Gentle Facelift Surgery in Tucson, AZ

Would you like to look younger? We can help. Our board-certified plastic surgeons have outstanding surgical expertise and will provide you with comprehensive care in all areas of plastic surgery including facelifts. Our dedicated team will give you personal attention and a unique treatment plan that is customized just for you.

What Is A Facelift?

A facelift is a cosmetic surgery that lifts and tightens the skin on your face and neck, restoring a more youthful appearance. Otherwise known as a rhytidectomy, it is used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles, smooth deep creases, and lift sagging muscles.

Facelifts have improved greatly in the last 10 years. Earlier facelifts would be performed by simply pulling the skin tighter which would result in an unnatural, stretched look. Today, we have advancements that allow us to relocate deeper facial tissues. After moving these tissues, we just drape the skin tension-free over the repositioned tissues instead of pulling it tight. These changes give a facelift a more natural appearance and help the results last longer.

During a facelift, your plastic surgeon will make an incision at your temples and pull back a flap of skin on each side of your face. Fat and excess skin is either removed or redistributed, as is the underlying muscle and connective tissue. The surgeon will then remove any excess skin and suture the incisions closed. Incisions often have dissolvable sutures, but in some cases you may need to return to our office to have stitches removed.

Often this surgery is combined with other surgeries like a neck lift, brow lift, or eyelid surgery, as facelifts are not designed to decrease fine creases or repair damage from sun exposure. Your surgeon will discuss all of the treatment options that are available and will help ensure that you choose a surgery or combination of surgeries that can best give you the look you desire.

Breast augmentation will not correct severely drooping or sagging breasts. This is because the implants will only increase the size of your breasts, not elevate them or change their position of your chest. If you have sagging breasts and you wish to improve this, then you may wish to consider combining your augmentation with a breast lift. This combination of augmentation and lift, called an augmentation mastopexy, is often completed in one surgery.

A person who has had facelift surgery in Tucson, AZ

Benefits Of Rhytidectomy

As you get older, the appearance and shape of your face changes. These normal, age-related changes occur because your skin becomes less elastic and can loosen. Fat deposits increase in some areas of your face and decrease in others. Overall, your appearance will change.

A facelift can correct many of these age-related changes and reverse the aging process. It can help reduce the depth of the folds of skin from the corner of your mouth to the side of your nose as well as improve sagging cheeks, excess skin at your lower jawline (jowls), and sagging skin and excess fat in the neck.

A facelift is not designed to treat fine wrinkles, creases around the nose and upper lip, changes or irregularities in skin color, or sun damage. If you have concerns about any of these, talk with your plastic surgeons to see if any procedure can be added to your facelift.

Recovery From A Facelift

Recovery time from your facelift will vary and will depend on how much or how little you have done. Your treatment plan usually depends if you have combined this with any other surgical procedures. After your surgery you will be given instructions on how to care for your surgical sites, any medications that you are to take or apply, concerns and side effects to look for on the treated areas or in your general health, and when to follow-up with your cosmetic surgeon. Returning to work will likely depend on the nature of your work, how physical your work is, and your tolerance to pain. We care deeply about our clients and want your patient experience to be a positive one. We will do everything we can to make sure you are comfortable.

Will Insurance Cover A Facelift?

Most insurance companies will not cover cosmetic procedures. This includes facelifts. At Hess, Sandeen, and Lee Plastic Surgery, we believe everyone has the right to feel good about how they look. This is why we offer financing options through Care Credit to help you achieve your goals without paying for the whole procedure upfront. Contact our office for details.

Choose Hess, Sandeen, And Lee For Facelift Surgery

Facelift surgery is one of the most popular types of cosmetic surgery. Our board-certified plastic surgeons are experienced and strive to deliver great results that you will be proud of for years to come. We will help you achieve the personalized results you are looking for. We want you to leave feeling more confident and like a better and more beautiful you.

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