Facelift FAQS

What is Facelift Surgery?

This procedure is administered to tighten and improve the appearance of the mid- and lower areas of the face. This procedure is designed to help lift the cheeks, jowls, and skin on the neck. We at Murphy Plastic Surgery in Denver are proud to offer this cosmetic solution to our patients, and we invite you to learn more about it.

What is the Difference Between a Mini Facelift and a Traditional Facelift?

A complete facelift yields results that last longer than a mini facelift and is more suited for those with a significant amount of sagging in the lower face. A mini facelift is typically better suited for younger individuals looking to merely tweak the early signs of aging.

Who are Ideal Candidates for a Facelift?

Those who wish to opt for this procedure should be in good health and have realistic goals and expectations about the outcome of the surgery. Smoking is usually a reason not to have the surgery, as it impedes the efficacy of the procedure by compromising circulation. We recommend you stop smoking about six weeks prior to your surgery.

What is the Procedure Like?

After you are given local anesthesia with intravenous sedation, our professional will typically create openings in the hairline above and behind the ear. The skin will be lifted and the connective tissues tightened during the procedure. The openings will then be sealed with surgical sutures.

What is the Recovery Process Following a Facelift?

Though many individuals prefer to go home the night of the procedure, you may opt to stay one night in the hospital. Our professional will instruct you on aftercare, and you may also be prescribed medication to treat any discomfort. Any residual swelling recedes after about eight to ten days, and bruising should go away after approximately three weeks. Over time your circulation will improve to provide you a more rested and youthful appearance.

Would you like to learn more about a facelift procedure? If so, be sure to reach out to Murphy Plastic Surgery and book an appointment with us! At our location in Denver, our caring and experienced team will be glad to discuss your options, address any concerns and questions you may have, and help you reach the aesthetic of your dreams. Contact us today to set up your consultation!

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