A facelift, or rhytidectomy, can surgically change the age definition of your face by adjusting the muscle, fat tissue and loose skin on your face to create a tighter and more youthful facial appearance. For optimal results, a facelift surgery in Washington DC is often performed alongside other surgical facial procedures such as, eyelid surgery or a neck lift.
The face is a powerful identification of a person's age. Many men and women consider visiting a facelift surgeon to remove wrinkles around the eyes, nose and mouth, as well as improve the appearance of overly lax or sagging skin. This loose skin can hang around the chin and neck. At Cultura, we can help improve self-confidence and create a youthful advantage in the workplace. Although it is recommended to maintain a daily skin care regimen, like non-surgical procedures, such as, non-surgical face lift treatments with soft tissue dermal fillers to prolong the time before undergoing a face lift.
Facelift surgery in Washington DC is the only way to tighten deep tissues and remove excess skin on the face. Regardless of whether you are a woman or a man, getting a facelift can help boost your self-confidence by rejuvenating your face and giving you a more youthful facial aesthetic. Although face lifts are most commonly performed on patients in their 40’s and into their 60’s, clients in their 70’s and 80’s can also have a successful face lift. The primary focal point to a successful facelift is having skin that, while it may be loose or sagging around the face or even neck region, still possesses some bounce, firmness or elasticity. Having a healthy bone structure that is well-defined and strong is the other important factor for being able to undergo a successful face lift in Washington DC.
There are several techniques used at Cultura for face lifting procedures, which vary from non-surgical (fillers) to minimally invasive procedures, to deep tissue face lifting to completely remove loose skin and adjust tissues. Your face lift surgeon will discuss which type of procedure is best for you and your desired goals.
Laser skin tightening is performed using our advanced laser technology at Cultura. This is a non-surgical face lifting procedure. The laser procedure is non-invasive and non-ablative, requiring no downtime. Our innovative lasers target the specific region of the face and the deep levels of the skins dermis, stimulating new collagen production and resulting in improved texture, balance, tone, color and elasticity. Laser skin tightening also greatly reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and acne scars.
Minimally invasive procedures such as Botox and dermal fillers can provide a more rejuvenated youthful facial aesthetic without surgery. Botox is used to relax muscles around the forehead and eyes to resolve concerns with fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet.
Dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM®, Restylane® and VOLUMA® are used to provide improved bone structure and volume in the cheeks. As we age, facial fat pads dissolve or degrade and move lower on the face. This creates sagging or looseness of the skin. By injecting soft tissue dermal filler into the cheeks, clients immediately achieve a more youthful appearance by improving the deepness of appearance of the nasal labial folds. Dermal fillers are also safe to be used in the lip region by subtly augmenting the mouth to restore fullness to the lips, which often diminishes with the natural process of aging--leaving fine lines around the mouth.
The liquid face lift, best known as a filler face lift, is a popular face lifting procedure in Washington DC. We can use a clients own fat with fillers to provide a natural living filler to enhance volume in the cheeks and under the eyes to correct asymmetry, sagging tissue, mild to moderate jowls, to restore a more healthy heart shaped face.
During a liquid face lift, fat can be taken from a donor site, utilizing liposuction--most commonly the abdomen or love handles. Fat is processed in a centrifuge and purified to completion. Fat is then strategically injected into the face. Mild bruising and swelling may occur but will resolve over just a few days or weeks. A liquid face lift is ideal for patients who are looking to improve volume and correct mild-to-moderate sagging.
The mini face lift addresses concerns with mild-to-moderate sagging in the face, cheeks and jowl region. The Cultura mini face lift can be performed either under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. Micro incisions are hidden in the high hairline, along the natural fold of the ear and behind. Excess skin and dermal tissue is removed and the skin is tightened to improve the appearance of nasal labial fold and hanging jowls around the chin or mouth.
This technique is also known as a short scar face lift or an “S- Lift.” Many clients choose this procedure because recovery is faster than that of a full face lift. Results include less scarring and the cost of face lift is significantly lower. It is critical to note that a mini lift does not address concerns with the forehead area such as wrinkles or lines, as well as crow’s feet lines around eyes. These concerns can be addressed by a full face lift or injectable treatments such as Botox, depending on your anatomy. Your face lift surgeon will discuss this with you at your complimentary consultation.
