What is a Facelift surgery?
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 mini-face lift. Our double board certified facial plastic surgeon has extensive training and experience, and she understands the complexity and delicate anatomy of a facelift procedure. The goal is to produce a natural appearance that's gorgeous, subtle, and still striking.
What Are the Benefits of a Facelift?
A personalized facelift procedure performed at DeRosa Center Facial Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Boston, MA is a fantastic choice for individuals who have moderate to severe signs of aging and are interested in rejuvenating the appearance of their skin. Functional and cosmetic benefits of this surgery completed by Dr. Jaimie DeRosa include:
- Improving multiple signs of aging
- Enhancing overall facial contours
- Minimizing the appearance of lines and wrinkles
- Reducing sagging jowls and double chins
- Tightening loose, sagging skin
- Restoring volume loss in the cheeks and under the eyes
- Minimal scarring that can be hidden easily
- Long-lasting results
"My experience at DeRosa clinic was excellent, the staff was very accommodating and caring. I consider my face surgery to be life changing. Dr DeRosa is by far one of the best caring professional surgeons I came across. It a great feeling to be able to trust your face knowing that the results will be amazing. And my results are speak for themselves, people think I am 15 years younger:)"- A.L. / Google / Mar 18, 2020
"Where do I begin! I cannot say enough about the DeRosa Center! I was referred by a friend to discuss a mini face and neck lift. After my consult I knew immediately she was the one! She made me feel very comfortable and excited! So I booked it! My first procedure was amazing! Painless and quick healing. No visible scars at all! Her work is impeccable! Loved the results so much, I went back a few months later for a brow lift and blepharoplasty. I could not be happier with my results. Again no scarring at all! Eyelids are perfect! Everyone in the office from the front desk to Dr. DeRosa went above and beyond for me at every visit. Dr. DeRosa is a breath of fresh air! Always so kind and cheerful! You can tell right from the moment you meet her that she truly loves what she does and ultimately wants the best for you. I trust her and her staff wholeheartedly and know I’ll always receive the best advice and care for me and my skin! You will too!!"- P.A. / Google / Apr 30, 2022
"Amazing experience with Dr. DeRosa and her team! I’m one day post mini facelift and already love the result!"- P.B. / Google / Jul 27, 2022
"Dr. DeRosa, Thank you for your compassion and understanding. It touched me deeply. I appreciate your kindness and generosity, it was a wonderful thing to experience. May it all come back to you a hundredfold."- Anonymous / Office Visit / Aug 25, 2023
"I love coming for all my appointments, the staff is always friendly and nurse Nicole makes me feel like I’m her only client of the day. She takes her time explaining everything and prepping me. It’s such a clean and beautiful office, it’s like a mini vaca when I get to Derosa!"- C.H. / Google / Mar 07, 2022
am i a candidate for a FacelifT?
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,70s, and beyond. 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.
How does a facelift work?
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.
A DeRosa Center favorite, the minilift or mini-facelift is similar to the full facelift in that it addresses aging changes in the lower face, jowls and upper neck. The difference is that it has a less invasive approach, smaller incisions, and usually a faster healing time. Dr. DeRosa often combines this technique with skin tightening or resurfacing procedures to help improve the quality, elasticity and texture of the skin too. This facelift is used for individuals who show signs of mild to moderate aging and for those with advanced aging who do not want to do a full facelift. With this lift, we may use many procedures, including upper or lower blepharoplasty to enhance the eyes or a browlift to elevate the brows.
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.
What can I expect after?
After surgery, you will be monitored before you are released to go home with a friend or family member. Prior to your surgery, Dr. DeRosa or someone on her team will make your follow-up appointments and give you tips to help you recover faster and more comfortably. It's normal to have bruising, swelling, possible drainage, some moderate soreness, and discomfort, which can be helped by pain medication. You should look and feel better after 2 – 4 weeks. You can expect a softer, more youthful appearance. Overall, your face will appear lifted and younger looking.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a facelift cost?
The cost of your facelift will depend on the technique used. In your consultation, our facial plastic surgeon 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 double board certified medical doctor 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 doctor listens to your concerns and goals before creating your treatment plan to produce your best results.
Plan Your Procedure
Choose The Right Facelift for You
A facelift treatment can turn back the hands of time for your face and help create a fresh appearance. We offer many options for surgery, depending on your personal goals. This treatment is meant to make you look younger but still natural. To learn more, we invite you to call DeRosa Center Facial Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Boston, MA to set up your appointment with us.
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