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A facelift is one of the most common surgical procedures available to help you turn back the hands of time and improve an array of aesthetic issues in the face. Deep folds, wrinkles, and other signs of age can be significantly reduced by tightening underlying facial muscles and smoothing out the skin. A face lift also eliminates excess facial fat and tightens the skin, creating a more youthful appearance with results that look natural and beautiful.

A face lift, medically referred to as rhytidectomy, is designed for patients who have skin that still has some elasticity, as well as strong bone structure. Most patients who have face lift surgery are in their 40′s to 60′s; however, older patients and even those slightly younger can benefit from this procedure. Those who need less significant facial rejuvenation may also benefit from effective alternatives to face lift surgery, such as the  mini-facelift, or a variety of cosmetic injectable fillers that can provide more subtle results.


Traditional face lift surgery typically involves incisions made above the hairline at the temples, extending to the front of the ear or inside the front cartilage and going behind the earlobe. Fat and skin is separated from the muscles, and the muscles are then tightened. Excess skin is removed, and the skin tightened to smooth out wrinkles and signs of aging. The incisions are then closed. Exact times of face lift surgery will depend on the extent of the procedure; however, typical face lift surgeries take around two to three hours to complete. Face lift surgery is generally performed under general anesthesia and can be completed on an outpatient basis.

Dr. Andrew Lofman is a highly skilled, Board Certified and experienced plastic surgeon who take every precaution to ensure your safety. Risks and possibilities of complication associated with Face Lift surgery will be gone over in detail with you at your initial consultation. Dr. Lofman’s entire team is committed to your success, without complications, in every stage of your care.

Patients can improve facial contours, reduce deep wrinkles, folds, and fat deposits, and get rid of excess skin and fat with face lift surgery. Please contact Dr. Lofman to schedule a free consultation for this effective aesthetic enhancement procedure.

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