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Top 5 Questions About Facelifts

A facelift, otherwise known as a rhytidectomy, is one of the most common cosmetic surgical procedures performed in the U.S. today. If you’re noticing the signs of age on your face, a facelift may be the way to go. This cosmetic procedure will lift up the sagging tissues of the neck and jawline and tighten up the facial skin. At GLOW Surgical Arts, our professional and experienced staff is ready to help you achieve that result.  Read on as we answer five of the most common questions we receive about facelifts.

1. How should you choose your cosmetic surgeon?

You should be looking for a cosmetic surgeon with experience doing facelifts. Successful facelift surgery requires advanced training and years of cosmetic surgical experience. Why is all this experience so important for facelifts? It simply equals better results. The larger and more extensive a cosmetic surgeon's demographic of experience, the more this surgeon will understand the needs of a given patient.

2. Is a facelift right for me?

A good surgeon always will give you an honest opinion on whether or not you a good candidate for facelift surgery. When looking at yourself in the mirror, you can begin to check the qualities a cosmetic surgeon will evaluate for a facelift. Or doctor will look to see if you have a sagging jawline, loose cheek skin, a loss of facial volume, loose neck skin, wrinkles, or a tired appearance. If you’re not an ideal candidate for a facelift, then there may be a more suitable procedure that the professionals at GLOW Surgical Arts can recommend.

3. What are surgery and recovery like?

Facelift surgery is carried out by our cosmetic surgery staff in Redwood City at our state-of-the-art and fully-accredited operating suite. Your facelift procedure will take several hours or more to complete. If additional surgeries are desired, it may take longer. Your initial recovery may vary from several days to a couple of weeks. We believe it is important for you to understand that all surgeries and recoveries are different. In order to understand exactly what your recovery will entail, please schedule a consultation with one of our cosmetic surgeons.

4. Are there risks?

A facelift is a surgical procedure, and all surgical procedures have risks. The risks associated with facelifts are rare and often temporary, but they may include issues with anesthesia, infection, poor wound healing, facial nerve weakness, hair loss, numbness, pain, prolonged swelling, scarring or irregularities such as discoloration or asymmetry. At GLOW Surgical Arts, we will give you the best post-op aftercare routine to ensure that rare complications such as these are a non-issue.

5. What are you waiting for?

A facelift can change your self-esteem. Our professional and experienced staff will guide you through this entire procedure. There is no reason to keep postponing a positive change in your life. If you’re located in Redwood City or anywhere in the Bay Area, contact GLOW Surgical Arts today at (650) 241-2209 to schedule your facelift consultation.