It can be difficult to accept that you have begun to age, especially when the process is causing you to appear older than you actually are. Factors such as genetics, lifestyle, and the environment can all speed up the aging process, leaving you with a less than desirable facial appearance. Facial sagging, deep creases, and a loss of muscle tone can all rob you of an attractive, youthful facial contour. Facelift surgery targets the common signs of aging in the lower third of the face, erasing problem areas to restore a more firm and smooth complexion.Schedule a consultation
Your facelift procedure is tailored to specifically highlight the contours of your facial structures. A number of techniques may be combined to provide you with the complete and satisfactory results you desire.
You will experience bruising and swelling of your face, and a temporary tube may be placed to drain excess fluid. Most patients return to work within two weeks of their procedure. You can resume your regular physical activities three to four weeks following your procedure, but your skin may be discolored for several weeks. You should avoid direct exposure to sunlight throughout your recovery. Most major swelling will subside after six weeks.
Dr. Doezie attempts to place all incisions within the hair of the scalp to mask all scarring. However, some patients do not have adequate hair grow, and other healing factors can cause visible scarring to develop. Most scarring can be covered with makeup after two weeks and is likely to fade over time.
The cost of facelift surgery will vary based on the geographical location of the surgery, the technique used, and the surgeon who performs the surgery. The highest price does not always indicate the best quality of service. It is important to choose a surgeon who is experienced and highly skilled in the procedures you are choosing to truly get the most out of your investment. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the 2015 national average surgeon fee for facelift surgery was $7,286. This does not include the cost of anesthesia, operating room costs, or the cost of pain medication.
Facelift surgery provides you with long-lasting results that can remove years from your appearance. However, facelift surgery cannot halt the natural aging process. Taking care of your skin and avoiding direct exposure to sunlight and other harmful environmental factors can help prolong the quality of your results.