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Facelift (Rhytidectomy) in Louisville, KY

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what is a facelift?

A facelift is one of the most commonly performed and sought after plastic surgery procedures, thanks to its ability to yield a more youthful-looking appearance and shave years off of your face. However, the fear of receiving a facelift that looks unnatural or too tight can be a concern. Double board-certified Dr. Nana Mizugchi’s perfectionism is evident in the natural-looking results of his facial procedures, specifically his facelifts. Dr. Mizuguchi understands that subtle changes are often the most effective, and he dedicates himself to enhancing your natural beauty and achieving your desired results. At Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery in Louisville, KY, you can successfully have your wrinkles smoothed out and your sagging skin rejuvenated by undergoing a facelift. We invite you to schedule a one-on-one meeting with Dr. Mizuguchi to discuss your concerns and start your unique treatment plan today. 

am i a candidate for a facelift?

The best candidates for facelift surgery:

  • Have aged skin with lines, wrinkles, or sagging
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Desire a long-term, natural-looking solution

how is a facelift performed?

Facelift surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure at an accredited surgical facility where you will be under general anesthesia. With carefully placed incisions behind the ear and around the hairline, extraneous tissue, skin, and fat are removed from the face. The underlying tissue and muscles are tightened to create long-term results. The skin is repositioned and re-draped tighter for a smooth, natural appearance. Facelift surgery typically takes around four hours to complete.

how long is recovery after a facelift?

After a facelift, a dressing will be placed over the surgical site and it will be replaced during the initial follow-up visit. It’s normal to experience pain and discomfort, which can be alleviated with medication prescribed by our surgeon. There should also be an expectation of swelling and bruising up to two weeks after surgery. After about two weeks, you can generally resume normal activities like going back to work and working out. After about three weeks, you should be able to notice the dramatic and natural results of the surgery. While facelifts offer long-term solutions, just like any other surgery, the effects are not permanent since the face will continue to naturally age. However, you will still look younger compared to if you had never had the surgery.

Facelift FAQ

How much does a facelift cost?
The cost of your facelift will depend on the technique used. During your consultation, Dr. Mizuguchi will develop your unique treatment plan to match your needs and goals. When this is complete, he can go over estimates of fees. To avoid unnatural-looking results, it's better to concentrate on finding an experienced surgeon, like Dr. Mizuguchi, instead of the lowest price. Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery can help you find low-interest financing that will make your surgery affordable.

Which technique is best for me?
The best technique for you will depend on your needs, goals, degree of skin laxity, which areas are being addressed, and other factors. To produce the results you want, Dr. Mizuguchi will discuss the different surgical techniques during your consultation. He will then help you decide which technique is best.

Should I get a surgical or nonsurgical facelift?
Although there are many great noninvasive skin tightening procedures, these can usually only give you small improvements. For moderate to severe skin sagging, a surgical facelift is the best choice to improve your appearance. In your consultation, Dr. Mizuguchi will discuss your options, including nonsurgical procedures, to help you choose what is best for your needs and goals.

What about wrinkle fillers and relaxers over facelift surgery?
Injectable wrinkle fillers and relaxers, like BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM®, have become more popular to improve fine lines and wrinkles. Also known as a liquid facelift, injectable wrinkle treatments can give early signs of aging; however, the results are temporary. A facelift can produce more dramatic improvements than injectables with long-lasting results. Ask Dr. Mizuguchi about injectable treatments in your consultation.

Will my results look natural?
Some patients worry that a facelift will make their skin look shiny, overly tight, or like they live in a wind tunnel. Dr. Mizuguchi focuses on giving you a natural-looking result — so you appear refreshed, not fake. He listens to your concerns and goals before developing your personal treatment plan to produce your best results.

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reimagine and rejuvenate your look

You can turn back the hands of time successfully with a facelift surgery. The surgery can address all the tell-tale signs of aging such as lines, wrinkles, and saggy skin. Not only will you look years younger, but you’ll feel better about yourself. Give our Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery office a call today to inquire about a facelift.

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