It’s a surgical procedure intended to correct the effects of ageing, mainly the sagging skin and the lost o volume. It works mainly by correction of the abnormal soft tissue positioning due to the ageing process, and not simply by excising the excess of skin. This will avoid an artificial and plastic look that is so often associated with the facelift. It usually extends to the neck and we can combine it with other surgical procedures like blepharoplasty. It can be performed under general anaesthesia or using local anaesthesia combined with a sedation. Usually, an overnight stay at a hospital is advised. You should consider two weeks for recovery, as there will be some swelling and bruising. Pain is not an issue, regarding facelift procedures. The use of compression garment is necessary during the first 10 days.