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Facelift Plastic Surgery – Types of Lifts, Cost, Recovery & Results

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Facelift Plastic Surgery

Facelift Plastic Surgery – Types of Lifts, Cost, Recovery & ResultsLike any medical procedure, there are several types of facelifts available to suit your specific needs. While some people may need full facelifts, others may be well served by a mini facelift. Before signing up for a procedure, it is important to know exactly which surgical option is the best for you with your plastic surgeon. Here are a couple of the procedures that you might discuss:

Full Facelift

The full facelift is usually recommended for patients who display the most signs of aging. It can help lessen crow’s feet or lines around the eyes and mouth, eliminate pockets of fat near the chin or jowls, tighten sagging skin and more. The most comprehensive facelift procedure, it involves an incision that runs along the forehead, by the ears and into the neck of the patient.

Mid Facelift

A mid facelift helps to make the skin around the eyes and the cheeks taut and youthful. To perform this procedure, the surgeon will typically make an incision similar to that of the traditional facelift, but deeper. The depth allows the surgeon to lift the muscles in the cheek area to reduce signs of sagging or aging skin. Occasionally, the procedure may involve the use of fat grafting techniques or facial implants to produce defined and sculpted facial features.

Mini Facelift

Mini facelifts usually only involve an incision along the forehead and by the ears, and target the lower cheeks, jaw and neck. The surgeon will typically remove excess skin and lift muscles during this procedure to diminish signs of aging. Mini facelifts have shorter recovery times than the full or the mid facelift procedures, and are typically geared towards people in the 30s or 40s who have just started to show signs of aging.

How to finance a facelift procedure?

A facelift can cost $6000, with costs dependent on factors such as anesthesia, the caliber of the surgeon and so on. Cosmetic surgery is often not covered under health insurance, but there are means of financing available. The first thing to know about the cost of plastic surgery is that the procedure itself can make cost vary. Factors such as general anesthesia and other optional medical preferences, the expertise of the surgeon and the location of the surgeon’s clinic could increase the cost of surgery. Most plastic surgeons offer repayment plans or financing options that can be affordable. In the absence of in-house funding, third-party may be available from several firms.

What does recovery look like after the procedure?

Recovery varies depending on the type of procedure, but is usually limited to a few weeks. After any procedure, it is important to take good care of any drainage tubes if there, maintain clean bandages and keep the face away from water. It is also recommended that patients refrain from strenuous activity during recovery, and abstain from make-up until the surgeon says it can be applied.

Results of the cosmetic surgery

You’ve had the procedure, you’ve been through the recovery period, and you look into the mirror to see the difference. You’ll see marked reduction in lines and wrinkles, and a lessening of sagging skin. Depending on the type of procedure you underwent, you may notice a more sculpted jaw, a sharper cheekbone, a smoother brow. Your face will show diminished signs of aging, and will appear younger, and you will feel more youthful. Don’t put off basking in that glow for too long. Make an appointment with Dr. Eugene Kim at his clinic in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and Santa Monica, California, today to see which facelift procedure best fulfills your needs.

Click here see more plastic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Eugene Kim on patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Santa Monica and surrounding areas or call 310-271-6996 to schedule a consultation.

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