Face Lift (Rhytidectomy)
Nova Cosmetic Center offers face lifts to patients from Orlando and nearby locations.
More and more women and men are appreciating that a face lift could be the answer to attaining a more youthful appearance. Also known as rhytidectomy, a face lift can improve your skin and smooth out deep cheek folds, jowls and loose, sagging skin around the neck that is often associated with age. In Orlando, our patients at Nova Cosmetic Center are happy to learn that the "plastic" or pulled look that used to be the signature of a face lift no longer applies. In fact, often no one can tell that you have had a face lift, yet you can appear up to 10 years younger.
The goal of Dr. Jan V. Karlin is to make sure your rhytidectomy achieves the desired age-defying result while still looking natural. It is because of this philosophy that men and women travel from across Central Florida to place their face lifts in Dr. Karlin's capable hands. Our rhytidectomy patients include residents of Altamonte Springs, Kissimmee, Apopka, Sanford, Winter Park and other parts of the Orlando region.
Orlando Face Lift Before and After Pictures
If you think a rhytidectomy may be a good choice for you, then please take a look at our Orlando face lift before and after pictures. These images can help you visualize the results that are possible with the procedure.
Is a Face Lift Right for Me?
A rhytidectomy can improve the most visible signs of aging by removing excess fat, tightening underlying muscles and re-draping the skin of your lower face and neck. Because a face lift can be an effective way to "turn back the clock," most of our rhytidectomy candidates in Orlando are in their 40s, 50s or 60s. In certain cases the procedure can be performed on older individuals, but the best results are achieved with patients who still have relatively good skin elasticity and a strong facial bone structure.
Although a face lift will improve and enhance the contour of your face and jaw line, it will not correct sun or wind damage or fine wrinkles that have developed on the skin's surface and texture. To treat these conditions, additional skin care will be needed, which is available at the Nova Cosmetic Center. These options can be discussed during your initial face lift consultation with Dr. Karlin in Orlando.
How is a Face Lift Performed?
In preparation for face lift surgery, you will need to abstain from smoking one month prior to the procedure and at least one month during the recovery period to avoid complications. Also, consumption of aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs prior to a rhytidectomy is not recommended. These drugs are blood thinners and may lead to increased bleeding during the surgery.
Your face lift in Orlando can be done alone or in conjunction with other facial procedures, such as a brow lift, eyelid surgery, liposuction to the neck or dermabrasion around the mouth. During your face lift, Dr. Karlin removes the excess skin and fatty tissue around the jaw and neck and then pulls the skin back to reveal a tighter, more youthful appearance. You will be able to go home the same day as surgery.
What is the Recovery Process for a Face Lift?
It is common to have bruising and swelling, which usually fades within two weeks of your face lift in Orlando. After a few days you will be permitted to wear camouflage makeup if you deem necessary. Most of our rhytidectomy patients find that they can return to work in about two weeks. As with any facial surgery, healing continues for six to nine months until every little irregularity settles and sensation in the skin and ears returns to normal.
After the recuperation period, many of our face lift patients say, "I wish I'd done it sooner." The average rhytidectomy may last from five to 15 years, and follow-up procedures can be performed to keep you looking in tip-top shape.
What are Orlando Face Lift Costs?
Your Orlando face lift costs will rely on various factors, particularly the extent of the procedure. To get more individualized information about Orlando rhytidectomy prices, please take a moment to contact Dr. Karlin today. Don't let a few facial imperfections or flaws conceal your vigor and your inner facial beauty. Come see us now to start looking the age that you feel. We are pleased to offer face lifts to patients across the Central Florida region, including Orlando, Altamonte Springs, Kissimmee, Apopka, Sanford and Winter Park.