Facelift (Rhytidectomy) in Las Vegas, NV
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What is a facelift?
A facelift is used to enhance the face to provide a more youthful appearance. As we age, exposure to the sun, the pull of gravity, and the motions of our facial expressions can cause lines, folds, and sagging skin as our skin loses its elasticity. This procedure can considerably lessen the appearance of some of these effects. Facelifts typically involve the removal of excess skin and tightening of tissues, resulting in firmer, smoother facial skin. At VIP Plastic Surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Khorsandi, uses an artistic approach for each facelift, giving Las Vegas, NV men and women the youthful appearance they so desire.
Who is a candidate for a facelift?
Many patients who desire facelift surgery wish to address advanced lines and wrinkles around the cheek, under the eye, and jaw areas of the face. A facelift can target many aspects, depending on your unique desired outcome. Candidates should note that age doesn't necessarily define the best time to have cosmetic facial surgery. There are many unique reasons and also numerous lift techniques to consider. The lifting technique chosen will vary for candidates under 50 and those who are older. Skin elasticity is also one of the key components in the planning process. Additionally, facelift candidates should be physically healthy, be a nonsmoker, and have practical outcome expectations.
How Is a Facelift Performed?
A facelift involves making incisions in the hairline near the ear. This placement makes the incisions — and subsequent scarring — much less visible. The skin will be lifted and repositioned while excess skin will be trimmed. Dr. Khorsandi will use the best techniques suited for each surgical case and desired outcome. In addition to skin tightening, he may also remove or reposition excess fat and tighten the muscles in the area.
What Is the Recovery Process From a Facelift?
There are several stages to facelift recovery. Initially, patients will spend 24 – 48 hours in an aftercare facility for observation. Recovery can vary based upon the technique used and the overall age and health of the patient. Most patients can expect the following during recovery:
- An improvement in appearance after 7 – 10 days
- Healing of facial bruises and swelling after 10 – 15 days
- A feeling of facial tightness that may last for 30 days
- The incisions sites may take 12 – 18 months to heal and have a chance of some slight scarring
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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi is such a pleasant and knowledgeable guy!! NO other doctors was as detailed as Dr. Khorsandi. He really took his time with me.
I have had the best experience at VIP Plastic surgery. Melanie is the "Master Esthetician". She is knowledgeable and on top of the latest new trends with lasers, skin care, etc. I will be going to her for all my upkeep work on maintaining a youthful face and neck. And especially with the removal of a few tattoos with the "Picosure Laser". She is a complete doll! *Before and After* *1 session of the picosure laser treatment *
Threads and BotoxDr. Khorsandi and the VIP team is the ONLY place to go in town, everyone is knowledgeable, professional, and friendly! Six weeks ago I received a facial thread lift and I am amazed at the natural results that will continue to improve as collagen builds. My eyebrows are lifted, cheeks look plumper, and my jaw line is more profound. Because of these phenomenal results I returned 3 days ago for Botox injections. The appearance of my forehead creases, crows feet and brow lines have smoothed, look natural and most important the Botox hasn’t completely set in!! I am 43 and I accept my age... but just want to age gracefully. Dr. Khorsandi and his team is making this possible!! ❤️
Threads and Botox Dr. Khorsandi and the VIP team is the ONLY place to go in town, everyone is knowledgeable, professional, and friendly! Six weeks ago I received a facial thread lift and I am amazed at the natural results that will continue to improve as collagen builds. My eyebrows are lifted, cheeks look plumper, and my jaw line is more profound. Because of these phenomenal results I returned 3 days ago for Botox injections. The appearance of my forehead creases, crows feet and brow lines have smoothed, look natural and most important the Botox hasn’t completely set in!! I am 43 and I accept my age... but just want to age gracefully. Dr. Khorsandi and his team is making this possible!! ❤️
Being from Illinois I was a little reluctant on Plastic Surgery Doctors here in Nevada. Didn’t know who to Choose. Well I hit the Jackpot. Dr. Khorsandi takes his time and you never feel like your Just a number. He gives you options when asking what he would do if he was the patient. I will be 60 and have told him I want to look natural for my age. As far as I am concerned He is the best. I’d never go to anyone else.
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What Types of Facelifts Are Offered?
There are many techniques — both surgical and nonsurgical — for a facelift that can be performed by Dr. Khorsandi. During your consultation, he will listen to your unique concerns and goals before recommending one of the following types of facelifts:
Short scar facelift
Types of Facelift
This technique is usually performed using an endoscopic approach. It addresses the face as a whole using multiple incisions that range from the forehead to behind the ears. This surgery is reserved for older patients and can yield dramatic results.
SHORT SCAR (MACS) FACELIFT
This facelift treats sagging skin through a smaller incision, usually behind the ear and just up along the hairline. It is best suited to resolve moderate cases of sagging.
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More Types of Facelift
SMAS is the superficial musculoaponeurotic system, which is a muscle complex that is primarily active when it comes to facial expression. This particular facelift is considered the standard and involves lengthy incisions on the side of the face, from the temple to the lower hairline behind the ear. During this approach, the SMAS muscles are manipulated. This is another procedure reserved for older patients with severe sagging.
The sagging of the cheeks becomes emphasized as a person gets older, resulting in a look that is old and tired. A mid-facelift is also known as a cheek lift. This lift provides volume and corrects a sagging cheek. In recent years, the approach to correct this common cosmetic issue has become less invasive with the trend of endoscopy.
A “liquid facelift” is a non-surgical alternative to facelift surgery. The procedure uses a combination of nonsurgical skin rejuvenation techniques, such as BOTOX, fillers, chemical peels, and laser treatments, that lift the skin, add volume, and create a brighter, younger appearance.
A thread lift (also referred to as a feather lift) uses a hollow needle that inserts a “feather-like” thread under the skin, starting near the cheekbone. Because a needle is used, the incisions are minimal. Once in place, the skin along the eyes, neck, brow, or lip is adjusted and tightened. On average, 3 – 4 threads are used to lift moderately sagging skin.
What are the Benefits of a Facelift?
- Produces dramatic results for a more youthful look
- Improves multiple signs of aging in the same procedure
- Tightens saggy skin
- Addresses more severe wrinkles and lines
- Eliminates a double chin
- Reduces jowls
- Improves sunken areas with lost volume (ex: sunken cheeks)
- Defines the jawline
- Recontours the neckline
- Multiple facelift options for customizable results
- Scarring is minimal and virtually invisible
- Results are striking, natural-looking, and long-lasting
- Effective for both women and men
How Much Does a Facelift Cost?
Depending on the technique used and the invasiveness of the surgery, the fees vary. On average, a facelift typically costs $10,000. The more complex procedures can go as high as $14,000.
The Right Facelift For Your Desired Outcome
Facelift surgery can take years off your face and give you a rejuvenated look. Today, there are a wide variety of choices for surgery, depending on your personal goals. This treatment is meant to make you younger-looking but still natural. To hear more about this treatment, we welcome you to get in touch with VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV to set up your appointment.