Facelift in Melbourne, FL

The facelift, or rhytidectomy, is among the world’s most popular cosmetic procedures and is performed on thousands of men and women yearly. While a facelift cannot stop the aging process, the surgery can take years off your appearance. Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, led by Rebecca Novo, MD, and Anita Saluja, MD, offers facelift surgery for men and women who live in Melbourne, Viera, Brevard County, and the surrounding communities of Central Florida.

What is a Facelift?

A facelift is a cosmetic procedure that surgically removes excess, sagging skin, and restores a youthful facial contour by lifting the deeper supporting structure of the face. A facelift is the most comprehensive facial surgery available to enhance and rejuvenate the facial appearance. A facelift may also be combined with other procedures such as neck lift, blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery, dermal fillers, liposuction, or other cosmetic treatments to achieve a complete facial enhancement.

How Can a Facelift Improve My Appearance?

A facelift improves your facial appearance by removing excess loose, sagging skin, and restoring the youthful contours such as your jaw line and cheek bones. A facelift can thoroughly rejuvenate your appearance and improve your self-confidence. By properly protecting your skin against smoking, excessive sunlight, and exposure to other pollutants, your facelift results may last up to 10 years.

Who can benefit from a Facelift?

A facelift is recommended for adults in general good health who have no contraindicated conditions and want to improve the visible signs of the aging process, such as wrinkles, lines, folds, creases, and sagging skin, such as jowls. Our team of specialists will evaluate your condition and medical history to determine if a facelift is the most appropriate procedure to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

How Is a Facelift Performed?

The facelift is a comprehensive surgical procedure that requires anesthesia and may take three to four hours to complete. The surgery creates incisions that are camouflaged within the hair and in natural skin creases. The procedure involves removing excess skin, tightening and reshaping muscles in the face and neck, extracting excess fatty deposits to create a defined contour.

What can I expect during recovery from a Facelift?

It is normal to experience mild discomfort such as soreness, bruising, redness, swelling, and a temporary numb sensation immediately after the procedure, but these symptoms will subside within several weeks. Most patients require a week of rest immediately after the surgery, with full recovery taking about four to six weeks. Although a facelift can take years off your appearance, the aging process will continue to affect your facial contour over time, and you may opt to undergo additional procedures in the future. When the skin is properly cared for both before and after surgery, the results of a facelift last about 10 years in most patients.

What is the Cost of a Facelift in Melbourne, FL?

The cost of a facelift depends on the procedures that may be combined to create a customized treatment for each patient. Most health insurance does not cover elective facelifts and other elective procedures, but our office provides flexible payment options and easy financing to help patients manage the cost of surgery.

Dermatology + Plastic Surgery is committed to each patient’s satisfaction with the results of their procedure. Using the latest and most advanced techniques in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Novo and Dr. Saluja offer facelift surgery and other cosmetic procedures for residents of Melbourne, Viera, Brevard County, and the surrounding communities of Central Florida. Contact us now!