What Is a Facelift?
Board-certified and fellowship-trained Oculo Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Shoib Myint offers a full spectrum of facial plastic surgery procedures in Las Vegas, NV. One of our most common procedures at Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery is the facelift (rhytidectomy). This procedure addresses precise regions of the face to reduce lax dermal tissue and wrinkles to attain a tighter, more youthful appearance. Depending on your cosmetic concerns, a facelift may focus on the upper, mid, or lower regions of your face or a combination. The type of facelift used depends on your goals, the health and condition of your skin, the degree of skin laxity, and your age. Some men and women opt for a full facelift, while others only need a mini lift. Dr. Myint is a highly trained and experienced surgeon who understands the anatomy of facial structures and the complex intricacies of a facelift procedure. The goal is to produce a natural appearance that's both gorgeous and subtle.
"The Best! - April 9, 2019Re: Dr. [RS bleep]A. MyintDr. Myint is an excellent physician; He is highly skilled, artistic, caring, and personal. I was initially referred to him by my eye doctor for medical eyelid surgery. Another Dr. had done this surgery the prior year, but outcomes were not good and the sight problem was unchanged. Dr. Myint not only had to re do the procedure, but also had to undo what the prior surgeon had done. Outcomes were excellent this time. I now trusted Dr. Myint so much that I decided to have him perform a cosmetic procedure –a lower facelift. Again, the outcomes were excellent and were just as I hoped for. Dr. Myint performs outpatient medical procedures in Henderson through his office with Nevada Eye Physicians, and cosmetic procedures at Lane Smith Cosmetic Surgery Center /Summerlin. I highly recommend this Doctor for any facial/eye surgery you require-either medical, reconstructive, or cosmetic."- C. / RealSelf / May 05, 2019
"April 9, 2019Re: Dr. Shoib A. MyintDr. Myint is an excellent physician; He is highly skilled, artistic, caring, and personal. I was initially referred to him by my eye doctor for medical eyelid surgery. Another Dr. had done this surgery the prior year, but outcomes were not good and the sight problem was unchanged. Dr. Myint not only had to re do the procedure, but also had to undo what the prior surgeon had done. Outcomes were excellent this time. I now trusted Dr. Myint so much that I decided to have him perform a cosmetic procedure -a lower facelift. Again, the outcomes were excellent and were just as I hoped for. Dr. Myint performs outpatient medical procedures in Henderson through his office with Nevada Eye Physicians, and facial cosmetic procedures at Smith Plastic Surgery Center West Summerlin. I highly recommend this Doctor for all facial/eye surgery you require-either medical or cosmetic."- C.M. / Yelp / Apr 09, 2019
"Fabulous experience! Dr. Myint is a pleasure and does beautiful work! I never felt like he was in a hurry, and that all of my questions and concerns were answered thoroughly. What a fantastic outcome I have had with my mini face lift! I followed Dr. Myint's suggestion to juice twice a day 2 weeks before surgery and to take Arnica pellets as well. I never experienced pain. I needed 2 Tylenol the second day following surgery for a little discomfort and that was all! I had a tiny bruise and really no one could tell I had just had surgery! Dr. Myint has a wonderful staff! Very compassionate and kind! LOVE LOVE LOVE the whole experience!!!"- T.A. / Yelp / Sep 04, 2014
Candidates for a facelift
On average, those who desire a facelift are bothered by noticeable skin laxity, wrinkles, and fine lines in the upper, mid, or lower areas of their face. A rhytidectomy can be customized to your aesthetic goals and unique anatomy. There are multiple techniques and different types of facelifts that can be used for your procedure. The surgical method used will vary for those between 30 – 40 years old and those over 60. Typically, the extent of skin laxity is one of the key factors in this decision-making process. Additionally, ideal candidates must be in good overall health, at a stable weight, and have realistic expectations about their outcome.
types of facelifts
No matter the issue you want to correct, there are various levels of facelifts available. Some facelifts rejuvenate the upper portion of the face, and others focus on the lower two-thirds. Furthermore, some procedures are a bit more invasive and intricate than others. It's also common for some patients to get an eyelid lift, brow lift, or BOTOX® to enhance their outcomes. A few of the better-known facelift options include:
- Full Facelift
A common surgery for older adults, a full facelift generally makes an incision close to the hairline that extends down to the temples, reaching the base of the ears. The deeper layer of facial muscles and tissue are carefully stretched and tightened to create a lifted outcome, which diminishes excess loose skin and droopy features. A full facelift is reserved for men and women who have advanced signs of aging. With this lift, many facial rejuvenation methods may be combined, including blepharoplasty to enhance the eyes or a neck lift for the lower region.
