Even though everyone ages, it can be emotionally challenging and impact your confidence when signs of aging start to appear on the face. To fix this, many people turn to a facelift to address the appearance of excess facial skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. When completed by our board-certified plastic surgeons, a facelift can take years off your face, rejuvenating and restoring your youthfulness.
A facelift, also called rhytidectomy, is an effective way to appear more youthful, awake, and rejuvenated. The surgery is designed to remove and tighten loose skin around the cheek mid-face, jawline, and neck area. This can help improve the appearance of deep creases, expression lines, and wrinkles.
While a facelift will not stop the aging process, it will reduce the signs of aging and help you look younger and feel more confident. The cost of a facelift ranges from $9,500 to $10,500, depending on the patient.
What are your rejuvenation goals? Schedule an appointment with a board-certified plastic surgeon at the Centre P.C. today! Call us at 574-968-9100 option #2 or contact us online.
Who Should Perform My Facelift?
Though no surgery is completely risk-free, the fact is the majority of complications that arise from surgery are a result of negligence and inexperience.
The facility where you obtain your facelift also matters; if the location is poorly sanitized or unhygienic, you can easily experience complications from your facelift procedure. Worst of all, you can even risk permanently damaging your face.
This is why it is incredibly important to obtain your facelift surgery from a reputable surgeon at our plastic surgery center. Our fully state licensed ambulatory surgery center has passed health and safety inspections year after year with flying colors. Plastic surgeons undergo several years of extensive and rigorous training and only operate in safe, highly sanitized and hygienic rooms. Do not attempt to save money by cutting corners or looking for a cheap deal for your plastic surgery procedure – this will just end in damage and heartbreak, and the most likely outcome is that you will spend even more money in costly revision surgeries to fix the damage. Instead, call The Centre, P.C. to discuss getting the safest facelift you can.
Frequently Asked Questions
Facelifts are generally performed on patients aged 50 and older, with the intention of creating a refreshed look. If you are considering facelift surgery you should be in overall good health. For example, if you have high blood pressure or diabetes that is well controlled, you may still be a candidate. However, more serious conditions such as a blood clotting disorder May prevent you from being able to have a facelift. It is absolutely vital to disclose all of your medical history with our physicians for this reason.
Nicotine users will be required to quit in preparation for surgery—nicotine slows recovery time and could lead to complications when undergoing a general anesthetic.
This procedure may not be suitable for people who suffer from specific medical conditions. Schedule an appointment to determine if you are a candidate for a facelift.
Before the procedure, general anesthesia will be administered to ensure your comfort—patients are asleep for the duration of the surgery. Next, your surgeon will make the appropriate incision, which will be hidden in the hairline or around the natural contours of the ear and neck. Excess skin is carefully removed. Sometimes, a second incision under the chin is necessary for the best results.
Skin is then pulled tight over the new facial contours and excess skin is carefully removed. Small sutures or skin adhesive close the incision. Total surgery time lasts between two and four hours.
Patients should feel minimal discomfort immediately after surgery. Transportation should be arranged ahead of time as you will not be able to drive.
The head and neck will be bandaged. The neck and face will feel tight and tender for the first several days after surgery. The face will likely appear bruised and swollen- this is to be expected. Your doctor will prescribe pain medication to manage any discomfort. Prophylactic antibiotics will be given to prevent any infection.
While patients may need help around the house, most are up walking around within two or three days. We encourage patients to walk around several times a day to support healthy blood circulation.Swelling is most prominent on the third day after surgery. It's common for a patient to look worse before they look better after a facelift.
Patients will be asked to keep their head in an elevated position during sleep for at least two weeks following surgery.
Patients should avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for at least 4 weeks after surgery. Avoid alcohol and non-prescription drugs during the recovery process. Patients typically return to work within two weeks of the procedure, although final results will appear around 3 months post-surgery.
When it comes to medical expertise and exceptional client service, we do it best. We are passionate about providing exceptional service to our patients. We pride ourselves on being there for you every step of the way, offering safety, comfort, and trust right from your initial consultation. This is why our clients come to our plastic surgery practice time and time again for all of their cosmetic surgery needs.
We believe in complementing and enhancing the unique features of our face. Our team excels in creating the most natural-looking and natural-feeling enhancements for our patients. Book your consultation today to get started!
Call The Centre, P.C. to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon at 574-968-9100 option #2.