington DC Metro area facelift surgery cannot stop the aging process, but it can set back the clock.
A facelift can make you look younger and fresher, and it may enhance your self confidence. Other procedures done in conjunction may include a forehead brow lift, eyelid surgery, neck lift surgery and nose reshaping.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING FACELIFT SURGERY?
A facelift incision typically begins in the hairline at the temples and continues around the ear and ends in the lower scalp. Fat may be sculpted or redistributed from the face, jowls and neck, and the underlying tissue is repositioned. Skin is re-draped over the uplifted contours and any excess skin is removed.
A second incision under the chin may be necessary to further improve an aging neck. Sutures or skin adhesives close the incisions. A bandage is placed around the facelift patient’s face to minimize swelling and bruising.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECOVER FROM FACELIFT SURGERY?
Recovery from facelift surgery takes around 1-2 weeks. A full facial rejuvenation takes around 4-6 weeks.
Facelift patients will return the next day for their first post-op visit. You will have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
Facelift patients are encouraged to follow their after-care instructions. It may take several months for swelling to fully dissipate and up to six months for incision lines to lighten.
Once healed, the incision lines from a facelift are well concealed within the hairline and in the natural contours of the face and ear. Sun protection will help to maintain your rejuvenated appearance by minimizing photo-aging or sun damage.
HOW MUCH DOES A FACELIFT COST?
The cost of facelift surgery in Reston, VA, at Austin-Weston is around $10,400 – $24,350. The price includes the cost of surgeon fees, anesthesia fees, OR fees, postop garments and all post-op appointments.