A facelift recreates a youthful appearance by removing lax or excess skin, tightening the soft tissues and underlying musculature, and restoring definition in the jawline and cheeks. The surgery is considered the gold standard in facial rejuvenation, thanks to its dramatic and long-lasting changes. As a Fellowship trained, board certified authority in the field of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Hutchinson’s eye for detail, coupled with her sophisticated sense of artistry, ensure a final result that is harmonious and natural-looking.
After your facelift, Dr. Hutchinson will cover the incisions in bandages to protect them. Sutures and surgical clips will be removed 1-2 weeks post-operatively. Most patients return to regular daily activities and work after two weeks.
At first, you may experience some swelling, numbness, bruising, and a feeling of tightness in the face and neck. Your face may look somewhat uneven, and your facial muscles may feel stiff. These symptoms typically resolve within the first few weeks, and sensation typically returns to normal with time.
It is essential that you maintain head elevation, refrain from strenuous physical activity, and closely follow the detailed instructions provided by Dr. Hutchinson. This will help you to have the smoothest recovery and best results possible.