Facelift Procedure and Recovery
Just like your face, your facelift procedure and recovery will be unique. During your consultation, Dr. Lanfranchi will discuss your aesthetic goals and help you determine a treatment plan so you’ll know what to expect.
Dr. Lanfranchi will perform your facelift under local anesthesia, and you’ll be able to return home the same day. He will make small, strategically placed incisions that minimize scarring. Depending on your needs, he will then remove, reposition, and tighten your facial tissue.
Facelifts offer dramatic results and only require a short amount of downtime. Some swelling and bruising is normal after the procedure, but this will soon fade. Most people resume their regular routine within one or two weeks. You may need to wait about a month to do strenuous activities.
Types of Facelifts
Dr. Lanfranchi offers many facial rejuvenation procedures, and he’ll help you find the best one for your needs. For patients who have mild facial aging and want a less invasive solution, Dr. Lanfranchi may recommend a mini facelift. The TLC Mini Lift involves smaller incisions and is less extensive but still offers excellent results.
A lower facelift is ideal for signs of aging in the lower face, such as sagging jowls. During this procedure, Dr. Lanfranchi will reposition the SMAS layer and platysma muscle for a more contoured jawline.
Dr. Lanfranchi also offers the TLC Premier Lift™, a custom facial rejuvenation procedure tailored to your exact needs. This treatment combines a lower face and neck lift with two to four additional procedures of your choice, such as an eyelid lift, brow lift, or chin augmentation.