What is a Facelift?


Also known as a rhytidectomy procedure, a facelift is a restorative surgery that helps to tighten, reshape and sculpt aging skin around the face and neck. Many people opt for facelift surgery to target loose, sagging skin, including jowls, and to reduce or eliminate the appearance of deep creases around the eyes, nose or mouth.

If you believe you might benefit from a facelift, our Ft. Myers facial surgeon Dr. Robert Mandraccia has more than 30 years of experience to help you assess your facelift candidacy.

The facelift surgery itself is a performed as a series of incisions above the hairline and can be completed with the use of IV sedation or general anesthesia. The recovery period for a facelift is typically between 10 and 14 days depending on your individual healing abilities. Dr. Mandraccia's surgical methods result in virtually undetectable scarring.

Often times there are a number of other procedures than can be combined with a facelift to maximize the results you want most. These may include:

While facelifts and other rejuvenation procedures do not actually stop the aging process, they can improve visible signs of aging to restore years of youth and beauty to your appearance.

If you are interested in enhancing your appearance with a facelift, contact Dr. Robert Mandraccia M.D. at 239-482-5242 today to schedule a consultation in Ft. Myers, FL.