The best candidate for a facelift is a man or a woman whose face and neck have begun to sag, but whose skin has elasticity and whose bone structure is strong and well defined. Most patients are in their forties to sixties, but facelifts can be done successfully on patients in their seventies and eighties.
Facial rejuvenation can be accomplished utilizing a number of different techniques. At the time of a consultation the patient's concerns about their appearance are discussed in detail. A plan for facial rejuvenation is formulated and the best technique to accomplish these goals are discussed at the time of consultation. The procedure can be performed under general or twilight anesthesia. Most patients are back to work 2 weeks after surgery. Other activity will be limited for a few more weeks. Depending on the technique required to achieve the formulated goals, the recovery time may be less than anticipated.