What is a Facelift?

A facelift is a comprehensive approach to addressing signs of facial aging such as lines and wrinkles and sagging skin. This procedure can range from minimally invasive to more extensive surgery. Overall, a facelift is a long-lasting solution to aging for a younger-looking you.

Who is a Candidate?

Adults who feel that their face does not reflect their age or energy and have good skin elasticity can often benefit from a facelift in Bethesda. A facelift can improve many areas of the face in just one surgery, with results that can last for years. A consultation is the best way to determine if this procedure is right for your aesthetic needs.

The Procedure

The facelift can be completed through a number of techniques. These include a traditional facelift and a limited-incision facelift. During a traditional facelift, incisions will be created in the hairline at the temples. These will continue down and around the front of the ears and end in the natural creases behind the ears. During a limited-incision facelift, short incisions will be made in the hairline, and will continue down and around the front of the ears. However, the amount of correction will not be as dramatic as that of a traditional facelift.


Following a facelift procedure, you will need to wear a compression garment to help reduce swelling and support your new facial features. A mild to moderate amount of discomfort is to be expected, which can be controlled with pain medication. Bruising and swelling will also occur and should subside over the next two weeks. Patients should avoid bending or lifting heavy objects for a week. They should also avoid direct sun exposure and wear sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat. It is important to follow your doctor’s specific aftercare instructions to help ensure optimal results.

If you live in the Bethesda, MD area and are interested in turning back the clock with a facelift, contact CPS today to schedule a consultation. We would be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

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†Cost estimates are all-inclusive ballpark figures. Actual procedures to be performed and costs vary depending on individual patient needs. Our Patient Coordinator will provide a fee quote after your consultation with the physician.