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Facelift in Miami, FL

Daniel Careaga, MD
Paul Durand, MD
Karl William Schwarz, MD

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Facelift In Miami, FL

Aging, sun damage, and environmental factors all leave their marks on our faces in the way of wrinkles, deep creases, sagging cheeks, jowls, and loose neck skin. This loss of definition can affect the way you see yourself, which in turn affects the way you present yourself to others in professional and social situations. Facelift surgery, also known as rhytidectomy, targets noticeable aging on the lower and middle sections of the face. At Careaga Plastic surgery, your surgeon’s surgical artistry and state-of-the-art techniques restore definition and youthful contours to create a balanced and natural facial appearance.

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Why Choose Careaga Plastic Surgery?

Careaga Plastic Surgery in Miami, Florida, offers an immaculate and serene setting with cutting-edge technology suited for your cosmetic surgery needs. Additionally, the dedicated staff at Careaga Plastic Surgery are highly professional with an abundance of experience in the beautification industry. Dr. Daniel Careaga and Dr. Paul Durand are both certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and have acquired years of higher education, which is reflected in their fruitful and extensive careers as plastic surgeons.

Facelift Surgery Can Correct:

Facial Wrinkles

Facial wrinkles can develop anywhere on the face as a result of gravity, sun damage, and collagen loss. Facelift surgery eliminates wrinkles and fine lines along the mid and lower face, including fine lines and folds that develop around the mouth. Tightening excess skin allows you to look younger while maintaining a natural appearance.

Facial Sagging

Facial sagging occurs when gravity meets weakened skin and muscle. As the elasticity of your tissues breaks down, the tissues begin to droop under their own weight. This causes the muscles to drop toward the jawline, resulting in the formation of jowls. This makes you appear older than you are, and it can alter the contours of your face. Facelift surgery returns definition to your cheeks and jawline.

Neck Laxity

Many patients experience skin laxity and vertical banding on the neck as they age; additionally, their skin loses its elasticity. Facelift surgery addresses this excess by trimming and tightening the skin, leaving your neck perfectly in balance with your newly enhanced facial contours.

Facelift Options

Facelift surgery restores youthful contours and definition to your mid and lower face. Careaga Plastic Surgery offers variations to the traditional facelift, and they will help determine the best option for you based on your aesthetic goals and desired results.

Traditional Facelift

Traditional facelift surgery provides a long-lasting improvement in facial aging. Incisions are made along the hairline, running from the temples to just around the earlobe. From here, sagging muscles are tightened and repositioned, facial fat is redistributed, and excess skin is trimmed away, resulting in increased definition of the midface and jawline.

Neck Lift

Combining a neck lift with your facelift is vital for patients who are experiencing moderate to severe facial laxity, as this maintains balance and harmony between the face and neck. A small incision is made beneath the chin to remove excess skin and fat that lead to vertical neck banding and laxity.

Combination Options

Patients commonly combine their facelift procedure with eyelid surgery, also known as an eye lift or blepharoplasty, to address drooping eyelids that can obstruct vision and cause patients to appear tired, angry, and older. Additional issues that eyelid surgery can address include puffiness underneath the eyes, wrinkles, dark circles, and loose skin. Patients can select upper or lower eyelid surgery, or a combination of both, to correct these concerns.

Your Miami facelift can also be combined with non-surgical options, such as injectables or laser treatment for full facial rejuvenation. Dermal fillers and neuromodulators, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, can address wrinkles on areas of the face that are not targeted by facelift surgery, and lasers and IPL can treat concerns such as pigment and texture issues. We also recommend these procedures along with our skin care treatments to prolong the results of your facelift.


Facelift Financing

Careaga Plastic Surgery does everything they can to ensure that their services are affordable for every patient. Providing financing options is just one of the ways we try to help with this part of the process. These programs can be used individually or combined to fit your personal needs.

We offer a number of financing options to help you make your dream procedure a reality. You can learn more about the requirements for these options by visiting our financing page.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Ideal candidates for facelift surgery experience moderate to severe signs of facial and neck aging. These signs include deep facial creases, jowls, sagging cheeks, and neck banding. Candidates should be in good general health and have realistic expectations of their results. To ensure quality and safety during the procedure, candidates should not smoke six weeks before and after the surgery.

  • General anesthesia is used to ensure a painless procedure.

  • Facelift surgery improves facial contours at any age. Most commonly, patients are between the ages of 40 and 60. This is an ideal age for the facelift procedure, as patients still have good skin elasticity, a vital element to lasting and successful results.

  • Facelift and neck lift surgeries can be combined with a brow lift or eyelid lift to provide full facial rejuvenation, as a facelift only addresses the mid and lower face.

  • Facelift surgery is a safe and common procedure. Although rare, complications can occur. These include:

    • Anesthesia risks
    • Bleeding
    • Numbness
    • Infection
    • Poor wound healing
    • Nerve injury
  • The results of facelift surgery are known to be long lasting. That being said, this procedure will not prevent future aging from occurring. Leading a healthy lifestyle, practicing sun protection, and proper skin care will allow you to best maintain your results.

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