Rhytidectomy, also known as a facelift, is a cosmetic procedure that is designed to reverse the signs of aging specifically of the face and neck area. Rejuvenation is achieved through the removal of sagging skin, tightening of facial muscles, and the addition or removal or fatty tissue from different parts of the face. This can help patients look 10 to 15 years younger.

Throughout the years, the techniques used for the facelift procedure have advanced and improved dramatically to provide maximum results with minimal downtime. Current procedures include the tightening of the SMAS (Sub-muscular Aponeurotic System). This method lifts the jowls, tightens the skin, and elevates the cheeks.

Dr. Jhonny Salomon, Miami’s prominent plastic surgeon, is well trained in the field of facelifts and facial surgeries. His fully accredited Miami surgical facility and MedSpa come equipped with all of the resources necessary to make you feel comfortable and at ease.

Brow Lift / Forehead Lift If you are looking to enhance your appearance without having to go through a full facelift, then you may be a candidate for a brow lift. Often referred to as a forehead lift, this cosmetic surgery procedure diminishes the forehead creases and wrinkles that rest high on the bridge of your nose.

Facelift FAQs

What is the ideal age for a facelift patient? The procedure is designed to eliminate a significant amount of loose or sagging skin in the face and neck area. It is for this reason that most candidates for facelift surgeries are at least 40 years of age.

Who should get a facelift operation? Men or women in good health who have lost noticeable elasticity in the skin around their face and neck area are often the ones that should seek to perform the cosmetic procedure. As stated above, patients who are 40 or older are often the best candidates for facelift surgery.

Is a facelift permanent? No one can say for sure how long a facelift will last due to the fact that aging continues following the procedure. However, the benefits are long-lasting and patients have seen that they can regain 10-15 years of their youth due to this procedure.

Is the procedure painful? There is usually very little pain when it comes to the procedure. This is especially true when comparing facelifts with other more dramatic cosmetic surgery options available to patients. Although a small amount of pain will usually result during the healing process, it is easily managed and will pass quickly.

Should I expect to look wrinkle-free after my procedure?
The overall goal of a facelift is to create a natural-looking improvement in the smoothness and elasticity of the skin. Often times, the appearance of wrinkles will be dramatically reduced, and in some cases, younger patients might be able to walk out of the plastic surgery office with a wrinkle-free complexion.

What is the recovery time for this procedure?
Patients are able to return to work in two to three weeks following facelift the procedure. During this time, it is recommended to avoid any strenuous activity.

Is a facelift permanent?
No. Aging will still affect the skin after a face lift, and it’s possible that the skin may sag or become loose in the future. It should be noted, however, that facelifts are long-lasting and their results will help even future sagging of the skin to be minimal.

Should I be prepared for a painful procedure?
The procedure is actually rather pain-free, especially when compared to some of the more dramatic and larger plastic surgery options available to patients. A minor amount of pain will result as the face heals, of course, but this pain is easily managed and quick to pass.

Should I expect to look wrinkle-free after my procedure?
That may be the result for some younger patients, but the overall goal of a facelift is not to eliminate wrinkles entirely. Instead, the goal is a natural-looking improvement in the smoothness and elasticity of the skin. For the results to look natural, some wrinkles may still remain. In many cases, though, the appearance of wrinkles will be dramatically reduced.

What is the recovery time for this procedure?
Most doctors recommend that their patients take about one or two weeks away from work, based largely on the individual recovery time and how much pain is experienced. In all cases, though, strenuous activity should be avoided for a minimum of two weeks.

For more information on this procedure contact Dr. Salomon’s Miami office today at (305) 270-1361 or email us.

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