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At DeRosa Center Facial Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Boston, MA, one of the most sought-out surgeries is a facelift. This procedure concentrates on precise sections of the face to tighten loose skin features and to create a younger, softer appearance. Depending on your concerns and goals for surgery, a facelift can focus on the eyes, the cheeks and mid-face, the bottom portion including the jowls, mouth, neck, and more for an all-around youthful look. The facelift technique used depends on your goals, the condition of your skin, the amount of laxity present, age, lifestyle, and other influences. Some men and women are of age and have skin laxity for a full facelift while others may only need a mid-face lift. Our doctors have extensive training and experience, and they understand the complexity and delicate anatomy of a facelift procedure. The goal is to produce a natural appearance that's gorgeous, subtle, and still striking.

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Men and women who have drooping skin, lines, and wrinkles on the face might be good candidates for the surgery. You might experience these concerns on your entire face or the upper, mid, or lower sections. Facelift surgery can target many aspects, depending on your unique signs of aging. It's also important to note that age does not always define the appropriate time to have a facelift. We know patients have unique concerns and reasons. Because of this, we offer various lift types to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. The lifting technique is different for patients at 35 years old versus those in their 60s and 70s. Skin elasticity is one of the key factors in the treatment planning process. Also, facelift patients should be healthy, refrain from smoking, and have realistic expectations.

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Depending on your individual needs, we offer various levels of facelifts to consider. Some facelifts address the upper portion of the face while others focus on the lower two-thirds. Additionally, some procedures might be more invasive compared to others. It is also common for patients to have a brow lift, forehead lift, dermal fillers, or BOTOX to enhance their outcomes. Some of the more common facelift methods include:

  • Full Facelift
    Considered the gold standard, the full facelift usually incorporates an incision near the hairline, then extends down to the area near the temples, reaching the base of the ears. During the surgery, we delicately stretch and securely tighten the underlying facial tissues and muscles to create a lifted look, which softens excessive lines and wrinkles. This facelift is used for individuals who show signs of aggressive aging. With this lift, we may use many procedures, including upper or lower blepharoplasty to enhance the eyes or a neck lift for the lower region.
  • Mid-Facelift
    Using a similar method to the mini facelift, the surgery known as a mid-facelift focuses on the droopy features near the cheekbones and the upper jaw. The mid-facelift works nicely for those who hope to improve the middle to the lower regions of the face, which also improves the look of the jowls.
  • Lower Facelift
    This lift corrects the neck and chin and sometimes the jowls. We may also use nonsurgical methods, such as KYBELLA or laser skin tightening, to help patients attain a younger, tighter-looking neck.
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How much does a facelift cost?
The cost of your facelift will depend on the technique used. In your consultation, one of our doctors will develop your custom treatment plan to match your needs and goals. Once this is complete, our team will help you determine the fees. To avoid results that look unnatural, it's best to focus on finding an experienced surgeon instead of the lowest price. DeRosa Center Facial Plastic Surgery & Med Spa can help you find low-interest medical financing that will make your facelift easier to afford.

Which technique is best for me?
The best technique for you will vary based on your concerns, goals, level of skin laxity, and other factors. To produce the results you want, we will discuss the different surgical techniques in your consultation. We will then help you choose which technique is best.

Should I get a surgical or nonsurgical facelift?
While there are several great nonsurgical skin tightening treatments, these can only give you mild improvements. For moderate to severe skin sagging, facelift surgery is the best choice to improve your appearance. In your consultation, our doctors will discuss your choices, including nonsurgical procedures, to help you decide which is best for your goals.

What about wrinkle fillers and relaxers over facelift surgery?
To refresh the face, injectable wrinkle fillers and relaxers, like BOTOX and Juvéderm, have become more popular. Sometimes known as a liquid facelift, injectable wrinkle treatments can help with early signs of aging, but the results won't last more than 1 – 2 years. A facelift will produce more dramatic improvements than injectables with long-lasting results. Ask us about injectable treatments during your consultation.

Will my results look natural?
Many patients worry that facelift surgery will make their skin look too tight, shiny, or like they live in a wind tunnel. We focus on giving you natural-looking results so you look refreshed and not fake. Our doctors listen to your concerns and goals before creating your treatment plan to produce your best results.

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