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Dr. Otto Placik
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Facelift (Overview)

A facelift is a procedure that lifts and repositions the lower facial skin and soft tissue. This rejuvenates the jawline and neckline, in many cases, resulting in a more youthful appearance.


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What is a vertical facelift?

What is a vertical facelift?

Vertical facelift: The vertical refers to the vector of the actual lifting. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
616 Doctors shared insights

Facelift (Overview)

A facelift is a procedure that lifts and repositions the lower facial skin and soft tissue. This rejuvenates the jawline and neckline, in many cases, resulting in a more youthful appearance.


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How often can I have facelift?

How often can I have facelift?

Facelift Frequency: Depends on the depth and extent of the original facelift. Simpler procedures may only provide 5-10 yrs of rejuvenation while a more extensive deep plane facelift can produce results that will last 15yrs. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Facelift (Tip)

It's a common myth is that a facelift will make you look more beautiful. ...See more

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Does facelift always look natural?

Does facelift always look natural?

They should!: Most experienced facelift surgeons aim to deliver natural results. During healing things may look distorted, but with time things relax and swelling resolves. The people you see who do not look natural have usually done too many facelift (3 or more depending on the patient). See a facial plastic surgery expert to get an idea! ...Read more

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Is facelift a very common procedure?

Is facelift a very common procedure?

First tell me what: ...You mean "common" & why that's your main concern. ...Read more

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Facelift (Tip)

Facelift surgery will set the clock back on your appearance, but it can’t stop the aging altogether. ...See more

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How severe is the pain of a facelift?

Should be mild: Your facial plastic surgeon can give you details on what to expect, but the discomfort is usually mild and relatively short lived. Severe pain, especially if associated with swelling, after facelift may be sign of a serious problem and you should report this to your surgeon asap. ...Read more

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Why do men think they need facelifts?

Why do men think they need facelifts?

Same as women: We live in a youth-oriented society that is discriminatory towards the older population (ageism). While men are not judged on their appearance to the same degree as women, some men feel the need to look young in order to be confident and competitive at work. Men, like women, want to look as young as they feel. Facial rejuvenation in men should be conservative in order to avoid looking feminized. ...Read more

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Facelift (Tip)

A prp facelift will make you look good with no down time. ...See more

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How many men are having facelifts now?

How many men are having facelifts now?

Male Facelift: More and more men are becoming more aware of the importance of their appearance in their daily lives. In addition to medical skin care, surgical rejuvenation can make a big impact on an older man's appearance. Make sure your surgeon is well versed in the different goals of male and female facelifts so you don't end up with an overly feminized, tight, unnatural look. ...Read more

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Is 37 yrs old too young for a facelift?

Is 37 yrs old too young for a facelift?

Depends: It depends on your aging, skin, facial volume, desires and expectations. See a facial plastic surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Facelift (Tip)

Myth: everyone ages the same in the face, so the same facelift procedure will work for everyone. ...See more

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At what age should a woman have a facelift?

At what age should a woman have a facelift?

Age for facelift: Facial aging can bother a person at varying ages. Mild aging can be treated non-surgically with skin care, botox, and filler injections. As aging progresses, procedures like mini-facelift, neck lift, or full facelift (with/without brow and eyes) become more appropriate. Consultation with a plastic surgeon will allow you to discuss your concerns to create the most appropriate treatment plan. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Wright Dr. Wright
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Facelift (Tip)

A facelift alone on average makes look a little over three years younger. ...See more

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Is there good alternative to facelift at 40?

Is there good alternative to facelift at 40?

Yes!: It all depends what you are concerned about. "minilifts" or short scar lifts may be good options for younger patients. Laser skin rejuvenation may be a good option too. Injectable fillers and Botox are good complementary treatments to consider. You should consult with an experienced facial surgeon to see what's right for you. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of a vampire facelift?

What are the benefits of a vampire facelift?

Growth Factors: Platelet rich plasma has a high concentration of growth factors which enhance collagen production and healthy skin. ...Read more

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Facelift (Tip)

Myth: results of a facelift can last for longer than a decade. ...See more

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How long does the pain last after a facelift?

How long does the pain last after a facelift?

Facelift = Mild Pain: Most of my patients report mild to moderate discomfort, and only in the first couple of days. Most are able to take tylenol (acetaminophen) by that time. Severe pain would be highly unusual and should prompt a visit to your surgeon for an exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are some permanent facelifting solutions?

None: No facelift is permanent. I tell patients that a facelift should last 5-10 years, but the longevity in an individual patient is impossible to predict, because gravity and the aging process never quit. ...Read more

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