What Happens During a Facelift?
Facelift surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia in a few hours. To leave you with a natural appearance, Dr. Schalit tightens and lifts the deepest layers of your face without putting any tension on your skin.
This strategy helps avoid a “pulled back” look and makes the scars less noticeable. Dr. Schalit will close the incisions once he has elevated your facial tissues to their ideal position and remove any additional skin.
It’s important to understand that if you undergo a facelift, your skin will continue to age. However, you can expect to maintain the refreshed, young look for many years afterward.
Recovering From a Facelift
The first few days after the procedure, Dr. Schalit will encourage you to relax and make sure you keep your head a bit elevated. Although you may experience a bit of swelling and bruising throughout the treatment area, this will subside within a week. Bruising usually takes about two weeks to completely fade.