What is a Face Lift (Rhytidectomy)?
Our Face Lift surgery procedures in Miami, FL are unique in its ability to rejuvenate the face in situations where excess skin and sagging of facial support are a problem. It is commonly used in conjunction with other rejuvenation techniques, such as eyelid surgery, laser or chemical resurfacing to achieve the most natural looking and balanced rejuvenation results.
There are many variations on the Face Lift technique; although, the basic principle is that skin and support layers of the face and neck are lifted and tightened, to overcome the changes that time and gravity produce. Sagging and loss of facial fat also add to the aged appearance, and this can be repositioned in some areas during a Rhytidectomy (Face Lift surgery).
In a typical Face Lift procedure, the greatest benefit is usually seen in the lower face and neck. However, if the upper face and brow are a particular problem, Brow Lifting procedures may need to be considered. Wrinkles around the mouth and eyes are not usually improved by face lift surgery, and if these areas are a problem, they may need to be addressed by other procedures; such as, eyelid surgery or resurfacing techniques.
What is involved in a Face Lift?
An average face lift operation takes about 2-3 hours, and can be done under general anesthesia or twilight sedation. Most patients go home that same night or may choose to stay overnight. There is usually noticeable swelling and bruising for several weeks after the surgery, but this can usually be covered with makeup after the first week or so. Scars are a necessity with any cosmetic surgery; however, the incisions are strategically placed in natural skin creases around the ear and in the hair line to allow a hidden scar effect. With Dr. Vazquez’s experience and skill, he will best locate where the incisions will be made to best hide your scars and leave you with a natural looking Face Lift.
How much does a face lift cost?
As with any cosmetic procedure, our office looks for the most competitive and affordable prices while looking at each patient as a unique individual. Each patient brings unique challenges and in order to ensure the appropriate time, dedication, and skill only a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon can offer, each individual must be evaluated by Dr. Vazquez. This will guarantee the best cosmetic surgery results at the most affordable prices. Contact us for your consultation. Easy cosmetic surgery financing is also available. Apply now!