As more and more baby boomers age, there seems to be an increased interest in turning back the clock and regaining some appearance of their youth. According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the facelift – or a rhytidectomy, as it’s medically known – has become the third most desired facial plastic surgical procedure.

Who can blame us? We all want to feel younger and more beautiful. If you’ve ever wondered if this procedure is right for you, you need to know what’s involved and what you can expect when it’s complete.

About facial plastic surgery:

The process generally takes two to four hours. During the procedure, some fat may be removed, as well as excess skin.The incision is placed where it will be camouflaged in a natural crease of the skin.

Generally the incision is closed with fine sutures and/or metal clips, which eliminates having to shave any hair from the incision site.

After the surgery is complete:

A dressing will be applied to protect where the incisions have been made.
Medication will be prescribed, despite the fact there will be little pain.
Some degree of swelling and bruising is unavoidable. You may be instructed to use a cold compress to keep it down.
Recovery usually takes two to three weeks.
Insurance does not generally cover this surgery as it’s elective.

Call 631-689-6500 for your FREE Cosmetic Consultation today to learn which procedure is right for you.

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