Removal of loose/sagging facial skin to improve the appearance of wrinkles and jowls
Who is a candidate?
People with loose/sagging facial skin, especially in the lower face
Average length of procedure?
* 4 to 5 hours
Type of anesthesia?
Will you need to stay in hospital overnight?
No, but you will need to return the day after surgery for a follow-up appointment
How long will you need to take off from work/school?
Average is 1 week, although some prefer to take 2 weeks off until the bruising goes away
What types of restrictions are there after surgery?**
Is the procedure covered by insurance?
* Times may vary since each case is unique
** Check with your health care provider about your specific restrictions
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