What Is a Facelift?
Plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Karen performs a full range of facial plastic surgery procedures for Shenandoah Valley men and women. One of the most common surgeries at Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa is a facelift. This procedure treats loose features and wrinkles for a younger-looking, firmer appearance. Based on your aesthetic goals, a facelift can focus on the eyes, cheeks, and mid-face, the bottom section including the mouth, jowls, neck, and more for an all-around youthful look. The facelift technique used depends on your goals, the condition of your skin, the amount of laxity present, age, lifestyle, and other influences. Some men and women may be candidates for a full facelift while some may only be ready for a mid-facelift. Dr. Karen is a highly trained and experienced surgeon who understands the complexity and delicate anatomy of facelift surgery. The overall goal is to create a natural look that's gorgeous, subtle, and still striking.
"I recently had mini lift, neck tightening and lip fill using my own tissue. My comment today is about the pre- & post-op care I've received so far. Dr. Karen & staff are very attentive, they really care about their patients! I'm excited- and relaxed- about my healing process and love what I see so far!"- B.S. / Facebook / Apr 26, 2018
What Can I Expect from my Facelift?
Regardless of your aesthetic concerns, there are numerous facelifts to consider. Some facelifts treat the upper area of the face, and others focus on the lower two-thirds. Moreover, some methods are a bit more invasive and intricate than others. Depending on your aesthetic goals, the condition of your skin, and more, Dr. Karen will help you determine the best facelift option for your desired outcome. A few of the more known facelift methods include:
- Full Facelift
Considered the gold standard, the full facelift usually puts an incision along the hairline, extending down to the temple region, reaching the base of the ears. The underlying facial muscles are delicately pulled and safely tightened to create a lifted appearance, which reduces excessive loose skin and droopy features.
The mid-facelift (cheeks) focuses on the hollow and lax areas around the cheekbones and the upper jaw. This lift works great for those who desire improvement in the middle to lower region of the face, which also includes the jowls.
- Lower Facelift
This lift addresses the neck region and chin, and in many cases, the jowls.
- Mini Facelift
When undergoing a mini facelift, a thin, small incision is placed around the ears to elevate the skin, which affects the mid to lower face. This process creates subtle improvements that look beautiful and natural.
After your facelift, you will be monitored until you can be safely released to go home with a responsible adult. It's normal to have bruising, swelling, possible drainage, slight to moderate soreness, and discomfort, which may be reduced with pain prescription medication. We will see you at a follow-up appointment to ensure you're healing properly. You should feel and physically look better after 2 – 4 weeks with a softer, more youthful appearance.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $11,500
- Average Procedure Time
- 3-4 hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- Procedure Recovery Location
A Youthful Yet Natural Look
A facelift can turn back the hands of time for your face and provide you a rejuvenated and youthful look. Today, there are many facelift options based on your unique needs and goals. This procedure is meant to make you look younger but still natural and beautiful. For more information on costs and types of facelifts, as well as what would be best for you, we invite you to contact plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Karen at Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa in Winchester, VA to set up your appointment.
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