Over time gravity, stress, environmental factors, heredity and other conditions can contribute to a loss of defined contours in the face, which can wreak havoc on an individual's confidence. A facelift can help restore the youthful forms in the face for a firmer, fresh-faced look.

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What is a Facelift?

A facelift is a facial plastic surgery that corrects apparent signs of maturing including loss of skin tone in the face, deep lines under the lower eyelids, deep lines with the nose expanding to the creases of the mouth and excess build up of fat under the jaw and chin areas. Facelift surgery is also referred to as a rhytidectomy.

What are the Benefits of a Facelift Miami?

There are many benefits to having facelift surgery including improved confidence and self-esteem. Other benefits of having a facelift include:

Improved Facial Silhouette - As we mature, underlying tissue and muscle can start to sag, eventually changing the contour of our face. A facelift can be performed on the mid and/or lower areas of the face to help restore a refined look to the lower eyelids, cheeks, jawline and neck and liposuction can be performed to remove excess fat from jowls and the neck, for a youthful, smooth, more toned look.

Tightens Sagging Skin - Over time, skin can lose its elasticity. During a facelift, loose skin is trimmed, gently pulled up and tightened to restore a smoother, firmer appearance.

Tones Facial Muscles - During a facelift, underlying muscle tissues are readjusted and tightened first. This creates less stress on the skin and provides a solid foundation on which to restore a smoother, firmer facial tone.

Enhanced Appearance With No Scarring - During a facelift, incisions are kept subtle, so no one is aware the patient has undergone a facelift, unless they tell them.

Surgery Is Tailored to Fit Your Individual Needs - The surgeon understands that everyone's face is different, therefore, they will apply different facelift surgery techniques to meet the patient's individual needs.

Facelift before and after

Types of Facelift Surgery

There are a variety of face lift cosmetic surgery. The most typical ones include:

Liquid Facelift

A liquid facelift is a non surgical procedure that uses dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane and Radiesse to gently lift, contour and restore natural facial features and reduce wrinkles, lines, creases and folds in the face and around the mouth for a more energetic look. Dermal fillers can be used to gently lift the entire face or individual areas.

Lower Facelift Miami

A lower facelift rejuvenates the lower third of the face by eliminating jowls and deep wrinkles, tightening loose skin on the jawline and neck and uplifting the corner of the mouth. There are a number of lower facelift procedures. The surgeon will discuss the best technique for each patient. The most common techniques are:

The S Lift Facelift

The S lift facelift utilizes a minute S-shaped incision made in the front of the patient's ear. Through this incision, the surgeon trims down and evens out excess skin and tightens the fundamental tissues of the lower face for a more refreshed look.

The SMAS Facelift

With the SMAS facelift, the incision is made along the patient's hairline for minimal scarring. It begins at the temples then follows the natural hairline down then around the ear, concealing the incision within the natural creases of the patient's hairline.

Stem Cell Facelift

A stem cell facelift is a non surgical technique that rebuilds the shape and contour of the face as well as addresses skin discolorations. Through this process, "Adult Stem Cells" and fat are taken from the lower abdomen then rejuvenated with specific stem cell growth factors then transplanted into face, where the factors multiply and restore both local and transplanted stem cells to rejuvenate the face.

Risks of Facelift Surgery

As with any surgery, Facelift Miami Surgery carries some risks. Risks include:

  1. Infection.
  2. Bleeding.
  3. Anesthesia risks.
  4. Poor wound healing and skin loss.
  5. Facial nerve damage.
  6. Unsatisfactory results.

Pre Surgery Preparation

Before having a facelift, the surgeon will assess the patient's medical history to determine if there are any conditions that may interfere with the facelift surgery or recovery process, during which time the patient will also be advised to eliminate smoking at least two to four weeks prior to surgery, and discontinue the use of aspirin, ibuprofen and herbal medications at least a week prior to surgery. The surgeon may also discuss how to calm pre surgery anxiety.

Recovering After Facelift Surgery in Broward

Following the facelift, a bandage may be applied around the face to help reduce bruising and swelling after the surgery. Small tubes may be also be present to prevent excess fluid and blood from accumulating beneath the skin. The surgeon will cover specific instructions on caring for the surgical site and drains as well as the proper medications to take or apply to reduce infection and aid in recovery and healing. The surgeon will also discuss follow up appointments.

Questions & Answers

Patients may experience some numbness following surgery, which will subside in time. The majority of swelling will dissipate after about two weeks, but will take a bit longer before all the swelling is gone. Scarring will be unnoticeable and begin to fade quickly, and disappear after several months.
The best candidates for facelift surgery are generally individuals between the ages of 40 to 70, who may exhibit some signs of aging, but still have good skin elasticity, and are overall in general good health.
Facelift surgery does not halt the aging process. After some time, the patient may begin to experience aging, sagging skin again.
How much a facelift is varies widely according to the surgeon's experience and geographic location. However the average cost of a facelift is around $6,556, which does not include operating room expenses, anesthesia or other related expenses. Facelift surgery costs may include medical tests, prescriptions, post surgery garments, surgeon's fee, surgeon's facility cost and anesthesia.
The surgeon will give specific instructions pertaining to the patient's individual surgery, however, most patients are generally able to take a gentle shower, gently wash their face, including incisions, and gently wash their hair the day after surgery. Hot tubs, swimming and baths are prohibited for two weeks after surgery.

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