How the procedure works
Before your surgery, Dr. Kwan will make surgical markings on your face while you are seated comfortably and engaging in conversation with him. This helps him determine the best locations to make the incisions and skin pulling for natural-looking results that flow with your facial movements.
During the procedure, Dr. Kwan will then make small, discreet incisions by the ears and hairline to reduce the visibility of any scarring. He will pull and tighten the tissues in your face and gently remove any extra skin, as well as tighten the muscles and remove extra fat deposits where needed. Other procedures you have decided on, such as fat grafting, cheek reduction, jaw reduction, or forehead contouring, will be performed at this time as well. A facelift typically takes about two hours, but the total time it takes will depend on which specific procedures you are having performed.
A facelift can be truly transformative, and patients often maintain their results for up to seven to ten years after their treatment. However, lifestyle choices such as sun exposure, smoking, and chronic stress all play a role in the longevity of your results.