Facelift in Orlando, FL


Whether because of age or a life event (such as pregnancy or weight loss), many men and women develop loose, sagging skin and wrinkles and fine lines on the lower portion of their face.

While injectable treatments and dermal fillers can help correct some of these facial issues, the most effective long-term solution for sagging skin and blemishes is facelift surgery.

What Is a Facelift?

A facelift is a cosmetic procedure in which the lower two-thirds of the face (from the cheeks to the neck) is surgically tightened to give a smoother and more rejuvenated facial appearance.

This is accomplished by tightening the underlying muscles, removing or redistributing fat, trimming excess skin, and tightening the remaining skin.

Am I a Candidate for a Facelift?

If you suffer from loose or sagging skin in the lower portion of your face (including neck, cheeks, and jowls) and are looking for long-lasting correction to these issues, then facelift surgery may be the right choice for you.

Ideal candidates for this procedure are men and women who:

  • Do not smoke (or have recently quit)
  • Are in good general health
  • Have realistic expectations for their results

How Is a Facelift Performed?

As with any plastic surgery procedure or cosmetic treatment, your facelift consultation is the first and most crucial aspect of the process.

At your consultation, you will be able to discuss your aesthetic frustrations and goals with Dr. Gonzalez and ask any questions you may have about the procedure and recovery process. During the consultation, Dr. Gonzalez will evaluate your condition to see which facelift techniques are best for you.

Facelift surgery generally takes two to four hours to complete, depending on the extent of correction needed and whether this surgery is being combined with any other procedures. A facelift is performed under general anesthesia to ensure that you do not experience any pain or discomfort during the procedure.

At Le Contour Surgery, Dr. Gonzalez is proud to offer four different options of facelift surgery.

 

Full Facelift

A full facelift, also known as a traditional facelift, is ideal for patients with visible signs of aging (wrinkles and fine lines) and sagging skin. This procedure addresses issues in the entire lower two-thirds of the face.

After the anesthesia is administered, Dr. Gonzalez will make an incision along the hairline, which extends down to your temples. This incision will stop at the base of the ears. At this point, Dr. Gonzalez will stretch and tighten the underlying facial muscles with internal sutures to give a tighter, more youthful appearance. This also helps correct loose and sagging skin. Excess skin is removed, the skin is redraped, and the incisions are closed.

Mid-Facelift

As the name suggests, a mid-facelift helps to address the area in the middle of the face (primarily the areas near the cheekbones and down into the upper jaw).

Loose skin in these areas, as well as wrinkles and fine lines, are corrected to give you a more balanced facial appearance. This procedure is performed with the help of an endoscopic camera that is inserted through small incisions in the hairline and ears.

This procedure is not as extensive as a full facelift, which means that the results will not be as dramatic, though the surgery and recovery will not be as involved either. This procedure is ideal for patients who are suffering from mild skin laxity.

Lower Facelift

A lower facelift targets correction in the lower one-third of the face, including the neck and jowls. For this type of facelift, small incisions are made in front of the ear. These incisions then extend down the face a short distance. Through these incisions, an endoscopic camera is used to aid in removing fat, tightening the underlying muscles in the surgical area, and removing any excess skin. The remaining skin is tightened to give you a smooth and natural appearance.

Mini Facelift

One of the most popular facelift choices available is the mini facelift. For this procedure, a small incision is made near the ear (on both sides). The skin is then lifted to a higher position while the underlying muscles are tightened with internal sutures. Excess skin is removed, though it will not be as extensive as it would be for a full facelift. The remaining skin is tightened, and then the incisions are closed to give you a more natural and youthful appearance.

 

What Will My Facelift Recovery Be Like?

Depending on the type of facelift procedure you have done, your recovery can take anywhere up to three weeks for a mini facelift or four weeks for a full facelift. Most patients are able to return to work after one week. During your recovery, it is important that you allow your face to heal. This means getting the rest you need.

After your procedure, you will experience some swelling and bruising in your face, as well as some discomfort. These side effects will dissipate within a week or two. Any pain can be alleviated with prescription and over-the-counter medication. During the first two weeks of your recovery, it is important that you do not engage in any strenuous activities, including exercise or lifting heavy objects. You will slowly feel like yourself again and be able to return to your normal, daily activities after two to three weeks for a mini facelift or three to four weeks for a full facelift.

What Will My Facelift Recovery Be Like?

Depending on the type of facelift procedure you have done, your recovery can take anywhere up to three weeks for a mini facelift or four weeks for a full facelift. Most patients are able to return to work after one week. During your recovery, it is important that you allow your face to heal. This means getting the rest you need.

After your procedure, you will experience some swelling and bruising in your face, as well as some discomfort. These side effects will dissipate within a week or two. Any pain can be alleviated with prescription and over-the-counter medication. During the first two weeks of your recovery, it is important that you do not engage in any strenuous activities, including exercise or lifting heavy objects. You will slowly feel like yourself again and be able to return to your normal, daily activities after two to three weeks for a mini facelift or three to four weeks for a full facelift.

When Will I See My Facelift Results?

You will have significant swelling and bruising on your face for the first week or two, which will hide some of your results. However, as the swelling and bruising subside, you will begin to see your new, more defined and youthful facial appearance.

After about three weeks for a mini facelift and four weeks for a full facelift, you should see your final results. These results are long lasting, though they cannot keep away the natural effects of aging.

By maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a good diet and regular exercise, you can help prolong your stunning results.

Interested in Facelift Surgery in Orlando, FL?

At Le Contour Aesthetic Surgery, our goal is to not only ensure your safety and comfort but also to provide luxurious service and top-quality results. If you have questions about facelift surgery or any of the other procedures we offer in Orlando, Florida, please call us at 407-447-1628 or fill out our online contact form today.