What it is:

Removal of loose/sagging facial skin to improve the appearance of wrinkles and jowls

People with loose/sagging facial skin, especially in the lower face

* 4 to 5 hours


No, but you will need to return the day after surgery for a follow-up appointment

Average is 1 week, although some prefer to take 2 weeks off until the bruising goes away

  • Return immediately to non-strenuous activities which do not raise your heart rate or blood pressure, and won’t result in breaking into a sweat
  • Resume strenuous activities in 2 weeks


  • If drainage tubes are inserted, they are usually removed the day after surgery
  • You may shower 48 hours after surgery
  • You will need to wear a gentle compression bandage at all times for 1 week after surgery, then only at night
  • Stitches will be removed 1 week after surgery

* Times may vary since each case is unique

** Check with your health care provider about your specific restrictions