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Budgeting for Facial Rejuvenation
A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that can reduce signs of aging to restore a more youthful appearance. As one of the more common and well-known forms of plastic surgery, facelifts have helped many patients regain their confidence by reducing wrinkles and tightening sagging skin. A facelift can address the lower face (jaw line, jowls, lower cheeks, along the neck), mid-face (cheeks), upper face (forehead, eyebrows), or all of these areas. It is also typically combined with other facial plastic surgery procedures, such as eyelid surgery, fat grafting, lip augmentation, or chemical peel. Many factors influence facelift cost, and Houston plastic surgeon Azita Madjidi can explain these to you during a consultation. In general, the cost of a facelift is based on the number of procedures combined, and the amount of work and time needed to achieve the result. Contact us today to schedule your facelift consultation.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Madjidi, she will ask a series of questions regarding your health, medical history, and lifestyle, as well as your reason for wanting a facelift. Dr. Madjidi’s approach to creating your new look may include a combination of cosmetic facial surgeries, including an eyelid lift, brow lift, cheek augmentation, chin surgery, or neck lift. In some cases, fat removed from one area during the surgery can be grafted elsewhere to create fuller cheeks, and to better define the jaw line and cheek bones. The exact combination of treatments needed, in addition to the typical anesthesia, bandages, hospital fees, and other related costs, will determine the overall cost of your facelift. At the end of every initial consultation, Dr. Madjidi provides a free written estimate that is valid for six months. Please understand that all individual fees are subject to change.
A facelift can involve a limited-incision technique that uses shorter incisions around the ear. Typically, the incision is made over the edge of the ear (tragus) and around the ear lobe. For men, the incision is made in front of the ear, helping facial hair to look natural after healing is complete. Through this incision, superficial muscles (not the deep muscles that animate the face) are tightened. The skin is then redraped, and excessive skin tissue is trimmed, without the excessive tension that can result in a "pulled" look. For a neck lift, a short incision is made under the chin to tighten muscles and remove excess fat. Recovery time depends on the extent of the facelift surgery, and whether additional procedures are necessary. Dr. Madjidi will provide case-specific instructions for immediate and long-term aftercare.
If you are unhappy with sagging cheeks, deep creases below the lower eyelids, loose skin on the lower face and neck, or other physical signs of aging, then you may be a candidate for a facelift or other cosmetic facial surgeries. However, if you have suffered facial injuries, or suffer from a congenital defect, one or more facial reconstructive procedures may be necessary. After a comprehensive examination, Dr. Madjidi will explain which procedures can help you reach your goals.
The desire to halt or reverse the signs of aging is natural, and most adults wish to look younger at some point. With an expert, artistic touch and a personalized approach to plastic surgery, Dr. Madjidi can turn back the clock, so you can enjoy a rejuvenated, youthful glow. To learn more about this procedure, including the factors that influence its cost, please contact us today.
by Azita Madjidi
Houston Plastic Surgery