How many times have you stood in front of a mirror pulling, tugging at your face looking for that youth you once had? A well planned and executed facelift procedure that sustains long lasting results will resolve these areas:
- Drooping cheeks
- Sagging jowls
- Loose facial and neck muscles
- Double chin and neck banding
- Hanging and rough looking skin
A facelift procedure is a dramatic aesthetic surgery that provides beautiful, natural results. With this procedure, patients achieve a smoother, younger appearance around the face and neck.
Watch Seomi’s dramatic transformation in this short video where she describes her facelift surgery experience.
What Is a Facelift Surgery?
A Facelift, or Rhytidectomy, is intended to enhance the appearance of the face. Returning a natural, youthful look.
Factors during one’s life like aging, sun exposure and stress will induce the skin to sag and loosen up. Areas on the face, neck and jaw line are the most pronounced to the process of aging. These visible signs can make one “feel older” more than they really are. Facelift surgery will tighten, elevate and realign the skin of the facial and neck areas.
For dramatic facial rejuvenation, a facelift is sometimes paired with other cosmetic procedures like liposuction to remove excess fat or facial injectable to refresh other areas upon the face.
Before & After Photos
A facelift surgery procedure involves making small incisions just inside the hairline that will follow the natural contour within front of the ear. The procedure continues under the lobe of the ear to its backside and to the lower scalp. Skin tissue and deposits of fat are separated. The skin is then stretched and tightened while excess skin is removed. If the neck line is in need of attention, an incision is made beneath the chin to follow through on the same procedure. Very fine stitches close the incisions to minimize any visible scars.
A face lift can take a few hours depending on the procedure extent, technique and whether other procedures need to be performed. There are a few different facial rejuvenation procedures that can be utilized such as:
- Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery (blepharoplasty) to restore the eye areas
- Laser Skin Resurfacing to promote younger, smoother more even looking skin
- Brow or forehead lift to ease and minimize wrinkles
Facelifts are a comprehensive surgery that reduce deep lines, wrinkles and folds in the skin.
After surgery, fitted bandages are placed to reduce swelling and promote recovery time. It is important to follow post-operative care instructions that require lots of rest and limited movement to speed and promote healing and recovery. Patients sometimes report discomfort associated with surgery. This is normal and mild pain can be minimized effectively with oral medication. In the follow-up consultation, stitches are removed.
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reported that the cost of a face lift was approximately $8500 on a national US average. (Additional costs like facility fee, staff, prescription medicines, special bandages, etc. were not factored in). However, the charge can be much higher depending on the desired result of the client, age range and condition of one’s skin. It is not uncommon to hear of dramatic facelift procedures ranging anywhere from $15,000 and upwards in areas like San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Facelifts are a long-lasing procedure that benefits patient’s facial aesthetic but also boosts their confidence.
The trend for this procedure is growing, especially as aesthetic advances continue to produce better and lasting results. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Facelift reported that over 131,000 facelift procedures were performed in 2016. One year prior, 125,800 people across the US underwent facelift surgery medically termed as rhytidectomy (the lateral removal of wrinkles).
Plastic surgeon, Dr. Sadi Erfani has the experience and training to help clients not only regain a youthful facial appearance, but provide an incredible boost to one’s self-esteem. Come in for a complimentary consultation for facelift surgery to determine if this life changing procedure is right for you or to consider other possible treatments.