By Dr. Soheila Rostami
Board Certified ophthalmologist and Facial Cosmetic Surgeon
A facelift, also know as rhytidectomy, is performed alone or with a neck lift. Facelift surgery, along with breast augmentation, liposuction and eyelid surgery, (link to procedures) ranks amongst the most popular surgery choices. A facelift rejuvenates the sagginess in the middle of the face and jowls. When combined with a neck lift, the entire face and neck is rejuvenated resulting in drastic improvement of the signs of aging in the entire face and neck area.
What is a Facelift?
Face lift surgery, is a surgical procedure to correct the aging face, it covers the lower eyelids area, improving the deep wrinkles, down to the folds running on both sides of the nose, and the corners of the mouth. In order to achieve this, Dr. Rostami will be placing her incision around the ears and down to the hairline. This will allow her to lift the skin from the face and cheeks, re-drape it and then trim the excess skin. The result is a smooth, tight and rejuvenated face and jawline.
Do You Need a Facelift?
You are a candidate for a facelift surgery if you complain of the following:
- Have sagging facial skin in the lower two-thirds of your face
- Have lost skin elasticity to your lower face that left you with sagging jowls and cheeks
- Have lost fat in your face that has left you with loose empty facial skin
- Have deep wrinkles and under your lower lids
Your Neck Lift Surgery Consultation with Dr. Rostami
At Sanctuary Cosmetic Center, Dr. Rostami performs all facelift surgeries at our Tysons, VA. location. Patients seeking a consultation for facelift surgery in Tysons and Northern Virginia will enjoy a thorough consultation with Dr. Rostami. The consultation will consist of a range of questions, to ascertain your needs and determine whether you need a facelift, or a combination facelift-necklift. Dr. Rostami will discuss your options, measure your face from a facial plastic surgeons perspective, go over the potential outcome of your procedure and your benefits and risks. She will then suggest the right surgical approach for you.
Face Lift Surgery Techniques with Dr. Rostami
At Sanctuary Cosmetic Center in Tysons, Va. Dr. Rostami will perform your surgery on-site, in our state of the art, certified Surgical Suite (link to suite once photos available) under intravenous sedation and on an outpatient basis. On average, your facelift procedure could take from 2 to 4 hours.
Our patients from the Northern Virginia, Maclean, Tysons area and around the nation, seek Dr. Rostami for other techniques and approaches to a traditional facelift which she also performs:
Mid Facelift: A mid facelift concentrates more on the triangular area formed between the two corners of the eyes and the corner of the mouth. By working on the deeper layers of your face, Dr. Rostami repositions the underlying fat and muscles so that the middle of your face is pulled up while still looking natural. A mid facelift can be done alone or along with a traditional facelift.
Lower Facelift: A lower facelift is perfect for the jowls, frown lines, wrinkles and loose facial skin. Incisions are limited to the front and back part of the ears making recovery easier than traditional facelift.
Mini Facelift: Ideal for patients with less severe wrinkling and sagging of the facial skin and jowls. It is a less invasive procedure with an approach of smaller incisions and requiring less recovery time.
Q & A
What are the benefits of facelift surgery?
Healthy patients, men or women, between the ages of 35-70, can best reap the benefits of a facelift. Your results are enhanced when you have realistic expectations, adding to your self-confidence and a feeling of well-being.
What are the risks of facelift lift surgery?
As with any type of surgical procedure, infection, unfavorable scarring, bleeding, skin loss, and swelling are some of the risks associated with facelift surgery. Risks of anesthesia should be discussed with your anesthesiologist. Risks that are specific to facelift surgery would be discussed with you at the time of your consultation.
What is the cost associated with facelift surgery?
The cost of your surgery will vary from one surgeon to another and depends on whether your surgeon’s fee is inclusive of anesthesia and facility charges. Your fee will also depend on your surgeon’s experience and location. Due to the variables that could affect the fee quoted, most surgeons will only quote a fee at the time of consultation.
What’s in it for me?
With the average results of a facelift lasting close to ten years or more, investing in a facelift should be a once-in-a-lifetime investment into a younger look that positively impacts the way you feel about yourself.
Related procedures to Facelift surgery at Sanctuary Cosmetic Center
Optimum results can be achieved when facelift surgery is combined with other surgical or non-surgical procedures offered by Dr. Rostami at our Sanctuary Cosmetic Center practice in Tysons, Va. These procedures are:
- PrecisionTX™ laser treatment for smaller area contouring, offers a non-invasive treatment to the face, neck and jawline using laser energy. The laser energy melts the fat below the skin surface and encourages new collagen production producing a rejuvenated face, neck and jawline area.
- Dermal fillers such as Radiesse or Juvederm, or Voluma
- Laser skin tightening treatments, such as Endymed, for facial skin rejuvenation and tightening.