Face Lift (Rhytidectomy) Questions


What is a face lift?

A face lift is a type of cosmetic surgery used to smooth and tighten the skin, muscle and tissue on your face, and remove excess fat. Face lifts are one of the most common procedures Dr. Mandraccia performs for his patients in the Fort Myers, FL area.

What are the benefits of a face lift?

Face lifts can help minimize the signs of aging, helping you look more vibrant and youthful. Most patients who have rhytidectomies with Dr. Mandraccia have increased self-confidence as a result.

Are the face lift results permanent?

You should expect the results to last anywhere from five to ten years, but a face lift cannot stop the aging process. You may choose to have another face lift with Dr. Mandraccia once the effects of the first one have diminished.

What are the risks associated with a face lift procedure?

Although rare, risks can include infection, bleeding, nerve damage or adverse reactions to the anesthesia. Your doctor can explain more during your personal consultation.

Will I be put under general anesthesia?

Dr. Mandraccia performs most face lifts under local anesthesia with sedation. But, general anesthesia can be also be used if you are nervous about the procedure. You can discuss your concerns with Dr. Mandraccia during your initial consultation.

What will recovery be like?

You should avoid strenuous activity for three weeks. Patients usually return to work and non-strenuous activities within two weeks.

More information on Facelift Recovery

Dr. Mandraccia performs most cosmetic surgery procedures under IV sedation with certified nurse anesthesia in the privacy of his own office, which has been certified by the Florida Board of Health as meeting its stringent requirements. Patients can opt for general anesthesia in the surgery center located in our building that is jointly owned by Lee Memorial and Naples Community Hospitals.

Schedule a Face Lift Consultation Today

To find out more about face lifts and other cosmetic procedures we offer our patients in the Naples area, contact Dr. Robert V. Mandraccia, MD at (239) 633-8819 to schedule your confidential consultation. Dr. Mandraccia’s Fort Myers office is conveniently located on Route 41 at Seven Lakes Boulevard.