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Facelift Surgery


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

Questions to ask your facelift surgeon

Use this checklist during your facelift consultation:

  • Are you certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?
  • Were you specifically trained in the field of plastic surgery?
  • How many years of plastic surgery training have you had?
  • Do you have hospital privileges to perform this procedure? If so, at which hospitals?
  • Is the office-based surgical facility accredited by a nationally- or state-recognized accrediting agency, or is it state-licensed or Medicare-certified?
  • Am I a good candidate for this procedure?
  • What will be expected of me to get the best results?
  • Where and how will you perform my procedure?
  • What surgical technique is recommended for me?
  • How long of a recovery period can I expect, and what kind of help will I need during my recovery?
  • What are the risks and complications associated with a facelift?
  • How are complications handled?
  • How can I expect my face to look over time?
  • What are my options if I am dissatisfied with the cosmetic outcome of my facelift?
  • Do you have before-and-after photos I can look at for this procedure and what results are reasonable for me?


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