What to Expect from a Facelift?

Has your face started to lose some of its elasticity? Are you noticing that your skin is started to get loose and sagging? Maybe a facelift is right for you then. The Facelift attends to the loose skin on the cheeks, neck, and jowls by reshaping and repositioning the skin and muscle. Facelifts are one of the most popular forms of cosmetic surgery with around 125,000 people undergoing the procedure in 2017. It is one of the best ways to address the loose skin on the face, helping you to look years younger.

How is the Facelift Done?

A facelift is a surgical procedure that involves making small incisions around the face to help reconstruct the skin and muscle. This is done by separating the overlying skin on the face and neck from the muscles and tissue deep in the skin. This helps to free the skin to be able to be re-draped later on. There are different types of facelifts commonly referred to as traditional, limited-incision, and neck lift.

Traditional Facelift

This involves making small incisions in your hairline near the temples. Then continuing down and around the front of your ears.


This is done in the same fashion of the traditional, with incisions being made in the hairline and then down around the ears, but may also use small incisions around upper lip, lower eyelids, and temporal area.


The incisions will be made starting in front of your earlobes and then continuing behind the ear into the lower scalp. There may need to be a small incision made underneath your chin as well.


There are thousands of people who undergo this surgery each year and receive amazing results. The surgery is said to help people look approximately 10 to 15 years younger. Your skin will be smoother, firmer, and brighter. The results are said to last up to 10 years or more. Also, it is a fairly quick recovery time with everyday activities being able to be resumed just 2 weeks after the operation. Dr. DiFrancesco will be sure to go over the after-care regimen with you before and after your surgery.

If you are ready to look and feel years younger, then call Dr. DiFrancesco to make an appointment today to get started on your facelift journey!

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