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What is a facelift
A facelift is a form of cosmetic surgery that addresses sagging skin and other signs of aging in the face. The facelift procedure uses two small incisions on either side of the face, which the surgeon will use to lift the facial skin, tissues, and muscles. If necessary, the plastic surgeon will remove excess skin from the face. The result is firmer skin that looks more youthful. A facelift is often paired with a neck lift, which uses similar techniques to address sagging skin in the neck and jowls.Book a free consultation
Types of Facelift
There are several different types of facelift surgery available. The right option for you will depend on the areas of the face you most want to address.
A standard facelift corrects sagging skin in the entire face, including the temples, cheeks, and jawline. It uses incisions on each side of your face near your temple, which are hidden by your hairline.
A mini facelift uses smaller incisions and is slightly less invasive than a traditional facelift. The mini facelift primarily targets the bottom half of the face, where sagging skin tends to be more visible.
Deep Plane Facelift
The deep plane facelift goes below the first layer of skin and tissues to address deeper signs of aging in the face. This facelift technique adjusts the muscles and fat pads in the face, resulting in a more dramatic lift. However, we'll still take care to deliver natural-looking results.
Am I a candidate for facelift?
The best facelift candidates are patients with significant sagging or drooping in the facial tissues that they want to correct. In most cases, patients are over the age of 50.
As with other forms of plastic surgery, patients will need to be in generally good health, with no underlying conditions that could interfere with surgery. Patients should also be non-smokers or willing to quit smoking several months prior to surgery.
Facelift candidates should also have a positive outlook and realistic expectations for the procedure. While a facelift can correct many signs of aging, it won't change the entire shape of your face or address underlying self-esteem issues.
Benefits of Facelift
A facelift offers many benefits for patients. Here are some of the reasons why our clients opt for this procedure.
It's normal for the skin on your face to droop or sag as you age. A facelift will tighten or remove this loose skin, restoring a more youthful look.
While a facelift can't completely eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, it will minimize the look of deeper folds in the face. Facelifts are particularly effective for correcting smile lines and marionette lines.
A facelift is an efficient way to address many signs of aging in one procedure. Many patients even pair a facelift with other procedures, like a neck lift, brow lift, or eyelid surgery, to correct signs of aging even more quickly.
A facelift can help you feel more confident in the way you look. Many patients find that they are more confident trying new makeup trends or hairstyles with a more youthful appearance.
Expectations on the Day of Your Facelift
Prior to your facelift, we will have a consultation with you to discuss your expectations and prepare you for surgery. We will also conduct a brief health screening to make sure you are a good candidate for the procedure.
A facelift is typically conducted under general anesthesia, which means you will be asleep for the procedure. You will need to avoid eating or drinking for several hours before the procedure, as this could interfere with the anesthesia.
The facelift is usually an outpatient procedure, which means you will get to return home on the day of your surgery. However, you will be disoriented from the anesthesia, so you will need to have a friend or family member drive you to and from the surgery. Most facelift procedures take two to six hours to complete.
Recovery From a Facelift - What to Expect After
Once you arrive home, you will need help with basic tasks around the house for the first few days after surgery. You will need to rest for the first few days and allow your body to heal. We recommend that you take time off of work for the first one to two weeks after surgery.
You will have dressings on your incisions, which you will need to monitor and change according to our instructions. You will also experience bruising and swelling, and some patients experience a tingling sensation. These symptoms will peak around the second or third day after surgery and slowly subside afterward. Using ice packs can help keep swelling under control.
Pain and discomfort are most intense during the first four days after surgery. We will prescribe pain medication as needed to keep you comfortable.
Facelift patients will need to sleep on their backs with their heads elevated during the initial recovery period. This keeps swelling to a minimum and avoids putting stress on your incisions. Special surgical pillows can help keep you comfortable during this time.
After the first week, you will likely be ready to resume some of your daily activities, although you should still take care to avoid exercise or strenuous activities. You will likely still experience some swelling and bruising, although they will be much less visible.
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Average Cost for a Facelift in Las Vegas
The average cost for a facelift in Las Vegas, NV will vary widely depending on the specifics of your procedure. During your initial consultation, Dr. Troell will provide an estimate for your surgery cost. Your total facelift cost will include your surgeon's fee, anesthesiologist's fee, facility fees, and fees for surgical supplies.
The type of facelift you have will affect its overall price. For example, a mini facelift typically costs less than a full facelift. Additionally, the cost will depend on the length and complexity of your procedure and the amount of anesthesia used to complete it.
We offer affordable financing options
We understand a procedure such as rhinoplasty is a significant investment. We are proud to offer affordable financing options so you can find a long--term payment plan that makes sense for you, and get the results you desire sooner—without breaking the bank.
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He always made me feel beautiful and was patient with me through my questions and concerns pertaining to certain procedures. Meeting with Dr. Troell, it's more than just an appointment, it's an experience. I love that when I tell people my age they look at me in disbelief. I have to say that I found MY fountain of youth.. Dr. Robert Troell.
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I have been to see Dr. Troell for several years now, and had numerous different treatments and procedures from him. He is always professional and his staff is always very friendly. I have never been unhappy with my results and I will continue to go back for treatments.
Why choose Dr. Troell for facelift
A facelift is a major surgical procedure, so it's important to choose a facial plastic surgeon you trust. You can relax knowing you're in good hands with Dr. Troell. With over 20 years of experience and five board certifications, Dr. Troell is a facelift expert and an industry leader. He takes the time to get to know each patient and learn about your unique concerns. This results in a personalized approach and a youthful yet natural look.
All facelifts happen in our modern, state-of-the-art surgical facility. Our entire staff prioritizes patient comfort and convenience, and we're always here to answer your questions.
Explore frequently asked questions
The initial healing period for a facelift takes about four to six weeks. However, it takes about six months before the final results of your surgery become visible.
Facelift patients should avoid activities that could compromise their health, such as smoking. You'll also need to avoid strenuous exercise or anything that puts pressure on the face. Finally, you will need to avoid wearing makeup or glasses until you get permission from your surgeon.
The results of a facelift generally last for about 10 to 15 years. While a facelift corrects existing signs of aging, it won't stop future aging from happening.
Insurance Coverage For Facelifts
Since facelifts are a cosmetic procedure and not medically necessary, they are usually not covered by insurance. However, there are financing options available to make the cost more manageable. Talk to our team about financing at your initial consultation to learn more about your options.
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A facelift is one of the most effective ways to correct signs of facial aging and reduce sagging skin. Get in touch with our team today to schedule your consultation and get started.