We live in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and the South Florida area to enjoy the great weather, especially the year-round sun. Lengthy sun exposure, combined with the aging process and daily life stresses take a toll on your skin. As a result, your cheeks begin to droop, creases appear around your mouth, and the dreaded second chin begins to form under your jawline. A facelift performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Adam J. Rubinstein, M.D., F.A.C.S., reverses these signs of aging — making you look up to fifteen years younger.
What is a Facelift?
A facelift is cosmetic surgery that tightens and smooths wrinkles on the lower half of your face by removing excess tissue, tightening your facial muscles, and repositioning your skin. Facelift surgery is one of the most popular types of facial surgery.
What are the Benefits of a Facelift?
Many residents of South Florida trust Dr. Rubinstein for his exceptional results that include benefits such as:
- Lifts drooping cheeks
- Lifts mouth and chin
- Tightens the jaw line
- Provides long-lasting effects
- Removes drooping neck or “jowls”
- Youthful, more vibrant-looking skin
- Increased confidence and self-esteem
When Should I Have a Facelift?
Many people schedule a consultation with Dr. Rubinstein when the telltale signs of aging begin to affect their confidence and self-esteem. If you would like to slow the signs of aging and have realistic expectations for the outcome of the surgery, then a facelift may be the right procedure for you.
What is the Facelift Procedure Like?
Though safe and effective, a facelift is a more intensive procedure generally requiring admittance to a local hospital and a one night stay for observation. You will be given general anesthesia for the procedure, meaning you will be fully asleep and without pain during the procedure. The procedure takes about three to five hours with incisions made along the hairline to ensure they are well-hidden after recovery. When the surgery is complete, Dr. Rubinstein applies bandages around your face and places drains to remove fluids that commonly build up as a result of surgery. The bandage and drains are removed 24 hours later, and you are released from the hospital to continue healing in the comfort of your home.
How Long Is Recovery from Facelift Surgery?
Most patients are surprised to discover recovery from facelift surgery is relatively easy and painless. Most patients feel pain, tightness, bruising and swelling of the skin only for the first few days following surgery. To keep these symptoms minimal, keep your head in an elevated position with as little movement as possible. Dr. Rubinstein also provides a prescription for pain medicines and healing supplements to aid in your recovery during the first week. After seven days, the first set of stitches is removed. Most discomfort and the feeling of “tightness” subside after the initial week, and you may begin to wear makeup again. In the second week of surgery, the second set of stitches is removed, and most bruising and swelling is gone. Most patients return to work anywhere between ten to fourteen days after surgery. If you routinely exercise, you may begin your routine again two to three weeks after surgery though light exercise can begin 2 days after surgery.
Can a Facelift Be Combined With Other Procedures?
Board-certified plastic surgeon Adam J. Rubinstein, M.D., F.A.C.S., routinely combines a number of other facial surgery
options safely and effectively. Combined procedures are exceptionally useful when you wish to reduce the signs of aging uniformly across your face. Some common procedures combined with facelifts include:
What Does a Facelift Cost in Miami, FL?
As an elective procedure, a facelift is generally not covered by medical insurance. In addition to accepting cash, personal check, credit cards, other convenient financing
options are available to make your dream results affordable. Facelift surgery is an advanced cosmetic surgery procedure that helps you look and feel younger. Contact the office of Adam J. Rubinstein, M.D., F.A.C.S., today to schedule a time to plan the next steps to a younger looking you. Dr. Rubinstein’s Aventura office is conveniently located for residents of South Florida, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale.