Facelift

Offered at our convenient location in San Francisco

The facelift is the gold-standard surgical treatment for significant facial aging.

The skin on the face droops and the underlying muscles loosen with age, and this effect is even more pronounced on the neck and the sides of the face in areas called the jowls. Drooping or sagging facial features can add years to your outward appearance despite how youthful and energetic you feel on the inside.

Thanks to medical advancements and state-of-the-art surgical procedures, there is a cosmetic surgery procedure that can help both men and women achieve a more youthful facial appearance and help them look 10-20 years younger. This popular procedure is a facelift.

If you’d like to know more about how a facelift can turn back the clock on facial aging, speak with Dr. Miranda and the Pacific Plastic Surgery Group (PPSG).

Look As Young As You Feel

Also known as a rhytidectomy, a facelift procedure will truly rejuvenate the face. If you are bothered by moderate to severe wrinkling, sagging features, and poor skin elasticity, this cosmetic surgery will achieve the most transformative effects for you. In this surgery, excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is pulled back to highlight your naturally smooth skin and attractive facial and neck features.

For further information it is best that you contact a skilled San Francisco plastic surgeon.

Before & After Photos

Facelift Before & After Patient #105
Facelift Before & After Patient #105

Benefits

A facelift is an anti-aging surgery that will take years off your appearance and help you appear healthier. This surgery removes unnecessary skin that has become stretched and wrinkled over time. Your face and neck will appear tighter and revitalized.

If you are bothered by jowls, a turkey neck and drooping facial skin a facelift will reduce these unattractive concerns and help rejuvenate your appearance.

Our patients are constantly impressed by the results we achieve! Although aging is inevitable, the skilled surgeons at PPSG will help you continue to look as youthful and vibrant on the outside as you feel on the inside.

Candidates

Facelifts are one of the more popular cosmetic procedures today. This transformative treatment is perfect for men and women who have seen a decrease in jawline distinction and are bothered by sagging facial and neck skin, wrinkles, and developing jowls. A facelift will revitalize the face and neck and help accentuate the attractive and natural features of your youth.

While females are typically thought as ideal candidates for facelifts, many males chose to receive this procedure as well. Facelifts may be combined with other face and neck procedures such as brow lifts, eyelifts, or neck liposuction in order to achieve the most aesthetically pleasing result. Some patients also choose to receive rhinoplasty after a facelift to enhance the facial contour.

Personal Consultation

The best way to start down the path to a transformed face is to schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons.

Dr. Miranda and Dr. Dudas are both board-certified plastic surgeons with extensive experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

During your consultation, you will be told all about what a facelift procedure includes and how it will provide the results you are looking for. This is a great time for you to ask questions and plan out your personalized procedure.

Preparation

Steps to take before your facelift appointment will be discussed during your personal consultation. For your best surgery and recovery experience, we strongly encourage you to follow the steps outlined during your consultation.

How-To Prepare for Surgery

  • Drinking lots of water
  • Getting plenty of rest
  • You will also need to pick-up prescriptions
  • Request time off from work
  • Set aside an area in your home where you can recover in peace

The Facelift Procedure

All facelift procedures are conducted in the private surgery center that our office is affiliated with in order to provide the highest level of comfort and medical care for our patients. During a facelift, our Board-Certified plastic surgeon will create minimal incisions along your hairline and around your ears in order to lift your skin away from your face.

This allows your surgeon to rearrange the underlying tissue, remove excess skin, and even remove fat with liposuction if necessary. After this is done, your surgeon will re-drape the skin over your face and close the incisions with sutures.

Here at the Pacific Plastic Surgery Group we stay up-to-date with the most modern procedures and medical techniques in the plastic surgery industry, and we have helped countless patients recapture their youth with an improvement that appears natural.

Call today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Miranda.

Recovery

Facelifts are generally outpatient surgeries and recovery takes place at a specialized overnight care center or the patient’s home or hotel. Many patients have minimal pain and discomfort following a facelift and can return to work within 10-14 days after surgery. Bruising may occur and in general can remain for 1 to 2 weeks following a facelift.

