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Face lift

Maybe you’ve spent years basking in the sun without the proper protection, or you’ve enjoyed a life filled with laughter. While these things are what make life grand, the result of a satisfactory life can leave you with unsatisfactory consequences. When you look in the mirror, you may notice loose skin or folds around your face and neck, as well as creases around the mouth area.

Board-certified Orlando plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Joseph and his staff at Park Avenue Plastic Surgery can help reverse these visible signs of aging and rejuvenate your natural beauty. Modern cosmetic surgery makes it possible to eliminate the telltale signs of aging, shedding years, even decades, of your facial features. One effective way to reduce the appearance of aging is with a facelift. Also called “rhytidectomy,” a facelift is a surgical procedure designed to improve your facial appearance and boost your self-confidence.

What it won’t do

It is important to note that a facelift does not remove deep wrinkle lines; these require skin resurfacing techniques. Your forehead and eyelids will also not be tightened with facelift surgery. In addition, this procedure does not stop the natural aging process but rather rejuvenates the facial structure.

Facelift Before and After Photos

Facelift Before and After Photos

What it can do

A facelift can give you a more refreshed, rejuvenated appearance without the surgical or “windblown” look that is sometimes seen with this facial surgery. Friends may ask if there is something new you did with your appearance or if you look more rested. At the same time as facelift surgery, Dr. Joseph can correct other consequences of aging in your face and neck with additional cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. You may choose from both surgical and non-surgical procedures.


How Much Does A Facelift Cost?

Because every patient has a unique facial anatomy and desired outcome, all facial rejuvenation procedures are personalized to meet his or her needs. By thoroughly discussing the surgery and your goals, Dr. Joseph can better prepare a treatment plan that’s specifically tailored to you. Once he has determined the proper surgical techniques to use for your procedure, he’ll discuss the cost associated with it.

How it works

The most common surgical practice in a facelift procedure is to tighten the skin and underlying muscles of your neck and face. Plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph will make an incision in the natural creases to the front of and inside your ear. This incision will extend into your scalp and behind your ear on your hairline. Making the incision in the natural creases helps hide scarring after surgery.

Dr. Joseph will then separate your skin and facial muscles from your deeper facial tissue to better visualize the area to be treated. The SMAS layer, which consists of the muscle and fascial layers, will then be elevated and tightened to shape and sculpt the face. After the tightening or removal of excess skin, the skin is re-draped and sutured in place.

The operation will be performed under general anesthesia, meaning you can opt to be awake or asleep during the procedure. Oftentimes, you will stay overnight with a private nurse and nurse aide. This provides personal attention to the patient and makes it a more comfortable recovery. Neck liposuction may also be performed in conjunction with a facelift in certain circumstances.

It is important that you follow Dr. Joseph’s post-operative instructions to prevent complications or infection. This will also aid in a speedy and healthy recovery.

Am I a good candidate?

A facelift can produce amazing results, but it isn’t for everyone. You are a good candidate if you:

  • Have skin that is still relatively supple
  • Are in good overall health
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Fully understand the risks and limitations

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If you are interested in enhancing your appearance with a facelift and you live in the Winter Park or Orlando area of Florida, please contact our plastic surgery office today. You can discuss the procedure details, risks/side effects, and have your questions and concerns addressed during your initial consultation.

Also, I prefer to keep patients overnight with our private nurse and nurse’s aid. It’s personal attention for the patient and to make it as comfortable of a recovery as possible. Also, liposuction may be done in conjunction with some neck lifts, but not all. Other procedures offered include eyebrow lift/forehead lift, eyelid surgery, nose surgery (rhinoplasty), and lip augmentation.


What Are the Different Types of Facelift Techniques?

There are a variety of different facelift techniques that are designed to address specific aesthetic concerns or areas of the face. The mini-facelift focuses on tightening loose skin around the lower face. Dr. Joseph utilizes the SMAS facelift, which tightens and reshapes the skin as well as the muscle and fascial layers.

What Can I Expect in Terms of Recovery and Downtime After a Facelift?

It can take around three weeks to fully recover from a facelift. Swelling, discomfort, and other minor side effects will occur during the first few weeks of the recovery process and will subside over time. You may be able to return to work after two weeks of recovery. Strenuous activities like hard workouts should be avoided for four or more weeks.

How Long Do the Results of a Facelift Typically Last?

A facelift can yield long-lasting results, often up to ten years. To maximize this duration, regular skin care is essential. Although aging will continue, consistent protective measures like using sunscreen can help maintain the youthful effects of the procedure.

What Kind of Anesthesia is Used During a Facelift?

A facelift is typically performed under general anesthesia, so you will be asleep throughout the entire procedure.

Will I Have Visible Scars After a Facelift?

Facelift surgery involves incisions, which may result in some scarring. However, the procedure is meticulously planned to minimize scars and place them in inconspicuous areas, like the hairline and behind the ears, to confidently enhance your beauty.

How Does Aging Continue to Affect the Face After a Facelift?

Your skin and underlying facial structures will still be affected by aging and other external factors like gravity and sun exposure.

How Often Do Patients Require Revision Facelift Surgery?

When performed by a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Joseph, revision facelift surgery is typically not needed. In some rare cases, issues may develop over time due to factors that cannot be fully controlled. The best way to ensure you don’t need revision surgery is to have your primary facelift performed by a qualified and properly trained surgeon.

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