Though aging is inevitable, facelift surgery offers an easy solution to its visible effects by reducing wrinkles and rejuvenating your facial features. As a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon with 26 years of experience in the field, Dr. Stein offers facelifts with natural, lasting results and minimal discomfort and recovery time. 

What is a Facelift?

A facelift, also called a rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic procedure that rejuvenates your appearance by lifting and tightening facial tissues. Dr. Stein makes small incisions around the patient’s ears or hairline to tighten and pull back excess facial skin. He also addresses the deeper foundational layers of your face for more natural-looking, lasting results. 

Facelifts can also include neck lifts, extending the procedure to tighten sagging skin on the neck. These procedures can have many benefits, including a more defined jawline, tightened facial muscles, restored cheek volume, and reduced deep nasolabial folds. Dr. Stein will use a customized approach for your unique needs and goals.

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What is Recovery Like After a Facelift? 

Though recovery time can vary between patients, bruising and swelling typically resolve within one to two weeks. A minimal amount of swelling may remain and will continue to decrease until the final results are visible wtihin approximately six months. 

Patients typically experience the most swelling and discomfort during the first three to five days post-surgery and can often return to work after only two weeks of recovery. Several factors can influence how long it takes to resume work, including diet and sleeping with your head elevated to reduce swelling. 

How Long Does a Facelift Last? 

Though the results of a facelift are not permanent, they are long-lasting. Signs of aging will continue to develop with time, but your facelift results will improve your aging trajectory and keep you looking more youthful for longer. If you are careful to protect your skin from the sun and keep it well-moisturized, as well as practice a healthy lifestyle, the results of a facelift can maintain your youth for years. 

Dr. Stein has extensive experience performing facelifts to help patients rejuvenate their appearance. He performs more than 100 facelifts each year, and his expertise is evident in his patients’ remarkable results.

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Who is Eligible for Rhytidectomy? 

Anyone experiencing visible signs of aging is eligible for a facelift. Those who want to reduce the effects of wrinkles, sagging jowls, and other indicators of aging on the face and neck can benefit from Dr. Stein’s expertise. However, overall health does impact recovery, so healthy nonsmokers are often the best candidates for a facelift. 

Dr. Stein provided excellent outcomes. The resulted look natural and are consistent with what was explained before the surgery. I recommend Dr. Stein to everyone.

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Take the Next Step

Are you interested in a facelift? If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call (919) 261-7099, and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Stein Plastic Surgery will reach out to you promptly.

Stein Plastic Surgery is located in the Raleigh, Durham, and Southeast, NC areas serving patients from around the nation.