Miami Dr. Constantino Mendieta Offers Facelift Procedures
Many facelift surgery patients are apprehensive about undergoing surgery because they are afraid of results that do not look natural. The common misconception is people who have undergone facial surgery appear overdone or windblown. However, Dr. Mendieta incorporates the latest facelift techniques to ensure the most natural-looking outcome for all his patients. Facelift surgery redefines the contours and angles of the aging face to restore a shapely and youthful appearance. Dr. Mendieta will assess your condition before developing an entirely customized facial rejuvenation plan that can revitalize and improve your appearance.
Candidates for facelift surgery would like to address signs of aging in the mid face. Additionally, it is important that patients are in good health and have realistic expectations before undergoing facelift surgery. Facelift surgery can correct facial imperfections that include:
- Skin laxity
- Lack of jawline definition
- Displaced facial fat
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
During the consultation process, every patient receives a surgical plan tailored to their facial anatomy and aesthetic expectations. Facelift surgery can take between two and four hours and is performed using any of the following techniques.
A standard facelift technique is best suited for patients with both skin and muscle laxity that has resulted in an aged appearance. Incisions are created in the hairline and around the ears. The standard facelift addresses issues in the lower face and neck.
The mini facelift is designed for younger patients who have a general loosening of their face but no significant wrinkles. Incisions are placed around the ears and result in a minimal amount of scarring. This technique does not address the underlying muscular structures.
The mid facelift technique is performed on patients who are also undergoing a lower eyelid blepharoplasty. Through the lower eyelid incision, the malar fat pads are repositioned, and the mid face is lifted vertically, which helps soften the nasolabial lines.
Facelift surgery may be combined with other cosmetic procedures to produce optimal facial rejuvenation results. Combining surgical techniques is an excellent way to condense recovery time and save on costs. After consulting with a board-certified, experienced surgeon regarding your health and cosmetic goals, you may be a candidate for facelift surgery in combination with:
Dr. Mendieta has been featured on numerous domestic and international television programs and publications, as well as a frequent lecturer in various professional society meetings.
Patients can expect mild bruising, swelling, and discomfort following their facelift surgery. Any pain can be managed with medication as prescribed by Dr. Mendieta. Side effects should subside considerably during the first few days of recovery.
Physical activity and exercise should be limited for about two to three weeks after surgery. Patients must refrain from strenuous activity and heavy lifting for three to six weeks.
The longevity of your facelift results depends on the surgical approach taken during your procedure as well as your age, skin quality, genetics, and lifestyle choices. This procedure is designed to be long lasting, and you can preserve your results by adopting a healthy lifestyle and avoiding unprotected sun exposure.
How much does facelift surgery cost?
Many different factors affect the cost of each facelift procedure, such as the extent of correction required, surgical fees, geographical location, and techniques used. You will be given an accurate price estimate tailored to your unique procedure during your initial consultation with Dr. Mendieta.
What are the risks associated with facelift surgery?
Patients typically do not experience significant complications following facelift surgery. However, all surgical procedures come with risks that may include:
Will I have scarring after facelift surgery?
Dr. Mendieta places all facelift incisions in inconspicuous locations, such as within the hairline or along the natural contours around the ears. Any scarring that does develop is likely to fade over time as long as you follow all aftercare directions and avoid exposing your incisions to direct sunlight.
What types of anesthesia are available for my facelift surgery?
Patients may select either local or general anesthesia for their procedure. However, most patients opt for local anesthesia because it is safer and has little to no side effects. Dr. Mendieta works with a board-certified anesthesiologist for all of his surgeries to ensure total patient safety and comfort, regardless of the type of anesthesia used.