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As we age, the face is one of the first places to start showing signs. Crow’s feet, forehead lines, sagging skin, and frown lines are only some of the signs of age. Many people don’t like the look of their aging skin and want to do something about it. Fortunately, if we want to look younger and fight back against time, there is a reliable surgery to do it: the facelift. This procedure is designed to create smoother, more sculpted facial contours, creating the youthful look you had before.

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How does a facelift procedure work?

Dr. Repta will start with a thorough consultation with you. Dr. Repta will carefully examine your face, study your skin type, take photographs, and discuss your expectations about the surgery, including target areas such as wrinkles, sagging cheeks or jowls and excess skin and fat on the neck. 

When you are ready to move forward, the first step of the procedure is general anesthesia. From that point, Dr. Repta will make incisions around the forehead, behind the ear, and inside the hairline. Dr. Repta uses a unique approach to create firmer and more refined facial contours by sculpting and repositioning the tissue of your face and lifting the muscle. When this is complete, he will drape the skin over the facial contours, trim any excess skin and close the incisions. 

Who is a candidate for a facelift?

Any man or woman who wants to look younger and enjoy a more sculpted, contoured face may be a good candidate for this procedure. You may be a candidate for a facelift in Scottsdale if you:

  • Do not smoke
  • Are generally in good health 
  • Are not suffering from medical conditions 
  • Are realistic in your expectations of what this procedure can do for you

Types of Facelifts

There are a number of different types of facelifts that can be done. Each type achieves similar effects but varies in terms of how dramatic the improvements are and how long they last.

Mini Facelift

This procedure can create a more uplifted, smoother appearance. It is generally done on patients whose signs of aging are not as severe, but can also be done at any age. The mini-facelift targets minimal or moderate skin sagging, early jowls, and excess skin.

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Traditional 

This is a common and effective facelift procedure to reposition the skin and muscles on the face and the neck, also firming the jaw and greatly reducing the effect of sagging muscles, wrinkles, and deep lines.

SMAS Facelift

SMAS, or Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System, refers to the system of muscles deep in the mid and lower face. As you age, gravity can cause these muscles to droop. The SMAS facelift addresses both the top layers of sagging skin and the muscular structure itself. This lifts the mid and lower face, giving significant results--a firmer, more youthful face and neck.

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Non-Surgical Facelift

This type of facelift is nonsurgical. It’s called a liquid facelift because it incorporates specially-designed combinations of facial fillers and skin injections (liquids) to contour the jawline and provide volume to the cheeks. Wrinkles and fine lines are targeted as well. Liquid facelifts often also involve laser treatments, microneedling, or fat transfer into the cheeks. Depending on the fillers used, the results can last between six months to over one year.

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How much does a facelift cost?

Generally, the cost of a facelift depends on a number of factors such as the complexity of the type of facelift you choose and whether you are having additional procedures done.

With Dr. Repta, the cost of a facelift in Scottsdale ranges from $14,000 to $19,000. Rates will vary from patient to patient depending on the condition of their skin and their goals. After your consultation, Dr. Repta will present a treatment plan to address your concerns and realize your vision. At that time, we will be able to give a more precise cost.

Preparing for facelift surgery

During the preparation for your procedure, we will work with you to ensure you know everything you need to and are completely ready. You will have a medical evaluation, potentially making adjustments to medications you might be taking. We will ask you to avoid aspirin, anti-inflammatories, and herbal supplements, all of which can increase bleeding and bruising. Patients who smoke cigarettes will be required to stop smoking for two weeks prior to surgery and for the duration of recovery, as it constricts blood vessels and reduces regenerative oxygen supplies within the body.

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Recovery and results

You will be able to go home with a friend or family member on the day of your surgery. Within a few days of your facelift in Scottsdale, Dr. Repta will remove the bandages on your face. You will experience bruising and swelling for 2-3 weeks, but you will be able to get around and feel better within a few days of the procedure. You will be able to resume most of your usual activities in 1-2 weeks and exercise vigorously again within 2-4 weeks.

Dr. Repta will see you several times during the first few weeks after your procedure. He will remove the stitches, check in on your healing progress, and ensure you are doing well as you recover.

The results of a facelift are often quite dramatic, leaving you looking naturally revitalized, younger, and refreshed. This significant improvement may last for ten years or longer, depending on which type of facelift you undergo.

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Why choose Dr. Repta for my facelift?

Dr. Repta is a board-certified plastic surgeon and member of the American and International Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has been practicing in the greater Phoenix area for many years and specializes in delivering the perfect facelift in Scottsdale.

With his elegant approach and unique philosophy, Dr. Repta has helped thousands of patients enhance their looks and rebuild their self-confidence in ways they could not previously imagine.

Facelift FAQs

How long is facelift surgery?

A facelift is usually completed in 2-3 hours.

Will there be scars after a facelift?

Yes, but Dr. Repta ensures these are minimal, artfully hiding them in the hair and the natural folds of the skin.

What will the recovery be like after a facelift?

You will be able to get around on your own within a few days. There will be 2-3 weeks of bruising and swelling. You will be able to exercise vigorously again within 2-4 weeks.

Will the recovery be painful?

Yes, because the surgery is somewhat involved. This can be treated with medication and it is temporary.

What is a facelift?

A facelift is a surgical procedure done to reduce the signs of aging on the skin and neck, leaving the contours firmer and younger looking.

How do I know if I’m a good candidate for a facelift?

If you have sagging, aging features on your face and neck, you may be a candidate.

What will happen during the facelift procedure?

As a first step, you will be put under anesthesia. An incision will be made behind and slightly in front of your ears. The muscles will be tightened and the fat tissues contoured to produce a more youthful, refined appearance. The skin will then be re-draped over the features, and any excess skin will be removed.

Will a facelift address my neck as well as my face?

Yes, a facelift can address the neck by sculpting and tightening it, creating a more youthful contour.

Is there an age limit for a facelift?

Once there are signs of aging, a facelift can be done at any age thereafter.

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Only an experienced and skilled facial plastic surgeon can understand the underlying structure of your unique face and determine the right technique to make the improvements you want. The first step to getting the more youthful face you want is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Repta. In this private, comfortable meeting, you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you have, as well as discuss your aesthetic goals for the procedure. We welcome you to reach out today to make your appointment. 

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