Facelift in San Diego, CA

What Is A Facelift?

One of our most popular surgeries at Rodriguez Plastic Surgery is the facelift. A specialty of Dr. Jose Rodriguez, a facelift addresses specific areas of the face to reduce drooping skin and lines, creating a refreshed, firmer appearance. Depending on your aesthetic goals, a facelift can focus on the eyes, the cheeks and mid-face, the bottom section including the mouth, jowls, neck, and more for an all-over youthful look. The type of facelift used depends on your goals, the health and condition of your skin, the amount of laxity present, age, lifestyle, and other influences. Some individuals want a full facelift while some may only need a mid-facelift. Dr. Rodriguez is a highly trained and experienced plastic surgeon who has a complete understanding of the complex anatomy of facelift surgery. The goal is to produce a natural appearance that's gorgeous, subtle, and still striking. We're happy to help you build a treatment plan to attain the look you desire so reach out to our office in San Diego, CA to learn about your facelift options.

How Does Facelift Surgery Work?

There are many different approaches Dr. Rodriguez may take for your facelift. Some facelifts rejuvenate the upper area of the face, and others focus on the middle and lower. Moreover, some methods are a bit more invasive than others. It is also common for some men and women to have an eyelid lift, brow lift, or other facial treatments to complement their results. Some of the more well-known facelift techniques include:

  • Full Facelift
    A common surgery for older adults, the full facelift most often makes an incision near the hairline, extending down to the temple region, stopping near the base of the ears. The deeper layer of facial tissues and muscles is delicately stretched and tightened to create a lifted outcome, which softens excessive loose skin and droopy features. The traditional facelift is used for men and women who show signs of advanced aging. During a full facelift, many treatments may be combined, including upper or lower blepharoplasty to address the eyes or neck reduction for the lower region.
  • Mid-Facelift
    Incorporating a similar technique to the mini lift, the mid-facelift (cheeks) focuses on the droopy features near the cheekbones and the upper jaw. The mid-facelift works well for those who hope to see improvements in the middle to lower region of the face, which also improves the look of the jowls.
  • Lower Facelift
    A lower facelift addresses the neck region and chin and sometimes the jowls.
  • Mini Facelift
    During a mini facelift, a small incision is made around the ears to lift the skin, which affects the mouth and jawline. This process creates nice and subtle enhancements that look beautiful and natural.

What Can I Expect After Facelift Surgery?

After facelift surgery, patients can expect an initial period of swelling and bruising, which is most pronounced in the first few days. Swelling typically starts to subside within the first week but can take several weeks to fully diminish. Bruising usually fades within two weeks. Most patients can return to work and normal activities after about two to three weeks, though strenuous activities should be avoided for at least four to six weeks. The final results of the facelift may not be fully visible for several months, as the skin and tissues need time to settle into their new positions. Patients should follow Dr. Rodriguez's postoperative care instructions closely to ensure proper healing and to minimize the risk of complications. Regular follow-up appointments are essential to monitor progress and address any concerns.

What Are the Benefits of Having A Facelift?

Customized facelift treatments at Rodriguez Plastic Surgery are an excellent cosmetic option for San Diego, CA men and women who want to turn back signs of aging or reduce drooping or sagging. The cosmetic and functional advantages of this procedure performed by Dr. Rodriguez include:

  • Minimizing noticeable signs of aging
  • Minor scarring that can be seamlessly covered
  • End results are long-lasting
  • Tightening lax, hanging skin
  • Great for diminishing the appearance of moderate to severe furrows and creases
  • Replenishing lost fullness in the mid-face and below the eyes
  • Useful for men and women alike
  • Tightening hanging cheeks and double chins
  • Diminishing the visibility of lines and creases near your eyes and mouth
  • Enhancing total facial contours

Often, individuals inquiring about a facelift procedure wish to address visible lines and wrinkles around the mid or lower sections of the face. Facelift surgery can address one or more aspects, depending on your specific goals. Candidates should understand that age won't always determine the optimal time to seek out cosmetic facial surgery. There are several individual factors, as well as many lift techniques, to inform the choice. The lifting technique chosen will be different for candidates under 50 and those with more advanced aging. The condition of the skin is one of the key factors in the planning process. Further, facelift candidates should be physically healthy, be a nonsmoker, and have reasonable outcome expectations.

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How much does a facelift cost?

The total cost of your facelift will vary based on the technique used. In your consultation, Dr. Rodriguez will develop your unique treatment plan based on your needs and goals. Once this is complete, he can discuss estimates of fees. To avoid results that look unnatural, it's better to concentrate on finding an experienced surgeon, like Dr. Rodriguez, instead of the cheapest price. Rodriguez Plastic Surgery can help you find low-interest financing to make your facelift affordable.

Which technique is best for me?

The best technique for you will depend on your concerns, goals, level of skin laxity, what areas of your face are being addressed, and more. To produce your best results, Dr. Rodriguez will explain the different techniques in your consultation. He can then help you choose which technique is best for you.

Should I get a surgical or nonsurgical facelift?

Although there are several great nonsurgical skin tightening treatments, these can only give you mild improvements. For moderate to severe skin sagging, facelift surgery is the best choice to significantly improve your appearance. In your consultation, Dr. Rodriguez will discuss your choices, including nonsurgical treatments, to help you select which is best for your goals.

Let Us Create Your Ideal Look

A personalized facelift treatment can take years off your face and help create a rejuvenated look. Thankfully, there are a wide variety of choices for surgery, depending on your personal needs and goals. This surgery is meant to help you look younger while leaving a natural appearance. To learn more, we welcome you to contact Rodriguez Plastic Surgery in San Diego, CA to set up your private consultation with Dr. Rodriguez.

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