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Facelift FAQs: Learn What to Expert from Surgery Planning to Recovery

Before undergoing a facelift procedure, patients often have several questions about what to expect during surgery and recovery. We provide answers to some common facelift FAQs to help ensure you are confident before arriving at our Woodbury, NY, plastic surgery practice. To schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Schwartz, reach out to our practice today

1. What is a facelift?

A facelift is a cosmetic procedure on the face and neck where loose skin, wrinkles, and other imperfections are removed, giving the face a more youthful and healthy appearance. 

2. Where are the incisions for a facelift procedure located?

Incisions are made in front of the ear, inside of the ear and behind the ear. At times, incisions for a facelift procedure can be made in the scalp in an inconspicuous fashion.

3. After my facelift, how soon can I return to work?

After receiving a facelift, patients can typically return to work in 10-14 days.

4. How long can I expect my facelift results to last?

Given the surgical technique Dr. Schwartz uses, 10-15 years is typical. However, this varies from patient to patient. The aging process is something to bear in mind. 

5. I only want my neck improved. Is this possible without a full facelift?

It is possible to only do a neck lift. However, you will want to consider that you do not want the lower half of your face looking different than the mid and upper half of your face.

6. Do I need to see my own doctor before getting a facelift?

Yes. We usually request medical clearance from your own physician in order to make sure that you are healthy and physically able to go through a facelift procedure.

7. Where would my facelift surgery take place?

Surgery may be done in a hospital or in our AAAASF approved operating room at our office depending on your health and past medical history.

8. How long will my facelift procedure take?

It varies from patient to patient, but usually a facelift procedure takes 2-5 hours.

Dr. Peter Schwartz is a talented, experienced cosmetic surgeon who can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. To learn more about facelift surgery, please contact us to schedule a consultation.

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