Questions about Facelifts


What exactly does a facelift procedure involve?
Known by the technical term rhytidectomy, a facelift surgically smoothes sagging facial and neck skin and makes the tissues and muscles beneath it more taut while also removing excess fat. The facelift is one of Dr. Mandraccia’s most common procedures.

How do patients benefit from a facelift?
Facelifts can help patients with realistic expectations obtain a more youthful, rested and refreshed appearance that can build confidence.

How is a good facelift candidate identified?
Prime candidates for facelift procedures are those whose skin has begun to sag; however, it is important that the skin has retained some of its elasticity. Also, a distinct bone structure is a great help to the success of a facelift procedure.

Is there a common technique for facelift procedures?
Surgical techniques can vary. Generally, Dr. Mandraccia starts the procedure by separating the muscle and fat layers from the skin. After eliminating extraneous fat, Dr. Mandraccia will ensure that the membranes and muscles of the face are tightened. Any extra skin is then incised.

How quickly can I return to my daily routine?
Most people can get back to work after 10 to 14 days following surgery; keep in mind that swelling and bruising may take longer to disappear.

If you live in the Fort Myers, Florida area and are considering a facelift procedure, please contact Dr. Mandraccia’s office at 239.482.1900 today to schedule an appointment