A facelift is a perfect way to address significant signs of aging on the face by addressing deep lines, wrinkles and sagging on the lower two-thirds of the face. However, you can combine this customizable procedure with other facial plastic surgery options to achieve a completely rejuvenated appearance.
Many patients choose a brow lift or eyelid surgery to enhance the appearance of aging eyes. Some people choose non-invasive methods like IPL or chemical peels to improve their skin’s texture and volume.
Benefits of a Facelift
A facelift, or rhytidectomy, improves deep and resistant signs of aging that require surgical treatment. A full facelift can often turn back the clock by 10 or even 20 years by addressing:*
Nasolabial folds or smile lines around their mouth.
Excess sagging skin on the face and neck.
Jowls on the jaw & loss of jawline contour.
Banding in the neck & loss of skin elasticity.
You can improve your facial appearance with a facelift by eliminating loose skin and toning the underlying muscles. This process leads to smoother and wrinkle-free skin.*
Am I a Good Candidate For a Facelift?
To determine whether you are a good candidate for a facelift, you must first meet with Dr. Ayoub for an initial consultation. During your visit, he will perform a full evaluation and talk to you about your overall health history.
To qualify for this surgery, you must be physically and mentally healthy. Additionally, you should have visible signs of aging on your face and not use tobacco. It is also important to have realistic expectations for the outcome.
A Facelift is Ideal For
The facelift procedure is a great solution for anyone who has significant facial signs of aging. Specifically, if you:
Have loose skin on your face or neck. Dr. Ayoub can perform a facelift to remove sagging skin on your face or neck. This will help you look younger if sagging skin is making you look older.
Have a drooping appearance in your face. Lost facial volume can also add years to your face, making it look droopy and sad. A facelift can add volume back to the key areas of your face, such as the cheeks, to help restore your youthful facial features.
Want to get rid of deep lines and wrinkles. A facelift can free you of these signs of aging and return your skin to a smoother appearance.
Want to look as young as you feel. If you look older than you feel (or than you actually are), a facelift can help by lifting and tightening your facial skin to a more renewed appearance, naturally. In fact, many of Dr. Ayoub’s patients look 10-20 years younger after a facelift!
A Facelift is Not So Great For
As with any elective surgery, a facelift is not appropriate for everyone. Nor is it the answer to every sign of aging on your face. For instance, it will not correct a sagging brow or hooded eyelids because a traditional facelift is designed to address the lower two-thirds of the face.
For this reason, it is common to combine a facelift with other procedures. When you meet with Dr. Ayoub for your initial consultation, he will be able to walk you through a customized approach to your surgery and recommend an all-inclusive treatment plan to help you reach your goals.
How Old Do I Have To Be To Get a Facelift?
There is actually no minimum age requirement to receive a facelift. It is truly based on your degree of aging and skin condition. Some of Dr. Ayoub’s patients receive a facelift or mini-facelift in their 40s, while others choose to wait until their 50s or 60s to choose plastic surgery. To know if a facelift is right for you, meet with Dr. Ayoub. Only a one-on-one consultation will help you truly know what is suited for you.
A facelift is highly customized to fit your individual needs, which is why Dr. Ayoub offers several different surgical facelift techniques at Westfield Plastic Surgery in Omaha, NE. Which procedure is right for you will be a decision you and Dr. Ayoub will make together during your initial visit.
A full facelift utilizes a surgical technique that includes an incision that extends from the hairline on the temple to the hairline on the back of the head. Dr. Ayoub prefers this approach because it pulls nasolabial folds and jowls up in the skin’s normal direction and avoids tension on the overlying skin. A full facelift is ideal if you have excess skin on your face and neck.
A mid-facelift is primarily used to address the cheekbones and upper jaw areas of the face. Men and women who are experiencing droopy facial features and want to improve the lower portions of their face as well, often choose a mid-facelift surgical technique to achieve ideal results.
If your primary signs of aging are in the neck area, you may find that the lower facelift surgical technique provides the optimal results. This option specifically addresses the neck, chin, and jowls and helps you attain a slimmer, more contoured facial appearance by removing excess skin and fat.
If you have just minor signs of aging on your face, a mini facelift may be the ideal solution. Many patients choose to have this procedure in their younger years as a less-invasive option to a full facelift later on. This technique involves just a tiny incision around the ears to improve signs of aging around the mouth and jawline.
Short Scar Facelift
A short scar facelift is performed for patients who have minimal excess facial skin but more neck banding, prominent nasolabial folds, and jowls. The short scar facelift technique uses a preauricular incision that does not extend into the hairline but remains around the ear and is, therefore, less invasive.
Facelift with Fat Grafting
The facelift with fat grafting surgical technique enhances the results of your facelift by transferring a small amount of fat from your own body to various areas of your face. This added volume will restore facial contours that have lost their definition over time. It is a good choice if your primary concern is a hollow or droopy appearance caused by lost volume.
What Are the Costs Involved in a Facelift?
Every facelift procedure is different, as Dr. Ayoub works with you to create a treatment plan suited to your individual needs. Therefore, the cost of a facelift will vary from patient to patient.
