About Facelift Surgery
At DeRosa Clinic Facial Aesthetics in Boston, MA, we offer a full spectrum of facial cosmetic surgeries. One of the most sought-out surgeries at DeRosa Clinic Facial Aesthetics 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.
A mini facelift is a relatively simple surgical treatment for patients who want a more youthful-looking jawline and neck. During a mini facelift, we start by administering IV sedation anesthesia or "twilight sleep." Next, we go under the skin to tighten deep facial tissues and use smaller incisions near the hairline or around the creases of the ear. Generally, we can complete a mini facelift in about two hours. Patients should avoid strenuous activities for the next 1 – 2 weeks and schedule a follow-up appointment to remove their sutures.
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"I am a female in my 20’s, and since I was 12 years old, I KNEW I wanted to change my nose. I currently live in Boston and met with an array of plastic surgeons in the area to discuss my goals. Dr.DeRosa and her staff are the best, and here is why: • Everyone is very professional. I have very high anxiety in general, and everyone in the office dealt with that in a professional way, especially when it came to changing dates due to Covid – 19. Sarah, once of the office managers, handled my anxiety and pestering in a very professional manner. • Dr.DeRosa always has a big smile on her face, has a lot of energy and is very welcoming. My family is far away from me in other states and countries, and that added a lot of anxiety during the operation. Everyone in the room handled things well and calmed me down as I was having a hard time dealing with how I felt ( when you enter the operation room, it gets REAL). I never had any kind of surgery before, I went into the room without experience, but with lots of support from the staff. • The anesthesiologist and the nurse working with me were awesome. • Dr.DeRosa is not after you money – I mentioned my interest in another procedure (in addition to Rhinoplasty), and she told me to hold off until my face is 100% healed to make that decision. • The clinic space itself is very clean and well put together. • The experience is private – so if you are worried about these things – don’t be. • Even though the cast is not off yet, I can see the new shape of my nose ( even though it is somewhat swollen), and it looks fabulous. Dr.DeRosa and I talked about my goals, and she identified several areas of improvement for my nose vs. just giving me a “once size fits most” recommendation. For those of you that want to know this, yes, Rhinoplasty is somewhat painful. Yes, there will be swelling and a couple of sleepless nights. Everyone is different, I saw MAJOR improvement on day four. Dr.DeRosa checks in on her patients regularly, and is open to phone calls/emails you may have during your recovery. She checked up on me a day after my surgery, then couple of days later I called the office with a question, I got a phone call back a couple hours later (once Dr.DeRosa was finished with a surgery), and all my questions got answered. Our check ins did not seem rushed – she took the time to ensure I felt good and got the information I need. Very thankful for my experience. 😊"- C.A. / Google / Jul 08, 2020
"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 11, 2020
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Is A Facelift For You?
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.
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.
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.
Your Facelift Surgery
After surgery, we will monitor your health until we can safely release you to a friend or family member. Before your facelift, we schedule your follow-up appointments and discuss tips to help you heal properly. You should expect to have swelling and puffiness, some moderate soreness, and discomfort. We may prescribe pain medication to some patients. You should feel and physically look normal after 2 – 4 weeks. You will see smoother and younger-looking skin. Overall, patients tend to really like their results and feel more confident with a lifted and tightened face.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 Clinic Facial Aesthetics 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.
Plan Your Procedure
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 Clinic Facial Aesthetics in Boston, MA to set up your appointment with us.
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