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What to Expect the Day of Your Facelift Surgery

A facelift is a surgical procedure that tightens your skin, trims excess facial fat, and leaves you with a more natural, youthful appearance. Once you and your Fairfax cosmetic surgeon decide that a facelift is the best procedure to meet your cosmetic goals, you will receive instructions about what you should and should not do, eat, and drink prior to your surgery.

On the day of your surgery, you will need to make arrangements for someone to drive you home after your procedure. You should also wear a button-up shirt so that you do not have to pull your shirt over your head. Also be sure to prepare a comfortable recovery area at home.

Facelift surgery typically takes anywhere from two to six hours to perform, depending on your individual needs. The procedure is usually performed under general and local anesthesia. Your Fairfax cosmetic surgeon will make an incision near your hairline to help hide any scarring that may occur. During the procedure itself, your skin will be tightened and excess skin and fat will be removed to restore a youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

If you’re interested in obtaining a younger, more rejuvenated appearance, please contact Dr. Desman at the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery today to schedule your facelift consultation in the Washington, D.C. area.