Facelift Costs, Procedures, and Information

Considering a face lift?

Find doctors, cosmetic surgeons, plastic surgeons, and physicians performing face lift procedures including endoscopic vertical face lifts, endoscopic makeovers and non-invasive procedures like collagen injections using CosmoDerm™ CosmoPlast™, or hylaform the new dermal filler, and other facial rejuvenation procedures and techniques.

Learn more about the benefits of a face lift.

A facelift (technically known as rhytidectomy) can't stop this aging process. What it can do is "set back the clock," improving the most visible signs of aging by removing excess fat, tightening underlying muscles, and redraping the skin of your face and neck. A facelift can be done alone, or in conjunction with other procedures such as a forehead lift, eyelid surgery, or nose reshaping.

View before and after facelift photos, nose surgery photos and other plastic surgery photos by these plastic surgeons, cosmetic surgeons and doctors. Learn more about a traditional face lift, a facial augmentation with fat transfer, neck laxity, an endoscopic vertical face lift and more.

A facelift usually takes several hours-or somewhat longer if you're having more than one procedure done. For extensive procedures, some surgeons may schedule two separate sessions.

Every surgeon approaches the procedure in his or her own way. Some complete one side of the face at a time, and others move back and forth between the sides. The exact placement of incisions and the sequence of events depends on your facial structure and your surgeon's technique.

Incisions usually begin above the hairline at the temples, extend in a natural line in front of the ear (or just inside the cartilage at the front of the ear), and continue behind the earlobe to the lower scalp. If the neck needs work, a small incision may also be made under the chin.

In general, the surgeon separates the skin from the fat and muscle below. Fat may be trimmed or suctioned from around the neck and chin to improve the contour. The surgeon then tightens the underlying muscle and membrane, pulls the skin back, and removes the excess. Stitches secure the layers of tissue and close the incisions; metal clips may be used on the scalp.

Following surgery, a small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin behind your ear to drain any blood that might collect there. The surgeon may also wrap your head loosely in bandages to minimize bruising and swelling. Contact us to learn more about getting a facelift today

 

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