Facelift Surgery, Miami, FL

As you age, there is a tendency for you to begin to notice sagging and wrinkles in your skin. This is not an unusual occurrence. However, you could restore your youthful look by undergoing facelift surgery. Facelift surgeries help tighten your skin while rewinding the effect of aging. It helps address the signs of aging, skin laxity, and double chin while smoothing out the wrinkles in the lower face and neck. Dr. Askari, board certified plastic surgeon, uses the best practices to ensure you have minimal scars, natural results, and a comfortable recovery.
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What Is A Facelift? Understanding The Facial
Rejuvenation Surgery

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.

Facelift Techniques & Procedure
To Target Sagging Skin

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.

Traditional Facelift

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.

Mini Facelift

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.

Endoscopic facelift

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.

Nonsurgical Facelift

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.

1 - Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are essential features. They are smooth gel injectables placed under the skin to restore volume loss. They restore the natural contours along the cheeks, temples, lips, nasolabial folds, and under the eyes. Additionally, they reduce plump sunken areas, dark shadows, and facial fat while restoring a vibrant, youthful look. Barely noticeable, this technique has a minimal healing process.

2 - Botox

Botox is also an essential part. Botox reduces facial wrinkles by reducing muscle movement. It can be injected in crow's feet, forehead, and brows. It's a great non-surgical way to create a brow lift, and smoother skin.

After A Facelift Surgery

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.

Facelift Cost in Miami, FL

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.

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Am I A Good Candidate For Facelift Surgery?

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.

Facelift Consultation In Miami | What To Expect?

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.

Getting Ready For Your Facelift Surgery

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.

Frequently Asked Questions
about Facelifts:

How long will the recovery period be after facelift surgery?

Recovery from a facelift surgery takes about 4 to 6 weeks. However, it could take as long as 6 months to see the surgery’s final results. You need to note that the recovery period is not a fixed time frame. It varies from person to person.

Will I experience any pain or discomfort after the surgery?

You may experience some pain and discomfort around the incision site. However, the surgeon will give you pain relievers that could help ease the pain.

How long will the results of the facelift last?

The facelift results could last for as long as 15 years. This duration is often influenced by following the surgeon's instructions, successful recovery, and your skin type.

Does a facelift remove excess skin?

Yes, a facelift removes excess skin so that you can have a youthful and vibrant look. It also addresses facial tissues, and facial sagging.

What type of anesthesia will be used during the surgery?

The type of anesthesia will vary based on your surgeon and procedures. General anesthesia or local anesthesia can be used.

How can I ensure the best possible outcome from my facelift surgery?

To get the best results from the facelift surgery, it is essential you are honest with your surgeon during the pre-surgery consultation. Also, ensure you follow all instructions and use your medications as prescribed after the procedure. Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon that understands facial anatomy is important to prevent facial nerve injury and achieve a successful facelift.

Are there any nonsurgical alternatives to facelift surgery?

Yes, there is a nonsurgical facelift surgery that involves the use of Botox, dermal fillers, fat injections, and needleless treatments.

How soon can I return to work or other normal activities after the surgery?

Within a week or two, you should be able to return to work after the surgery. As stated earlier, this depends on your skin type and counsel from your surgeon.

How can I take care of my skin after the facelift surgery?

After the facelift surgery, you need to cleanse and moisturize your face, stay hydrated and nourished, and follow every other skin care tip from your dermatologist or plastic surgeon.

Does a facelift include an eyelid lift?

Typically facelifts don't include eyelid lift. However, adding an eyelift is possible. Other procedures can be combined with facelift surgeries.

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