Facelift surgery is one of the top five requested procedures in plastic surgery. Despite its popularity, it remains as the most misunderstood of the known plastic surgery operations. Almost everyone thinks that a facelift is a total makeover of the face, from the scalp down to the neck. In reality, it only treats the lower third of the face, the jowls and the neck. Therefore, it is a much less extensive operation to go through than one thinks, with a smaller than anticipated recovery as well. Facelifts are often combined with other facial procedures as well such as blepharoplasty and browlift.
In this edition of the Doc Chat radio show, Dr. Barry Eppley discusses many aspects of facelift surgery, demystifying the operation and providing insight into what it can and cannot do. In discussion of facelift surgery, Dr. Eppley interviews a husband and wife, both of whom had different facelift operations. The wife underwent a traditional full facelift, the husband underwent a direct necklift. Hear what they have to say about their experiences and the learn from actual patient experiences what facelift surgery is all about!