The last decade or so, there has been an increased popularity and the procedure referred to as the facelift. Austin plastic surgery professionals can provide this procedure that performs a number of functions, including removing deep lines and wrinkles, and tightening up loose skin. They are also effective at treating the condition of severe sagging of the facial skin.

When you accept a consultation regarding a potential facelift, your plastic surgeon will evaluate several things, including your medical history, family history, bone structure, skin elasticity, Caroline, and wrinkles. It’s important to tell the doctor if you have any medical issues her medications you are taking. Some medications may negatively affect you with this procedure or may mix well with the medications used during and in the aftermath of a facelift.

Types of Facelifts

There are number of different types of facelifts. They vary by the number of incisions, placement, size, procedure, and intended results. Some are minimally invasive and others are more invasive. Minimally invasive facelifts often only require local anesthesia.

The Procedure

Depending on the severity of procedure something stronger the local anesthesia may be used, but in many cases local anesthesia is sufficient. With a facelift, incisions can be made behind and in front of the ear and the natural place where there is a crease in the scan. In certain cases, an incision may move into the scalp area. A facelift down on the mail may have the incision occur into the natural bear lines.

During facelift procedures, the plastic surgeon will work on the deep layers of the face. This can involve separating the muscle from the skin as well as trimming or lifting whatever is necessary to redrape the skin and then stay poor suture it in place.


During the recovery period the patient will be prescribed medication to mitigate mild to moderate discomfort and swelling that can occur on facial areas and the eyelids. After a couple weeks the symptoms should subside to enable the person to engage in certain social activity with close friends. The period of recovery for facelifts is about seven weeks.

Regardless of the skill of your surgeon and how well the facelift was performed, eventually aging and gravity will take their effect once again.