Like the mini lift, the mid face lift is performed by creating incision from the hairline, along the natural fold of the ear and behind. Because the mid face lift targets deeper tissues for moderate to significant sagging, it is only performed under general anesthesia. After the incision is made, fat pads and tissues are lifted using permanent sutures; skin is then tightened and the excess removed. After a mid face lift, patients experience tighter more youthful skin, and an improved appearance of nasal labial folds and jowls. However, like the mini lift, the mid face lift does not address concerns with the forehead and around the eyes. Botox can help correct concerns with forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet. For moderate to significant concerns with forehead wrinkles or forehead folds, your face lift surgeon may recommend a full face lift.
The full face lift addresses concerns with the full face including wrinkles, fine lines, and major facial folds on the forehead, crows feet, sagging and loss of elasticity of the mid face, jowls and excess skin in the lower face.
A full face lift is also often performed alongside a neck lift procedure, eyelid surgery and perhaps liposuction for under the chin for optimal results. Incisions during a full face lift are made along the upper or middle hairline, down the side of the ear and back behind the lower part of the head, directly below the chin. Your face lift surgeon will make scars as hidden as possible by applying them along the natural contours of the face. Fat, dermal tissues, and internal structures can be lifted and skin tightened in the mid face to re-create a more youthful and healthy heart shape face. The skin is tightened along the forehead. This is done to create a brow lift, removing wrinkles, folds and enhancing the appearance of the eyes. The lower part of the face is also tightened to remove jowls and sagging skin for a more defined jaw line.
In order to rule out if you will be a candidate for a face lift, you will need to schedule a complimentary consultation with our board certified plastic surgeon, specialized in face lift surgery. A one-on-one discussion and evaluation with our experienced plastic surgery team is the first step. Clients will not only be able to find out if they qualify as a candidate for this facial procedure, but you will also receive all the details of the operation, which will allow you to make an informed decision about which type of procedure is right for you.
When you go to your first complimentary consultation, our highly-qualified face lift surgeon will discuss the reasons you want to have surgery. After getting a thorough understanding of your goals for this procedure, we will evaluate your facial bones and skin, along with your overall health. Critical health factors are taken into consideration like smoking, medications you are taking, high blood pressure, and blood clotting criterion. It's always important to be honest with your surgeon about any of these conditions that may apply to you, because your surgeon will need to be aware of them in order to minimize the chance of serious complications, like infection, arising during or after your procedure.
Your surgeon will talk with you about all the specific risks or complications that could arise as a result of your face lift procedure. There are a few that you can take into consideration, but the risks of these conditions occurring can be minimized or greatly reduced by working with a board-certified surgeon and following all of the guidelines you are given. Understanding and having experience is important to minimizing potential risks associated with getting this procedure done. Complications can include infection, temporary damage to the nerves that control facial muscles, poor healing of the skin (found most commonly in smokers), hematoma and adverse reactions to anesthesia.
The cost of a face lift ranges greatly depending on the type of face lift procedure selected. Face lift cost is determined by the amount of time needed in the operating room, the type of anesthesia used and whether or not other products, such as Botox, Restylane or Lasers will be used during or after your procedure. The non-surgical face lift cost is significantly less because they do not require time in the operating room or the use of general anesthesia. Laser treatments vary based upon the type of skin and treatment type. We offer Botox treatments starting at $13/unit and dermal fillers used to add volume to the skin starting at $550/ syringe.
The cost of face lift surgery under local anesthesia typically ranges between $7,000 to $10,000. Mid face lifts range from $6,000 to $7,000 and the full face lift cost ranges from $10,000 to $15,000. It is important to understand that no two faces are the same. In other words, no two face lifts will require the exact same procedure demands. Pricing listed are for educational purposes only and may vary from patient to patient. To schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss face lift surgery and face lift cost, please call (202) 237-9292.