Natural aging, weight loss, and genetics create the little lines, sags, and bags that make you look older than you are. Consult Christopher Jones MD PC in Indianapolis, Indiana, if you want a surgical correction that will tighten skin and muscle that have lost their elasticity. We can help you regain a younger, brighter look.
Facelift Q & A
What is a facelift?
As you get older, your skin loses its elasticity, supporting fatty tissue, and even some bony support. A facelift tightens the skin and returns muscle and fat to their original position for a more youthful look.
Who is a good candidate?
A facelift can help you if you’re self-conscious about the way you’re aging. You may also consider a facelift if you look older than you feel or an aged appearance is negatively affecting self-esteem. An ongoing smoking habit will disqualify a patient for a facelift.
Does it take a long time to recover?
Depending on the extent of the work done on your face or neck, expect to recover in about 2 weeks. Heavy exercise may need to be put on hold for a month or longer.
Any bruising and swelling resulting from the surgery should resolve considerably in 10-14 days. You’ll need to carefully protect your face from the sun post surgery. Dr. Jones will let you know when it’s acceptable to wear makeup again.
How long will the results last?
You can’t stop aging, but a facelift can set back the clock. You will look far younger than you would if you didn’t have the surgery. To preserve your results for longer, maintain a healthy weight and keep up a regular skin care regimen that fights aging. Continued vigilance about sun exposure is a great way to keep your skin looking healthy.