Despite our best efforts, signs of aging eventually become a reality. Even with the best treatments and products, there is no alternative to the rejuvenating, transformative results that a facelift can achieve for the long-term.

At Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery, we offer a wide range of facelift options for men and women in the Phoenix area. If you have sagging skin, deep facial folds, or loose skin in the neck area, we can create a customized facial rejuvenation plan using the best in facelift techniques performed by our board-certified plastic surgeons.

Why Choose a Facelift?

At a certain point in the aging process, non-surgical options may no longer be effective at achieving your anti-aging goals. In this case, a surgical procedure can effectively lift and restore the facial profile by tightening the deep tissues of the face. A facelift is an effective solution for the following aging concerns:

  • Deep facial folds near the mouth
  • Sagging skin and fat beneath the chin
  • Jowls
  • Banding in the neck region
  • Marionette lines
  • Deep creases across the face

Many patients opt for a facelift in order to achieve a rejuvenated, younger version of themselves. One of the many benefits of the facelift is that its results can last for ten years or more!

Am I a Candidate?

Since a facelift is a surgical procedure, it is important that facelift candidates:

  • Are in good overall health
  • Have realistic expectations for the outcome of their procedure
  • Do not smoke or are willing to quit prior to the procedure and throughout the recovery period
  • Are looking for high quality, customizable, long term results

If you or your plastic surgeon believe that a facelift would benefit you more in the future, we can recommend the best in non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments at our Phoenix office.

Your Customized Facelift Procedure

Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir will develop a customized facelift plan to address your unique needs and goals. Your facelift is performed on an outpatient basis and generally takes between an hour and a half to two hours to complete. The procedure aims to restore deeper tissues to a more youthful position and re-drape the skin over your new facial contours. This approach prevents an “overstretched” look and ensures subtle, natural-looking results.

Often, there is a loss of volume in the facial region over the course of aging. In some cases, Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir may use fat grafting to restore this lost volume. Typical areas for fat grafting include the lips, cheeks, and temples, where the loss of volume can contribute significantly to signs of aging. Additionally, a neck lift, browlift, or eyelid surgery can be easily performed at the same time as a facelift.

There are three different types of facelifts performed by our plastic surgeons, and we can discuss the right one for you during a consultation.

Full Facelift

Sometimes called a traditional facelift, this option addresses the entire facial region and produces the most extensive results. This type is a great option for patients looking for all-around rejuvenation.

Mid-Face Lift

This type of facelift addresses the central region of the face, as well as the cheeks. This allows the skin around the nose and cheeks to be tightened and lifted. The mid-face lift is best for patients not concerned about signs of aging in the upper or lower face.

Mini Facelift

This option is the least invasive type of facelift and comes with minimal downtime. It addresses beginning signs of aging with much smaller incisions. The mini facelift is best for patients who want rejuvenating results but are not yet ready for a full facelift.

Facelift Recovery

The recovery process varies based on factors like the technique used and your body’s ability to heal. In general, recovery time typically takes 1-2 weeks (except for the mini facelift). There will be minimal swelling and bruising which will gradually subside as you heal. Most patients only experience mild discomfort from the procedure.

Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir recommend that you take a week or two off from work while you recover. Your results will become noticeable as the swelling and bruising subsides, and you should notice a considerably more youthful appearance after a few weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does a facelift make you look younger?

A facelift reshapes the face into a more youthful appearance by restoring volume to the cheeks and improving the jawline and neck.

How can I tighten loose skin on my face?

Improving the skin on one’s face begins with good daily skin care. There are non-surgical procedures that can also improve the tone and texture of the skin. A facelift is a surgical procedure that can significantly improve the appearance of aging skin and create a more youthful contour.

How do I get rid of my double chins?

Fullness under the chin can be caused by excess skin, excess fat or both. It can be removed by fat removal procedures (liposuction, Kybella) or by skin removal procedures (facelift, neck lift).

How do I prepare for a facelift?

It is best to be at a stable weight. A healthy, balanced diet is also good to facilitate faster healing. Pineapple contains a natural anti-inflammatory/anti-bruising supplement (Bromelain) and a serving a day before an after surgery may be beneficial. Arnica is another supplement that may help with healing and can be taken before and after surgery.

How long after a facelift can I exercise?

Light cardio exercise can be resumed 2 weeks after surgery. Confirm with your surgeon before beginning any exercise after a facelift.

How long do ears hurt after facelift?

