A Facelift in Tampa, FL is the gold standard of facial rejuvenation surgery. An expert performed facelift procedure will correct loose, sagging skin and folds in the mid-to-lower face as well as the neck for an allover fresher and more attractive appearance. After facelift surgery, you will look like you just came back from an enjoyable, relaxing vacation.
You should only trust a facelift surgery to a qualified and experienced facial plastic surgeon in Tampa who demonstrates a perfect eye for balance and proportion. Dr. Abdullah is a highly sought-after facelift surgeon because of his ability to revitalize the facial skin and features while allowing his patients to retain the characteristics that make them uniquely beautiful.
You may be a suitable candidate for a facelift in Tampa if you are bothered by visible signs of aging, sun exposure, gravity and the stresses of daily life.
These include any of the following:
- Deep nasolabial folds – i.e., vertical creases extending from the nose to the corners of the mouth
- Marionette lines – i.e., vertical lines extending from the corners of the mouth to the chin
- Displaced facial fat or volume
- Sagging, lax skin
- Double chin or jowls
- Horizontal bands across the neck
Dr. Abdullah will meet with you to discuss if are a facelift candidate in more detail, perform a physical examination of your face and discuss your medical history. He will verify that you are in good health and will inquire about your expectations of surgery to assess whether they are reasonable and realistic. If he determines that facelift is an appropriate solution to your needs, Dr. Abdullah will draft a treatment plan that addresses your specific goals. In some cases, he may suggest an alternative procedure that is better suited to your concerns.
Facelift surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, so you will be able to return home that day. Anesthesia will be administered during surgery for your comfort. You will sleep through your procedure and won’t have any recollection of it afterward.
Your facelift plastic surgery procedure will be customized to suit your cosmetic concerns and overall cosmetic goals. Dr. Abdullah will vary his technique to deliver the requested results. Depending on your customized treatment plan, he may combine a facelift with another facial rejuvenation procedure, such as brow lift or eyelid surgery, or administer facial injectable treatment.
Generally, Dr. Abdullah begins facelift surgery by making incisions on the scalp in the temple area, in front of the ears, and extending around and behind the ears. The position of the incisions ensures that any scarring will be hidden within the hair and in the natural creases of the skin.
Through the incisions, he will reposition or tighten the deeper facial tissues, and remove or add volume for a more youthful facial contour. Dr. Abdullah will remove excess skin and re-drape the remaining skin more tightly over the facial structures and neck to smooth out wrinkles and creases.
When he’s finished making the surgical modifications, Dr. Abdullah closes the incisions with sutures and places surgical dressings.
Dr. Abdullah will provide detailed aftercare instructions for incision care, pain control and follow-up appointments. He will also provide contact information in case you need to speak with him.
During your recovery, you should rest and relax at home, drink plenty of fluids and eat light meals. You should arrange for someone to stay with you the first night after surgery, as you may feel groggy from the anesthesia. Your face will look bruised and swollen, but these side effects will gradually subside. After a few weeks, you’ll be able to cover any residual bruising with makeup.
When you feel ready, short walks are encouraged to promote proper circulation. However, avoid bending, lifting, and straining during your initial recovery. Everyone heals at a different pace, and it’s crucial to listen to your body and not push yourself to return to physical activity before you are ready.
Dr. Abdullah will advise when you can return to your everyday routine. In general, facelift patients in Tampa take about two weeks to recover.
A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure conducted to firm saggy and loose skin. The procedure also helps to smooth skin folds and skin on the cheeks and jawline.
A mini facelift is a type of cosmetic surgery designed to improve the face’s lower region. The main goal of a mini facelift is to correct loose and sagging skin around the neck and jawline. Despite the goal being similar, it is a less intense procedure than traditional facelift surgery.
Several factors impact facelift costs. These include:
- Location. Facelift surgery costs differ from one state or location to another. Areas with higher demands for facelift specialists typically cost more for the procedure.
- Experience. Board-certified, experienced, and highly-trained cosmetic specialists are in high demand, translating to potentially high costs. While high costs don’t necessarily mean better quality, you can always expect to pay more for a highly-qualified surgeon.
- Surgical fees. Medical tests, surgical facility fees, and more can affect the cost of the procedure.
Treatment Surface Area. Treatment on a small skin surface will likely be cheaper than on the entire face.
Our facelift specialist has built a reputation for top-notch service delivery. Despite the abundance of specialists in Tampa, Florida, Dr. Abdullah can expertly deal with multiple skin types to provide the best cosmetic surgical services. Besides our expertise and experience in the industry, you can expect to find reasonably priced surgical services in Tampa, FL.
Plastic surgery isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. An experienced cosmetic surgeon can recommend or perform different facelift procedures to solve skin complications. Common types of facelift procedures include:
- Deep Plane/ SMAX Facelift
- Mini Facelift
- Cheek Lift
- Jawline Rejuvenation
- Cutaneous Lift
- Temporal/ Brow Lift
- Liquid Facelift
Consult our renowned facelift plastic surgeon to advise you on the best option.
Here are answers to some of the most common questions we have received from our Facelift patients over time.
Does A Facelift Include The Eyes And Brows?
A facelift mostly affects the cheeks, jawline, neck, and chin. However, one type of facelift procedure is a brow lift, which helps to eliminate the deep lines surrounding the eyes and forehead.
How Painful Is A Facelift?
Patients typically feel pain for 2-4 days after facelift surgery. You may also experience some trouble opening your mouth for a few days post-surgery.
How Are Complications Handled?
Most complications from a facelift procedure aren’t life-threatening. Common complications include:
- Postoperative hematoma
- Nerve injury
- Skin loss
- Hair loss
Ways to handle a postoperative hematoma include:
- Surgery to drain the accumulated blood or control bleeding vessels
- Avoid compressing the area where surgery was completed
- Use a heated compress on the affected area twice or thrice daily to blood reabsorb
- Avoid any anti-inflammatory medication, such as ibuprofen and aspirin
How Much Help Will I Need During My Recovery?
The average recovery time after facelift surgery is 4-6 weeks. However, it may take up to 6 months to notice the final result of the surgery. A facelift procedure doesn’t impair your ability to perform basic tasks. Getting help can be at your discretion, though not mandatory. The doctor will recommend regular visits or help if the situation demands it.
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