Procedure: Improving sagging facial skin, jowls, and loose neck skin by removing excess fat, tightening muscles, redraping skin. Most often done on men and women over 40.  Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
Length: Several hours.
Anesthesia: Local with sedation or general.
In/outpatient: Usually outpatient. Some patients may require short inpatient stay.
Side effects: Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness and tenderness of skin; tight feeling, dry skin. For men, permanent need to shave behind ears, where beard-growing skin is repositioned.
Risks: Injury to the nerves that control facial muscles or feeling (usually temporary but may be permanent); infection, bleeding; poor healing; excessive scarring; asymmetry or change in hairline.
Recovery: Back to work: 10 to 14 days. More strenuous activity: 2 weeks or more. Bruising: 2 to 3 weeks. Must limit exposure to sun for several months.
Duration of results: Usually 5 to 10 years.


Preoperative appearance face lift photo
Preoperative appearance
Skin elevation face lift photo
Skin elevation
Muscle tightening face lift photo
Muscle tightening
Excess skin excision face lift photo
Excess skin excision
Intraoperative closure face lift photo
Intraoperative closure
Postoperative appearance face lift photo
Postoperative appearance

Actual patient photographs available at time of consult.

Face Lift Consultation video with Dr. Subhas Gupta

Face Lift Consultation video with Dr. Subhas Gupta - Part 1 Part 1
Face Lift Consultation video with Dr. Subhas Gupta - Part 2 Part 2