Facelift in Portland, OR

What is a facelift?

A facelift has remained the ‘gold standard’ of facial rejuvenation, correcting sagging in the midface, marionette lines, double chin and jowls. It is a comprehensive approach for treating wrinkles and sagging and ranges from a minimally invasive ‘lunchtime lift’ to a more sophisticated and extensive surgery. During the procedure, excessive skin is removed, the underlying muscle and tissue is tightened and re-draped over the neck and face.

Am I a good candidate for a facelift?

You are a good candidate for a facelift if you have sagging in your jawline and/or midface, nasolabial folds (nose to the corners of the mouth), marionette lines (mouth down to the chin), facial volume has fallen/displaced, loss of muscle tone, double chin or creasing and sagging on the neck. You must have realistic expectations from your surgery, a few patients may require a secondary surgery to achieve their desired goals.

Dr. Bohley recommends this procedure for individuals with deep wrinkles who wish to soften the signs of aging and personally performs pre-surgical evaluations and consultations to fully understand his Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington patients’ concerns and aesthetic goals. He works closely with his facelift patients in order to create personalized treatment plans that yield stunning results.

What is the recovery from facelift?

Even though your surgeon will advise you about your individual recovery time and activity levels, be prepared to wait around six months for complete healing. For the first 48 hours, you will have compression bandaging and drains covering your face and scalp. Swelling can be controlled by elevating your head for two weeks. For at least four weeks you must avoid diving, swimming, water skiing or athletic activity. Please call our office if you have any questions during your recovery period.

What will be my results from a facelift?

Even though the longevity of your results depend on the quality of your skin, genetics and maintenance; the one factor that determines it the most is the technique of a facelift. A mini facelift (S-lift), recovery is fast and it lasts up to five years. A full facelift has a longer recovery time period and the results last over 10 years. The more extensive the procedure, the longer you will enjoy the results.