Questions About Facelift Surgery

If you want to regain a youthful appearance, facelift surgery can produce long-lasting results. Here’s what you need to know about it.
Questions About Facelift Surgery

What is a Facelift?

A facelift is a surgical procedure that rejuvenates the appearance of your face. It can combat many signs of facial aging to help you look years younger.

What Can a Facelift Treat?

A facelift works by elevating sagging tissues. It addresses many of the common effects of facial aging, like

  • Jowls
  • Lack of definition in the neck/chin area
  • Facial folds like nasolabial folds or marionette lines

It doesn’t address fine wrinkles or the eyelids and forehead area. For rejuvenation in the upper face, many people seek either eyelid surgery or a brow lift in addition.

Wait, I Thought Injectables Like Botox® and Dermal Fillers Made Facelifts Obsolete?

Not at all. New techniques like BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers, such as Juvederm® or Volbella®, are among the great tools that let us do things we never could do before, but they are in no way a replacement for a facelift. Often, they work as an excellent supplement to facelifts, but they cannot provide the same degree of lifting and rejuvenation as a facelift.

Laser skin treatment is another treatment option that technology has given us. Although many people like to have this along with their facelift, it is no substitute and can provide only a small amount of skin tightening.

What Type of Facelift Should I Get?

There are many names given to facelift procedures, but you should talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon to determine the best option for you. We tailor our facelift procedures to meet the specific needs of our patients.
Questions About Facelift Surgery
Questions About Facelift Surgery

Will a Facelift Change My Face?

No. A facelift is only designed to help you look more refreshed.

What is Recovery From a Facelift Like?

After your facelift, you will experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising that can last from two to four weeks. It may take up to six months to see the final result of your procedure.

Who Should I Work With for My Facelift Surgery?

If you are considering facelift surgery, make sure you are working with a board-certified plastic surgeon who is trained in the best techniques for getting great, natural-looking results safely.

At Gayoso Plastic Surgery and MedSpa, we provide the results you desire by listening to your goals and concerns first. Our board-certified plastic surgeons also have extensive experience in facelift surgery and know the best techniques to produce natural and long-lasting results. To begin the process of your customized procedure, contact us to schedule your facelift consultation.

Where Is Your Practice Located? Do You Serve Out-Of-Town Patients?

We are located in St. Petersburg, Florida, but we regularly see patients from the Tampa area, including Clearwater, Sarasota, and surrounding areas and across the state of Florida. We also have patients from around the country and even around the world. If you are considering coming from out of state for your procedure, we can help you time your procedure so it works with your schedule.