A mid-facelift places small incisions near the ears and focuses on sagging around the cheekbones and the upper jaw. This lift works well for those who seek improvement in the lower two-thirds of their face, which also includes the jowls.
- Lower Facelift
This particular facelift corrects the chin area, neck, and in many cases, the jowls. Nonsurgical skin tightening can also be used for chin reduction to attain a tighter, younger-looking neck.
- Mini Facelift
During a mini facelift, a small incision is placed near the ears to lift the skin to a higher position, which helps improve the contours of the mouth and jawline. This technique aims to create subtle enhancements that look beautiful and natural.
- Revision Facelift
A secondary or revision facelift is usually performed to refresh the results of a facelift that was performed years ago to maintain optimal outcomes or to correct the results of a poorly executed facelift surgery. Although facelifts offer stunning results, the procedure does not stop the natural aging process, which is often why a secondary facelift is performed.
after Facelift surgery
After your facelift surgery, we will move you to our on-site recovery room where we'll closely monitor you for a short time period before releasing you to be taken home by a friend or family member. Prior to your facelift, Dr. Myint will plan your follow-up appointment and go over tips to help you recover faster and more comfortably. It's normal to have swelling and puffiness, slight to moderate pain, and soreness, all of which may be helped by over-the-counter pain medication. After a few weeks, these symptoms should dissipate, and you should see noticeable improvements. Your results should reveal a softer, younger-looking profile. In all, your face will be slightly lifted and rejuvenated.
How much does a facelift cost?
The price of your facelift will depend on the chosen technique, as well as several other factors. During your consultation, Dr. Myint will develop your custom treatment plan to match your needs and goals. When this is complete, he can go over the estimate of your fees. To avoid unnatural-looking results, it's better to concentrate on finding an experienced surgeon, like Dr. Myint, instead of the lowest price. Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery can give you information on low-interest medical financing that will make your facelift affordable.
Which technique is best for me?
The best technique for you will depend on your needs, goals, degree of skin laxity, what areas are being addressed, and more. To produce your best results, Dr. Myint will explain the different techniques during your consultation. he can then help you decide which technique is best.
Should I get a surgical or nonsurgical facelift?
Although there are several great noninvasive skin tightening procedures, these can usually only produce small improvements. For moderate to severe skin sagging, a surgical facelift is the best choice to improve your appearance. In your consultation, Dr. Myint will discuss your options, including nonsurgical procedures, to help you choose what is best for your goals.
What about wrinkle fillers and relaxers over facelift surgery?
Injectable wrinkle fillers and relaxers, like Juvéderm® and BOTOX®, have become more popular to improve fine lines and wrinkles. Sometimes known as a liquid facelift, nonsurgical wrinkle treatments can give early signs of aging; however, the results are temporary. A facelift can produce more dramatic improvements than injectables with results that can last for a long time. Ask Dr. Myint about injectable treatments during your consultation.
Will my results look natural?
Some patients worry that a facelift will make their skin look too tight, shiny, or like they are in a wind tunnel. Dr. Myint focuses on giving you a natural-looking result, so you appear refreshed and not fake. He listens to your concerns and goals before creating your custom treatment plan to produce your best results.
What is the best age for a facelift?
The best age for a facelift is 40-60 years old. However, more consumers have become interested in prejuvenation by having “mini” facelifts in their 30’s to turn back time.
What hurts after a facelift?
After a facelift, it is common to have bruising and swelling for few days. This can cause pressure and swelling on the patient's nerves, which results in pain. Patients can reduce this pain with anti-inflammatory or steroid pills.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $8,500 - $15,000
- Recovery Time
- 2 - 4 Months
- Average Procedure Time
- 3 – 5 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
rejuvenate your appearance
A surgical facelift can turn back the hands of time and help create a rejuvenated appearance. There are a wide variety of techniques that can be used to achieve your goals depending on your unique needs and degree of skin laxity. When performed by a seasoned oculofacial plastic surgeon like Dr. Myint, incisions will be strategically placed within the natural contours of your face to reveal stunning outcomes. During your initial consultation, Dr. Myint will create your custom treatment plan and estimate your costs. Unfortunately, insurance usually does not cover the cost of facelifts. To learn more, we welcome you to call Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV to set up your consultation with Dr. Myint.
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