What exactly is Mini Facelift surgery?
A Mini Facelift refers to a limited facelift procedure that affords a smaller incision and shorter scar, less undermining, shorter recovery time, and the use of local sedative anesthesia. Dr. Shienbaum offers the Mini Lift for younger thinner patients, with minimal signs of aging, limited skin sag, and adequate bony structure. It is especially suited for the individual interested in a shorter downtime and a quicker recovery.
Can a Mini facelift correct all my facial problems?
The Mini Lift is a predominantly a tightening procedure with modest improvement to the underlying musculature. In Tampa, cosmetic surgeons can determine if a facelift will correct your problems. A facelift is not intended to correct heavy jowls, prominent neck bands, sagging cheeks and or a hollow mid face. Dr. Shienbaum corrects these deeper deformities with additional procedures that elevate and tighten the underlying structures. A thorough and complete evaluation is necessary to see if a Mini facelift is for you.
What does a Face Lift cost in Tampa?
The cost of a Facelift in Tampa Florida may range from $3500 to over ten thousand dollars. Remember no two ‘ facelifts are exactly alike. Is it only a modest skin tightening or are the underlying loose muscles and fascia addressed? Will your deep cheek creases and hanging jowls be corrected? Will your jaw line be totally smoothed? Will the hollowed out eyes and sagging cheek skin be restored? Will your drooping neck and obtrusive neck muscle bands be eliminated? And does your facelift include eyelids, a brow or forehead lift, or lasers or chemical peels? Understand exactly what surgeon plans to correct . . You want the best facelift in Tampa Bay – not the least expensive.
How long will my facelift last?
A well-performed facelift by an experienced plastic surgeon should be long lasting. This is especially true if your skin quality is good and has not been damaged by excessive sun exposure, heavy smoking, or extreme changes in weight. Having tight, smooth and moist skin with minimal laxity usually provides the essentials for a long-lasting facial rejuvenation. Younger individuals age 35 – 50 will usually have greater longevity. As you continue to age touchups will inevitably be required.
What kind of results can I expect from a
“Lunch Time” lift?
Is a “lunchtime” or “weekend” facelift really possible? A quick and simple 30-minute face lift may sound too good to be true – and usually is. While marketed with dramatic promises these are often only short-lived skin tightening procedures. Minimal surgery usually provides minimal results and cannot compare to a thorough and well-performed facelift procedure. There are no shortcuts to achieving a long lasting and natural result. The experience, expertise and individual effort of your plastic surgeon is of utmost importance. Make certain your plastic surgeon personally evaluates and explains your procedure in detail and be wary of promises of maximal results with minimal effort.
What other procedures can be done with my facelift?
In the Riverview, Brandon, and Lakeland areas, cosmetic surgeons can combine some of their procedures. As a top surgeon in Tampa, Dr. Shienbaum offers additional procedures for his facelift patients. These include eyelid surgery, brow lifts, laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels and fat transfers to correct cheek hollows and facial atrophy Other popular enhancements include, lip augmentation, chin implants, cheekbone highlighting, neck tightening, and earlobe reduction. These ancillary procedures are often as vital as the facelift itself. They enable Dr. Shienbaum to offer a more harmonious and complete facial rejuvenation. In experienced hands, the end result is often more than the sum of the parts.
Will my facelift remove skin discolorations
Discolored and wrinkled Florida skin will typically require more than a traditional facelift. Sun damaged leathery skin cannot be erased by simply pulling the skin tight. These etched in lines usually require some form of a laser , chemical peel or dermabrasion treatment. . Dr. Shienbaum has seen fat transfers to the facial hollows cheek and orbital depressions show remarkable improvement to the skin texture and appearance. Fat transfers are now an essential part of virtually all his facelift procedures. Muscle relaxers and dermal fillers can often help erase some of the signs of facial aging, but these are temporary solutions at best. They cannot achieve the dramatic changes that seen with a thorough well-performed facelift procedure .
Where are my facelift incisions placed?
The incisions are placed in the natural skin folds around the ear which are minimally visible The skin is then elevated, and the fat and muscles of the face are repositioned and anchored vertically to the strong facial bones. This allows Dr. Shienbaum to achieve a natural look rather than a windswept or pulled back look. The ideal facelift incision will rest inconspicuously in the natural skin crease lines. This will allow them to disappear slowly over time.
