Expected Cost

Each facelift surgery is unique and will be tailored to each patient. Most patients can expect to pay between $6,000-$8,000 for a less invasive/skin only facelift, while more invasive procedures, such as the SMAS facelift and the deep plane Facelift In Bellevue, can run between $8,500-$14,000. RealSelf.com lists the average facelift cost at $11,050.

During & After Surgery

All Facelift Lynnwood Procedures are performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility. The length of the surgery will vary, but it generally takes between 3-4 hours. This surgery is considered an outpatient procedure. However, some patients may be required to stay overnight in the hospital. After surgery, patients will be bruised and swollen and the face and neck will feel tight. This will gradually improve within a few days. It is common for patients to feel anxious about how their face will appear. Patients need to understand it can take several full months for the final results to appear.

The plastic surgery treatment of the aging face often involves a facelifting surgery. A facelift is one of the top ten cosmetic procedures performed. Despite its frequent performance and its recognition by the public, it is a procedure that is usually misunderstood.

The most common misconception of a facelift is that it does very little for much of the face. It is a procedure that has its impact on the neck and jowl areas. The rest of the face is untouched by the operation. While other procedures are often done with it, such as eyes and brows, these procedures are not part of the a traditional facelift operation. A facelift should more properly be called a necklift or a neck-jowl lift.

Another misconception about facelifts is what is actually lifted. Everyone understands that face and neck skin is lifted and moved back, but what goes on underneath the skin layer is a frequent point of misinterpretation. Patients often ask me if I am going to lift and tighten the ‘muscles’. From an anatomic standpoint, lifting the facial muscles is an impossibility.

Facelift Surgery – Understanding What is Actually Lifted

Most facial muscles are attached tightly to the underlying bone and moving them would not only be very difficult but would not have any positive benefit. There is only one muscle that is often tightened in a facelift and that is the platysma muscle in the neck, which is often separated due to aging. It is never lifted per se but it is tightened in the middle, from the chin down to the adam’s apple, to help sharpen the neck angle.

Facelift In Bellevue is the safest non- surgical alternative

The layer underneath the skin that patients misinterpret as muscle being moved is actually a different tissue altogether. Between the skin and the muscles is a layer of tissue known as the SMAS. This is an acronym for a more anatomic name but for simplicity of understanding think of the as another layer of skin underneath.

This layer can be raised up off the muscles and re-suspended up higher on the face. The combination of SMAS and skin tightening together generally makes for a better facelift result that may last somewhat longer.

There is great controversy in plastic surgery about how to most effectively deal with the SMAS during the facelift operation. Many facelift surgeons tout their own techniques and may even have their own names for their ‘type’ of facelift based on their version of manipulation.

While management in any form of a facelift is a plus, there is no proven superior method of what to do with it. If one single facelift technique was genuinely best, we all would be using it.

In a facelift, the underlying tissues that are manipulated is the SMAS layer not muscles. SMAS tightening does usually make for a better facelift result that is more durable. However, time and aging will eventually outlast any facelift result no matter how it is done. And the overall goal for most patients is to ultimately outlive their facelift result….or at least I would think so.

Natural Facelift Tips to Younger Looking Skin

When those stubborn aging wrinkles won’t go away with anti-aging creams, and other cosmetics don’t work, women start to think about getting facelifts.

However, it’s not only women, men have also joined this club. A facelift is a surgical procedure that involves facial skin tightening to remove those wrinkles, and give the face a younger look. If required, under lying layers of fat are also removed. Plastic surgeon first studies a person’s face, and then suggests the procedure required, and will also guide about the cost.

In a facelift procedure, incisions are made under and behind the ear lobes, which extend up to the hairline. The skin is then lifted, and separated from the underlying tissues. The underlying tissues are then tightened with sutures, the skin is then re-draped, and the excess skin is removed.

Facelift In Bellevue procedures are safe for all age groups to use

Today it’s not only women, but men have also started getting facelifts done as the awareness about maintaining their looks has increased in men as well. Not long ago, only celebrities were known to get facelifts done to maintain their good looks, but today, everyone who can afford it, is going in for facelifts. It has become quite common for people in their forties when signs of aging from the face will not go away start thinking about getting a facelift done.

Plastic surgeons can be easily found across the United States, and getting an appointment to get a facelift done is not very difficult. Plastic surgeons and plastic surgery clinics have their websites, and you can easily get a facelift done.

The stitches are not visible and the only tell-tale sign that a person has had a facelift is that the person’s face may have a windswept look or the ears may be slightly drawn forward, or slightly distorted.

Facelift Surgery to Enhance and Rejuvenate the Facial Features

Skin folds in the neck and cheeks are can also be removed in a facelift procedure. Laugh lines and marionette lines cannot be removed with facelifts, and can only be treated with Botox or liposculpture. Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Craig Jonov, Has Positively Changed The Lives Of Countless Men And Women, Creating Beautiful, Natural And Lasting Results For His Patients.