Dr. Karolak personally modifies each facelift procedure according to the patient’s individual facial volume and bone structure. In many cases, he may choose to enlist a specialized approach that incorporates a cheek lift to address muscle looseness that’s causing an aged appearance. Using his unparalleled experience, skill, and artistry, Dr. Karolak meticulously works to produce dramatic, yet natural-looking results.
The procedure is done under a local anesthetic so there are no initial ‘comedown’ or lingering effects like you’d have with general anesthesia. The relaxing medication that is given and the gentle numbing process with local anesthetic ensures that patients remain comfortable and calm throughout the procedure.
In most cases, a facelift will take about 2 hours to complete. Additional procedures will add more time. You can expect about 7-14 days of recovery after your facelift. Exercise may be resumed after 2 weeks.