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A Tampa facelift / necklift gives you a smoother, softer face and neck. It will help you look as young as you feel — and possibly even help you feel younger than you are. You may not be able to literally turn back the clock, but many of our patients report that a full facelift is as close as they’ve ever come. By removing excess facial fat, tightening the underlying muscles, and reshaping the skin of the face and neck, you can take a decade or more off of your appearance overnight. In combination with other procedures, such as a chemical peel, rhinoplasty, dermabrasion, or botox, it’s like having a whole new face.

If You…

  • Are healthy
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Have jowels or an ill-defined jawline
  • Have deep wrinkles in your cheeks and saggy cheekbones
  • Have loose neck skin or excess neck fat
  • Have a deep crease running from the nose to the corners of the mouth
  • Have sunken cheeks or other areas of the face that would benefit from being ‘filled in’

A facelift can give you back the younger, more beautiful face you deserve.


Facelift Procedure

A facelift starts with an incision above the hairline that extends downward behind each ear. In some cases, a small incision is also made under the chin. The underlying muscle is lifted, which naturally allows the flesh to tighten; excess skin and facial/neck fat removed, and then the tissue is stitched back into place. Bandages are wrapped around the head to minimize bruising and swelling, and 2-3 hours after the operation began, it’s complete.

Short Scar Facelift

For patients whose facial issues are largely limited to the forehead, eyes, and upper cheeks, a short-scar facelift — where the incision doesn’t drop down behind the ears — can be just as effective at rejuvenating the face while also being less expensive and having a faster recovery time. This is often used for male patients whose necks tend not to gather fat in the same way as females’.

Facelift Recovery

Facelifts are dramatic events, and your body will want to take a few days to simply rest and heal. You may have drainage tubes behind your ears to allow fluid to escape; these will be removed in about 48 hours. You may have pronounced discoloration and puffiness in some parts of your face or noticeable asymmetry as bruising and swelling aren’t predicable or even; this is normal and will pass within two weeks. Stitches will be removed after a couple of weeks; most patients are able to return to work at that time.

The best facelifts aren’t ones that make people stare at you in disbelief — they should leave you with a lighter, younger-looking face with emphasis on the eyes, forehead, and mouth. The effects of a good facelift can last for years — see what those effects look like by glancing at the before-and-after photos.

It is important to keep in mind that facelift does not change your fundamental appearance and cannot stop the aging process.

During your consultation, you will be evaluated by Dr. Azharian to determine the best surgical/non-surgical approach appropriate for you.

Related Procedures

Upper & Lower Eyelid Surgery - Blepharoplasty

Rhinoplasty – Nose Refinement

Otoplasty – Ear Reshaping

Hair Transplant

Facelift, Neck Lift & Jowls

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