What is a Facelift?

A facelift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that reduces sagging skin and tightens facial muscles to restore a youthful appearance. A facelift in Miami with Dr. Lampert can dramatically improve the visible signs of aging by lifting and firming sagging tissue. However, the outcome is only as good as the surgeon performing the facelift; natural results require a surgeon who has an artistic eye as well as steadfast technique.

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Am I a Candidate for a Facelift in Miami?

You may be a good candidate for a facelift with Dr. Lampert if you:

  • Have sufficient skin laxity
  • Are experiencing sagging skin and muscles in your face and neck
  • Are in overall good mental and physical health
  • Do not smoke, or you quit smoking before and after your procedure
  • Have realistic expectations of results

Dr. Lampert takes a conservative approach when forming a surgical plan with his patients. Other less invasive procedures can be done to correct the early signs of aging, and if these will accomplish the patient’s goals, Dr. Lampert will recommend these options.

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What Can A Facelift Do?

Four areas are addressed in a facelift, and each individual will have issues unique to their anatomy.
A complete facelift is intended to address the following:

  • Sagging skin and relaxed facial muscles
  • The formation of jowls and the marionette lines from the corners of the mouth to the chin
  • Loss of fullness in the cheeks and falling fat in the mid-face area
  • Laxity in the skin and muscles of the neck creating a crepe-like, loose skin surface

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 otoplasty, lip augmentation, and a brow lift. While these surgical procedures can’t stop the aging process, they can turn back the clock by visually re-creating a youthful and refreshed look, thus restoring self-confidence.

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What Are The Benefits Of A Facelift? 

Some of the benefits of a facelift in Miami include the following:

  • Multiple signs of aging are addressed at once
  • There’s no incorrect age to get a facelift
  • Surgical scars are nearly invisible
  • Downtime is manageable due to the procedure being less invasive than in the past
  • Modern surgical techniques produce natural and impressive results

What Will My Facelift 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.

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Dr. Lampert’s Approach 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 and fine detail and on getting an exquisite result every time. Dr. Lampert is always available to answer questions and handle any concerns that may come up. 

What Does a Facelift Procedure Entail?

The first step of a facelift procedure involves making an incision that spans the entire hairline to the back of the ears. This incision gives Dr. Lampert access to the treatment area, allowing him to adjust the positioning of facial tissue and treat any of the patient’s other concerns. Changes made during this time include:

  • Contouring and modifying areas such as the cheeks and jawline
  • Lifting the skin to a more aesthetically pleasing position 
  • Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes

A facelift in Miami can make a patient look up to a decade younger, instilling them with a new level of confidence they haven’t experienced in years. Dr. Lampert curates individualized treatment plans to ensure that the patient’s skin, facial muscles, and fat are all treated with great care and precision, leaving them looking their absolute best. 

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What Are the Different Types of Facelifts?

Primary (Regular) Facelift

A traditional facelift, also known as a full facelift, is a comprehensive surgical procedure to address significant signs of facial aging. It involves making incisions around the hairline, temples, and ears, allowing for repositioning and tightening of muscles, removal of excess skin, and overall rejuvenation of the face, neck, and jawline.

Mini Facelift

A slightly more complex version of a facelift, mini facelifts are appropriately named due to the fact that the skin is lifted only minimally. Mini facelifts are able to address multiple issues, including progressed signs of aging (such as wrinkles and fine lines), fat accumulation in the under-chin region, and overly large jowls. 

Non-Surgical Facelift 

Otherwise known as a liquid facelift, a non-surgical facelift is a great option for patients who prefer to avoid surgery. Non-surgical facelifts utilize dermal fillers and neuromodulators to reverse these signs of aging in the face. These procedures can be performed in a manner of minutes and come with virtually no recovery period or downtime. Non-surgical facelifts often involve a combination of injectables, such as Juvederm, Radiesse, Sculptra, BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin.

Fat-grafting facelift 

Volume loss is one of the most common signs of facial aging. It leaves patients looking older than they actually feel. Fat grafting is an excellent way to restore lost volume, giving the face a fuller, younger, and healthier aesthetic. Fat grafting has become a popular option for patients, as it is a totally natural approach to achieving a more youthful look and the results are considered to be permanent. 

Deep Plane Facelift

A deep plane facelift is an advanced surgical technique used to address facial aging. Unlike traditional facelifts, it targets deeper layers of tissue, repositioning muscles and fat to achieve more natural and long-lasting results. This procedure can enhance the jawline, cheeks, and neck, providing a youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

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Facelift Recovery

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 on an outpatient basis, with the patient recovering at home. Within a week or so, patients usually find they can resume most normal activities, with a return to work in 2 weeks.

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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.

Facelift Frequently Asked Questions

What other procedures go well with a facelift?

At LampertMD, in addition to facelift procedures, we offer complementary treatments that can enhance your overall facial rejuvenation. Our services include neck lift surgery to address sagging skin and muscle laxity in the neck area, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) to rejuvenate the eyes, and non-surgical options like dermal fillers and Botox for smoother, youthful skin.

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.

Will my scars fade after a facelift?

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 quickly experience the pleasure of their fresh, energetic appearance.

How does Dr. Lampert address 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.

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