What is a Facelift? 

A facelift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that reduces sagging skin and tightens facial muscles to restore a youthful appearance. The procedure dramatically improves 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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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 ApproachAlways 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. 

Before & After Facelift Surgery

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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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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 facelift surgery 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

Am I A Candidate For A Facelift?

You may be a good candidate for a facelift in Miami 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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Use of Fillers in Addition to Facelift Surgery

Loss of facial fat 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.

Options for Types of Facelifts

When a facelift is the best option, Dr. Lampert will review the specific procedure and answer any questions that arise. All patients are different. Some patients will require a classical facelift, in which the deep tissue is repositioned, and excess skin is removed. In the interest of delivering the best facelift Miami has to offer, Dr. Lampert is highly skilled concerning incision placement in order to hide scarring.

Fat Grafting for Restoring Lost Volume

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.

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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.

There have been major advancements in facelift techniques over the past few years, and Dr. Lampert is well versed in the full array. 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.

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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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.

Scars Following 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.

What Should I Know When Choosing A Facelift Surgeon?

The general public is usually not aware that any licensed medical doctor who has 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.

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Facelift FAQs

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.

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