One of the most commonly performed procedures, a facelift will make you appear younger, well rested and healthy. The procedure is most often done on men and women over age 40.

A facelift improves sagging facial skin, jowls, and loose neck skin by removing excess fat, tightening muscles and then re-draping the skin. The procedure lasts several hours and is typically performed in an outpatient setting. Temporary side effects include dry or tight skin, bruising, swelling, numbness and tenderness.

Most patients can return to work in 10 to 14 days. Patients with more strenuous jobs can return in 2 weeks or longer. Bruising will last 2 to 3 weeks. Sun exposure should be limited for several months after the surgery.

Results usually last 5 to 10 years.