Botox®Face Lifts

A skin face lift is a comprehensive cosmetic procedure that assists in eliminating the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin on the face which are related to the signs of aging.  The skin on the face is lifted, which results in a tightening of the skin and tissues on the face.  Thus the skin on the face is left smoother and more refined.

For a skin face lift procedure, general anesthesia is generally used or an IV inserted into the arm with a sedative and local anesthesia to numb the skin.  The cosmetic surgeon will then craft an incision that will begin around the temple area to the ear.  The skin is then lifted, while muscles and tissues are tightened just below the skin.  The cosmetic surgeon discards any fat and skin that is in excess.  The incision itself is designed to remain well hidden in the hairline or in a location where skin already has a natural crease so that it is invisible following the procedure.

A skin face lift procedure can take several hours.  Some patients are allowed to go home the same day of the procedure, while others are required to stay overnight in the hospital.

The face area will be covered following the procedure. The bandages are typically taken off 1 to 2 days following the procedure. A drainage tube may be inserted and will need to be removed in about 1 to 2 days following the surgery. Stitches will be taken out within 5 to 10 days.

Minimal pain may be experienced following the skin face lift procedure, and the cosmetic surgeon may provide the patient with a prescription for pain medication.  Swelling and bruising on the face are normal after the procedure.  Cold packs applied to the area can alleviate the swelling and bruising.  Keeping the head elevated is recommended as is moving the head around as little as possible.

Returning to regular activities within 2-3 weeks following the skin face lift procedure is about the average amount of time that it takes for the first bit of healing to occur


For additional questions on Face Lifts and Skin Tightening please call us at our office in Portland, OR at 502-241-3579.

Thrive Aesthetic and Lipodissolve Center, LLC is conveniently located in NW Portland near Good Samaritan Hospital on the corner of NW 19th Avenue and NW Kearny.