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.
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
- 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.