Face Lift and Neck Lift Surgery Miami
As we age, the quality and texture of our skin changes. This can be compounded by the effects of gravity, genetics, sun exposure and lifestyle factors such as smoking and stress. But no matter what the causes are, the effects are generally the same: the skin loses its elasticity and begins to sag, while muscle tone is lost, creating hollow pockets and jowls. Wrinkles, crow’s feet, creases and other visible signs of aging also begin to form over time.
No one can stop the natural aging process, but facial rejuvenation procedures can help minimize visible signs and restore the youthful contours of the face. Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Bernabe Vazquez offers facelift (rhytidectomy) to patients who seek to improve visible signs of aging throughout the face and neck areas for a smoother, younger appearance.
Ideal Candidates for Facelift Surgery
You may be a good candidate for facelift surgery if you are bothered by any of the following:
- Sagging skin in the middle of the face
- Deep creases or folds running from the sides of the nose to the mouth’s corners
- Jowls and/or loose, sagging skin under the chin and on the neck
- Hollow pockets underneath the eyes or cheeks
- Vertical lines (known as “laugh lines) around the mouth
About Facelift Surgery
Facelift surgery lifts and tightens facial skin while reshaping facial tissue for a rejuvenated appearance. Excess sagging skin on the neck can also be removed for a more elegant neck contour. Facelift surgery typically takes about two to three hours, depending on the extent of the procedure, and can be done under general anesthesia or twilight sedation. Most patients can go home the same day the procedure is performed, or they may choose to stay overnight in one of our state-of-the-art recovery suites.
Dr. Vazquez precisely and strategically places the incisions in natural skin creases around the ear and in the hair line, to minimize the appearance of scars. Before operating, the doctor will evaluate your skin to determine where the incisions should be made to best hide your scars.
Facelift is sometimes performed in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures to produce the best possible aesthetic results. A brow lift can correct a sagging or deeply furrowed brow, while eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the eyes. Other patients choose to combine facelift with laser resurfacing or chemical peel, in order to achieve smoother and firmer skin. During your initial consultation, Dr. Vazquez will discuss your aesthetic concerns and goals, and analyze your skin quality to determine the treatment plan that can achieve the best results.
Recovering From Facelift Surgery
For the first few weeks following surgery, patients may have noticeable swelling and bruising, all of which can be covered with makeup after the first week or so. During the first few days of recovery, there may be mild discomfort throughout the treated area, for which Dr. Vazquez can prescribe medication. Patients should also anticipate returning to Dr. Vazquez’s office for follow-up appointments within 10 days of surgery.
Learn More from Miami’s Trusted Facial Plastic Surgeon
Do you wish to restore the youthful contours of your face? Schedule a facelift surgery consultation with Dr. Vazquez. He will gladly discuss your facelift and other facial rejuvenation options with you. Please call (305) 858-8222 today.