A facelift is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck. As people begin to age, the effects of gravity, exposure to the sun, and the stresses of daily life are often seen in our faces. If you are concerned about signs of aging in your face, a facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, may be right for you.
What are the benefits of a facelift?
Today’s facelifts can reshape and improve the balance and blending of the structures of the upper, middle, and lower parts of the face. Facelifts improve the most visible signs of aging by reshaping excess fat, tightening underlying muscles, and reshaping the skin of your face and neck. Facelifts can address visible signs of aging such as sagging in the midface area, creases below the eyelids, loss of muscle tone in the lower face, or loose skin and fatty deposits under the chin. As with other forms of cosmetic surgery (also known as plastic surgery), a facelift can make you look and feel younger, fresher and more self-confident.
Best candidates for a facelift
The best candidates for a facelift are those whose skin on the face and neck has begun to sag, but whose skin still has some elasticity and whose bone structure is strong and well-defined. Most facelift patients are aged between 40 and 60, but facelift surgery can still be performed successfully on people between the ages of 70 and 90 as well.
Understanding the facelift procedure
During your facelift, your plastic surgeon will make an incision that will allow the skin of your face to be raised, and the muscles underneath tightened. Your surgeon may also remove some excess fat and skin. Facelifts can often be performed using limited incisions, which is associated with a shorter recovery period.
Neck lifts and lower facelifts are variations on the facelift procedure. A facelift can be done alone, or in conjunction with other procedures such as a forehead lift, eyelid surgery, or nose reshaping.
Interested in a minimally-invasive alternative, also known as a mini facelift? Check out our Monarch Mini Facelift to learn more about mini facelifts, including costs, how it works, and more.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a facelift cost?
Prices vary depending on the procedures selected. We offer high-quality care, products, services and plastic surgery options at competitive pricing because our goal is the same as yours: natural-looking results at affordable prices. If you are new to our plastic surgery practice, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our team members. We can discuss your appearance goals and create personalized treatment recommendations with facelift pricing information included.
How quickly will I see results with a facelift?
This also varies from one individual to the next, but rest assured, your cosmetic surgeon and care team at Monarch Plastic are dedicated to delivering great-looking results with minimal recovery and healing time.
Is a facelift the right option for me?
During your initial consultation, we’ll be glad to discuss all your options for achieving the results you want. Explore facial rejuvenation options.