Facelifts Performed by Boston Cosmetic Surgeon
Dr. Bartlett

Doctor Bartlett - Facelift

Of all facial rejuvenation treatments designed to address the more noticeable signs of aging, facelift surgery provides the most remarkable results. Richard A. Bartlett, M.D. utilizes sophisticated facelift techniques to help men and women throughout Massachusetts and New England achieve a younger, more refreshed appearance by lifting sagging skin, smoothing deep lines and wrinkles, and improving facial contour. One of Boston’s top plastic surgeons, Dr. Bartlett is known for producing dramatic, yet natural-looking results with customized facelift procedures.

If you are considering a facelift, the first step is a confidential consultation with Dr. Bartlett. At this time he will perform a medical evaluation and listen carefully to understand your goals. He also will answer questions about the benefits and risks of facelift surgery, describe the treatment process, and may discuss alternative treatment options. In certain cases, he may recommend eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, or other facial plastic surgery procedures to complement the facelift procedure.

Facelift Surgery – What to Expect

  • About the Surgery – a facelift works by lifting and redraping the skin, tightening underlying facial tissues, and eliminating small pockets of fat near the chin and neck. The result is the elimination of wrinkles and a more revitalized, attractive look
  • Anesthesia – local anesthesia, intravenous sedation or general anesthesia may be used and is determined by you and Dr. Bartlett
  • Surgery Length – 2 to 4 hours
  • Surgical Setting – facelifts are performed in office and hospital settings in the Boston, Massachusetts area. Smaller facelifts can be performed in younger patients on an outpatient basis. Older patients and patients undergoing more extensive procedures may spend a night in the hospital
  • Pain Medication – is prescribed and typically used for 2 or 3 days after surgery
  • Post Surgery – swelling and bruising can last for 1 to 2 weeks. Sutures (stitches) are removed at 1 and 2 weeks. Most patients look well after 2 weeks, but the final result from facelift surgery is evaluated 6 months later. Numbness and firmness persist for months but do not affect appearance. Light exercise is permitted at 2 weeks and vigorous exercise can be resumed 4 to 6 weeks after surgery.