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.

View this content in Español

Preparing for facelift surgery

In preparing for a facelift, you may be asked to:

  • Get lab testing or a medical evaluation
  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
  • Apply certain products to the facial skin preoperatively
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding and bruising

A facelift may be performed in an accredited office-based surgical facility, licensed ambulatory surgical center, or a hospital. You must arrange for a friend or family member to drive you to and from surgery and to stay with you the first night following surgery.



Logo

Surgeons In Your Area

Christopher Knotts Headshot

Christopher Knotts, MD

1825 Samuel Morse Drive Austin-Weston, The Center...
Reston, VA 20190

(703) 893-6168

Roberta Gartside Headshot

Roberta Gartside, MD

1300 Chain Bridge Road The Magassey Building
McLean, VA 22101

(703) 204-2706

Haven Barlow Headshot

Haven Barlow, MD

802 Bestgate Road Suite A
Annapolis, MD 21401
Michael Brown Headshot

Michael Brown, MD

45155 Research Place Suite 125
Ashburn, VA 20147

(703) 726-1175

David Berman Headshot

David Berman, MD

14 Pigeon Hill Drive Suite 100
Sterling, VA 20165

(703) 406-2444

Gloria Duda Headshot

Gloria Duda, MD

6845 Elm Street Suite 708
McLean, VA 22101

(703) 893-1111

Erica Anderson Headshot

Erica Anderson, MD

297 Herndon Parkway Suite 101
Herndon, VA 20170

(703) 481-0002

Wendy Gottlieb Headshot

Wendy Gottlieb, MD

1800 Town Center Drive Suite 418
Reston, VA 20190

(703) 668-9499

Logo

Patient Care Center