Even if you have taken good care of your skin, collagen loss and other factors inevitably lead to signs of aging. If lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity have affected your confidence and made you look older than you would like, it may be time for a facelift. This procedure rejuvenates your features and restores a naturally youthful look.  

What is a Facelift?

If you are bothered by deep wrinkles, sagging skin, or the appearance of jowls, a facelift may be ideal for you. This procedure lifts the skin and underlying structures, smoothing wrinkles and restoring definition to your lower face and jawline. Men and women choose a facelift, also called rhytidectomy, to turn back the clock on skin laxity and other signs of aging. You can have a facelift alone or with other procedures for total rejuvenation.

*Individual Results May Vary 

How is a Facelift Performed?

Dr. Stein is a board-certified specialist in facial plastic surgery, and he has performed over 1,000 facelift procedures in his decades of experience. He has perfected his technique to minimize scarring and help you recover as quickly as possible. Incisions are usually hidden around the ears or inside the hairline, depending on your needs. Dr. Stein lifts the skin, muscles, and connective tissues to create natural-looking results with no sign of a too-tight or overdone look. 

How Much Downtime Will I Need After a Facelift?

Your recovery is an important part of achieving your best facelift results. Swelling, bruising, and soreness can be expected after surgery. Dr. Stein will provide medication as needed and complete aftercare instructions. Many people return to work after about two weeks, although you may still have some swelling and bruising at this time. 

Dr. Stein stays engaged in your recovery process through follow-up visits. He will determine when you have healed enough to resume strenuous activities such as your exercise routine. Most people look mostly back to normal after a few weeks, although residual swelling can last for up to six months.

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What Results Will I See After a Facelift?

You will start to see changes to your features as the swelling and bruising resolve after rhytidectomy. You will start to look like yourself again after about two weeks, letting you start to appreciate your results. You will continue to see changes over the next few months as your skin and other tissues settle into their restored position and any leftover swelling fades away. 

Am I a Good Candidate for a Facelift?

Rhytidectomy is popular among men and women across a wide range of age groups. Good candidates want to address signs of aging, such as deep wrinkles, jowls, and skin laxity. Some people may have a facelift as early as their 40s, while others may wait until their 60s or even later. Age is not a limiting factor as long as you are in good health and have reasonable expectations.

I love Dr. Stein! This was the first surgery I’ve had that did not require a revision. I’m so happy with my eyes now! I highly recommend him for an endoscopic brow lift. His staff is also very caring and knowledgeable. They make you feel really comfortable and welcome!

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) 283-2257, 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.