Lines, wrinkles, and loose skin happen naturally with age, but a facelift can turn back the clock. This procedure tightens the skin and underlying structures, letting you look younger without looking unnatural. Dr. Leong performs facelifts to achieve results that look like you but with the effects of years lifted away.
What is a Facelift or Rhytidectomy?
A consistent skincare routine and non-surgical treatments can help resist signs of aging, but time and collagen loss will eventually cause the skin to sag. A facelift is a procedure that corrects lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin for a rejuvenated appearance. While “facelift” generally refers to a full facelift, several other types exist. Which one you need depends on your goals and the extent of your skin laxity.
*Individual results may vary.
How Does a Facelift Work?
While the procedure details differ, a facelift usually uses incisions hidden around the ears and within the hairline. A full facelift, reserved for those with significant sagging and wrinkles, uses the largest incisions. A Xact minimally invasive facelift uses the smallest incisions but results don’t last as long (3-5 years compared to 10-12 years). Dr. Leong adjusts the skin and underlying structures to ensure long-lasting, natural-looking results.
How Much Does a Facelift Cost On Average?
The cost of a facelift varies widely depending on several factors, including:
- The skill, experience, and reputation of your surgeon
- The type of facelift performed
- The location of the practice
The average cost of a facelift ranges from $10,000 to $25,000. These estimates typically do not include anesthesia, medications, lab tests, and other expenses. Less invasive facelift versions may cost less than average, while a very intensive procedure may fall into the higher range.
While bargain shopping makes sense on some occasions, a facelift is not one of those times. Trust your procedure to a skilled plastic surgeon with a demonstrated history of excellence like Dr. Leong. Low-cost financing is available to make a facelift affordable on your budget.
What Types of Facelifts Are Available?
This procedure addresses significant signs of aging, such as drooping skin and deep creases. Many people who think they need a facelift can get the desired results with a less invasive procedure.
This type of facelift addresses concerns in the cheeks and mid-face area. If you have concerns about volume loss and hollowness in your cheeks, a mid-face lift may be a good option.
People with concerns about loss of jawline definition, lines and wrinkles around the mouth, and the appearance of jowls can benefit from a lower facelift.
A mini facelift uses small incisions to address mild skin laxity. It makes an excellent choice for those who have lost some definition but do not yet have noticeable sagging.
Xact Minimally Invasive Facelift
This procedure’s subtle lift and definition make it a good choice for those who want to enhance their facial definition without the scars or recovery time of a typical facelift.
What is Recovery Like After a Facelift?
Recovery time varies depending on the type of procedure, but most people will experience some swelling, bruising, and soreness. Many people find these manageable with only over-the-counter medications. Dr. Leong will provide detailed post-surgical instructions that include incision care and a schedule for follow-up appointments. Most people feel up to returning to work in one to two weeks.
“Dr. Leong is amazing at what she does and makes you feel incredibly comfortable at the same time. I’ve gone to other plastic surgeons who make it feel like a business transaction, but Dr. Leong and her staff make it feel like a friend giving you advice. Her office is very cozy with pink walls, fluffy pillows, and crystal chandeliers. I am so happy with my results and felt so comfortable having her as my surgeon. I would trust Dr. Leong with any procedure.”
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