Dr. Rod, a board-certified plastic surgeon, is a leading provider of facelift (rhytidectomy) procedures in Phoenix and takes pride in his artistic skill, helping countless patients reduce signs of facial aging by 10 to 15 years through advanced facial rejuvenation techniques. Facelift plastic surgery is a highly sought-after cosmetic surgery with the ability to boost your self-image and rejuvenate a more youthful, bright, and well-rested facial contour.
Facelift Before & After
What Are the Key Benefits of Getting a Facelift?
A facelift:● Rejuvenates a more youthful, firm facial contour● Helps to reverse facial aging signs from loose skin, jowls, wrinkles, and sunken cheeks● Offers dramatic and natural results without a “windblown” or “tight” look (only at Dermacare)● Is a highly customizable procedure with discrete incisions● Can reverse signs of aging by 10-15 years with a single treatment● Provides long-lasting and beautiful results
Decreases Deep Wrinkles Throughout the Face
Surgically tightening loose facial tissue in the nasolabial folds (creases from the nose) and marionette lines (creases from on the corners of the mouth) can help patients achieve a more youthful appearance by smoothing deep folds, removing sagging skin, and creating a more rested appearance.
Contours Deep Jowls That Take Away from a Defined Jawline
A facelift helps to beautify the neck by removing jowls (lower part of the cheek), tightening excess skin, and contouring any excess fat in the neck area. The surgical procedure helps tighten and reinforce the muscles near the jaw to effectively sharpen the jawline and produce a more slim, contoured, and refined neck.
Increases Volume to Sunken Cheeks That Lead to a Hollowed Look
A rhytidectomy can correct issues with collagen depletion and plump up small or receding cheekbones. The procedure helps to rejuvenate cheeks that look deflated or saggy due to physical changes in the natural aging process. The procedure creates a more youthful and firm appearance through lifting and tightening the deep tissues of the face.
Corrects Banding of the Neck
Facelift plastic surgery can be combined with a neck lift to correct banding of the neck (loose, sagging skin, and weakened muscles that create two neckband muscles). A full facelift is generally the best procedure to pull the platysma muscles closer to the ears and remedy the sagging or banding of the neck.
Fight back against the signs of aging and look years younger with a facelift tailored to your unique needs and desires. Remove unwanted wrinkles, tighten sagging skin, and refresh your appearance with natural-looking results. Find out if a facelift is right for you!
“Comprehensive” or Full Facelift
A full facelift procedure is recommended for patients who show advanced signs of aging and are looking for dramatic facial rejuvenation results in one procedure. Dr. Rod will use extensive surgical techniques to reposition deeper facial tissues and remove excess fat or sagging skin. A full-face lift dramatically smooths skin, redefines wrinkles, and achieves a more elegant jawline, chin, and facial aesthetic.
A lower facelift addresses the bottom third of the face (jowls, jawline, and neck) to correct deep wrinkles and relaxed skin that causes jowls and an undefined neck. Skin and unwanted fat by the neck and jawline are surgically repositioned to create a more contoured, smooth, and refined face and jawline. It is especially effective in correcting neck banding or the “turkey gobble neck” appearance due to hereditary factors and the natural biological clock.
Many patients opt to have a mini-facelift when facial signs of aging start to occur. This procedure is less invasive and can correct mild signs of aging by removal of excess skin and fat on a smaller scale. A mini facelift also helps to tighten loose facial muscles, creating a more firm, youthful, and rejuvenated look.
Dr. Rod has successfully completed many stunning facelift operations and takes pride in his ability to create the best version of his patients with empathetic and highly personalized care. Dermacare Plastic Surgery will give you the opportunity to explore photographs of our patients during an in-depth consultation with Dr. Rod, so you have a realistic example of your anticipated facelift results.
Dr. Rod will allow you to ask questions and provide highly personalized care to ensure you receive the facial enhancement results you deserve.
Facelift Procedure Process Explained
Facelift surgery begins with the administration of sedation by one of our Board-Certified Anesthesiologists and local anesthesia by Dr. Rod at Dermacare Plastic Surgery. We guarantee that our rhytidectomy patients will have a comfortable visit and feel minimal pain or discomfort for the duration of their surgery.
