Facelift surgery gives patients the beautiful and youthful appearance they desire by reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin in the face and neck. Patients experience increased confidence and the most natural-looking outcome as a result of our comprehensive approach to the procedure.
The Benefits of a Facelift
- Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles
- Provides a natural-looking lift to the neck and lower face
- Restores youthful definition and balance among the features
A More Youthful Appearance
Most patients who choose facelift surgery are in their late thirties or older and have noticeable wrinkles, poor skin elasticity, sagging jowls, and loose skin on the neck. A facelift will address all of these concerns and can make patients appear up to ten years younger.
Diminished Fine Lines & Wrinkles
As excess skin is removed and the facial tissues are adjusted, deep nasolabial folds, or “smile lines,” and wrinkles in the lower face and neck are diminished to provide an overall smooth, youthful appearance.
Whether you have sagging jowls or excess skin in the lower face and neck, the facelift procedure will provide the ultimate lift and eliminate sagging skin. The underlying tissue and muscles are tightened along with the skin, so the results are never “pulled” or unnatural looking.
Frequently Asked Questions
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The best candidates for facelift surgery have realistic expectations of the procedure. A facelift will not make you look like another person, but it should make you look like a younger version of yourself. Those who experience the best results have some extent of elasticity in their skin and a well-defined underlying bone structure. Patients should be generally healthy and should not smoke.
Patients should arrange for someone to drive them home from surgery and assist them for the first day after the procedure. The initial recovery period will last one to two weeks, but swelling may take several weeks to completely subside. You will be given specific instructions regarding how to manage your dressings and when to resume exercise. Final results are usually apparent within six to eight weeks.
Since each facelift procedure is customized to meet the patient’s needs, the total cost will vary among patients. The price you are quoted at your consultation will include the cost of anesthesia, operating room fee, surgeon fee, pre- and post-operative lab work fees, and the cost of post-operative visits. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the national average for the surgeon fee was $6,556 in 2013. We at Premiere Center for Cosmetic Surgery are committed to helping our patients find the most appropriate payment method and offer a variety of financing options.
Since general or twilight anesthesia is used, patients are relaxed and feel no pain during surgery. In addition, the surgeon uses local anesthesia to control blood loss and ensure pain relief. After surgery, patients will experience some swelling and mild discomfort that may continue for a few days or up to several weeks. Prescribed pain medication will help keep you comfortable as you heal.
The scars with facelift surgery are well-hidden behind the hairline. With a full facelift, the incision begins at the temples and extends behind the ears toward the base of the hairline. The incision will be shorter for those who only need moderate wrinkle and skin laxity correction.