Wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin can make us look older and more worn down than we are. These facial issues can cause women and men to feel self-conscious, leading them to cover their facial features with makeup and accessories. However, hiding your face is no solution, especially when you want to enjoy the Miami sunshine.
A facelift helps you achieve a smoother, more contoured, and youthful appearance that can even help boost your confidence when hitting the beautiful Miami beaches.
How Is Facelift Surgery Performed?
While the goal of any facelift procedure is to help address lines and sagging skin on the face, Dr. Hadeed is proud to offer several different facelift options to help each patient achieve the look and feel they desire.
With the traditional facelift (sometimes referred to as a full facelift), incisions are made along or behind the hairline starting at the temples. Excess skin is removed, while deep layers of tissues and muscles are repositioned and secured. Finally, the remaining skin is tightened to help give you a more contoured and defined facial aesthetic.
A mini facelift (also known as a short scar technique facelift) is a less-invasive alternative to traditional facelift surgery.
While the correction will not be as extensive, a mini facelift is the perfect choice for men and women looking to correct aging that is more localized to the cheeks and under the eyes. With this procedure, small incisions are made behind the ears, and the skin and underlying tissues are tightened.
For a mid facelift, the soft tissue in the cheeks are targeted. This procedure also helps address nasolabial folds (the lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth).
For a mid facelift, incisions are made around the hairline and ears. An endoscopic camera is then used to help tighten the underlying muscle in the midface. A more prominent cheek appearance is also achieved with this procedure.
Stem Cell Facelift
Dr. Hadeed uses a stem cell therapy facelift technique to increase volume to the face, which is often lost as a result of aging. The stem cells, which are harvested from your own body through liposuction, are purified and then injected into strategic areas of your face to help fill in gaunt and hollow areas of your skin. The stem cells help promote cell production along with collagen and elastin in your facial skin, allowing for longer-lasting results. This procedure helps patients achieve a fuller, more voluminous facial appearance.
What Will My Facelift Recovery Be Like?
You will likely experience bruising, swelling, and some discomfort during your facelift recovery; however, these side effects should dissipate after a few days.
Most patients are able to return to work after one week, though you should refrain from any strenuous activity, including heavy lifting, for at least three weeks.
It is important that you follow Dr. Hadeed’s post-op instructions and notify Dr. Hadeed if you experience prolonged or increased pain.
What Results Can I Expect From My Facelift Procedure?
Facelift surgery offers patients the potential for dramatic transformation. Not only can patients look forward to a more rejuvenated physical appearance, but they can also feel more confident in the way they look.
While facelift surgery cannot prevent the natural effects of aging, you can expect long-lasting results.
Frequently Asked Questions About Facelift Surgery
Am I a candidate for facelift surgery?
Facelift surgery can help healthy men and women who are frustrated with the look of their aging facial appearance. Ideal candidates are non-smokers and realistic about their results.
If you think you may be a candidate for facelift surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hadeed.
Is facelift surgery painful?
Either IV sedation or general anesthesia are used during this procedure, which help to ensure that you do not feel any pain or discomfort during your surgery. While you may feel some soreness during your recovery, prescription and over-the-counter medication can be taken to alleviate any pain you feel.
Can my facelift be combined with other procedures?
Yes. While some patients choose to have their facelift surgery performed as a standalone procedure, many other patients choose to combine their facelift with other cosmetic procedures.
Doing so allows for a more complete and dynamic facial transformation, while also minimizing the overall cost and recovery time (since you are having and recovering from the procedures at the same time).
Some of the most common procedures combined with facelift include:
How much is a facelift in Miami?
Like any cosmetic procedure, facelift cost varies with each patient and procedure and is dependent on several different factors, including the extent of correction needed, the type of facelift performed, and whether the facelift is being combined with any other procedures.
At your consultation, Dr. Hadeed will provide you with an accurate cost estimate for your specific procedure.
Contact Us to Learn More
If you are interested in facelift surgery or you have questions about any of the other facial procedures we offer in Miami, Florida, contact Dr. Josef Hadeed.