Facelift - What You Need To Know [Infographic]
by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Sept. 13, 2013, 12:41 p.m.
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
Cons of Facelift
- Cost of surgery
- 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:
- Dermal Fillers
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.