Dr. Ayoub’s surgeon’s fees vary depending on the treatment being provided, but he will provide you with a breakdown of his fees as they pertain to your surgery before your first visit is completed.
Dr. Ayoub performs all surgical procedures at a nearby outpatient surgery center. Because of this, the facility fees will vary. As part of the cost breakdown for your facelift, our team will inform you of what you can expect regarding facility fees prior to your surgery day.
An anesthesiologist will administer your anesthesia during your facelift at the nearby outpatient surgery center. The cost of this service will be based on your specific surgical need and medical health history and is controlled by the surgical facility. However, we can provide estimates of what you can expect to pay and help you with any questions you may have regarding your cost breakdown.
The cost of your required prescriptions will depend on whether or not you have insurance, and the type of insurance coverage you have. To find out what you can expect to pay for your prescriptions, we recommend calling your insurance provider.
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At Westfield Plastic Surgery Center, we offer the BuildMyBod pricing tool to help you get a comprehensive estimate* of the total cost of your procedure before you schedule a consultation with Dr. Ayoub. It is a great way to know what you can expect and help you prepare financially for your facelift.
When you meet with Dr. Ayoub in Omaha, NE for your initial consultation, he will perform a full evaluation of your face and listen as you describe what you hope to achieve through a facelift. He will also talk to you about your overall health history to ensure you are a good candidate for the procedure. He will then work with you to develop a surgical plan that will turn back the hands of time and rejuvenate your appearance.*
What Should I Do in Preparation for a Facelift?
Be sure to arrange for a friend or family member to drive you to and from your appointment, as you will be unable to drive after your surgery due to the effects of anesthesia. Dr. Ayoub will also provide you with prescriptions before your surgery, which you should have filled beforehand. And finally, Dr. Ayoub recommends arranging for adequate time off from work and normal daily activities in order to ensure a safe and healthy recovery.
How Long Does a Facelift Procedure Take?
Depending on the surgical technique chosen for your facelift, the procedure could take between 2-4 hours to complete. When you meet with Dr. Ayoub for your consultation, he will be able to provide you with a better idea of how long your procedure could take, depending on your needs and whether or not you have chosen to include any additional procedures.
What Will Happen During My Facelift?
There are many variations of the facelift based on the location and length of the incision as well as the mechanism of skin tightening. During your procedure, Dr. Ayoub will:
Make a traditional or short scar incision depending on the issues identified in your consultation.
Reduce any excess skin.
Lift and tighten muscle and skin
Close the incisions to minimize scarring.
A facelift is an outpatient procedure and may require you to stay overnight depending on your condition after surgery.*
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How Can I Maintain the Results of My Facelift?
Dr. Ayoub encourages healthy habits to slow aging and maintain the results of your facelift. Three key things you can do are:
Quit smoking. Aside from the health effects of smoking, it wrecks havoc on your appearance by causing premature wrinkles.
Limit sun damage. Going out in the sun during peak hours (10am-2pm) or using a tanning bed can worsen wrinkles and make you vulnerable to skin cancer. Wear clothing, sunglasses, and sunscreen to limit your exposure.
Use high-quality skincare. Dr. Ayoub offers the full line of Obagi® for home skin care. This revolutionary line helps you retain skin volume and elasticity for long-lasting results and healthier skin.
Dr. Ayoub will give you detailed information specific to your procedure during follow-up exams and is dedicated to making sure that you look your absolute best.
Other Things to Consider Before Getting a Facelift
Before you choose to have a facelift, Dr. Ayoub always recommends taking a moment to consider all of the factors involved in the decision.
Are There Any Risks Involved in Getting a Facelift?
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved with getting a facelift. Though rare, some of the risks include reactions to anesthesia, infection, bleeding, numbness or other changes in skin sensation, and unfavorable scarring. When you meet with Dr. Ayoub for your consultation, he will review these risks with you so you can make an informed decision about your surgery.
How Natural Will My Results Look After a Facelift?
Dr. Ayoub believes in providing natural-looking results for his patients, no matter the type of surgery. Because of this, he prefers the SMAS (superficial muscular aponeurotic system) facelift approach because it pulls nasolabial folds and jowls up in the skin’s normal direction and avoids the windblown look often associated with facelifts in years past.
Are There Any Other Facelift Alternatives to Achieve the Results I am Looking for?
A facelift will only address the middle and bottom of your face, leaving your eyes and brow relatively untouched. To achieve complete facial rejuvenation, you can combine a blepharoplasty (eyelid lift), a brow lift, or injectable fillers with your facelift for more comprehensive treatment of your upper face.
You’re in Good Hands with Us
Are you ready to feel like the best version of yourself? Westfield Plastic Surgery Center offers the most effective procedures to enhance your look. Through our patient rewards program, you can receive discounts on treatments scheduled within one year of your initial treatment. Schedule a complimentary facelift consultation at our Omaha office to find out more.
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Dr. Ayoub is a board-certified plastic surgeon offering a wide variety of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures designed to help you become the best version of yourself. For more than 20 years, Dr. Ayoub and his team at Westfield Plastic Surgery Center have been an active part of the Omaha, NE community. Together they inspire a warm, welcoming environment for every patient.