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Look and Feel Younger With a Facelift

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As we get older, our skin wrinkles, sags and loses elasticity, causing us to feel less confident with the reflection we see in the mirror. The good news is that a facelift can address these issues, restore a more youthful appearance and help you look and feel like your best self.  Let’s dive into the world of lifts, tucks and smooth skin and discover the secret to looking forever young.

What is a Facelift?

A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that helps to improve the visible signs of the aging process on the face and neck. During the procedure, excess skin is removed, and the underlying muscles and facial tissues are tightened to create a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance. 

Should You Get A Facelift?

While there are various skincare products and treatments available to reduce the signs of aging, they don’t always provide the desired results. That’s where a facelift comes into the picture.

Facelift procedures have grown in popularity over the last decade and are now one of the most common cosmetic plastic surgeries. Many people want to reestablish the facial contours they had earlier in life and significantly reduce the signs of aging on their face and neck. If this sounds like you, you may be a good candidate for a facelift - schedule your consultation today! 

What Is The Facelift Procedure?

At CAPS, we understand that every patient is unique, and we tailor our approach to each individual's needs and goals. During your initial consultation, we'll discuss your desired outcome, your treatment options, and develop a customized treatment plan that's right for you. While there are several types of procedures, the two main types include:

  • A Traditional Facelift, also known as a full facelift, involves making incisions near the hairline and around the ears to lift and reposition the skin and underlying tissue while removing excess skin. This results in the improved appearance of the face, jawline, and neck. This procedure is best for individuals who have more significant signs of aging such as deep wrinkles, loose skin, severe sagging and excess skin on the face and neck. 

  • A Mini Facelift is a less invasive version of the traditional facelift and involves making smaller incisions around the ears and hairline to lift and tighten the skin while reducing the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin. This procedure is best for individuals who have mild to moderate signs of aging on their face such as wrinkles and jowls but do not have significant skin laxity. 

During the consultation, many patients question if a facelift will drastically change their appearance. One of our experienced plastic surgeons, Dr. Vasko, ensures that “the goal of a facelift is to still have a patient look like themself, just 10 or 15 years ago.” Due to advancements in technology, the modern facelift is more subtle and simply enhances your natural features allowing you to look younger and more rejuvenated.

Dr. Vasko shares that after a facelift procedure, the people in your life may question if you lost weight or did something different with your hair, not being able to pinpoint that you had a procedure, just that something is different about you, and you look great.  

What Should You Add To Your Facelift?

A facelift focuses primarily on the lower two-thirds of your face, so if you want to improve the appearance of your eyes, brows, or restore lost volume in other areas of your face, adding on to your procedure is a very popular option. Many patients will choose add-ons such as brow-lifts, eyelid surgery, neck lift, forehead-lift or fat injections. Although these are separate procedures, they can typically be performed at the same time as your facelift, as long as you bring it up in your consultation.

How Long Does A Facelift Last?

The results of a facelift are long-lasting and can help you look and feel younger for years to come. Read more about how to recover well and enjoy life after a facelift. 

After the procedure, facelift patients need to take some time off work to allow for proper healing. Swelling, bruising, and discomfort are normal and can be managed with medication prescribed by your doctor. You'll need to avoid strenuous activity and heavy lifting for several weeks, and you should limit your sun exposure and wear sunscreen when you go outside. 

Why Is CAPS The Best For Your Facelift Procedure?

A facelift is a significant decision, and choosing the right plastic surgeon is critical to achieving your desired results. It’s essential to find a plastic surgeon who satisfies these requirements:

  • Has a good reputation

  • Has plenty of experience performing facelift procedures

  • Has Before & After photos that show excellent results

  • Understands your goals and creates a personalized plan to achieve them

  • Makes you feel comfortable, answers your questions and educates you on the procedure and recovery

If you're looking for a facelift doctor near you, CAPS has got you covered. Our seven award-winning plastic surgeons are what make us the premier destination for facelifts in Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding area.  They have helped countless patients achieve a more youthful, refreshed appearance through facelift surgery. Using the latest facelift techniques and technology to ensure the best possible outcome, our plastic surgeons consistently rank among the top in the nation as the most sought-after experts in anti-aging and aesthetics. 

See what’s possible when you trust the experienced surgeons at CAPS with your procedure. View the before and after gallery to see real results from patients just like you.

Hear from a real CAPS patient on their experience with our plastic surgeons: 

“The team at CAPS is simply amazing. They are kind, thoughtful, and thorough. They listen and want to deliver the aesthetic you're looking for time and again. They are worth their weight in gold. I would not go anywhere else for any of my needs.”

-Tracy Parsons, Google

How Much Does A Facelift Cost?

Don’t let anything stand in your way of looking, feeling and living better. Financing options are available to make your procedure affordable and we’ll work together to find a plan that fits your needs. If you’re ready to look and feel younger, schedule your facelift consultation today!