As we age, looking in the mirror can be an unsettling experience if the image does not reflect the way we actually view ourselves. Sagging skin, increased laxity, muscle loss, falling facial fat, loss of contour, and the formation of wrinkles and laugh lines all reflect the accumulated years of handling the daily challenges of life. These changes can begin very early for some and cause frustration and lack of confidence in personal and professional relationships.
A facelift can turn back the clock 10 to 15 years if performed by a board-certified facial plastic surgeon such as Dr. Joshua Lampert, who regularly performs facelifts in Miami. The final outcome is only as good as the surgeon performing the procedure.
What is a facelift?
A facelift by Dr. Lampert is customized to address your unique areas of concern. There are multiple approaches (mini lift, deep plane, SMAS) available, and Dr. Lampert is well-versed in them all, allowing him to choose the ideal technique needed to achieve your anti-aging goals. Facelift surgery will address sagging skin in the midface and jawline, providing you with a more lifted, elegant, and youthful look. The deeper muscles of the face are tightened to accomplish a natural outcome that makes you look authentic and refreshed, never “pulled”. Through Dr. Lampert’s conservative incision placements, scarring is minimized and well-hidden within the hairline and the folds of the ears.
What can a facelift address?
A full facelift is intended to address:
- Sagging skin and relaxed facial muscles
- Loss of fullness in the cheeks and falling fat in the mid-face area
- The formation of jowls and the lines from the corners of the mouth to the chin called marionette lines
- Laxity in the skin and muscles of the neck
- Crepe-like skin in the neck
Facelifts are often performed along with a neck lift in order to rejuvenate the lower face. Other procedures can also be done to enhance a facelift such as eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, lip augmentation and a brow lift.
While these surgical procedures can’t stop the aging process, they can turn back the clock by visually recreating a youthful and refreshed look, thus restoring self-confidence.
What are the benefits of a facelift?
- Addresses multiple signs of aging simultaneously
- Firms and tightens the jawline
- Reduces sagging in the cheeks and midface
- Removes excess drooping skin
- Creates a more engaging, youthful appearance
- Smoothes away lines and wrinkles
- Enhances self-image and self-confidence
- Long-lasting, natural results
Am I a candidate for a facelift?
Dr. Lampert typically likes patients to exhaust their non-surgical options before considering a surgical facelift. Once it is determined that the patient’s goals will be best served through facelift surgery, Dr. Lampert will conduct a detailed evaluation of your skin and facial structure to create a personalized treatment plan. He will perform a physical exam and thoroughly review your medical history, ensuring you are of sound mind and body and that you are free from any significant medical concerns that might interfere with your surgery. Clients pursuing a facelift in Miami with Dr. Lampert should be non-smokers who have positive, realistic attitudes towards their results based on their private consultations with Dr. Lampert.
Options for types of facelifts
There have been major advancements in facelift techniques over the past few years, and Dr. Lampert is well versed in the full array. He can perform a mini facelift, a deep plane facelift, a SMAS facelift, or a revision facelift as required. Gone are the days of stretched, unnatural "windswept" results from a classical facelift. The more modern techniques allow surgeons to reposition deep facial tissue, tighten underlying muscles and lift fat while creating very fine and well-hidden scars.
Dr. Lampert takes a conservative approach when forming a surgical plan with his patients. There are other less invasive procedures that can be done to correct the early signs of aging, and if these will accomplish the patient’s goals, Dr. Lampert will recommend these procedures.
- Dermal fillers — Loss of volume may cause sagging, which in turn affects the shape of the jawline. In less severe cases, a cosmetic filler such as Juvéderm may be all that is needed to achieve balance and facial harmony. This simple treatment can postpone the need for a full facelift for several years and will achieve the refreshed and youthful look that patients desire.
- Fat grafting — Fat grafting is often used to replace lost fullness in the apple of the cheeks and the midface region. This technique uses the patient’s fatty tissue from the stomach or other areas to replace lost fullness. As this is the patient’s own tissue, it is an excellent source to restore natural volume and a rejuvenated quality to the skin.
- Liposuction around the chin and jowls — Liposuction or direct surgical excision of excess fatty deposits under the chin and around the jowls can be done to sculpt the jawline and define the neck. These fat deposits can create the impression of being overweight, whether or not the patient is at a healthy weight. Dr. Lampert artistically sculpts and surgically refines a more attractive neck and jawline through a variety of techniques.
