Facelift (rhytidectomy) is a procedure in which loose facial skin is stretched to reduce flabby and saggy skin; mainly for the lower half of the face, around the jowls and neck.
Under general anaesthetic the surgeon will make incisions above the hairlines at the temples extending towards the front of the ear and underneath the earlobe to the back of the ear. If the jawline is also being lifted the surgeon will make incisions under the chin. He will begin removing this excess facial skin and stretch it back and up. The skin is stitched into its new position. This surgery usually takes around two hours.
The usual time of full primary recovery is around one month. At least two weeks off work is necessary, bruising will also be visible during this time. Full effective results of the face lift however can take six months or so.Most people will need to stay at the hospital overnight. You will have to avoid showering and getting bandages wet for two days. Intense activity for at least two weeks.Antibiotics and pain relief medications will be provided.