The following video provides general information for facelift surgery. Please note that the animation is somewhat different from the way Dr. Niamtu performs his facelifts. Dr. Niamtu hides the front incision inside the ear and inside the lower part of the sideburn as not to move the hairline. Dr. Niamtu uses smaller incisions than shown in the animation below and also hides the back incision in the hairline. Dr. Niamtu performs a SMASectomy and a platysmaplasty which is the most stable means of addressing the deeper tissues. Finally, Dr. Niamtu does not generally use post operative bandages or drains for facelift patients. A facelift performed by Dr. Niamtu takes about 2-2.5 hours.