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The Face Lift is a cosmetic enhancement surgery that restores sagging facial muscles and loose skin to a more youthful-looking state by surgically removing excess skin and fatty deposits in the face, chin, and jaw while smoothing and tightening skin to create a rejuvenated, youthful look. Contact Dr. Ploplys to see if this procedure is right for you.
Is a Facelift Right for Me?
Ideal facelift candidates are in overall good health and are non-smokers. Pre-existing health conditions can increase the chance of surgical complications, as can smoking. Smoking also negatively affects skin health, resulting in a prolonged healing period.
The Facelift Procedure
At the start of a facelift, anesthesia is administered to ensure a comfortable procedure free of any pain. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, precise incisions are created near the ears. The exact pattern and length of these incisions vary depending on the exact facelift technique chosen.
The underlying tissues are then lifted and tightened, and excess skin is removed. Once all changes have been made, the incisions are closed using stitches.
Recovery times vary depending on the patient and the extent of correction needed to achieve the desired results but Face Lift patients typically see results begin to emerge after the third week after surgery and will fully recover six months after surgery.
How Much Does a Facelift Cost?
The cost of a facelift procedure depends on the exact techniques that are required to achieve the patient’s aesthetic goals. Facelift price is also impacted by the amount of time needed to perform the surgery, along with the type of anesthesia chosen.