Due to normal aging, the facial and neck skin elasticity may weaken to cause “sagging.” This process may be accelerated by the harsh environmental elements and cannot be stopped. However, a facelift will restore a more youthful and less tired appearance by about 10 to 15 years. The procedure is preformed under local anesthesia with sedation which can be done on and outpatient basis (although an overnight stay in the hospital may be recommended.)
The incisions are strategically placed within the hairline and around the ear to obtain the best non operated look. The sutures will be removed within 14 days. Bruising and swelling may persist for 2 to 3 weeks, but will eventually subside. The results will be evident in 4 weeks of less with continues improvements for months.
For a facelift in Honolulu, Hawaii contact board certified plastic surgeon Carl de los Reyes.