Results

Once bandages are removed, you will notice smoother, youthful features. Final results will set in after a month or two once the swelling has decreased and your face has settled into its new position. The incredible outcome achieved by our surgeons will last you years!

The best way to keep your face looking young and healthy is by ensuring you live a healthy lifestyle. This means eating well, exercising and treating your skin with care.

Sunscreen is a life-saver when it comes to preserving skin and preventing premature aging. A high SPF will block out harmful UV rays that lead to decreased levels of collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin keep your skin looking full and help features remain in a youthful location. Sunscreen is crucial for preserving your skin’s health and vibrance! UV rays also lead to the development of hyperpigmentation and dark spots on the skin. Using sunscreen every day, even on cloudy days, will keep your skin looking bright and even-toned for a long time.

Our surgeons will walk you through steps to keep your facelift results looking great for years to come!

How Much Is a Facelift?

Our professional fees for a full facelift start around $16,000+ and a mini-facelift starts around $10,000+. Call us today at (415) 379-9015 to schedule your consultation with one of our surgeons. Starting on the path towards a younger you is simple!

FAQs

How long does Facelift last?

A facelift will last you years! The techniques involved in the facelift surgery means your result will be long-lasting. With less saggy skin and lifted features, you will look picture perfect in no time!

How painful is a Facelift?

A facelift should not be a painful surgical experience. Anesthesia is used during surgery to ensure you do not feel major discomfort. We prioritize your health and care and will make sure you are comfortable throughout your procedure. During recovery, you will be kept comfortable with the use of prescribed medications. These medications will help you rest and sleep well during your post-operative healing period. We encourage you to call our office at any time to ask questions or discuss a possible concern.

What is the best age to have a Facelift?

Facelifts are often chosen by people in their forties or higher, but people at a wide range of ages of are pursuing cosmetic procedures to preserve their youth. We encourage anyone interested in a facelift to schedule a consultation with us. A meeting with one of our surgeons will help us determine if a facelift is a good option for you or if you would instead benefit from an alternative treatment. Together, we will help you look younger and more attractive!

What is the difference between a mini Facelift and a Full Facelift?

A mini facelift requires only a small, short incision along the hairline and behind each ear. This facelift method is ideal for men and women with jowls and sagging in the lower half of the face. Through the shorter incision, skin on the lower face will be excised and lifted to provide a more defined jawline and smooth face.

A full facelift often requires a longer incision that starts in the hairline and ends at the ears. Incisions are made discreetly in the natural contours of the face to keep your results flawless. Stretched skin will be removed and the leftover skin will be pulled back and allow your neck and mid-face appear smooth and younger. A full facelift produces more dramatic results and is ideal for men and women with sagging skin along their lower face and neck.

What is the best Facelift?

The best facelift is the one that achieves your desired outcome and is appropriate to your natural features. Our surgeons only use safe techniques that have been tested and proven to bring about impressive outcomes that keep you looking like yourself. These methods will be used to help your face appear young and attractive.

Facelift options will be discussed during your consultation.

How much is a lower Facelift?

The cost of a lower facelift will relate to the cutting-edge techniques used to achieve your best outcome. At PPSG we recognize that everyone has specific aesthetic concerns that accompany their unique appearance. A treatment plan will be personalized for you based on these two factors. The cost of your treatment will be particular to you and reflect the customizations we implement to achieve your best results. A cost breakdown will be discussed in your personal consultation.

What are less invasive alternatives to a Facelift?

While there is no true replacement for the dramatic improvement that a facelift can provide, there are some less invasive, yet still effective alternatives. Profound RF Microneedling advances the concept of microneedling by applying radiofrequency (RF) energy to precise areas of the skin and deeper tissues. Profound has been clinically proven to induce regeneration of the face and neck by causing the body to naturally increase and restore its own collagen and elastin production. Collagen provides renewed structure and support to the face and elastin restores the “snap-back” of youthful skin. Fractional laser technologies can also restore and improve the surface texture and lines of the facial skin.