Some discomfort along the incisions around the ears is common for a few days following a facelift.

How long does facelift last?

In general, it will be 7-10 years before the signs of age corrected with a facelift return.

How long does fat transfer face last?

Fat grafting lasts for many years.

How painful is a facelift?

Not as painful as most patients are expecting. Most patients no longer require prescription pain medication by 3-5 days after a facelift.

What is a neck lift called?

A neck lift is also called a cervicoplasty or a platysmaplasty.

What is a non surgical facelift?

There are several non-surgical procedures that promise to give similar results to a facelift. In most cases, a surgical facelift will give better, more predictable and longer lasting results.

What is a thread lift?

A thread lift is an in-office procedure that uses barbed sutures to reshape the face and restore a more youthful appearance. In most cases, multiple threads are used in multiple areas to give the best results. These are done without general anesthesia and typically have minimal down time.

What is best age for facelift?

This varies from patient to patient. When the signs of age are starting to bother you, it is probably a good time to speak with a board certified plastic surgeon about the most appropriate ways to maintain a fresh and youthful appearance. You may be a candidate for non-surgical treatments, which may extend the time before you are ready for surgery.

How do I reduce swelling in my face?

Cool compresses and elevation are usually effective. Nutritional supplements such as arnica and bromelain may also be effective.

How do I tighten my jawline?

Improving the skin on one’s face begins with good daily skin care. There are non-surgical procedures that can also improve the tone and texture of the skin. A neck lift or a facelift is a surgical procedure that can significantly improve the appearance of aging skin and create a more youthful contour.

How do you reduce swelling after a facelift?

Cool compresses and elevation are usually effective. Nutritional supplements such as arnica and bromelain may also be effective.

How do you take care of your face after a facelift?

Your surgeon will apply a surgical dressing after your procedure. He/She will instruct you on how to care for your face in the weeks following your procedure.

How long does it take for bruising on the face to go away?

In general, bruising is no longer visible following a facelift in 1-3 weeks. In most cases, bruising can be covered with light makeup at 1 week after surgery.

How long is recovery from a facelift?

Full recovery from a facelift typically takes 2-6 weeks.

How many times can you get a facelift?

There is no real limit to the number of times you can get a facelift. As long as the signs of aging corrected by a facelift are present, you may be a candidate, even if you have had prior procedures.

Is a facelift permanent?

No. Signs of aging will typically re-appear several years after a facelift. The procedure can be repeated in most cases.

What can I expect from a facelift?

You can expect a more youthful shape to your face with more volume in your mid face (cheeks) and a youthful jawline. You can also expect improvement in skin tone and softer lines. The neck is also improved with a facelift.

What is a facelift called?

Another term for a facelift is a rhytidectomy, which literally means “wrinkle removal.”

What is a mid face lift?

A mid face lift is a procedure that is often done through an eyelid or forehead incision that elevates tissue from the jowl area back up to the cheeks where it belongs. It typically does not improve the appearance of the neck.

When should you get a facelift?

This varies from patient to patient. When the signs of age are starting to bother you, it is probably a good time to speak with a board certified plastic surgeon about the most appropriate ways to maintain a fresh and youthful appearance. You may be a candidate for non-surgical treatments, which may extend the time before you are ready for surgery.

What is the difference between a deep plane and SMAS facelift?

The difference is the level of the dissection. In a SMAS facelift, the skin and subcutaneous tissue is elevated off of the SMAS (Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System). The SMAS is then stitched or plicated in order to reshape the deeper tissues of the face into a more youthful position. In a deep plane facelift, the plane of dissection is below the the SMAS in the mid face.

How much does laser face lift cost?

A full face CO2 laser resurfacing costs $7,000 - $9,000

How much is a face lift and neck lift?

A facelift, which includes a neck lift, costs $13,000 - $18,000. A neck lift alone costs $9,000 - $12,000

How much is a facelift?

The cost of a facelift ranges from $13,000 to $18,000.

How much does a mid face lift cost?

A mid face lift is often done in combination with another procedure, such as a brow lift or lower lid Blepharoplasty, but costs approximately $9,000 - $12,000.

What is the average cost of a full facelift?

The cost of a facelift ranges from $13,000 to $18,000.

Why Choose Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery?

Our board-certified plastic surgeons have over 20 years of experience in producing excellent, rejuvenating facelift results. To begin discussing your facial rejuvenation options, contact our Phoenix office by calling or filling out our online form.