American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member Log In For Medical Professionals
 

Facelift Surgery

Rhytidectomy

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck.

Facelift recovery

During your facelift recovery, a bandage might be placed around your face to minimize swelling and bruising once your procedure is completed.

Thin tubes may be present to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect under the skin.

You will be given specific instructions that may include how to care for the surgical site and drains, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health, and when to follow up with your plastic surgeon.

Be sure to ask your plastic surgeon specific questions about what you can expect during your individual recovery period.

  • Where will I be taken after my surgery is complete?
  • What medication will I be given or prescribed after surgery?
  • Will I have dressings/bandages after surgery?
  • When will they be removed?
  • Are stitches removed? When?
  • When can I wear make-up?
  • When can I resume normal activity and exercise?
  • When can I see my stylist for hair color and cut?


Logo

Surgeons In Your Area

Member Headshot

Martin Morse MD

10132 Colvin Run Road Suite F
Great Falls, VA 22066

(703) 757-6190

Member Headshot

Wendy Gottlieb MD

1800 Town Center Drive Suite 418
Reston, VA 20190

(703) 668-9499

Member Headshot

Peter Klainer MD

46396 Benedict Drive Suite 330
Sterling, VA 20164

(703) 421-6000

Member Headshot

Erica Anderson MD

297 Herndon Parkway Suite 101
Herndon, VA 20170

(703) 481-0002

Member Headshot

Ivica Ducic MD

7601 Lewinsville Road, Suite 460 Plastic Surgery,...
McLean, VA 22102

(703) 992-9233

Member Headshot

Morad Tavallali MD

#1150 5530 Wisconsin Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Member Headshot

Phillip Chang MD

19500 Sandridge Way Suite 350
Lansdowne, VA 20176

(703) 729-5553

Member Headshot

Andrew Goldberg MD

3222 Navy Drive
Herndon, VA 20171

(703) 264-0904

Logo

Patient Care Center