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Facelift in Sarasota, FL

Achieving a more youthful look after age 40 is possible with a mini or full facelift in Sarasota County.

Reverse the signs of aging caused by a lifetime of sun exposure, as well as gravitational changes to the soft tissues, with help from Brandon Lambiris MD. Dr. Lambiris strives to deliver the best facelift Sarasota has to offer. He is a sought-after board certified plastic surgeon in Southwest Florida who has extensive training in facial anatomy and the latest facial rejuvenation procedures.

What is a Facelift?

A facelift is a type of facial rejuvenation surgery that corrects signs of aging such as skin laxity and wrinkles. It targets the lower two-thirds of the face as well as the jawline and it involves making structural changes to the soft tissues of the face, resulting in a smoother appearance and marked reduction in rhytides.

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Who is a candidate for a facelift?

Patients who have advanced signs of middle and lower face aging may be suitable for facelift surgery.

The ideal candidate is someone who is in good overall health, is not pregnant, does not smoke, and has realistic expectations of what the surgery can do. To determine if you are suitable for facelift surgery or other facial rejuvenation procedures such as cosmetic injectables, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lambiris to learn about the different options that are available to you.

Facelift Procedures

Mini Facelift

For mild to moderate skin laxity and wrinkles on the lower and mid-face, a mini facelift may be all that is needed. It is also known as mini rhytidectomy. Dr. Lambiris places small incisions around and behind the ears to lift and smooth the overlying skin while leaving the facial musculature intact. The surgery takes approximately two and a half hours.

Full Facelift

A full facelift focuses on tightening the fascia that lies just below the skin and fat layer but above the facial muscles. The SMAS connects the muscles of the mid-face and neck, so when it is tightened it has a beautiful and very natural lifting effect. After tightening the SMAS, Dr. Lambiris will resect any excess skin. He then re-drapes the skin and closes the incisions which are discreetly placed at the temples and around the ears. The surgery takes approximately three to four hours.

Submental Liposuction

Submental fat refers to chin fat that accumulates beneath the jawline. Due to gravity and aging, many people develop a double chin or jowly appearance in conjunction with facial aging. To eliminate these fat pockets and shape a more contoured jawline and chin, Dr. Lambiris may perform submental liposuction during the face lifting procedure as needed.

Facelift Recovery

Dr. Lambiris applies sterile bandages along with a chin strap to facilitate healing. During recovery, it is a good idea to sleep with the head elevated to minimize swelling.

Showering is possible the next day, taking care to avoid irritating the incisions. Avoid chemical hair treatments and hair dye until the incisions have healed fully, a process that takes approximately two weeks. Most of our Sarasota facelift patients take one to two weeks off work and social activities to recover. It is imperative to avoid nicotine products and strenuous activity for at least six weeks as this increases the risk of postoperative complications.

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Facelift Results

A full facelift can take an average of 10 years or more off your appearance. The results are considered permanent, however, a facelift does not stop the aging process. The results of a traditional facelift can last a decade or more, while mini facelift results usually last around six years.

Consultation for a Facelift in Sarasota

Is a facelift right for you? Find out now by booking your consultation with Dr. Brandon Lambiris today. Call (941) 366-9818 or click the booking link on this page to schedule your appointment. Dr. Lambiris is a highly regarded plastic surgeon serving patients in Sarasota, North Port, Bradenton, and surrounding areas of Southwest Florida.

Facelift FAQs

The national average cost of facelift surgery is $12,275. Anesthesia, facility fees, and the surgeon’s fee are generally included in these estimates. Mini facelifts typically cost less than a traditional facelift. Prices can vary widely based on the geographic location, the experience of the surgeon, facelift technique, and type of anesthetic. You may pay more or less than the national average. Surgeons often perform facelift surgery in conjunction with other related anti-aging procedures. Combined procedures cost more than a facelift alone. To learn more about facelift costs in Sarasota, contact the office of Dr. Lambiris for a personalized consultation and treatment plan.

Insurance does not cover cosmetic procedures such as facelift surgery.

The answer is it depends. A facelift may involve local anesthesia alone, or in combination with oral or IV sedation, or general anesthesia depending on the extent of the surgical techniques required.

Facelifts tend to produce mild discomfort in the post-operative period. Most patients find any pain during recovery is well managed by pain medications prescribed by Dr. Lambiris. The procedure itself is not painful due to the use of local or general anesthesia.

A face and neck lift can be combined into a single operation. This can be highly beneficial as neck and facial aging generally occur at the same rate. Facelift surgery also pairs beautifully with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) as well as forehead lifts to address both upper and lower face aging simultaneously. Dr. Lambiris will inquire about your facial aging concerns during your consultation to determine if you can benefit from a combination of procedures.

Aesthetic surgery is not the only way to look younger. To fill deep wrinkles and minimize facial expression lines, Dr. Lambiris may suggest cosmetic injectables such as dermal fillers or muscle relaxants such as Botox. In younger patients who are not quite ready for a facelift, these options are the first line of defense against early signs of facial aging.

Facial aging often progresses rapidly after age 35. Most facelift patients choose to undergo facelift surgery between ages 40 to 60, however, there is no age limit for facelift surgery as long as you are in good overall health.

A facelift carries a low risk of complications. Possible risks include bleeding, infection, wound dehiscence, nerve damage, scarring, hair loss at the incision site, bruising, blood clots, and fluid accumulation in the tissues. Swelling is a normal response to surgery and is usually minimal. Bruising is also usually minimal and typically resolves in two weeks.

Dr. Lambiris places the incisions discreetly in well hidden areas to minimize scar visibility.

Dr. Brandon Lambiris believes everyone deserves the opportunity to look their best. If you’ve dreamed of having plastic surgery to unlock your true potential, we encourage you to join us for a consultation. Experience the real difference plastic surgery can have on your life at West Coast Plastic Surgery in Sarasota, FL.

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