Facelifts can be scary for patients who have never experienced them. But with a little knowledge of what the procedure entails and what to expect – they become much less nerve-wracking. In this article, we are going to offer up four facts about facelifts.


The medical term for a facelift is a rhytidectomy. Facelift is a much more commonly used term for the procedure. Your surgeon will likely call the procedure a facelift as well – but it’s good to know the technical term just in case it comes up.


After a facelift procedure, swelling typically goes down within two weeks. Keep in mind that every patient is different. Some may experience decreased swelling a week after the procedure, while others may continue to experience swelling beyond two weeks.

Smooth & Tight

A facelift smooths and tightens the skin around your face. Ultimately, you will look refreshed and rejuvenated!

Procedure Time

The procedure usually takes between two to four hours. The specific procedure time depends heavily on the specific patient undergoing the procedure. Consult with your physician for specific timing.

St. Paul Facelift Surgeon

Dr. Daniel Schneider has been performing facelifts on patients in the Twin Cities area for years. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Schneider has the skills and experience to ensure your procedure is a success. Contact the team at Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic today to set up a time to chat with Dr. Schneider and the rest of our team. Our primary clinic is in St. Paul, but we work with patients throughout the metro area as well!

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