Facelift surgery is one of the most rewarding surgeries for both the patient and the surgeon. I find that the goal of facelift surgery is to restore the patient to a younger version of themselves. This goal should be accomplished while also avoiding a “done” appearance to the face.
The typical patient who is an excellent candidate for facelift surgery is a patient who is starting to develop jowls, deepening of the nasolabial folds, and platysmal banding in the neck. Patients who are healthy pre-operatively tend to have a smoother recovery and an overall better aesthetic result.
The photograph above shows a patient who is three weeks post-operatively from a facelift.