Facelift

A facelift is a commonly performed cosmetic procedure that will remarkably improve your look by restoring a more youthful appearance. The procedure is designed to restore a sagging jaw-line, blunted neck, and falling cheeks. There are many methods of performing facelifts (see below), with significant advancements made over the past 10 years. Dr. Steiger’s advanced facelift techniques are customized to your face. He strategically repositions the deeper tissues, placing no tension on the skin. This produces a natural appearing facelift result.

 

The goal of facelift should be to restore your youthful appearance rather then make you look different. The result should appear natural. As a plastic surgeon dedicated to the face, Dr. Steiger is skilled at and performs the most advanced types of facelifts in order to achieve this result. He will carefully analyze your specific aging pattern in order to determine the most effective way to rejuvenate your face and the most appropriate facelift for you. The right type of facelift will produce a natural , long lasting result.

 

 

Goal

To remove jowls and wattles for a more refined jaw, smoother neck and contoured cheek.

The Procedure

All incisions are hidden within the hair and/or existing facial creases. The type of facelift performed is custom tailored to each individual patient (see types of facelifts). This is determined after a thorough discussion, facial analysis and examination; evaluating your desires, unique facial structure, anatomy and specific pattern of aging.

Anesthesia

Deep sedation/twilight sleep is preferred, however some patients opt for a general anesthetic.

Length Of Time

A facelift takes between 2-4 hours to perform, depending upon the type of lift. It is performed in our state of the art, fully accredited outpatient surgical facility or at the hospital. Other plastic surgery procedures can be combined with a facelift, and may be recommended after a detailed consultation with Dr. Steiger.

After Procedure

Most patients go home comfortably on the same day and are cared for by their family and/or friends. Professional in-home nursing care is available upon request. Overnight suites with professional nursing care are also available. Our friendly staff will assist you in coordinating these services upon request.

Recovery

Recovery time ranges between 1-3 weeks. Facelift sutures will be removed 1 week after your surgery. Depending on your type of work, you may return as early as 1 week. Full, strenuous physical activity should be avoided for 2 weeks after the procedure. Bruising can occur after surgery, which may be camouflaged with makeup. This generally resolves after 2 weeks. Most patients do not experience any real pain after surgery, but describe a discomfort from the feeling of tightness. We will prescribe analgesics to help alleviate this.

Dr. Jacob D Steiger MD is a South Florida Facelift specialist board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery. He practices in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, Florida treating patients from Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, as well as patients from all over the US and from around the world.