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Facial rejuvenation encompasses a collection of procedures, including Facelift, designed to improve the long-term effects of gravity, advancing age, aging skin, as well as changes in deep soft tissue support and skin elasticity.

Dr. Landon's Facelift techniques are designed to address any one, or all of the changes responsible for aging of the face and neck.

What is Facelift Surgery?

Facelift surgical procedures principally address suspension issues of the face. It is important to point out that face and neck aging most often occur simultaneously and most procedures are designed to simultaneously address the aging neck as well as the aging face.

A properly performed facelift will improve cheek volume and height, soften the diagonal lines adjacent to the nose called the nasolabial lines as well as improve and sharpen the contour of the jaw line restoring a youthful jawline. This will re-create the sharp distinction between the face above and the neck below.

The extent of the facelift surgery is tailored to the individual. Modifications of facelift surgery will include lifts that are more conservative by virtue of fewer aging features to lift that are more aggressive based on the client's desires for outcome. All lifts performed by Dr. Landon are designed to address the mutually agreed upon concerns of the client with no unnatural signs of surgical intervention. Additional procedures to enhance the results of the facelift may include brow and eyelid surgery, volume enhancement or reduction, and targeted skin procedures such as chemical peels or laser therapy to simultaneously address other aging features of the face and neck.

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What are the Benefits of a Facelift?

A facelift offers numerous benefits, helping individuals achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance by addressing the effects of aging on the face and neck.

When considering a Facelift Tampa patients can expect some of the benefits to include:

  • Reduction of deep creases around the mouth and nose
  • Tightening of sagging skin on the face and neck
  • Improvement of jawline definition
  • Elimination of excess skin and fat deposits
  • Restoration of a more youthful and natural appearance

Am I a Candidate for a Facelift?

Ideal candidates for a facelift are generally healthy individuals experiencing signs of aging who wish to achieve a more youthful appearance.

Facelift candidates should be in good physical and mental health, non-smokers or willing to quit before and after surgery, and have realistic expectations regarding the outcomes of the procedure. It is important that candidates do not have any uncontrolled chronic medical conditions and possess adequate skin elasticity to achieve optimal results.

Dr. Landon will thoroughly evaluate each patient to ensure they are suitable for a Facelift and discuss their goals and expectations during the consultation.

Mini Facelift Surgery

For patients with early signs of lower facial aging, particularly those around age 40 that wish to stave off the effects of time, mini facelift surgery may be all that is needed to obtain a great result.

Tiny incisions are situated near the hairline in this procedure, and then the skin & tissue on the lower face is tightened for a marvelous skin-smoothing effect that looks very natural. The face and jawline take on a more youthful appearance. Patients love that the results of a mini facelift are subtle;

That way, no one except you and your surgeon knows you had anything done to maintain your looks. Another benefit of the miniature facelift is that fewer incisions are required to complete the procedure than a traditional full facelift. The mini facelift recovery time tends to be quicker as well.

Your Facelift Surgery Consultation

Your facelift consultation with Dr. Landon will focus on those areas of interest and plan a surgical strategy for your unique needs. Drawing on his 25 years of experience as a board certified Tampa plastic surgeon Dr. Landon will ensure that his clients will receive those cosmetic treatments best suited to attain individual aesthetic goals.

Patient education about the face and or neck lift will be comprehensive and may include information about additional procedures at the time of the primary facelift surgery. During the consultation for a facelift Tampa plastic surgeon, Dr. Landon, will fully explain whether any additional procedures would be more appropriately performed at the time of the face and neck lift or possibly staged and performed at a later date. The decision to stage any aspect of your facial rejuvenation will be dependent upon client health going into the procedure as well as the client's timeline for recuperation.

Dr. Landon prides himself on being a good listener. The most important aspect of a Facelift consultation, or any other procedure, is a thorough understanding of the patient's concerns and secondly educating the patient on his or her options for managing those concerns. Dr. Landon may suggest procedures the client may not have previously considered. These procedures will be discussed only to offer additional benefit to the proposed procedure or to provide an element of balance that Dr. Landon and his experience feel may be necessary for the best outcome.

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The Facelift Surgery Procedure

At our practice in Tampa Facelift surgery may take anywhere from 2-1/2 to 5 hours to perform with the option of general anesthesia, or local anesthesia with sedation. The total operation time will vary considerably depending upon the magnitude of the lift and whether additional procedures are performed simultaneously.

Your surgery is provided in our on-site, nationally certified freestanding outpatient facility. While you are here, he will be under the care of medical professionals that have more than a combined 65 years of experience in delivering the highest quality of care.

