What is a Facelift?
A facelift is one of the most well-known cosmetic surgeries and has the ability to address sagging or loose skin in nearly any part of the face. This technique is particularly effective at eliminating wrinkles and lines and is ideal for patients looking to redefine their jawline. Many patients find that a facelift makes them look years younger and can greatly improve the contours of the face.
What is a Mini Face Lift?
A mini face lift is similar to a traditional facelift except it only targets the lower area of the face. This involves less incisions and generally has a shorter recovery time than a traditional facelift. Mini face lifts are ideal for patients looking to address aging in the lower face, specifically in the chin and jaw areas.
How is a Facelift Performed?
At Anh Vu, M.D., every facelift begins with an in-depth consultation with Dr. Anh Vu. During this consultation, Dr. Vu carefully plans out the surgery based upon the patient's aesthetic goals. Facial surgery can create permanent, life-changing results, so he spends a substantial amount of time discussing the procedure with each patient to ensure that they achieve the results they desire. Dr. Vu is incredibly meticulous during surgery, which involves precise incisions made at the temples, around the ears, or under the chin, depending on the patient's specific aesthetic goals. Then, skin may be removed or tightened to create a younger, tighter appearance. All facelifts are performed under anesthesia so that patients remain comfortable throughout treatment.
What Can I Expect After My Facelift?
Facelift recovery largely relies on the extent of work that the patient had done. In general, patients can expect swelling and minor bruising or discomfort for a number of weeks after surgery. After these side effects fade, the final results from your facelift will be increasingly visible. Most patients take at least two weeks off of work before they feel comfortable returning. We recommend that patients get as much rest as possible following their procedure to give the body enough time to properly heal. Following your procedure, Dr. Vu will review instructions for specific post-surgery care and discuss the timing of any follow-up appointments.
How Long Do the Results from a Facelift Last?
When performed by an experienced and qualified surgeon like Dr. Anh Vu, the results from a facelift can be permanent and look completely natural. However, a facelift does not prevent further aging from occurring, meaning that patients can still develop wrinkles and sagging skin in the future.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Facelift?
If you would like to take years off your appearance or refine the contours of the face, you may be a good candidate for a facelift. If you think you are a good candidate, call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Anh Vu. During your consultation, Dr. Vu will review all possible treatments with you and help determine the best treatment option based on the results you hope to achieve. Facelifts are considered a cosmetic treatment, meaning that they are not covered by insurance. However, we accept a variety of payment options and financing to make our services accessible to all of our patients.
The face is more susceptible to developing signs of aging than any other area in the body, leading more patients to pursue a facelift than any other procedure. Dr. Anh Vu offers facelifts and other age-defying procedures to the men and women living in St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Palm Coast, and Daytona Beach.