A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is among the most common cosmetic surgeries available today. To maximize the results of a face lift, the board-certified doctors at PREMIERE Center for Cosmetic Surgery remove excess fat, tighten muscles and re-drape skin. The procedure improves sagging facial features, jowls and loose skin around the neck. It is the most effective way to rejuvenate and re-contour the lower two-thirds of your face. At PREMIERE’s locations in Miami and Tampa Bay, our surgeons have performed hundreds of safe and affordable facelifts since 1994.

How are a Facelift and Neck Lift Performed?

Through the years, the facelift procedure has improved to offer patients more natural-looking and long-lasting results. Before the 1980s, surgeons merely lifted the outer skin of the face. Unfortunately, the results looked “done,” as merely pulling the skin fails to address the underlying support tissues.

Our surgeons at PREMIERE use a more comprehensive approach. Not only do they raise the skin, but they also lift the underlying fat and muscle layers, taking the tissue, sculpting it and suturing it in place. By doing so, our surgeons can restore the natural relationship among the skin, muscle and fat. This technique still maintains the normal blood circulation in the flap that is being repositioned and allows for more natural results.

At PREMIERE’s cosmetic surgery Miami and Tampa Bay offices, our surgeons use several face lift techniques. Most surgeries begin with an incision that starts above the hairline at the temple, then courses down to follow the natural line in front of the ear and around the earlobe, finally ending in the hairline behind the ear.

Your surgeon will separate the skin from the underlying muscles and pull the skin back. He or she will then trim and tighten the underlying muscle, secure the layers of tissue and then re-drape the skin. The incisions are strategically hidden in the hairline and natural creases of the face, so they become almost invisible over time.

The facelift not only helps to rejuvenate the face by taking away skin folds, but it also restores the harmony of facial shapes. Sometimes aging can take the angles away; a facelift can bring them back, in many cases making you look 10 to 15 years younger.

A face lift is typically a three- to four-hour procedure, with minimal postoperative discomfort. It is done on an outpatient basis, in the privacy and comfort of our fully accredited cosmetic surgery suites in Miami and Tampa.

Are a Face and Neck Lift Right for Me?

At PREMIERE Center, facelifts are most commonly performed on men and women ages 40 and older. You may want to consider a rhytidectomy if your face and neck are experiencing any of the following:

  • Sagging in the mid-face
  • Deep creases below the lower eyelids
  • Deep creases running from the nose to the corners of the mouth
  • “Jowls” caused by loss of muscle tone in the lower part of the face
  • Displaced fat
  • Loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw

What Can I Expect After a Facelift and Necklift?

It is typical to have swelling, bruising and numbness following your rhytidectomy. You will have a series of follow-up appointments at either our Miami or Tampa Bay facility to keep track of your progress. Our face lift patients generally return to work and/or light activity within one week, although it may take several weeks before they can begin strenuous exercise. Because each person’s anatomy is different, your results may vary.

How Much Do a Facelift and Neck Lift Cost?

We pride ourselves on being open about all aspects of the procedure and PREMIERE Center offers a variety of financing options to help you pay for your surgery. Before you commit to any cosmetic surgery, it is important that you gather information about the affordability of the procedure. The surgeons and staff at PREMIERE encourage you to ask questions about facelift prices during your initial consultation. The cost varies from patient to patient, but we will work hard to find a financial solution that works for you. Call today to schedule your free consultation!

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