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Facelift services offered in Stuart, FL

A facelift is a surgical procedure that reshapes and enhances the skin’s natural contours while lifting and tightening sagging tissue. At Oceana Aesthetics in Stuart, Florida, experienced plastic surgeon Brian Blumenauer, MD, can tailor your facelift to meet your specific goals. Dr. Blumenauer uses multiple techniques to ensure you’re satisfied with your results. Call Oceana Aesthetics today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

What is a facelift?

A facelift, also called a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that involves lifting and tightening the tissue around the midface and jawline. This procedure reshapes the facial contours and smooths the skin for a more youthful appearance. With proper skin care, facelift results can last for 10 years and more, making it the gold standard in surgical facial rejuvenation.

At Oceana Aesthetics, Dr. Blumenauer takes a modern approach to facelift surgery that involves collaborating with patients to ensure they achieve their aesthetic goals.

Who is a candidate for a facelift?

Most candidates for facelift surgery are men and women in their 40s to 60s. However, some patients are in their 70s and 80s, while others are younger than 40. Depending on your age and skin’s elasticity, Dr. Blumenauer may recommend a traditional facelift or mini facelift.

Candidates for facelift surgery typically have:

  • Sagging jowls
  • Deep nasolabial folds
  • Hollow cheeks
  • Double chin
  • Poor definition in the jawline
  • Loose facial folds

Adults with droopy skin in the mid and lower face often experience creepiness around the neck. Dr. Blumenauer can combine your facelift with a neck lift for complete facial rejuvenation.

How do I prepare for a facelift?

Dr. Blumenauer may provide special instructions to help you prepare for facelift surgery. Before your procedure, he may encourage you to:

  • Quit smoking
  • Avoid anti-inflammatory pain relievers
  • Stop using certain facial products
  • Apply preoperative skin care ointments
  • Adjust your current medications
  • Avoid certain supplements

When you arrive for your pre-surgery assessment, Dr. Blumenauer can guide you through the details of the procedure, so you know what to expect.

What can I expect from facelift surgery?

After the administration of anesthesia, Dr. Blumenauer makes incisions to lift and tighten the skin around your face. The exact placement of your incisions depends on your level of skin laxity.

For a traditional facelift, Dr. Blumenauer typically makes an incision along the hairline that extends from the temples to the earlobes. 

After he makes the incision, Dr. Blumenauer elevates the skin and tightens the underlying SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system), which allows the overlying skin to close with minimal tension. This approach yields better results than standard approaches.

Individuals with mild to moderate skin laxity may need a less aggressive procedure called a limited facelift. This procedure involves making small incisions along the hairline behind the ear.

If you choose to combine your facelift with a neck lift, Dr. Blumenauer makes small incisions in front of the earlobe that stretches behind the ear and along the hairline.

Call Oceana Aesthetics today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about facelift surgery.