I AM A 62 YEAR OLD WOMAN WHO IS CONSIDERING A FACELIFT.
I am a 62 year old woman who is considering a facelift. I’m curious as to how many stitches (approximately) I can expect to have if I had the procedure. Do the stitches have to be removed or are they the type that will fall out on their own?
Hi and thanks for your interest in a facelift. A rough estimate of the number of stitches is 40 per side. I use a few different types of sutures and tiny staples in the hairline. The stitches behind the ear are dissolvable, but the other stitches and staples have to be removed. The removal is very easy and not painful.