What to Expect From Our Facelift Procedure


When we perform facelifts for our Fort Myers patients, each procedure is tailored to suit your individual needs. Dr. Mandraccia will evaluate your personal goals and physical requirements during your initial consultation to ensure your facelift procedure helps you achieve the results you want most.

Viable facelift candidates can use the procedure to minimize signs of aging such as:

  • Drooping or sagging skin
  • Deep creases and lines
  • The appearance of jowls or a 'double chin'

Generally our facelift procedure allows patients to return home on the same day of the surgery, but this is only for recovery purposes. Most patients return to their normal schedule of work and other activities in about 10 to 14 days, with special considerations for more strenuous activities.

During this time, it is important to follow all of Dr. Mandraccia's instructions for facelift recovery, which will be provided well in advance. This will include tips for preparing an ideal recovery space as well as specific details for the days immediately following your procedure.

When you have fully recovered, your scars will be virtually undetectable. The results of our facelift procedure are permanent, but this does not mean your face will not continue to change with time. Most patients enjoy their youthful appearance for 5 to 10 years before seeking additional rejuvenation.

Some patients may want to combine their facelift procedure with other facial surgery procedures for optimal results.

To best maintain your new look, you can speak with Dr. Mandraccia about sun protection and other lifestyle choices during your personal consultation.

If you are Fort Myers or Naples area resident and you think a facelift might be right for you, contact Dr. Robert Mandraccia M.D. at (239) 633-8819 today to schedule a personal consultation with our Fort Myers plastic surgeon.