Facelifts are a well-known solution to facial wrinkles and loose skin, as they can reverse signs of aging and produce a significantly more youthful appearance. At Rosenthal Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Dermatology, we specialize in facelift procedures to help residents in Boynton Beach, Delray Beach and Wellington, FL maintain their youthfulness.
What is a Facelift?
A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical operation which is used to improve the signs of aging on a person’s neck and face. Facelifts can be an effective treatment for addressing:
- Deep creases below lower eyelids
- Fat which has fallen or disappeared
- Sagging in middle of face
- Deep creases along nose extending to corner of the mouth
- Loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the jaw and chin
These issues can be caused by a variety of factors which includes gravity, environmental concerns, heredity, and stress. Typically, a brow lift and eyelid surgery are also performed during a facelift and can help to correct a sagging or furrowed brow and rejuvenate the eyes. If you are seeking more subtle results, we also offer a mini face lift.
How Much Does a Facelift Cost?
The cost of a facelift can vary significantly based on your unique needs and treatment goals. During your consultation, we take many things into consideration to design a personalized treatment plan that will optimize your results and treatment experience. Once this treatment plan is determined, we will be able to provide you with a clear breakdown of the costs associated with your facelift procedure. For your convenience, we accept cash, checks, credit cards, and financing through CareCredit®.
What is the Difference Between a Facelift and a Mini Face Lift?
The largest difference between the traditional facelift and the mini face lift is the area of focus. With a full facelift, you can address signs of aging from the neck up to the forehead. A mini face lift, however, mainly targets the lower face. Mini face lifts are ideal for addressing the cheeks and jawline, while a full facelift may be better if you also want to address the forehead. A mini face lift often requires fewer and smaller incisions, which is important to consider if you are concerned about visible scarring or a lengthy recovery period.
What Can I Expect During Surgery?
Before a facelift, we will use general anesthesia to ensure that you remain safe and comfortable throughout the treatment. During the procedure, incisions are made around the ears and along the hair line, where they are well-hidden. From here, excess skin is removed, and the remaining skin is tightened to produce the desired effects. A full facelift can take several hours to complete.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from a Facelift?
After a facelift, patients can expect to look younger and more rested, thanks to a reduction in facial wrinkles and sagging skin. However, these results may not be visible immediately because it can take a few months for facial swelling to fully dissipate. After all swelling subsides, we encourage you to maintain a healthy lifestyle to maximize the duration of the results. A facelift can take years off of the appearance, but the face will still be susceptible to gradual changes that occur throughout the natural aging process.
What is the Recovery Period Like Following a Facelift?
Due to the invasive nature of a facelift surgery, you will likely have to take time away from work and other activities while you recover. Dr. Rosenthal will inform you how to care for yourself as you heal, which may include important instructions regarding hygiene, diet, and daily activities.
To learn more about the facelift procedure or to schedule a consultation for a facelift, contact us today. Rosenthal Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Dermatology offers advanced plastic surgery services to residents of Boynton Beach, Delray Beach and Wellington, FL.