Spending time outdoors throughout the year is one of the benefits of living in West Palm Beach and other South Florida communities. Sun exposure combined with the natural aging process, though, can result in appearing older than you feel. Our facelift specialist in Boynton Beach, FL, uses advanced techniques—including performing facelifts with only local anesthesia—to create attractive, natural-looking results that can take years off your appearance.

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Your Facelift Surgery

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew H. Rosenthal customizes each facelift procedure after consulting with patients and listening to their concerns. The techniques he uses emphasize elevating and tightening the “superficial musculoaponeurotic system” (SMAS)—the layer of fat and connective tissue below the skin.

A full facelift and neck lift using either a SMASectomy or SMAS plication—which describes an advanced suturing technique—reduces jowls, minimizes nasolabial folds and other wrinkles on the lower face. It also creates a smoother, slimmer neck and a more defined jawline.

Dr. Rosenthal begins the procedure by making discreet incisions concealed along the hairline and in the natural creases in front of the ear. He then gently lifts the skin and repositions and tightens the SMAS layer before carefully re-draping the skin and removing any excess without pulling the skin too tight. This technique prevents the unnatural, “windswept” appearance common with older techniques. Instead, you’ll look like a more youthful version of yourself. We also combine a facelift with skin rejuvenation treatments and fat grafting to restore volume.

The Beauty-FUL (Facelift Under Local) Facelift

We typically perform facelift surgery using local anesthesia with sedation to keep patients comfortable during the procedure. This conservative approach reduces the risk of complications and results in a faster recovery than facelift surgery performed with the patient under general anesthesia. Studies have shown that this technique is very safe and produces excellent results.

Our Surgeon

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Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Rosenthal is known for his exceptional skill, experience, and expertise, as well as his down-to-earth demeanor and genuine desire to help you feel more confident. He specializes in facial rejuvenation, breast enhancement, and body contouring procedures for women and men of all ages. Dr. Rosenthal is president-elect of the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2024 and will serve as the society's president in 2025.

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How Do You Know When You Need a Facelift?

The reasons women and men get facelift surgery vary quite a bit from person to person. Some people believe a more youthful appearance will help them remain competitive professionally. A facelift can also boost a person’s confidence in social settings, in addition to better reflecting the youthfulness they feel.

What Are the Benefits of a Facelift?

A facelift combined with a neck lift addresses aging of the mid and lower face. Specifically, it will:

  • Reduce jowling
  • Minimize sagging skin on the cheeks
  • Eliminate vertical neckbands
  • Create a more youthful profile
  • Restore volume when combined with fat grafting

It’s important to have realistic expectations about the results and understand that a facelift doesn’t address signs of aging around the eyes or on the forehead.

Can I Combine My Facelift Surgery With Other Procedures?

To produce comprehensive results, Dr. Rosenthal may recommend combining your facelift with other facial rejuvenation procedures, including:

How Much Does a Facelift Cost in Boynton Beach?

The cost of a facelift depends on your specific concerns and the technique your surgeon uses to accomplish your cosmetic goals. The cost for a full facelift starts at $34,000*. Dr. Rosenthal creates a personalized surgical plan after consulting with you, and we provide a detailed price quote that you can review before scheduling surgery. We work with various companies that specialize in financing cosmetic surgery, including CareCredit®, PatientFi®, and Yes Doctor.

What Is a Mini Facelift?

Dr. Rosenthal may recommend a mini facelift if a less invasive approach can accomplish your goals. A mini facelift involves shorter incisions, less discomfort, and a shorter recovery and reflects the trend of many plastic surgery procedures. The goals remain the same, but Dr. Rosenthal adapts his techniques to optimize the rejuvenating effects of the surgery while minimizing its downsides.

Facelift Surgery Alternatives

If you’re not interested in or ready for surgery, Dr. Rosenthal can address early to moderate signs of aging with one or a combination of nonsurgical treatments such as:

  • BOTOX® Cosmetic to correct dynamic wrinkles like crow’s feet and frown lines.
  • Dermal fillers to replace lost volume on the cheeks, at the temples, and around the eyes and smooth away smile lines and marionette lines around the mouth.
  • Nonsurgical skin tightening with options like Sciton SkinTyte® laser treatments, Subnovii plasma pen, radiofrequency (RF) microneedling, and Sofwave™ ultrasound procedures to firm and smooth skin on the cheeks, jawline, and neck.

These nonsurgical treatments can also complement and help maintain the results of facelift surgery. Patients with more significant aging concerns may not be a good candidate for less invasive options to achieve their desired results.

What Happens During Facelift Recovery?

Swelling and bruising will peak about 3 to 4 days after the procedure and then gradually dissipate. About a week after the surgery, stitches will be removed, and you can return to work if you’re not self-conscious about swelling.

One thing to keep in mind is that if you’re planning to attend a significant social or professional event, such as a wedding, we recommend scheduling your facelift several months ahead of time to ensure you’re completely healed in time for the occasion.

Facelift FAQ

What’s the best age to get facelift surgery?

The best age for a facelift is when nonsurgical treatments no longer provide the rejuvenation you want. That said, healing, scarring, and collagen production are typically better in younger patients.

Am I too old to get a facelift?

Age is not the limiting factor when it comes to having a facelift; you must be physically and emotionally healthy.

How painful is the surgery and recovery period?

Many patients are surprised that they experience minimal discomfort after facelift surgery. This is especially true when the procedure is performed using a local anesthetic with light sedation.

Will my results be permanent?

Facelifts provide long-lasting results but cannot stop the aging process. Depending on your age at the time of surgery, you may need additional surgery in the future. You can help extend the life of your results by living a healthy lifestyle and using proper sunscreen consistently.

How many years younger do you look after facelift surgery?

Patients typically look 8 to 12 years younger after a full facelift.

Let’s Talk

People considering facelift surgery in West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Wellington, and throughout South Florida travel to Rosenthal Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery in Boynton Beach to get attractive results that look natural. You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Rosenthal using the online form or call our office at (561) 880-8866 to book an appointment.

*Because we customize each procedure based on the individual patient’s needs, these are estimated prices. Average fees for the OR and anesthesia as well as breast implants are INCLUDED where applicable. Compression garments, pre-op workups, and lab work may be separate costs.