Professor and Director - Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
A face-lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that lifts and tightens sagging skin on the face and neck to create a smoother and more youthful appearance. A miniface-lift is a modified version of the procedure with a smaller incision and less cutting of underlying tissue.
Face Lift and Miniface-lift: Before and After Pictures
Face Lift and Miniface-lift: Why Choose Johns Hopkins Facial Plastic Surgery?
- With a large number of patients and an experienced faculty with specific training in the structure of the head and neck region, we offer a rare degree of skill and expertise, even in the most complex procedures.
- Our team takes into account your goals, age and ethnicity, and has a healthy, balanced approach to beauty and proportion.
- The team is dedicated to safeguarding each patient’s well-being and health while helping them feel attractive and confident.
Face Lift: What to Expect
Making the Choice
Getting a face lift is a highly individualized decision that starts with a candid discussion with one of our experts. He or she will take a detailed medical history, and carefully consider your general health, skin condition, scarring tendency and other factors in the context of what you want your face lift to achieve.
In preparing for your face lift or miniface-lift, you may be asked to temporarily avoid certain over-the-counter medications as your surgery date draws near.
The surgery takes place under general anesthesia, requiring you to arrange for transportation to and from the surgical facility.
After Your Face Lift
When your face-lift procedure is complete, you will likely have dressings, drains, or both. You will need to return to the surgeon a few days after the procedure to get the sutures removed. Sutures (stitches) can come out in five to 10 days after your procedure.
Recovery from a facelift or mini-facelift takes several weeks. Following your surgeon’s post-surgery instructions is very important. You will receive details on addressing swelling and bruising, and on managing any discomfort.
The instructions will also advise you when you can resume your regular activities and when to call the office in case of any unexpected changes or problems.
Our doctors are board certified in both otolaryngology—head and neck surgery and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, which gives our team a unique and comprehensive level of expertise.
Face Lifts | What You Need to Know from a Johns Hopkins Expert
Learn what you need to know about face-lifts from Johns Hopkins facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Patrick Byrne, including the best time to have a face lift, communicating about your desired results and post-surgery recovery time.