Facelift Plastic Surgery – Types, Cost, Recovery, & Risks
Facelift ranks among the more popular cosmetic surgery procedures today because of the excellent aesthetic benefits it can provide for the face. On average, a facelift can take at least five to 10 years off the face, and restore an attractive, more youthful appearance.
Board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Dean Jabs and Dr. Franklin Richards, having offices in McLean VA and Bethesda MD, provide facelift and other procedures to patients in Northern Virginia, Fairfax, Alexandria, VA, Chevy Chase, Rockville, MD, and surrounding communities.
Who is a Legitimate Candidate?
Any healthy person above the age of 18, who is bothered by the conspicuous aging signs on the face, may be a good candidate for facelift cosmetic surgery. Most of the candidates are in the age group of 30 to 65 years. A good candidate will have some amount of elasticity in the facial skin to achieve natural looking results. The facial bone structure should be sturdy enough to support a successful surgery.
Types of Facelift Surgery
Some of the common types of facelift surgery include the following:
Endoscopic facelift involves the use of a microscopic camera that is attached to one end of an endoscope, and is inserted through a small incision in the targeted area of the face. It allows the surgeon have a view of the underlying muscle structure on the monitor, and enables them to perform precise surgery in a less invasive manner.
This traditional technique may be used when the patient only needs removal of excess skin from the face. A long incision is placed along the hairline. The surgeon will excise loose skin through the incision, and replace smooth and tight skin. The technique does not disturb the underlying muscles in the face.
SMAS facelift is one of the most popular forms of facelift surgery today. It involves tightening and lifting of the facial muscle structure to improve facial contour. Loose skin and excess fat will also be removed to produce a more natural looking, sustainable, and comprehensive results as compared to traditional techniques.
This type of facelift begins with the surgeon making an S-shaped incision in front of the ears. The benefit here is that the size of incisions is smaller, which results in minimal risk and reduced recovery period. Patients who need rejuvenation of the lower face and jaw can be approprate candidates for this procedure.
As leading plastic surgeons, Dr. Jabs and Dr. Richards receive patients from Northern Virginia, Fairfax, Alexandria, VA, Chevy Chase, Rockville, MD, and nearby areas for facelift surgery.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the national average cost of facelift surgery in the US in 2014 was $6,550. However, this cost did not include the costs of anesthesia, surgical room costs, and other related expenses. The known financial setback of a facelift may range from $8,000 to $15,000, depending on various factors.
Recovery and Results
The downtime involved in a facelift will range from one to two weeks. Swelling will disappear gradually over several weeks, and full results will continue to establish during this period.
If you would like to learn more about plastic surgery procedures performed by Plastic Surgeons Franklin D. Richards, M.D. and A. Dean Jabs, M.D. please visit https://cosmeticplastics.com/ or http://breastaugmentationmd.com/ Serving patients in and around Northern Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, McLean, Bethesda, Fairfax County, Rockville, Alexandria, Chevy Chase and Potomac.