As the signs of age begin to change the face, resulting in sagging skin, jowls, wrinkles, and other lines and creases, many people want to turn back the clock and see their youthful face in the mirror again. Dr. Halaas is highly experienced in facelifts, combining her artistic background with the latest surgical techniques.
What areas are targeted with a facelift?
A facelift targets the bottom two-thirds of the face and often the neck or décolletage. While a facelift does not include a brow or eye lift, these procedures may be combined
Will my facelift look natural?
When performed correctly by a skilled surgeon, your facelift will look natural and youthful. Because Dr. Halaas combines her artistic background with the latest surgical techniques, patients trust her as an authority in providing natural facelift results.
Will it hurt?
For the first day after surgery, you may experience a deep bruised sensation from the swelling. You should remedy any pain with prescribed medication.
How long does bruising last?
The most noticeable bruising lasts up to two weeks, after which it should start to fade and change color. This bruising will progressively fade over the next two to four weeks.
Where will my facelift be performed?
Dr. Halaas performs her procedures in her private, state-of-the-art, AAAASF accredited facility.
What is the length of the procedure?
A facelift procedure takes from 2-5 hours, depending on the complexity of the procedure.
What are the alternatives to a facelift?
Non-surgical alternatives include injectable combinations such as Botox, dermal fillers and Kybella, and/or laser and radiofrequency treatments.
How long do the results of a facelift last?
Depending on the type of facelift, results typically last about ten years.
Are there any risks or complications from a facelift?
Facelifts carry the same risks and complications as other surgeries, including bleeding, pain, swelling, infection, scarring, nerve injury, and others.
What type of anesthesia is used?
Dr. Halaas’ techniques usually do not require full anesthesia. Instead, patients take a Valium and have local anesthesia with additional sedation as needed. Twilight and general anesthesia are also available from our board-certified anesthesiologists.
Will I look pulled back after a facelift?
Dr. Halaas focuses on a very natural look by carefully addressing the skin and tissues, resulting in an appearance that is refreshed, not pulled back or 'windblown.'
Can I get another facelift after time goes by?
After years pass and the effects of a facelift begin to fade, another facelift can be performed to retain your rejuvenated results.
When can I return to normal activities after my facelift?
Patients can typically return to light activity and sedentary work in 7-10 days.