How Does a Facelift Work?
Dr. Langdon performs a less invasive, minimum-incision facelift called the ExpresS-Lift. This procedure is designed to have the same exceptional results as a traditional facelift but with less conspicuous scarring and easier recovery. Part of his low-impact approach is using only local anesthetic, which is safer and has fewer side effects.
During the procedure, Dr. Langdon will make short incisions around your ears. He then lifts the skin and muscles to a more youthful position. This corrects the sagging caused by gravity, restoring a smooth appearance and enhancing the facial contours. If needed, he may remove excess skin and fat during the procedure. Dr. Langdon often simultaneously performs liposuction around the neck and jawline to correct jowls and a double chin.
An ExpresS-Lift at the Langdon Center usually takes three to four hours. Dr. Langdon personalizes the procedure to each patient’s unique needs and facial structure, ensuring natural-looking results.
What is Recovery Like After a Facelift?
After your facelift procedure, you can expect some swelling, bruising, numbness, and general discomfort. Most visible side effects will fade within ten days, and patients typically resume work in one to two weeks. Dr. Langdon will give you detailed aftercare instructions for your procedure.
As the swelling and bruising fade, you’ll see the benefits of your facelift. You’ll enjoy optimal results after a few months.