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Face Lift FAQs


What is a face lift?

A face lift is a cosmetic procedure performed to tighten loose skin and muscle, and reposition tissue from the face and neck. Also known as a rhytidectomy, a face lift is intended to restore and rejuvenate your appearance.

Am I a good candidate for a face lift?

The best candidate for a face lift is a person who is healthy and has realistic expectations. Dr. Shuster will review your medical history during the consultation process and will listen to your concerns to help identify the most appropriate procedure for you.

What are the benefits of a face lift?

A youthful appearance is returned to the face, jaw line, and neck, minimizing the signs of aging. Following a face lift procedure, patients often describe their new appearance as younger, more refreshed versions of themselves.

Is a face lift permanent?

Yes, but it does not stop the aging process. Typical face lifts last 8 to 10 years, but individual results vary depending on a patient's characteristics and the type of procedure performed. Individual patient preferences determine whether or not a patient will choose to have a second procedure.

Are there different types of face lifts?

Yes, there are several types of face lifts available. Dr. Shuster performs a number of different face lift procedures tailored to a patientís specific needs:

Each procedure has varying degrees of results, recovery times, and invasiveness. They may also be combined with other facial procedures such as eyelid surgery or a brow lift.

How soon after a face lift can I go back to work?

Recovery time varies from patient to patient and depends on the procedure performed. Typically, the first week following surgery should be used for rest. The second week may be used for light activities. By the second week, patients are generally ready to return to work depending on their occupation. Within four to six weeks following surgery, patients may resume exercise.



Additional Information

For more information on face lift procedures, request a consultation to meet with Dr. Shuster either in his Miami/Fort Lauderdale office or virtually.