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Facelift (Rhytidectomy)

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Morwood offers the facelift procedure for patients in Monterey that want to combat the visible signs of aging on their face. A facelift is a safe and effective surgical procedure that can provide natural-looking and long-lasting results. 

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How Aging Affects the Appearance of Your Face

As people age, the effects of gravity, exposure to the sun, and the stresses of daily life can be seen in their faces. Deep creases form between the nose and mouth; the jawline grows slack and jowly; folds and fat deposits appear around the neck. 

Rejuvenate Your Appearance with a Facelift

A facelift (technically known as rhytidectomy) can’t stop this aging process. What it can do is “set back the clock,” improving the most visible signs of aging by removing excess fat, tightening underlying muscles, and redraping the skin of your face and neck. A facelift can be done alone, or in conjunction with other procedures such as a forehead lift, eyelid surgery, or nose reshaping.

Dr. Morwood is undoubtedly the best! He and his office staff make you feel welcome and relaxed from the first time you meet them! Dr. Morwood is an expertise in his field of work and I have had all the confidence in him to know what is right for me! I have referred several friends and family members to him and they to feel as I do! He is my Dr. but I love calling him my friend!
– Donna O.
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A Breakdown of the Facelift Procedure 

face-liftProcedure: Improving sagging facial skin, jowls, and loose neck skin by removing excess fat, tightening muscles, redraping skin. Most often done on men and women over 40. 

Length: Several hours.

Anesthesia: Local with sedation, or general.

In/Outpatient: Usually outpatient. Some patients may require a short inpatient stay.

Risks: Injury to the nerves that control facial muscles or feeling (usually temporary but may be permanent). Infection, bleeding. Poor healing; excessive scarring. Asymmetry or change in hairline.

Facelift Recovery

Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness and tenderness of skin is to be expected following facelift surgery. These issues can be managed with medication and should subside over the next few weeks. Feelings of tightness around the face and dry skin are also common. For men, there may be the permanent need to shave behind ears where beard-growing skin is repositioned.

Most patients are able to return to work after 10 to 14 days. More strenuous activity, like exercising and heavy lifting should be avoided for 2 weeks or more. Patients must limit exposure to the sun for several months. Results usually last for five to 10 years.


Dr. Morwood is a board-certified plastic surgeon who will provide a custom-designed approach to help you achieve your aesthetic vision. Please call (831) 646-8661 or follow this link to set up a consultation for your facelift. 

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