The holidays are here which means that New Year’s resolutions are just around the corner. While many venture to lose that 5 pounds, other would like to resolve something that can’t be fixed in the kitchen or on the treadmill. These “somethings” may be sagging facial features and excess wrinkles around the eyes, forehead or mouth.

“As individuals age, the effects of gravity, sun exposure, and the overall stresses of daily life can be seen in the face,” says Dr. Digenis of Digenis Plastic Surgery Institute. “Although this is a part of the aging process, these signs of getting older can be improved with a facelift procedure.”

The procedure consists of incisions beginning above the hairline at the temples, continuing in front of the ear, and ending behind the earlobe and at the lower scalp.

Once the incision is made, the underlying muscle and membrane are tightened by pulling the skin back and removing any excess skin. The procedure is considered outpatient and, typically, takes 4-5 hours depending on the laxity of the skin and the complexity of the case. 

Although the recovery process after a facelift occurs over a three week period, many patients, such as Arleen, referenced in the link below, simply look well-rested and not as if they just received cosmetic surgery.


For more information about a facelift, and to read about Arleen’s experience, click here:

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