The classic natural Face Lift performed at Xiluet Plastic Surgery is an example of one of the more prominent methods individuals have been inclined to seek in order to achieve a more youthful look.
What is a Facelift?
Face Lift, also known as rhytidectomy, is a great alternative and procedure that defies gravity by creating a balance to the patient’s facial features. Several lifestyle alternatives that we form such as our diet, sun exposure, and the irresistible components of genetics, can transform the overall appearance of our face. This is why a facelift can be the best choice to transform and create the younger-looking face you wish for. This prominent cosmetic procedure has progressively become popular as every year more men and women from all over the world pursue it. Being exposed to the struggles of aging that slowly develop with time will inevitably transform the look and feel of your skin. A facelift Miami performed at Xiluet Plastic Surgery is the most comprehensive approach to achieve the results you are looking for. Sculpting your facial features will take years off your face, the place generally showing the first signs of aging.
What is a Facelift?
This is a common type of facelift procedure that addresses wrinkles and sagging skin using small incisions around the ears. It can help restore definition to the chin by eliminating excess tissue and carefully tightening the remaining tissue. This procedure can highlight your natural beauty without necessarily being too aggressive. It also involves minimal scarring and fewer side effects.
What is the Average Facelift Surgery Cost?
In between $3,000 and $15,000, depending on the type of procedure that is going to be performed, For example, when the procedure addresses only one third of the face it can cost around $3000 whereas a full facelift will cost about $15,000.
When Should I Consider a Facelift?
Because your face is generally an important part of your identity, it’s important to keep it as healthy-looking as possible. Due to the signs of aging, some individuals may feel their face doesn’t reflect who they really are within; therefore they feel less confident about themselves. A facelift surgery is designed to restore or bring back your face’s youthful years. You should consider a facelift if:
- Wrinkles and lines start to show between the lower eyelid and cheeks
- Wrinkles form around the corner of the mouth
- Facial fat is forming perhaps due to water retention, poor diet, and lack of exercise or bad sleeping habits
- The area around the mouth is losing tone
- The skin around the chin, mouth, face, and eyes looks detached
A facelift can help distribute fat, replace muscle, and to displace the surplus of skin from certain areas of the face. The removal of drooping skin, deep facial lines, and fat pockets redistributed along with the tissues renovates a more youthful contour to the face. When done correctly, facelifts can achieve great results. At Xiluet Plastic Surgery we take pride in our work and the results speak for themselves.
Preparation Before a Facelift
There are a few things you should consider before undergoing a facelift. We suggest you prepare for surgery in advance by:
- Quitting smoking at least two weeks prior to surgery.
- Stop drinking or moderate amounts prior to surgery
- Eliminating any medications that have the probability of being dangerous prior to this procedure
Preparation can help you stay calm during, and after the operation. You should also have the clothes that will be worn after discharge ready. As long as you take the right steps and follow your doctor’s recommendations, this procedure will be a complete success. At Xiluet Plastic Surgery we can perform a successful facelift led by our surgeons who have many years of experience in this field.
What Type of Anesthesia is Used?
It all depends on the health of the patient, the procedure they are choosing and the level of anxiety they are experiencing before surgery. Some patients, for example, may not be able to have general anesthesia for medical reasons, others may be afraid to have general anesthesia, and some others may not require it due to the type of procedure they pick. This will be discussed with your doctor prior to surgery. Your surgeon will tell you what’s the best option, taking into consideration how your body will react to it and also based on your health and disposition.
Incisions are done in a way that they hide in the hair line, behind the ear, and in the ear canal. When these are done the right way they should not be visible. Patients will not have to shave their hair since the incisions are closed with sutures that dissolve easily on their own. Incisions in the hairline are carefully closed with surgical staples since they are gentler to the hair follicles. Some surgeons may be able to achieve good results without making incisions in the temporal area yet most patients will require them. Incisions allow the surgeon access to the deeper tissues and elimination of excess skin.
Areas Treated In A Facelift Procedure:
Due to gravity and flat deflation, muscles and tissues in the face can descent resulting in a worn-out and aged appearance. Lower face lift can help with loose, drooping muscle, tissue and skin in the cheeks, neck and jaw line areas. Thanks to technology, facelift can now accomplish that three-dimensional projection you are looking for. Old techniques only allowed for a two dimensional appearance. Choose Xiluet Plastic Surgery and see for yourself what this procedure can do for you.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
The main goal of eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is to eliminate excess fat, skin, and muscle from lower and upper lids which can help the patient have a refreshed appearance and younger firmer area around the eye. Your doctor may also suggest a forehead lift to help correct a drooping brow, smooth the forehead, and also eliminate lines or wrinkles in the eye area.
