There are a number of variations of the facelift procedure. Dr. Seballos will make incisions to make them less conspicuous starting from in front to the ear, around the earlobe, and the hairline behind the ear into the neck. The purpose of the facelift is to rejuvenate the face and to lessen the appearance of wrinkles and the jowls. This procedure can be done under general anesthesia or sedation anesthesia. An overnight stay at the hospital or surgery center may be required. Drains are left in place under the skin flaps and will be discontinued in a few days. Dr. Seballos will not perform this procedure on smokers. You should pay close attention to avoiding any and all medications, for the required time period, to decrease your risks of bleeding post op. A compressive dressing is applied post op. When this dressing is removed, a compressive garment is applied, and should be worn for the instructed period of time. Usually with the facelift, the neck is lifted as well. See NECK LIFT.