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Facelift

Facelift at Via Christi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics in Wichita, KS

Improves sagging facial skin, jowls, and loose neck skin by removing excess fat, tightening muscles and redraping the skin. Most often done on men and women over 50.

  • Procedure takes 3-5 hours
  • Local anesthesia with sedation, or general anesthesia
  • Performed at Ascension Via Christi Surgery Center. Does not require an overnight stay
    • Overnight stay is optional at an additional cost for cosmetic patients
  • Possible side effects include temporary bruising, swelling, numbness and tenderness of skin; tight feeling, dry skin
  • Men will need to shave behind ears, where beard-growing skin is repositioned

Results

  • Back to work in 10-14 days 
  • More strenuous activity in two weeks or more
  • Bruising will fade after two to three weeks
  • Must limit exposure to sun for several months
  • Results will usually last five to 10 years