Facelift | Charleston, WV | Bandak Plastic Surgery Facelift (Rhytidectomy)

As the face ages there are the inevitable folds, wrinkles, and fine lines that spring up, alongside issues such as loose skin and shrinking facial fat. These all have the effect of creating a tired appearance, but a facelift can reduce the signs of facial aging, and make you look like yourself again.

A facelift is intended to make the face more youthful by tightening and re-draping the skin, to reduce wrinkles and creases. It is often combined with other procedures that address the aging of the eyes, brows, and cheeks. After facelift surgery at Bandak Plastic Surgery our patients look younger, and more rested.

The Procedure

Facelift surgery is typically done at a hospital under general anesthesia. There are variations in facelift techniques, but the incision usually starts near the hairline, and extends down to the lower scalp. The surgeon will remove any excess fat and also tighten the underlying muscles, before re-draping the skin. Surgery can last 3-4 hours.


Patients can expect to experience swelling and bruising immediately after surgery. This is usually concentrated in the mid-face region, and takes about 2-4 weeks to resolve. There will also be some mild discomfort, but pain medication is prescribed. Facial compression garments may also be fitted and worn for several days. Most patients are able to return to work after 7 days.

Are you a good candidate?

Candidates for facelift surgery are typically in their 50’s with wrinkles and folds, loose skin around the jawline, and a furrowed brow. However, skin quality is also an important factor. Therefore, Dr. Bandak will do an evaluation of your skin and facial anatomy, to determine if facelift surgery is the most suitable way to address your concerns.

If you are ready to rejuvenate your face, please give us a call at (304)-925-4665, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Bandak.

Learn more about Facelift by watching this video

facelift Before & After Cases:


Procedure: Face lift with fat injections and upper blepharoplasty.

Age Range : 65+

Gender : Female

Photo details: : Photo taken 6 months post operatively.