Frequently Asked Questions

As we grow older, our faces tell a tale of the years we have lived and experienced life. The happy times, as well as the hardships, leave their marks on our faces with sagging skin and deep wrinkles. If you are looking for a way to feel and look young again, a face lift may be right for you. This procedure is known to truly transform a person’s appearance and restore their sense of youth and vitality.

A face lift is a very popular surgical procedure that reduces excess fat and skin from the face while also tightening the underlying muscles. The procedure is designed to repair skin elasticity and restore the face to a more youthful and smooth appearance.

The effects of stress, sun exposure, genetics, and lifestyle all play a part in the aging process. A face lift helps individuals turn back the years to regain a fresher, younger looking face.*

Like most surgical procedures, a patient’s overall health is always considered when evaluating their candidacy for a particular procedure. The best candidates for a face lift procedure will be in good health, have decent skin elasticity, and not be a smoker.

Individuals with sagging facial skin, loss of muscle tone, deep wrinkles, a double chin, or other signs of aging, are great candidates for the face lift procedure. Anyone that wishes to regain a more youthful appearance should consider the benefits of a face lift.

Recovery time varies by patient and also by the extent of the face lift procedure performed. Your doctor will discuss your options for the type of face lifts available to you and will explain the possible risks and results of each option.

Most patients can plan for a 1-2 week recovery period with some swelling and bruising that subsides as healing process takes place. However, there are less invasive options available that require less downtime for the patient.

A face lift procedure carries the same types of risks associated with any other surgical procedure and all risks will be discussed with you during your consultation. Some possible risks include:

  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Blood or fluid accumulation under the skin
  • Changes in sensation
  • Scarring
  • Allergic reactions
  • Unsatisfactory results

If you have ever looked in the mirror and wished you could see yourself as you were 10-15 years prior, a face lift might be for you. Sagging skin and deep wrinkles have a tendency to hide our best features and age us beyond the age we feel. Face lift procedures help individuals regain confidence so that they can appear on the outside what they feel on the inside.

Other Face Enhancement Options

Botox Cosmetic

Relax wrinkles for a fresh look again.

Injectable Fillers

Smooth away lines and wrinkles.

Facial Resurfacing Columbus

Create a smoother and more youthful complexion.

Neck Lift

Tighten loose skin and compliment your face.

Cheek and Chin Implants Columbus

Improve facial definition and balance.

Lip Augmentation Columbus

Create more voluptuous lips.

Rhinoplasty Columbus

Revise the appearance of your nose.

Ear Surgeries Columbus

Can repair injuries or reposition ears that “stick out”.

Eyelid Surgery Columbus

Open up the eyes to reveal a brighter appearance.

Forehead Lift Columbus

Smoothes the brow to create a more youthful look.

Mini FaceLift Columbus

A less intensive, more targeted option.

FaceLift Columbus

Creates a refreshed look that can take several years off your face.