For patients who have experienced a loss of muscle tone or skin elasticity due to aging, sun damage, or other factors, a facelift may be an ideal option. At Plastic Surgery Consultants, Dr. Wassermann utilizes the most advanced techniques to create a smooth, refreshed, and youthful appearance and eliminate excess skin and wrinkles. We welcome patients from Columbia, Lexington, and the surrounding areas of South Carolina.
What is a Facelift?
A facelift is one of the most commonly performed facial surgeries, tightening the facial muscles and skin to achieve a more youthful appearance. This is an effective solution for patients who are concerned about loose, sagging skin in the mid face, including the cheeks, jaw, and neck. Using advanced surgical techniques, Dr. Wassermann of Plastic Surgery Consultants can produce beautiful results that look completely natural, taking years off your appearance.
What is a Mini Facelift?
A mini facelift uses the same techniques as a traditional facelift, but uses smaller incisions and is best suited for patients with minor skin sagging in the lower face. This is a less invasive facelift option, which means that patients will have less scarring and a quicker recovery after treatment. However, patients looking for more dramatic skin tightening results may need to have a full facelift to achieve their desired results.
How is a Facelift Performed?
All facelifts are performed with the aid of anesthesia to ensure that the patient is entirely comfortable throughout the duration of the surgery. Dr. Wassermann employs a dual-layered surgical technique to improve the look of loose skin as well as tighten the underlying muscles of the face and neck. This multifaceted method produces the most natural-looking results. Incisions are carefully made and skillfully hidden along the hairline and around the ears to further ensure a discreet and attractive outcome. A mini facelift only involves incisions around the ears. After these incisions are made, excess skin will be removed to create a younger appearance. Then, the incisions are closed and the treatment is complete. A mini facelift can take up to four hours, while a traditional facelift can take longer, each depending on the patient’s desired results.
What is Recovery Like Following a Facelift?
Most facelift patients at our South Carolina center are able to return to work and light activities in one to two weeks, with final results evident in approximately four to six weeks. Based on your unique goals, Dr. Wassermann can provide more detailed information about what to expect after your facelift.
How Much Does a Facelift Cost?
The cost of your facelift will vary depending on your specific treatment goals. To determine the exact cost of treatment, we invite you to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Wassermann. During your consultation, you will work with Dr. Wassermann to develop a personalized treatment plan that will satisfy your unique cosmetic goals. At this point, we will be able to provide you with the full cost of treatment. To help make our treatments accessible to those who need them, we accept a variety of payment options as well as financing through CareCredit®.
A facelift can produce long-lasting and natural-looking results that take years off your appearance. If you are considering a facelift at Plastic Surgery Consultants, contact us today to schedule a consultation. We proudly serve residents of Lexington County, Richland County, and the neighboring South Carolina communities.