A Facelift, also known as Rhytidectomy, addresses loose skin in the lower two-thirds of the face and commonly is combined with a neck lift. Depending on the type and aggressiveness of your chosen style of facelift, it may be performed under local anesthesia in the clinic setting or general anesthesia in a hospital setting. Incisions are made in natural creases around the ears and hairline, and the deep tissue is lifted. Excess skin is then re-moved and the incisions carefully closed. Bruising and swelling are common but recovery time is dependent on the type of facelift you choose with return to work at one to two weeks generally.