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Rejuvenate and Revitalize with a Facelift

The good news is that a facelift effectively counteracts these encroaching signs of aging by tightening muscles, removing fatty deposits, and trimming away excess skin to reveal a fresher, more youthful you. At AdmireMD Plastic Surgery + Skin Clinic, we offer one of the best facelift procedures available in the Scottsdale and Phoenix areas, in addition to the exclusive Deep Plane Technique, only available here at AdmireMD. Reach out and set up your consultation today!

Customizing Your Facelift Procedure

An important part of the facelift procedure involves ensuring that it’s tailored not only to the unique physical characteristics of each patient, but to their individual goals and cosmetic aspirations, as well. His commitment to the latest technologies and methods allows Anthony A. Admire to offer a variety of facelift procedures, depending on the patient’s needs.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Facelift in Phoenix?

The facelift, technically known as a rhytidectomy (literally, “removal of wrinkles”) procedure, is designed to rejuvenate the mid- to lower face and neck. You’re most likely a great candidate for our facelift procedure if you’re in the Phoenix or Scottsdale areas, and you’re looking to address any of the following issues:

  • Midface sagging
  • Deep creases under the eyes
  • Nasolabial folds, between the nose and mouth
  • Jowls, due to loss of muscle tone
  • Sagging areas of excess fat
  • Loose skin and fat under the chin and jaw

When it comes to the issues mentioned above, a facelift can produce a dramatic improvement, but it’s important to understand that a facelift does not stop the aging process, by any means. Ove time, the signs of aging will gradually begin to appear once again.

Further, it’s important to clarify that a facelift will not necessarily rejuvenate the brow, eyelids, nose, and some parts of the midface. Combining your facelift with a brow lift or eyelid surgery, however, is a great way to address multiple areas of concern. We also offer a procedure that is colloquially known as the “liquid facelift,” which can rejuvenate the midface without any invasive surgery, and we can also use injectable soft-tissue fillers, facial implants, and skin resurfacing to enhance your results.

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What Is the difference between a Mini Facelift and a Full Facelift?

I love restoring youthfulness to the face in a very natural way, allowing my patients to feel great about the way they look, without having to worry about appearing overdone.

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Traditional Facelift

The so-called “full facelift” involves the largest degree of lifting and repositioning of the muscles and other involved tissues. Incisions begin at the temples on each side of the face, run down in front of the ears, wrap around the earlobes, and terminate in the hairline behind the ears. Dr. Admire lifts the skin and tightens the underlying muscle layer.

Excess skin is trimmed before being re-draped, and fat is repositioned to avoid a hollow look. A second incision may be made under the chin, allowing Dr. Admire to lift, tighten, and trim the skin and muscles of the neck, in case of excessive sagging skin.

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Mid-Face Lift

Addressing the mid-face, particularly the cheeks and the areas under the eyes, the mid-face lift can correct deep nasolabial folds that run from the nose down to the corners of the mouth, reduce puffiness under the eyes, and improve the contour of your cheeks. For a mid-face lift, Dr. Admire makes small incisions in the lower eyelids or the mouth.

Limited-Incision Facelift

For patients without an excessive amount of sagging skin, this method can be a good option, providing specifically-targeted rejuvenation around the eyes and mouth. This process involves much shorter incisions, made at the temples, around the ears, and possibly in the lower eyelids and/or under the upper lip.

Neck Lift

While not technically a facelift, a neck lift is often combined with a facelift to address sagging and banding under the chin. Incisions are made around the earlobe and behind the ear, into the lower scalp, and an additional incision may be made under the chin, allowing us to focus on the jowls and eliminate excess fat under the chin.

Anthony A. Admire’s Signature Deep-Plane Technique

AdmireMD is proud to offer Anthony A. Admire’s signature Deep Plane Technique to patients in the Scottsdale and Phoenix areas. By utilizing a deeper plane of dissection, Dr. Admire is able to more directly reposition the muscles and tissues of the face and neck, sculpting your new look with a greater level of precision than other practitioners can hope to offer. 

Reach out and set up your consultation at AdmireMD to learn more about how Dr. Admire earned his status as the premiere facial rejuvenation specialist in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas.

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When Should I Get a Facelift?

Really, there is no definitively-set age range or profile for those who should consider a facelift. We encourage you to reach out and set up a consultation to learn more about a facelift, if you think the following describes you:

  • Healthy individual, without medical conditions that might impair healing
  • Nonsmokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic expectations from the surgery

How Long Does the Procedure Take?

