Available in Pittsburgh, PA and Columbus, OH
What is a Facelift?
sFacelift Surgery (rhytidectomy) can dramatically improve visible signs of aging by lifting loose, sagging skin on the mid-to-lower region of the face, tighten the underlying facial muscles and smooth fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful appearance.*
At The Skin Center, our board-certified physicians perform both conventional, full facelift surgery and the less invasive QuickLift® Facelift procedure which offers natural-looking results and a shorter recovery period when compared to a traditional facelift.
During a private consultation, the board-certified cosmetic surgeons and board-certified plastic surgeons at The Skin Center Medical Spa will discuss your facial plastic surgery options and your expectations to help determine which type of facelift surgery is most appropriate for you.
In Pittsburgh, facelift surgery is performed by board-certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Jason Tomsic or board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Craig Oser in our Mt. Lebanon state-licensed, nationally-accredited surgery center.
In Columbus, facelift surgery is performed by board-certified plastic surgeon, Fernando Colon, MD in the Riverside Outpatient Surgery Center.
Benefits of facelift surgery
- Restores fullness and volume to the skin
- Reduces nasolabial folds or smile lines
- Enhances cheekbones
- Tightens sagging skin on the face and jowls
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
A facelift can be performed between the ages of 35 and 75. While this facial plastic surgery procedure does not stop the aging process, when performed before age 50, it may prevent individuals from developing certain signs of aging such as sagging skin under the chin, upper neck and along the jowls. Facelift cosmetic surgery is often performed with eyelid surgery to further enhance the dramatic facial rejuvenation results.
A facelift procedure involves an incision in the temple hairline extending in front of the ear and around the earlobe into the hairline of the scalp. The surgeon repositions stretched muscles and tissue, and gently advances sagging skin outward, trimming the excess skin. In most cases, the incision heals inconspicuously and will be partially hidden by surrounding hair.
The QuickLift® Facelift , developed by The Skin Center Medical Spa’s founding medical director, Dominic A. Brandy, MD, is a minimally invasive cosmetic surgery procedure that lifts the mid-to-lower portion of the face and tightens the neck and jawline.
In Pittsburgh, QuickLift facelift surgery is performed in The Skin Center Medical Spa’s outpatient surgical facility under local anesthesia or I.V. sedation. For most people, this relatively quick outpatient facelift procedure has a lower likelihood of complications and a faster recovery time when compared to traditional facelift procedures. In Columbus, QuickLift facelift surgery is performed in our Columbus surgery center under I.V. sedation.*
When can I see my facelift results?
Facelift results are dramatic and can be seen once the swelling and bruising subside, approximately three to four weeks following the surgery.
Recovery after facelift
Facelift surgery is an extensive surgical procedure and requires considerable healing time. Most individuals are swollen and bruised for two or three weeks following the facelift surgery, during this time the swelling subsides and bruising fades, revealing the dramatic results. However, the healing process will continue with the final result of the facelift surgery will be seen about three months post-surgery.
If recovery time is a concern, the QuickLift facelift may be a better option to tighten skin in the mid and lower facial regions with less downtime and recovery.
How long do the results from a facelift last?
Although women and men who undergo facelift surgery continue to age, a more refreshed, revitalized appearance is maintained for years to come. Many men and women are so thrilled with the results of their facelift surgery that they opt for Thermage™ Non-Surgical Facelift to help prolong the skin tightening effects of the facelift surgery.*
Cost of facelift surgery
The cost of a facelift surgery will be determined during a private facelift consultation. We will discuss your overall facial aging goals and expectations from facelift surgery as well as the type of recovery and downtime you will have with such a surgery.
By the end of your consultation, you will have a clear understanding of the cost of the facelift and the results you can expect from facelift surgery. We will also discuss other surgical options including the QuickLift Facelift, which delivers natural-looking results with less downtime and recovery when compared to traditional facelift surgery.