How Much is a Facelift ?
What is a facelift?
Our skin and body tissues lose their elasticity as we get older. This is why we get wrinkles and sagging. A facelift which is also known as a rhytidectomy is a procedure that tightens and lifts the facial tissues. We help men and women with facelift!
A facelift procedure involves the removal of excess skin, smoothing out of the wrinkles & folds, and tightening the facial tissue. The procedure excludes the eyes and the brows, although you can have these procedures done concurrently.
A facelift primarily focuses on the bottom two-thirds part of the face and the neck. There are different reasons why people get facelifts. One common reason is that it helps to counter ageing signs. So, how do you know that you are the right candidate for a facelift ?
Good candidates for a facelift procedure include:
- People who do not abuse drugs or smoke.
- Healthy people who have no medical conditions that can interfere with the healing or recovery process.
- People who have realistic expectations of what they want to do with the surgery.
What is the cost of facelift surgery ?
The average cost of a facelift is about $7,000, according to the 2017 report of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This cost excludes anaesthesia, surgical centre or hospital costs, or other expenses. The final cost is higher.
The cost of the procedure also depends on the results you desire, your geographical location, and the expertise of the surgeon.
How does it work?
The surgeon repositions tissues and fat, smoothens out the creases, tightens the facial skin, and removes excess skin. If you want to find out more on this click here to see our patients journey with us.
What is involves in the facelift procedure ?
Traditionally, a surgeon makes an incision in an area close to the hairline, next to the temples. The incision is made in front of the ear, hugging the earlobe. The incision is then made behind the ear to the lower scalp. Click here to find out more about us!
Excess skin and fat may be redistributed or removed from the face. The connective tissue and underlying muscle are tightened and redistributed. If your skin has minimal sagging, a minor facelift will be done. This procedure will involve shorter incisions.
If a neck lift will take place, the excess fat and skin will be removed. The skin around the neck will be pulled back and tightened through an incision that will be made under the chin.
The incisions often involve the use of dissolvable skin glue or sutures. In some instances, you will have to go for a checkup so that the stitches are removed. An experienced surgeon ensures that the incision blends well with the facial structure and the hairline.
Benefits of a facelift procedure:
Redefines the neck: one of the most common complaints from patients is that the skin under their chin is sagging. Common phrases like “turkey neck” or “gobbler” are embarrassing because they describe the saggy chin. This is a temporary problem that can be fixed with a facelift:
- Remove the jowls for good: hanging jowls can easily be removed to give a tighter jawline.
- Tightens the skin: you will get a youthful appearance.
- Removes deep creases.
- You will look amazing without anyone noticing that you underwent a facelift procedure.