Facial rejuvenation involves surgical procedures that can change a number of specific areas of the face. A forehead lift, or brow lift, involves making incisions just above the hairline to elevate the forehead and eyebrow area. Many times, an endoscope is utilized to limit the length of the necessary incisions. A browlift can be combined with blepharoplasty or other facial rejuvenation procedures.
Blepharoplasty is designed to remove the excess skin and/or fatty tissue around the upper and lower eyelids. This procedure usually involves an incision in the upper eyelid area near the lowest skin crease and in the lower eyelid area just below the eyelash line. A face lift, or rhytidectomy, involves removal of the excess skin of the face and neck area. Often, the underlying facial muscles and supporting system are tightened also. This usually involves an incision beginning in the temple, extending around the ear, and finishing in the lower scalp region.
Most facial rejuvenation procedures are done as outpatient procedures. At times, patients choose to stay in the hospital or in an extended stay facility overnight. Pain is typically well controlled with medications by mouth. Swelling and bruising of the face can be variable and return to work, play, and routine can take three or four weeks.
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