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 Mizuguchi’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. 

What Are the Benefits of a Facelift?

A customized facelift administered at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery in Louisville, KY is an ideal option for those with moderate to severe signs of aging who are interested in refreshing the look of their skin. Practical and aesthetic benefits of this surgery completed by Dr. Nana Mizuguchi include:

  • Improving multiple signs of aging
  • Enhancing overall facial contours
  • Minimizing the appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Decreasing sagging jowls and double chins
  • Firming loose, sagging skin
  • Reversing volume loss in the cheeks and under the eyes
  • Minimal scarring
  • Long-lasting results

49 Years Old, Fraxel Repair and Full Facial Fat Transfer - Louisville, KY - I chose Dr. Mizuguchi after 2 other PS consults for fraxel, fat transfer and a mini facelift. Dr. M told me that the mini lift would not result in a good long term result since I'd had weight loss surgery and my skin would not respond as others would. No one else picked up on that. He also is very kind and fun and instills confidence in you that he knows exactly what will work for you. I had the fraxel and fat transfer and I am very, very pleased. The staff at Calospa is also top notch, very careful to review the procedures thoroughly, prepare you for surgery and follow you closely afterward. I cannot recommend these folks more highly.

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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.

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What can I expect after a facelift?

After surgery, we will monitor your health until you can be safely released to be taken home by a friend or family member. Before your procedure, our provider or someone on their staff will plan your follow-up appointments and discuss tips to make you heal properly. You should expect to have bruising, swelling, possible drainage, slight to moderate pain, and soreness, which can be helped by pain prescription medication. You should look and feel better after about a month. You will see a softer, more youthful appearance. In all, your face will be slightly lifted and rejuvenated.

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.

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.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.