Know What Happens During Your Facelift

shutterstock_185518856A facelift, just like any other invasive cosmetic procedure, is not a lunchtime treatment that you can easily have and get over with. While it is important to completely trust your surgeon when considering a facelift, being aware of what happens on the day of your surgery can help ease your anxiety.

Administering Anesthesia

To promote comfort and a pain-free experience, you will most likely be under general anesthesia with intravenous sedation during the procedure. You will learn more about your anesthesia options during your consultation with Dr. Crais.

Creating Incisions

The incisions created during a facelift will depend on the method used. It could be the traditional method, limited incision method, or a neck lift. In the case of a traditional facelift, the incision is found in the hairline starting from the temples, going through the ear and ending in the lower scalp. The underlying tissue is then repositioned to achieve the desired effect. Deeper layers of the facial muscles and tissues are also lifted. Fat may be removed or redistributed in the area. Once done, the skin will be draped back over the new lifted contours.

Closing the Incisions

The incisions are closed with sutures or skin adhesives. Once the surgical wounds are healed, the incision lines are concealed well within the hairline.

Noticing the Results

After the procedure, some swelling and bruising may occur in the treated areas. However, when such symptoms subside, visible improvements are immediately noticed, giving you a younger-looking appearance.

Facelift in Hailey, ID

Restore the youthfulness of your face through a facelift. Give us a call today at 208-788-7700 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Crais. We look forward to hearing from you! 

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