For some, looking as young as they feel means a full facelift. “Surgery is the treatment for loss of elasticity, and that’s when we do our facelifts. The surgery takes approximately three and a half hours, and we’re turning that clock back 10-15 years,” says Dr. Chet Mays a plastic surgeon with CaloAesthetics Plastic Surgery Center.
A facelift will vary from person to person, says Dr. Martin Fox, a practicing plastic surgeon for over 20 years. “Plastic surgeons have learned how to customize facelifts. It’s not one size fits all.” The typical downtime is about six weeks with no heavy lifting for three to four weeks. There will be some bruising and swelling initially. The out-of-pocket cost (which includes surgeon, facility, anesthesia fees, etc.) ranges from $12,000-$15,000.
BY TONILYN HORNUNG