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Facelift & Neck Lift

Look Younger with a Facelift in Metairie, LA

What is a facelift?

facelift in new orleansRhytidectomy or, as it is more commonly known: a facelift is a procedure involving surgery to correct any signs of neck and facial aging that are visible. Some of these signs include sagging in the face, deeper creases in the lower eyelids and along the nose and corners of the mouth, disappearance or extreme movements of facial fat, the appearance of jowls brought on by the loss of skin tone in the lower face, and the dreaded double chin.

Why should I get a facelift?

First off, facial aging is something that happens to everyone. Over time the skin begins to loosen in the neck and face areas, causing wrinkles, lines or creases, and the appearance of extra weight in the face and neck. These symptoms can be hereditary or caused by a number of different things such as lifestyle choices, sun exposure, and the pull of gravity. Because of these situations, the facelift has become the third most desired facial cosmetic surgical procedure.

What does it mean to have a facelift?

The term “facelift” comes literally from the practice that happens in the procedure. The skin is lifted off the face and then the skin and tissues beneath it are tightened. After that, the skin is shifted back into position and smoothed out over the face. The surgery will not change the patient’s fundamental appearance, or stop the process of aging, but it can give the patient a more youthful look.

What happens during the facelift surgery?

Surgery requires an incision in the temple area, circling around the front of the ear. Since the incision usually falls along the hairline, any scarring or marks are less noticeable. The skin is then lifted so that the muscles and tissue underneath can be tightened. There may also be a process where excess fat and skin is removed. Other incisions may take place within the lower eyelid or under the upper lip. Once the procedure is finished the skin is then placed back over the face and any incisions are sutured. The process usually lasts several hours and the patient often will spend the night in the hospital, though some may be permitted to go home the same day.

Before and After Facelift Procedure

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What kind of recovery should I expect?

The face will be bandaged to help minimize any swelling and/or bruising and drainage tubes can be inserted to drain any excess fluids that collect under the skin. Usually, these dressings and any drainage tubes are removed a few days after the procedure. While most patients experience only minimal pain after surgery, medication will still be prescribed by the surgeon to combat any pain. The surgeon will also recommend cold compresses to be used in order to keep any swelling and bruising down. The entire recovery process usually takes anywhere between two and four weeks.

A facelift can dramatically change how a patient feels about themselves, giving one a more youthful, exuberant appearance and boosting any self-esteem problems with regards to aging or looks. It should be noted, again, that your face will continue to age, but facelifts can help reduce the anxiety one suffers from growing older.

How much does a facelift cost?

At the Cleft and Facial Cosmetic Surgery Center, standard pricing for a facelift is $5,900. Because this is an elective procedure the majority of insurances do not cover the cost of the procedure. You can see more of our pricing at our page here.

Neck Lift

A neck lift is essentially the same idea as a facelift, but can be done in a variety of different ways, including injections of Botox, or by using liposuction to remove any excess fat. Aging in the neck may also not necessarily be the reason a patient goes through the procedure. May patients who have neck lifts are those that have lost a significant amount of weight and want to remove excess skin. It also may be a hereditary issue for the present and surgery can be used to correct any cosmetic problems.

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Recovery is usually the same of those having a facelift and the neck lift procedure is often done hand in hand with a facelift. It’s important to speak with the surgeon to see what may be the best solution.

At the Cleft and Facial Cosmetic Surgery Center, standard pricing for a neck lift is $5,900. The cost for a full neck and facelift is $6,525. Because this is an elective procedure the majority of insurances do not cover the cost of the procedure. You can see more of our pricing at our page here.

Take a look at our Photo Gallery to see real before and after facelift in Metairie results. For more information or to schedule a personal consultation, please call 504.619.8700.

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