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 elimination of excess fat giving patients back 10-15 years of their youth.
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.
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.
For more information on this and other cosmetic procedures, contact Dr. Salomon's Miami office today at 305-501-4375 or email us.