Columbia, SC

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Facelifts

Over time, it's natural for your face to change and lose the tautness it had when you were younger. This change can be due to genetics, aging, exposure to sun, stress, lifestyle, or a combination of all of the above. A facelift can give you back your youthful appearance, sharpening your features and redefining your jawline in a way that looks natural and non-operated.

About the Procedure

During your face lift, Dr. Lefkowitz will expertly move your skin and tissue back to their youthful position for completely natural-looking results. When the tissue under the skin (called the SMAS) drops, it causes most of the jowling and softening of the jawline you notice with facial aging. 

Your Results

The natural position of your face, neck, and jawline will return with facial tissue back in its youthful position. You can expect to see the final result 3 months after surgery.

Complementary Procedures

Facelifts are often performed as part of an overall facial rejuvenation plan determined by you and Dr. Lefkowitz. Other treatments in the plan can include work on the eye lids (blepharoplasty), a neck lift, and facial fillers. Dr. Lefkowitz will consult with you and make a plan for facial surgery that will give you the natural-looking results you're looking for.

Recovery

Swelling and bruising is normal after a facelift, but will fade significantly within 10 to 14 days. If you have other surgeries, swelling and bruising may last a little longer.

Most stitches will be removed 5 to 7 days after your facelift, and the stitches in your hairline will be removed 10 to 14 days after your treatment.

You can return to work after 10 to 14 days, and return to light exercise after 14 days increasing your activity over the next weeks. You will receive a prescription to help with discomfort.

Dr. Lefkowitz will guide you through the post-operative process for your facelift and answer your questions about sun protection, diet, exercise and skin care. Continuing care will help you achieve the best results.
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