Facelift - What You Need To Know [Infographic]

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Sept. 13, 2013, 8:41 a.m.

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Dr. Ramtin Kassir released a rhytidectomy (facelift) infographic today to answer common questions about the procedure.

The infographic also provides information regarding recovery time, cost and satisfaction rates.

The facelift procedure is the #1 most common cosmetic surgical procedure done by women-followed by blepharoplasty and rhinoplasty.

31 percent of facelift patients feel disappointed with their results, yet in 2012 126,000 facelifts were performed, showing an increase of 6 percent from 2011.

The average cost of a facelift in NYC is $18,900, compared to the overall average fee of $7,453.

Pros of Facelift

  • Decreased wrinkles
  • Improvement of jowls
  • Improved neckline
  • Short recovery time (around 2-5 weeks)
  • More confidence
  • Self-esteem

Cons of Facelift

  • Cost of surgery
  • Pain
  • Swelling/bruising
  • Infection risk
  • Healing time (2-5 weeks)

The most common age group to undergo a facelift is between 35 and 60 years old.

You are a candidate for a facelift if you have:

  • Wrinkly skin
  • Loose skin
  • Bone density changes
  • Sunken eyes
  • A saggy jawline

Facelift is the fifth most requested procedure by brides:

  1. Dermal Fillers
  2. Restylane
  3. Rhinoplasty
  4. Blespharoplasty
  5. Facelift

What must a plastic surgeon review before performing a facelift?

  • General health
  • Skin quality
  • Bone facial structure
  • Position and appearance of facial lines

Post-facelift procedure the average time to return to work is 2-4 weeks and 2-5 weeks to return to physical activity. Popular procedures performed with a facelift are brow elevating, lip lifting, eyelid surgery and filling in lines below and above the mouth corners.