Facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, improves signs of aging in the face and neck by repositioning and reshaping loose or sagging skin to a natural, more youthful appearance.

Facelift procedures are performed to restore a natural, more youthful appearance without looking tight or unnatural. Rejuvenation may address the mid-face, the cheeks and jowls, and the neck through incisions inconspicuously placed around and behind the ears.

In discussing your options and the result you would like to achieve, it is helpful to bring in a photograph of yourself from 10-15 years past.

A facelift is most commonly performed under general anaesthesia and may require an overnight stay when combined with other procedures.

Recovery depends on the extent of your facelift, and any accompanying procedures. You may engage in light activity the day after your surgery; a return to more normal activity may take 1-2 weeks. Your appearance will gradually refine over the following 6-8 weeks.

Proper skincare and sun protection are essential during healing and to maintain your results.

Results can be long-term, turning back the clock on your appearance often lasting up to 10 years. While natural aging will continue after your facelift, skin care and non-surgical treatments can be used to maintain a youthful appearance after surgery.

Facelift at a Glance


1 session


General Anaesthesia 


1-2 weeks


6-8 weeks


Not necessary