What is a facelift?

A facelift tightens the skin and muscles in the lower third of the face and the neck. It combats wrinkles and sagging skin to provide a look that is naturally refreshed, never overdone. A facelift is often the main procedure that accompanies a brow lift, eyelid lift, or facial implants to create the most comprehensive result.


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Facelift Procedure

The facelift can be customized to correct any degree of facial sagging and wrinkles. For a full facelift, an incision will be made on either side of the face hiding within your hair or around your ear. The incision begins at the temple, extends down to behind the ear and end at the base of the neck within the hairline. Incisions are closed with sutures.

Is there scarring after a facelift? Is it painful?

Scars from facelift surgery are well-hidden within the hairline and around the ear so you can wear your hair any way that you please.

There is no pain during surgery, as general anesthesia is used. Dr. Sturm will prescribe pain medication to keep you comfortable after surgery.

What is recovery like?

Patients should plan for at least two weeks off from work following a facelift. After surgery, your face may be wrapped with a dressing, and surgical drains may be present to remove excess fluid for the first night. Patients should keep their head elevated and avoid strenuous activity for several weeks.

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