A facelift is a common procedure for treating signs of aging in the face such as wrinkles and sagging skin. As we age, our skin loses elasticity and collagen, causing droopy skin, jowls, or turkey neck that can make you look older than you feel. Dr. MacLennan and Dr. Schmidt can create a personalized facelift plan to address your individual signs of aging for a more youthful-looking you!


Am I a Candidate for a Facelift?

People with sagging skin in the lower face, jawline, or neck can often benefit from facelift. The best candidates will be in overall good health, be non-smokers, and be at a healthy weight. An in-office consultation with Dr. MacLennan can help to determine if this treatment is right for you.


How is the Surgery Done?

In general, the facelift procedure focuses on the lower face, such as the jawline, jowls, and cheeks. There are various facelift techniques that can be used to achieve your desired look. Your incision pattern will depend on the area of the face that is targeted and the amount of change that is desired. Once incisions are created, deeper layers of the face are lifted, excess skin is removed, and remaining skin is redraped for a smooth appearance.


What is Recovery Like?

During your facelift recovery, you may need to wear a compression garment or wrap as directed to help support your new facial contours, as well as reduce swelling. Any discomfort can be controlled with pain medications. Bruising and swelling are to be expected, which will gradually subside over the next two weeks. Overall recovery time will depend on the extent of your procedure; however, patients can generally see full results after about six months.



How Long Do Facelift Results Last?

Facelift results are meant to be long-lasting, however, your genes, skin quality, and maintenance routine can all impact the longevity of your results.

How Much Younger Will I Look With A Facelift?

A facelift is meant to improve your facial appearance and cannot stop the natural aging process. However, a facelift can make patients look years younger, which often leads to a boost in confidence!

If you are interested in learning more about the facelift procedure at Mountain Lake Plastic Surgery, contact our office today at (802) 231-4284 to get started!


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