During the rhytidectomy, Dr. Rod will create virtually invisible incisions around the hairline, ears, chin, and possible problem areas below the jawline. Once the incision is made, excess skin or fat along the cheeks, jowls, and jawline are then separated from underlying muscle and tissue. The remaining facial tissue is tightly repositioned and sutured into place to create a more contoured, firm, and well-rested facial structure without a “draped” or “windblown” look. The skin is then repositioned and the excess removed.
Dr. Rod has spent countless years polishing his facelift surgical techniques, helping patients rejuvenate facial volume, firmness and restore the heart-shaped face of youth in a long-lasting and natural way. His “no-skin-tension” technique allows him to perform the surgery in a way that facilitates the healing process and adequately preserves his patient’s facial enhancements results for years to come.
How Long Does a Facelift Procedure Take?
Depending on your facelift surgery design, a rhytidectomy takes about 3 to 5 hours. Dr. Rod will take the time needed to achieve your aesthetic goals.
What Should I Expect in Terms of Recovery After My Facelift?
Dr. Rod will give clear instructions on preventative facelift recovery measures in your pre-op visit. A patient can play a huge role in the maintenance of their facelift results by thoroughly following Dr. Rods post-surgical instructions, which may include:● Allow sufficient time to recover. You can be up and walking 1-2 hours after your operation.● Wear the recommended recovery bandages● Apply ointment and change bandages accordingly● Take prescribed antibiotics or pain medications● Use of icepacks to reduce swelling● Best products and skincare routine to facilitate healing● Instructions for eating, sleeping, and bathing comfortably● Refrain from alcohol or smoking for 2 weeks.● Expect to see full facelift results once the healing process is complete
How Long Will the Results Last? Is There a Chance I’ll Need to Get Another Facelift in the Future?
Facelift procedures can have immediate, dramatic, and long-lasting results. Patients who have had a rhytidectomy say they feel 10 years younger and are ecstatic with their results! A facelift can last up to 10 years or more if a patient religiously follows a recommended skin routine, uses proper sun care, and maintains a healthy weight and lifestyle.
Unfortunately, it is impossible to stop time. Sutures holding the skin will never come undone, but the deeper layers of muscle and skin will continue to lose elastin and collagen. All the same, you will look younger and more vibrant post-facelift for years to come. Dr. Rod will generally see you one year after surgery and as needed thereafter.
Are There Any Risks Involved With Getting a Facelift?
The most common risks for a rhytidectomy include:● Potential scarring● Infection of incision area (when not properly maintained)● Initial bruising● Inflammation● Asymmetry of the face● Lingering numbness● Hematoma● Possible nerve damage
Dr. Rod strives to perform facelifts with stunning, long-lasting, and beautiful results. With all surgical procedures, there is a possibility for complications. Dr. Rod has a long-standing history of satisfied facelift patients and consistent patient care at Dermacare Plastic Surgery, a leading provider of facial enhancement surgery in Phoenix, Arizona.
Should I Really Get a Facelift? Will I Really Look Good or Notice the difference?
In 2020, facelift plastic surgery ranked as the most popular cosmetic procedure nationwide due to its ability to reverse signs of aging 10-15 years and achieve dramatic, long-lasting results in one session. Facelifts are considered “first in class” and have a 95% worth it rating on RealSelf. Patients who had a rhytidectomy said their results surpassed their expectations, and they felt like a renewed version of their younger selves.
How Natural Will My Results Look After a Facelift?
Dr. Rod prides himself on attention to detail and strives to use state-of-the-art techniques to create facelift improvements that are natural-looking and long-lasting. His fine-tuned surgical techniques and affinity to beauty allow him to create stunning facelift results without the “pulled” or “draped” look created by less experienced plastic surgeons. His perfected “no-skin-tension” technique makes his incision virtually invisible, making it seem like you never had a facelift in the first place.
How Can a Facelift Restore My Youthful Appearance?
In a study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), patients who underwent a facelift rated themselves as looking an average of 12 years younger after surgery.
A facelift at Dermacare Plastic Surgery provides these benefits:● Firms, tightens, and lifts sagging skin● Removes excess fat and plumps cheeks● Recontours the jawline and neck● Promotes a youthful, energetic, invigorated facial appearance● Improves confidence, so your inner vibrancy reflects outwardly● Reduces deep creases, ‘marionette lines’● Tightens facial muscles● Improves overall facial contour and structure