Facelift surgery is a safe and popular procedure for both men and women who desire to look as young as they feel. For some patients, a modified facelift, or necklift, may be appropriate for addressing loose, sagging skin, jowls and excess fat of the lower face. Many patients in Minneapolis enjoy their facelift results from Dr. Ness, see them here.
During the initial consultation Dr. Ness will evaluate your medical history and determine if you are a good candidate for a facelift. Dr. Ness and his nurse will take the time to educate you about facelift surgery and welcome all of your questions about the surgery, our practice, and recovery after your facelift surgery.
A facelift is often combined with surgery of the upper and lower eyelids depending on the patient’s desires. Read more about eyelid surgery here.
Unfortunately facelifts got bad reputation from the old style lifts that resulted in a tight or drawn look. Some people even thought that plastic surgery made the face look more plastic. Dr. Ness prides himself on achieving a natural look as a result of a facelift – preserving the facial attributes of each patient. The emphasis on modern facelifting technique is supporting the deeper more fibrous, supportive tissues. Sometimes liposuction is used to help thin the thicker “turkey neck” and sometimes an endoscopic technique can be used to minimize the incisions and put the facial tissues back where they belong. Although the face will continue to age with time, most patients find that they have had a restored, more youthful appearance that helps them to age “more gracefully.”
The facelift procedure is a same-day surgery performed in one of our fully accredited outpatient surgery facilities such as WestHealth in Plymouth, MN, Maple Grove Hospital in Maple Grove, Minnesota, or CentraCare Surgery Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
Facelift Surgery Recovery
Following your facelift surgery, you will be cared for by the nursing staff in the recovery room. When you are fully awake and comfortable, you will be released to the care of a family member or friend with a list of after-care instructions.
Many facelift patients return to work and social activities after 10-14 days of recovery time at home. There will be guidelines for after-care including lifting restrictions and limited exercise. We will schedule facelift surgery follow up appointments in one of our Minneapolis metro or St. Cloud, Minnesota clinics periodically, including the day after your procedure.