Is it time to consider a facelift? Signs of age appear whether we’re ready or not. Often, seeing lines or sagging creep up in the mirror is distressing. We’re trying to look our vibrant best while advancing careers or re-entering the dating pool. Yet, many of us feel younger than we appear in midlife.
Looking older than we’re comfortable with can negatively impact self-esteem and confidence. Perhaps you’ve invested in pricey antiaging skincare, wrinkle treatments, and other non-surgical facelift options. Unfortunately, cosmeceutical products are only skin-deep.
Choosing a facelift in Miami, FL, starts with feedback from a facial cosmetic surgery expert. You’ll want to consider your goals, facial anatomy, and ask questions. Dr. Kallman is an experienced facelift surgeon, and he’ll be happy to meet with you for this exciting discussion.
Whether a facelift or other treatments are right for you, the best way to learn more is with a consultation.
In the meantime, we’ve provided an overview of the procedure, benefits, and who generally makes a great candidate. Read on to discover the uplifting power of a surgical facelift.
What Is The Ideal Age For A Facelift In Miami?
This is one of the most frequently asked questions about facelifts. Miami men and women might investigate facial firming interventions as young as their thirties and well into senior years.
Traditionally, most facelift surgery was performed on clients over the age of 50. However, today’s advanced techniques allow earlier, subtle, natural-looking results.
Depending on the method used, facial smoothing may last between 10-15 years on average, so a facelift could be done more than once to adjust for continued aging over time.
As with all cosmetic surgery, the primary factor for candidacy relates to health. No matter your age, you should be in good overall health and able to heal effectively after facial surgery.
When Fillers Are No Longer Enough
Have you tried replacing facial volume with dermal fillers? Wrinkle injections are also popular throughout the 30s, 40s and 50s.
While less-invasive approaches can work wonders for rejuvenation, there are limits to what can be achieved or maintained over time.
Along with diminished facial fat, collagen and hydration, ski quality changes in midlife too. Underlying tissue loses elasticity and starts to sag in our 40s or 50s, which can’t be reversed using fillers or wrinkle injections.
A good rule of thumb is that when lines become deep and laxity can be seen in the jawline or neck, cosmetic injections alone may no longer be effective.
In fact, adding more volume to sagging facial skin can lead to a puffy, over-filled look that doesn’t help patients appear youthful at all. It’s critical that you find an experienced facelift surgeon who will honestly explain pros and cons of aesthetic interventions available to you.
When it’s time to move on from fillers to surgical interventions, they’ll let you know what you can expect from a facelift. It’s up to you if, or when, you feel ready.
- Traditional/Full Facelift
Full facelifts target the mid-face and neck for a dramatic reversal of tissue laxity in multiple zones. Skin excision may be performed from temples down to the neck, re-suspending the skin.
Incisions required for this transformative option will be the most extensive. However, experienced rhytidectomy surgeons use skilled incision placement so the hairline, ear folds and natural creases keep scars well-hidden.
- Mid facelift
Mid-face lifts target cheeks and nasolabial folds. Deepening laugh lines will usually prompt filler treatments for the midface until skin laxity, and smile lines demand a more aggressive fix.
The incisions are much smaller than full facelift incisions and placed within the hairline in most cases. Midface lift is an option for middle-aged clients experiencing mild or moderate midface aging.
- Neck Lift
This is not technically a facelift but will often compliment one. Patients sometimes decide this neck and jowl targeting procedure is what they want after consultation.
Lower rhytidectomy targets fat and skin in the jawline and under-chin areas. Banding caused by platysmal muscles in the neck can lend an aged “turkey waddle” effect to the neck.
If the first signs of age you see are on the neck and jaw, talk to your facial plastic surgeon about neck lifting.
What Exactly Is A Facelift?
Today, there are many approaches, and a “best” facelift for your specific goals. Also called rhytidectomy, this cosmetic surgery is designed to improve signs of facial aging. Loss of skin tone, stretched, sagging, and wrinkled skin can be tightened, and underlying muscles lifted as well.
Many people find their face takes on a bottom-heavy appearance over the years, but a facelift restores their slimmer face shape, sculpted jawline, smooth mouth, and mid-cheek areas.
What type of facelift should you choose? Let’s consider the options.
Miami Facelift Surgery- What are the benefits?
Why do so many people choose this custom-tailored facial surgery rather than quick, temporary fixes?
- Improved Facial contour – Underlying muscle, fat and skin drooping will eventually change the shape of a face. Targeting deep planes of tissue in the central and lower areas helps restore a firm, younger-looking cheek, and jawline. Liposuction can be performed to define bone structure and reveal more angular contours again.
- Tighten Skin – This is the benefit most people think of related to facelifts. Stretched, thin skin can be trimmed to remove wrinkly excess.
- Tone Facial Muscles – Modern facelifts last because more than skin is adjusted. Muscles provide a firm foundation in your face and will be repositioned and tightened to improve tone.
- Minimal Scarring – During a facelift, incisions can be kept extremely well-hidden, so patients appear rested and vibrant without looking like they’ve had surgery.
- Customization – Is it your eyes, cheeks, jaw, or neck that bothers you most? Your facelift can (and should) be customized for you. Your facial surgeon will create a plan to help you reach your goals and not overdo anything.
Who Is A Good Candidate?
If you’re intrigued by the options, your next question may be, “how do I know if I’m ready for a facelift?”
Facelifts are ideal for those who’ve undergone hormonal changes, significant weight loss and age effects, leaving their tissue depleted and lax.
Your surgeon will help you decide what skin-refining methods can improve your appearance. They’ll also ask questions about your medical history, expectations, and goals for the procedure.
Miami Facelift Candidates:
- Have realistic expectations for recovery and outcomes
- Have skin sagging and/or deep facial lines
- Have noticed moderate to severe facial aging
- Have tried non-invasive techniques
- Have good general health and no untreated conditions or illnesses
- Do not smoke or use recreational drugs
Dr Kallman’s Miami Facelift Approach
With an impressive 27 years of study and experience performing advanced facial surgery techniques, Dr. Kallman takes an artistic, intuitive approach to natural facelift results.
He understands delicate proportional variations, ethnic features, a-traumatic methods, and careful incision locations. His methods avoid surface tension to prevent a “pulled,” unnatural result.
Facelift surgery can’t give you someone else’s face or restore the way you looked decades ago. What it can do is reveal your freshest, rejuvenated appearance and dial back effects of damage. It doesn’t freeze time, but as you continue to age, you can expect to age gracefully and enjoy firmer skin for many years to come.
Schedule Your Consultation, Discover Your Possibilities
You may wish to add eyelid surgery, a brow lift, or other treatments to your facelift in Miami. We welcome you to visit Dr. Kallman and bring your questions.
Facelift surgery can help improve much more than appearance. Your private consultation will allow you to gather detailed, personalized feedback while exploring options to look and feel fantastic.
Dr. Kallman is honoured to help people feel confident when they look in the mirror. Are you ready to make a change? Please call or write to get started.
DR. BRANDON KALLMAN
Face Miami’s Dr. Brandon Kallman, MD. brings over 27 years of experience as an Aesthetic, Cosmetic, and Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon to his prestigious practice. Miami men and women trust his extensive expertise in a diverse range of facial cosmetic procedures, and he’s renowned as a rhinoplasty specialist.