You will need a consultation with Dr. Hendricks to determine whether you are a candidate for surgery. The cost of this consultation is deducted from the cost of this surgical procedure if you have if done at our office. Typical costs range from $7.800 to $9,800.
Wrinkles, sagging skin, laxity in the jowls and neck begin to appear after years of exposure to the elements, facial expressions and the natural aging process. Not long ago, a facelift was considered by many to be reserved for movie stars and celebrities. Today, a facelift, or rhytidectomy, is not just for the rich and famous. It is one of the most well accepted and most frequently performed cosmetic procedures in the United States. Recent studies have shown that looking good has a director correlation to higher pay. Today, baby boomers from every walk of life are electing to have a facelift for cosmetic as well as economic reasons. A facelift procedure may be performed in your doctor's office or in an outpatient surgical facility. Premedication is generally recommended to relax the patient. The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia with the patient asleep, but can be performed using a local anesthesia. The incision is placed in the natural crease of the facial skin and begins inside the hairline, in the temple area above and forward of the ear. It continues inside the ear, or in front of the ear around the earlobe and behind the ear. The skin is lifted outward and the surgeon tightens and repositions the underlying muscles and tissues. Excess skin and fat may be removed. The incision is closed with fine sutures and/or metal clips. If metal clips are used, shaving hair from the incision site may be avoided. A facelift can take between two to four hours depending on the extent of the procedure. If you have been considering a facelift to reverse the signs of aging, you should understand what a facelift can and can't do. Although the incisions made for a facelift are hidden back in your hairline, it does nothing to correct the visible signs of aging in the upper face. A facelift provides an overall lift to the lower third of your face by tightening loose skin in the jowls, neck, and jawline. A facelift alone will not remove forehead wrinkles, crow's feet or big under your eyes. These areas can, however, be treated at the same time as your facelift.
|Treatment Type||Skin Tightening and Toning|
|Treatment Problem or Condition||Facial Volume Loss, Neck Laxity, Sagging/Loose Skin, Stretch Marks, Wrinkles|
|Skin Type||Aging Skin|
Some relaxation of facial tissues will occur during the first few weeks. After that, the aging process continues. Your lifestyle choices, bone structure, skin type, sun exposure and heredity all play a role in determining how many years can be removed and for how long. In general younger patients enjoy longer-lasting results. If you are in forties, the effects may last up to 10 years. If you are in your sixties, your results may last 5 to y years.