A Face Lift procedure at MedicalMex will generally take up to three hours, and will use either local or intravenous anesthesia. The incisions begin at the temples above the hairline, continue forward of the ear, and then behind the ear lobe, extending to the base of the scalp. If the neck is included in the procedure, another incision is made under the chin.
Next comes the separation of the skin from the fat and muscle underneath. Trimming or suction is to use to remove the fat, improving the contour of both the neck and chin. Muscles are tightened and the skin is pulled back, and excess skin is removed. Stitches secure the layers of tissue and close the incisions. Metal clips may also be used to help secure the scalp if the incision is long or deep enough.
Drainage tubes will be installed under the skin behind the ear to drain any blood that has collected and bandages are loosely wrapped around the head to control bruising and swelling.