What to Expect on the Day of Your Procedure
On the day of your facelift surgery, you’ll arrive at our AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery clinic. The surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure using general anesthesia. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, Dr. Few will make the necessary incisions depending on your specific treatment plan. Typically, the incisions are placed behind the ears, just inside the hairline. The doctor always makes sure that the incisions are as inconspicuous as possible. Once he has made the incisions, Dr. Few will make the needed adjustments to your facial muscles, SMAS, and skin. He will then close the incisions with sutures and apply bandages to complete the procedure.
In total, your facelift in Chicago may take anywhere between two and six hours to complete. Most patients need to stay at the surgery clinic for monitoring for a few hours after the surgery, but after that, you should be able to return home with someone else driving you. In some cases, an overnight stay may be required.