Depending on the method used, a facelift surgery in Phoenix with Anthony A. Admire typically takes between two and four hours. We work closely with all our patients, and we’ll be sure to sit down with you during your consultation and walk you through just about anything you might want to know about your facelift. This is typically an outpatient procedure, so we’ll be sure to talk through all the details of your recovery and aftercare process, as well.

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What Should I Expect During My Consultation?

Your consultation is the point at which Anthony A. Admire will evaluate both your goals and your unique physical attributes, meaning he’ll:

  • Evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors
  • Discuss your facelift options
  • Examine and measure your face
  • Take photographs
  • Recommend a course of treatment
  • Discuss likely outcomes of a facelift and any risks or potential complications
  • Discuss the type of anesthesia that will be used

During this consultation, you’ll have your chance to ask any questions, and learn just about anything you might want to know about how your procedure is going to work. To make sure we know everything there is to know about how to bring you your ideal results, we’ll likely want to discuss the following information:

  • Your surgical goals
  • Medical conditions, drug allergies, and medical treatments
  • Current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drug use
  • Previous surgeries

What’s the Recovery Process Like?

Following completion of a facelift, we’ll place a bandage around your face, to help minimize swelling and bruising, and small tubes may be present to draw off any excess blood or fluid. We’ll provide you with detailed and specific instructions on how to care for the surgical site and drains, medications to apply or take orally, and specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health. We’ll also follow up with you to ensure that you’re healing up properly.

While most patients feel ready to return to daily life within 10-14 days, it can take between two and three months for your face to feel “back to normal” in terms of its texture, sensitivity, and tightness. Regular sun protection and a healthy lifestyle will extend your results. As swelling and bruising subside, you’ll notice your improvements more clearly, with the final result providing a more youthful and rested appearance, while also helping you feel more confident about yourself.

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Some Good Questions to Ask Before Your Surgery

Your consultation is not only our chance to learn about you and your goals, but your chance to learn about us, your future procedure, and what to expect during the recovery period. Don’t hesitate to ask Anthony A. Admire specific questions about what you can expect after your facelift in Scottsdale. Here are a few helpful ideas:

  • Where will I be taken after my surgery is complete?
  • What medication will I be given or prescribed after surgery?
  • Will I have dressings/bandages after surgery?
  • When will they be removed?
  • When will the stitches be removed?
  • When can I wash my face and wear make-up?
  • When can I resume normal activity and exercise?
  • When can I color my hair or get a haircut?

Is the Recovery Process Painful?

While it’s quite normal to experience some pain during the first two to four days following your surgery, we’ll make sure you’re provided with anything you need to keep this managed and stay comfortable. You may have some trouble opening your mouth for a few days, and the skin at your incision sites will be numb for a short while, before sensation fully returns.

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Will I Have Scarring After My Facelift?

The scarring present after your surgery will depend on the size and scope of your treatment area, and the degree of change you’re hoping to see. At AdmireMD, we offer a traditional facelift or a limited incision facelift, allowing you to factor in this information as you pick the procedure that’s right for you.

A traditional facelift incision often begins in the hairline at the temples, continues around the ear and ends in the lower scalp, with a second incision under the chin sometimes being necessary to further improve an aging neck or to remove fat.

Alternatively, a so-called “short scar,” or mini facelift, is an alternative to a traditional facelift and uses shorter incisions at the temples, continuing around the ear. “Mini-lifts” is usually reserved for patients with less skin relaxation, as the results are less rejuvenating than a full facelift.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you’re interested in learning more about facelift surgery please contact us for a consultation at 480.946.3155 or fill out our contact us form. We will discuss your needs and concerns, and determine your best course of action, and pick out the procedure that’ll best bring you in line with your cosmetic goals.

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FAQ

Will I need to stay in the hospital after my facelift?

No, your facelift will be an outpatient procedure, meaning you’ll be able to return home after your anesthesia wears off and we’ve had a chance to check and make sure you’re ready to be discharged.

Will my facelift results be permanent?

While we can’t quite put a hard stop to the aging process, your results should last between 10 and 15 years. Patients who develop skin laxity in the neck or jowls often find that a mini-lift addresses their issues, and don’t require another full facelift.

Are there risks associated with a facelift?

A facelift is considered a major surgery, and carries with it the risks that would come with any similar procedure: bleeding, poor incision healing, infection, and a reaction to anesthesia. Other specific risks that apply to this procedure include:

  • Temporary Injury to the nerves that control facial muscles
  • Temporary numbness or tingling around the incision areas
  • Hair loss at the incision sites
  • Skin discoloration
  • Skin healing issues (more common with smokers)

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