Incisions for a facelift vary from individual to individual. The incisions are highly dependent upon gender, hairstyle, length of hair, thickness or follicular density of the hair, general beard growth in the male and most significantly on the amount of excess skin to be removed. Every effort is made to camouflage the surgical scars such that visibility is minimal allowing the hair to be worn in the upright or down position with comfort and confidence.

The anesthetic agents used at Dr. Landon's facility are specifically suited for outpatient surgery. All postoperative medications are provided in advance for pain, nausea, and antibiotic prophylaxis. Stitches used to close the face and neck are removed in 2 sessions starting at 5-7 days for those visible stitches in and around the ear and approximately 9-10 days for those in the lower hairline. Postoperative dressings are only worn for the first evening after surgery after which the patient will be provided with a soft chin and neck support. Shower and hair washing is allowed on day number two.

Our AAAASF-Accredited Surgical Facility

Our state-of-the-art surgery suite and recovery room provides our patients at Landon plastic surgery with strictest confidence and privacy.

The operating room suite is accredited by the American Association of Accredited Ambulatory Surgical Facilities, which means that our facility meets the same level of care that is available in hospitals and regional outpatient facilities. All our nursing staff are ACLS certified and have been hand-picked by Dr. Landon, founder of Landon plastic surgery, for their particular qualifications and skills to best serve our client's needs.

Refresh Your Face with a Landon Plastic Surgery Facelift

Facial rejuvenation is a balance of targeted surgical intervention and nonsurgical enhancement. Facial rejuvenation addresses suspension issues, fillers and fat transfer address volume issues, and skin procedures such as chemical peels and targeted laser therapy address aging skin related issues. Dr. Landon with the client's guidance will create a comprehensive surgical and nonsurgical plan to optimize your rejuvenation. Our goal is to exceed your expecatations.

Our pledge to prospective patients is to provide a natural looking result through a sound surgical and perhaps nonsurgical plan that will turn back the clock to a younger looking more refreshed-appearing you.

Facelift Recovery

Facelift recovery time is relatively swift after the initial 72 hour postoperative period. Swelling is usually modest but will vary from client to client. Shower and hair washing is encouraged as of postoperative day #2 and maintenance of a minimal activity regimen will be encouraged by the office staff.

Sleeping in a recliner is preferable, however, sleeping in bed with extra pillows is acceptable. Follow-up will be frequent and tailored to individual needs until your return to work. Return to work after facelift surgery is typically 1-2 weeks and return to exercise is approximately 6 weeks with regards to strenuous aerobic activity. Patients may walk for exercise within a few days after facial plastic surgery and Dr. Landon's facility.

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Results of a Facelift

A facelift by Dr. Landon can produce remarkable results, giving patients a rejuvenated and youthful appearance. Results include:

  • A more defined and youthful jawline
  • Reduced appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Lifted and firmer facial contours
  • Enhanced overall facial harmony and balance
  • Long-lasting rejuvenation that can boost self-confidence

Patients can expect natural-looking improvements that enhance their features without appearing overly "done." Dr. Landon's expertise ensures that each facelift is tailored to the individual's unique anatomy and aesthetic goals, providing the most satisfying and natural results possible.

How Much Does a Facelift Cost?

The cost of a facelift varies widely based on factors such as the surgeon's experience, the complexity of the procedure, and the geographic location of the practice.

At Landon Plastic Surgery, a comprehensive consultation will be provided to discuss all associated costs, ensuring you have a clear understanding of the financial aspects of the facelift surgery. This approach allows for thorough financial planning without unexpected expenses.

Facelift FAQs

While a facelift provides long-lasting results, it does not stop the aging process. The benefits can last for many years, but factors such as genetics, lifestyle, and skincare can influence the longevity of the results. Maintenance treatments and a healthy lifestyle can help prolong the effects.

As with any surgical procedure, a facelift carries potential risks, including infection, scarring, and anesthesia complications. However, these risks are minimized when performed by a board-certified and experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Landon. Proper preoperative and postoperative care further reduce the likelihood of complications.

Facelift incisions are strategically placed in natural skin creases and along the hairline to minimize visibility. While scars are an inevitable part of any surgical procedure, they typically fade over time and become less noticeable. Proper care and following postoperative instructions will aid in scar management.

Initial healing after a facelift typically takes about 2-3 weeks, during which swelling and bruising subside. Most patients can return to normal activities within this timeframe. Complete healing, including the final fading of scars, can take several months. Dr. Landon will provide detailed postoperative care instructions to ensure optimal recovery.