Face Lift Surgery
A face lift can be performed between the ages of 35 and 75. While this facial plastic surgery procedure does not stop the aging process, when performed before age 50, it may prevent individuals from developing certain signs of aging such as sagging skin under the chin, upper neck and along the jowls. Face lift cosmetic surgery is often performed with eyelid surgery to further enhance the dramatic facial rejuvenation results.
A face lift procedure involves an incision in the temple hairline extending in front of the ear and around the earlobe into the hairline of the scalp. The surgeon repositions stretched muscles and tissue, and gently advances sagging skin outward, trimming the excess skin. In most cases, the incision heals inconspicuously and will be partially hidden by surrounding hair.
Face lift results are dramatic and can be seen once the swelling and bruising subside, approximately three to four weeks following the surgery. Most people experience initial discomfort after face lift surgery, but significant pain is uncommon.
Facial swelling is normal and typically lasts up to a week or longer and bruising can be expected for three to four weeks after the face lift. It is normal for patients to experience varying degrees of desensitization or numbness which is usually temporary.
The QuickLift® Facelift, developed by The Skin Center Medical Spa's board-certified cosmetic surgeon, Dominic A. Brandy, MD, is a minimally-invasive cosmetic surgery procedure that lifts the mid-to- lower portion of the face and tightens the neck and jaw line.
In Pittsburgh, QuickLift facelift surgery is performed in The Skin Center Medical Spa's outpatient surgical facility under local anesthesia or I.V. sedation. For most people, this relatively quick outpatient facelift procedure has a lower likelihood of complications and a faster recovery time when compared to traditional face lift procedures. In Columbus, Quicklift facelift surgery is performed in our nationally accredited (AAAHC) office-based surgery center under I.V. sedation.*