Facelift Surgery, Miami, FL
A Facelift is a facial rejuvenation surgery that helps improve sagging skin, loose skin, and other signs of aging. A facelift employs repositioning and removing fat and excess skin to give a youthful appearance.
Facelift surgeries are considered cosmetic, restorative surgeries. Consequently, they will not change your appearance or stop the aging process. Additionally, facelifts do not have the ability to treat skin deformities caused by sun damage.
These surgeries are custom and unique to each person’s face. During a facelift procedure, the neck is also worked on. There are different kinds of facelift surgeries. They include Traditional facelift, Standard facelift, Deep plane facelift, Mid facelift, Mini facelift, and Cutaneous facelift.
To give you a natural-looking result, we employ certain facelift techniques. These techniques include, for example, the endoscopic facelift method and the deep plane facelift. The goal of facelifts is to achieve a youthful appearance without extra scars.
A traditional facelift requires a surgeon to make incisions around your hairline, ears, and below your chin. The surgeon separates your facial skin from the underlying tissues during the procedure. The sagging skin will be removed from the face and neck (via a neck lift). Afterward, the surgeon tightens the muscles and other supporting structures in your face and neck.
If needed, the surgeon removes excess fat from your skin before naturally repositioning the skin. While repositioning, the surgeon takes care of whatever excess skin is left so you can have a youthful appearance.
This facelift can also be performed using the deep plane technique. The phrase “deep plane” refers to the anatomic plane between the muscle and the facia (or SMAS platysma). The deep plane facelift procedure focuses on releasing and moving fat and muscles rather than tugging at the skin layer. The underlying facial muscles and deeper tissues will be targeted. Consequently, the outcome of the surgery will give a more natural look than other facelift techniques.
A mini facelift is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to improve signs of aging via a less invasive technique. Performed under light anesthesia, this procedure involves making smaller incisions in the hairline and around the ears only to tighten the skin and superficial layers. The underlying muscle and neck are usually partially improved.
The main focus of a mini facelift is the lower portion of the face, such as the jowls and neck. The recovery time is shorter compared to a full facelift, but the results are also less dramatic.
An endoscopic facelift is a less invasive surgical procedure that a board-certified plastic surgeon performs. Unlike the traditional facelift, the incisions are usually smaller thanks to the use of an endoscope. The endoscope allows the surgeon observes the internal structures without the intrusiveness of other facelift surgeries.
Endoscopic facelifts give less scarring and are recommended for treating flaws in the upper third of the face. Since an endoscopic facelift is less invasive than other types, it requires minimal recovery.
If you do not want to go through the invasive nature of surgical facelifts, you could consider the non-surgical option. This surgical technique uses a blend of minimally invasive and nonsurgical procedures. Unlike a surgical procedure, a nonsurgical facelift does not require anesthesia, large incisions, or hospitalization, and you can leave almost immediately after.
A nonsurgical facelift doesn’t make use of cosmetic surgery. However, several other tools work hand in hand to restore the youthful contours you desire. These tools include dermal fillers, Botox, fat injections, and needleless treatments.
The recovery time and process will vary based on the technique chosen and recommended for you. Traditionally, after facelift surgery, you will possibly find bandages placed around your face to minimize swelling. Bruises and different skin sensations like numbness can be observed. Before you are discharged, the surgeon will give you prescriptions for pain medication to help relieve pain.
You will also be taught how to care for the incision sites and drains (if any). It usually takes about two to three weeks to heal from a facelift. The duration will be different from patient to patient.
The price of a facelift in Miami could range from $4,500 to $10,300. The price variation depends on factors like the surgeon involved, his experience & expertise, the clinic, the complexity of the procedure, and the type of facelift that will be done.
You are a good candidate for a facelift if you are physically healthy. If you have any underlying medical conditions a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon will be required. Facelifts will also be a good match for you if you don’t smoke or need to rely on medications that could thin out your blood cells
Another factor that will make you a good candidate for a facelift is your skin elasticity. A facelift is appropriate for people with signs of facial aging and some measure of skin elasticity. For the best results, a facelift is recommended for people between the ages of 40 and 60. However, being older or younger than that age range does not mean you cannot undergo a facelift.
Before going for a facelift, it is essential for you to speak to a board-certified plastic surgeon. During the facelift consultation, it is essential for you to prepare to answer questions about your medical history. Inform the surgeon about previous surgeries you have gone through and whatever complications resulted from the surgery. Additionally, inform the plastic surgeon about your history of alcohol, smoking, or drug use. Our team will also request pictures prior to the consultation.
Dr. Askari will examine your bone structure, face shape, fat distribution, and skin quality. He will also ask you questions about your expectations from facelift surgery. These questions will help in choosing the appropriate procedure for your facelift surgery. Additionally, you will discuss about potential facial flaws that facelifts do not address. These flaws could include but are not restricted to damages caused by sun exposure.
After the consultation, you may be asked to stop certain medications. Some of these medications include drugs that tend to thin out blood cells. Sometimes, you may be asked to wash your hair and face with a germicidal soap
The night before the surgery, it is essential for you to stop eating food once it’s midnight. Depending on the instructions of your surgeon, there may be a chance for you to take water and medications approved by the surgeon. Finally, ensure to arrange for a person to help you home after the surgery so that you can rest well.