This procedure’s main goal is to elevate the cheeks. It’s very powerful as it transforms the shape of the face from age deflation to arched youth. As we age we lose facial fat and mid facial curves are naturally one of the features of a young face. Ignoring the cheek lift will result in a less natural look.
A forehead or brow lift can help reverse the effects of gravity and tighten the forehead soft tissues to restore a younger contour to the skin in the forehead, eyebrows and upper eyelids. You should consider a forehead lift if you have creases across your forehead, frown lines between the eyebrows or excess skin over your eyes.
What is a Neck Lift Surgery?
The neck is generally one of the first places that show the signs of aging. Sun damage and losing a lot of weight can also contribute to skin deterioration and the skin on the neck looking aged, sagging, and loose. Neck lift surgery with a qualified plastic surgeon at Xiluet Plastic Surgery can help you when your skin has lost its natural elasticity or there is any extra fat or skin that you wish to remove.
Neck Lift Surgery Goals
The basic goal of neck lift surgery is to enhance the appearance of your neck. A neck contour can help improve your overall appearance. You should consult a Xiluet Cosmetic Surgery surgeon in advance and have clear goals in mind for what you want to change. Some of the most common concerns addressed with a neck lift are:
- Excess fat: Liposuction can help remove excess fat. The surgeon will make a small cut below the chin and remove it. When the patient is combining a number of procedures, this is usually the initial procedure to be performed. This is a decision you have to make with your doctor. This operation may last about one hour.
- Too much skin: Parts of the skin will be trimmed and lifted into place by securing it with stiches or tissue glue. This procedure can take about two to four hours and you can choose the type of anesthesia you like depending on your comfort level.
- Turkey wattle neck: Surgery for this procedure involves making cuts behind the ears and/or under your chin to access neck muscle. Other things such as the type of anesthesia to be used and the procedure as a whole will be discussed. Botox injections can also be provided on outpatient basis to help relax the platysma or neck muscle. Combining Neck lift surgery and Facelift What is the Facelift Recovery like? What are the Facelift Risks? How much does a Face Lift Cost?
Combining Neck Lift Surgery and Facelift
Although these two are generally considered separately by most patients, they are actually a great combo. Blending these two can provide you with a number of benefits. If you are not happy with the way age has transformed your face, you should consider combining these two procedures to reverse aging signs.
Facelift Surgery Recovery
It all depends on how complex the type of procedure you choose is. At first when waking up in the recovery room you may feel a little cold and nauseated. Some medications can help with this. Your face will feels a little tight and tender. Your surgeon may apply a large dressing right after the procedure in order to reduce swelling. This dressing is replaced with an elastic wrap about a day after. There may also be some drainage tubes placed for several days to help reduce the swelling and excess blood. Your surgeon can prescribe painkillers for any mild discomfort you may experience during the first days of recovery. After that, you are good to go. The bruising and swelling is all part of the normal process of recovery and it does not show what your face will look like in the weeks to come.
You should sleep with your head elevated during the first two weeks of recovery and also sleep on two pillows, which are sold at surgical stores and pharmacies. This will help alleviate the swelling. Some patients may prefer sleeping upright in a recliner. It’s important to try keeping your head still as much as possible. Your skin will feel dry and rough for a few months. Ask your surgeon at Xiluet Plastic Surgery if you have any questions about how your recovery would be like.
Facelift Surgery Risks
It’s important you do a throughout research before choosing a surgeon and place to perform this procedure. A facelift, just like any other cosmetic procedure, may have some risks associated with it. When choosing a surgeon, make sure they are qualified. That will help minimize any risks and side effects that may occur. An experienced surgeon will help reduce scarring by hiding the scars. For the most part, patients report pain, swelling, and bruising which is more pronounced during the first few days of recovery and it’s expected to vanish in a couple of weeks. Nevertheless, complete healing can take months. You will see marked improvement each day of your recovery. At Xiluet Plastic Surgery our surgeons have great reputation and years of experience performing this and other cosmetic procedures. We advise you choose wisely before committing to a surgery.