Facial rejuvenation procedures can be divided into two main categories: nonsurgical treatments such as botulinum protein, hyaluronic acid injections, and skin treatments such as microneedling/ radiofrequency; and surgical treatments such as facelift.
Our appearance changes continuously over time due to a number of factors. Aging and sun exposure lead to the appearance of lines in the skin commonly known as wrinkles. Characterized by loss of volume in the soft tissue and a decrease in muscle tone, the skin of the eyelids, face, chin and neck sags and loses its shape.
In the case of a facelift, deep tissues are lifted and tightened. Excess skin and fat tissue are removed from the face and neck, giving them a more youthful appearance. It results in tighter, lifted and smoother skin on the face and neck. The benefits are significant. Patients considering a face and neck lift wish to regain a youthful appearance. They often describe their faces as “tired” while this does not reflect their actual energy level or youthful
This procedure can be combined with a neck lift, brow lift, blepharoplasty (eyelid lift procedure), fat injections etc. in order to rejuvenate the entire face at once.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the recovery period? Are there any restrictions in terms of activities ?
You must avoid any intense physical exercise during the first two to three weeks following your surgery in order to give your body a chance to heal comfortably. You can resume your normal physical activities four to six weeks after your surgery. It is important for you to listen to your body. It will tell you if you are ready to exercise and how much exercise you can handle. Pain or discomfort when exercising is a sign that your body is not quite healed and that it would be better to wait a few weeks before trying again.
Moreover, it is important to avoid prolonged sun exposure to allow optimal healing of your scars. It is recommended to apply sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 50 when you go outdoors, regardless of weather conditions, to protect your face.
Who is a good candidate for a face lift?
The ideal patient for this procedure is in good general health, physically fit and at an ideal body weight (or has reached a stable weight after significant weight loss).
This surgery may not be suitable for you if you have complex health issues for which you are currently being treated. If you are significantly overweight, it is recommended you lose some weight before surgery to ensure the most aesthetically appealing result and decrease your risk of complications. Furthermore, this procedure is not performed on patients who are not psychologically prepared for surgery.
Will I be under anesthesia during surgery?
This surgery can be done under general anesthesia, where you will be completely asleep for the duration of the procedure. In other words, you’ll be blissfully unaware throughout the surgery.
You can also have surgery under local anesthesia with conscious sedation. Your face will be anesthetized (frozen) using injections (like at the dentist) and you will receive intravenous medication that will make you sleepy and disassociated from events for the duration of the procedure.
How can I control pain at home?
Prior to surgery, Dr Zadeh will write you a prescription for pain medication. That way, the medication will be at your disposal once you arrive home from the surgery.
Note: Make sure Dr. Zadeh knows about pain medications that have caused you problems in the past.
What is the cost of a face lift ?
Generally the price for a face lift starts at $12,500. However, additional charges may apply if the patient has a particular condition or if different surgeries are combined. The final cost of your treatments will be calculated on an individual basis in accordance with your needs.