The improvements in surgical technique have significantly shortened the recovery time from a facelift. In years past, patients could expect to be kept in a hospital for up to a week, with many more weeks of recovery following the surgery. Today, surgery is usually done as an outpatient procedure, with the patient recovering at home. Within a week or so, patients usually find they can resume most normal activities and return to work in 2 weeks.
Immediately after facelift surgery, you’ll need a friend or family member to drive you home and assist with basic chores for the first 24 hours. Swelling, bruising, and tenderness will be present, but these side effects can be well-managed with Dr. Lampert’s guidance.
Dr. Lampert will make sure you leave with prescription pain medications, antibiotics, anti-nausea pills, and a customized aftercare plan. He’ll provide instructions for wound care, sleeping, eating, bathing and showering, resuming exercise, and returning to work, which you’ll need to follow carefully. The doctor will see you for follow-up visits to ensure your recovery is progressing smoothly.
Dr. Lampert stresses safety
Safety is a prime concern for Dr. Lampert. He works with certified anesthesiologists in the operating room at all times. All surgical procedures are performed either in a hospital or at a fully accredited ambulatory surgery center. Patients are carefully supervised in our recovery suite until they are ready to go home.
What should I know when choosing a facelift surgeon?
The general public is usually not aware that any licensed medical doctor who's taken a weekend course in facelift techniques can legally perform various facelift procedures. Miami has a large population of celebrities, models, athletes, young active professionals, and others who need to retain their youthful appearance. As a result, there are many creative finance plans and offers designed to attract business. Dr. Lampert cautions that there is a huge difference between a plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and someone who has other forms of "certification."
As Dr. Lampert states, it is better to take the time to plan the correct surgical procedures for each patient and to ensure the result is perfect the first time. Dr. Lampert is very sensitive to the needs of those who put their care in his hands. To discover for yourself why he delivers one of the best facelifts Miami has available, book a consultation and prepare to experience world-class plastic surgery.
How much does a facelift cost?
The price of a facelift varies depending on the complexity of the procedure required. Dr. Lampert will consult with you to examine your face and understand your aesthetic goals. He will then design your surgical plan, which will include the cost of your facelift. Please call to schedule a consultation to learn more about the cost of your facelift with Dr. Lampert.
What will my consultation be like?
If this is your first time undergoing a surgical facelift, you may have many questions about such important topics as the risks and benefits of the procedure; the downtime and recovery required; financing, costs and insurance; and of course, what you can expect from your final results. Dr. Lampert is eager and excited to meet with you in Miami to address your concerns and provide you with a personalized roadmap for your surgery so that you can move forward feeling confident in your choice to pursue a facelift.
When will my scars fade?
Scars tend to fade over the course of a year. While the full effects of a facelift will take many months to fully settle, patients will experience the pleasure of their fresh, energetic appearance.
Will my results look natural?
Dr. Lampert’s expertise is in creating dramatic improvements that appear effortless and seamless. His conservative, painstaking approach ensures an elegant, organic-looking outcome that is perfectly suited to your unique facial structures and skin type.
Is a facelift painful?
During your surgery, you will be under anesthesia and will not feel any pain or remember anything. After surgery, Dr. Lampert will ensure your comfort with prescription pain medications. You’ll still have to deal with swelling and bruising, but any discomfort will be well-controlled.
How long will my results last?
Results will last for ten years or longer.
Are there any risks with facelift surgery?
Facelift surgery involves the same risks as other surgeries, including the following: bleeding, swelling, pain, infection, and others.
Why Choose Dr. Lampert for Facelift Surgery?
When considering a facelift, many people fear they will lose the special and unique characteristics that define who they are. The face is the way people recognize and communicate with each other, so the end result should be a natural, younger, refreshed version of your current self. A successful facelift is a result of superb technical expertise combined with the surgeon’s artistic perception.
A top facelift surgeon in Miami, Dr. Joshua Lampert prides himself on taking time to fully communicate with his patients until he completely understands what they are striving to achieve. He is an artist as well as a highly-skilled surgeon who believes that the end result must be a work of art rather than just a procedure.
Dr. Lampert’s approach – natural look, always personalized, always available
Each facelift is uniquely different. Dr. Lampert spends as much time as necessary to fully explain the procedures that he recommends so the patient is completely aware of the result that will be attained. He sees a small volume of patients, allowing him to focus on quality, fine detail, and in order to fully devote himself to getting an exquisite result for his patients. Dr. Lampert is always available to answer questions and handle any concerns that may come up. By maintaining a relationship with his patients long after surgery is over, he delivers one of the best facelifts in Miami.