The facelift is one of the most popular facial rejuvenation procedures for both men and women. People who feel that their face has become "jowly," that their neck has "fallen," or that the skin beneath their chin is sagging, may benefit from a facelift, which can restore these areas to a more youthful contour. Using the most current techniques for tightening the underlying muscle, as well as for removing excess skin and fat, Dr. Swanson restores a more youthful, but still natural, appearance to the face. Her patients benefit from her experience, receiving optimal results with minimal swelling, bruising, and recovery time. Often, the facelift is done in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as eyelid lift and browlift.

With a facelift, it is important that patients allow themselves a good two weeks of recovery time. Although patients will be up and moving within a couple of days, they need to avoid strenuous activity and sun exposure for a couple of weeks; this ensures that the incisions have enough time to heal properly. Dr. Swanson monitors her patients’ healing very carefully in follow-up visits, advising her patients when they should increase their level of activity. Constant care throughout the recovery process ensures that Dr. Swanson’s patients receive optimum results.