What types of Facelifts are available?
Plastic surgeons in Tampa may offer an assortment of impressive and confusing facelift terms such as endoscopic, deep plane, subperiosteal, subcutaneous, and SMAS platysmal plication. These are all different approaches to achieving a clean defined jaw line, a tight neck, and prominent cheek fullness without the stigmata of an operated look.
A well trained and experienced surgeon can obtain excellent results using many different techniques. No two faces are the same and Dr. Shienbaum personally evaluates and recommends procedures carefully tailored to your individual needs. In Tampa, Plastic surgery is an art form, and Dr. Shienbaum uses his talent and artistic sense to achieve a natural and long lasting result.
What to look for in Facelift before and After Photos?
Before and after photos are the most frequently viewed pages on a plastic surgery website. They can tell you much about your surgeons artistic sense and surgical abilities. The quality of the photography and consistency of results are extremely important. Look for identical positioning, uniform lighting, and similar backgrounds. These photographic features demonstrate that your surgeon is well organized, meticulous and caring about details – qualities that you want and expect in the operating room .
How long does swelling last after my facelift?
The degree of edema usually occurs after facelift depends on a variety of factors including the techniques used, the skin quality, and healing characteristics. Swelling is predominantly due to the disruption of the normal lymphatic channels and venous return. Most of the swelling is gone in several weeks. The majority of Dr. Shienbaums patients can be back in public within 7 – 14 days. The stitches are absorbable, and exercise can resume once the swelling has resolved.
What about a Liquid Facelift?
The term liquid facelift refers to the injection of various fillers and agents to improve the appearance and contour of the skin. Plastic surgeons in the Lakeland, Brandon, and Riverview areas use of a variety of compounds including Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, Botox, and Fat. The results are usually immediate and will last for several month to two years. It is requested by patients who do want a facelift but wish to temporarily improve and refresh there looks. Because it is less invasive and requires minimal downtime it is a valuable alternative to a surgical facelift, A cheek augmentation & mid face and volume restoration with Radiesse has been one of Dr. Shienbaums most requested liquid facelift procedures.
What is the best age to get a facelift?
Generally speaking, the earlier one starts caring about their facial changes, the better the results. Waiting until the skin has aged wrinkled and thinned out does not allow for the most long lasting treatment outcomes. Younger individuals in their 40s and 50s are frequently starting with mini lifts or other minimally invasive skin tightening techniques. The average age for facial procedures in Dr. Shienbaums practice has slowly decreased and is now about 55 y/o. However, the age of facelift patients in the Lakeland, Brandon, and Riverview areas greatly vary. Ultimately the timing of your facelift will be based on your personal appearance, genetic makeup, lifestyle, and dietary choices – not your chronological age.
What type of anesthesia is used for a facelift?
Virtually all of Dr. Shienbaums facelifts are performed with a combination of local anesthetic (Lidocaine) and IV sedation. This allows for your own spontaneous breathing and a rapid recovery without the need for intubation. A supervising Anesthesiologist MD is always assigned to supervise while the anesthetic may be given by a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). Occasional patients with some form of airway obstruction or sleep apnea will benefit from the added security of general anesthesia with total control of the airway.
Will I experience numbness after my facelift
The surgical elevation of skin flaps will invariably produce temporary numbing over the cheek and neck region. This is due to the tiny nerve fibers that are unavoidably lifted from the underlying musculature. The superficial sensory nerve endings will typically regenerate in several weeks time. Often a patchy irregular return of sensation is noted which may be accompanied by some increased tingling or mild burning. These are all signals that the nerves are returning to their previous areas.
How much bruising can I expect with my
Bruising following a facelift or any other surgery varies considerably and depends on multiple factors. It may range from simple skin staining with supple skin to frank bleeding with painful, tense skin. The bruising will typically resolve in several weeks and may descend slowly below the neck due to gravity. The multiple ranges of colors from yellow, green, to purple are due to the changing breakdown products of the blood components. A hematoma or collection of blood is more significant and will usually require drainage or evacuation. Arnica and Bromelain are naturally derived supplements thought to decrease the swelling and bruising following surgery. There is no agreed upon dose nor significant scientific evidence as to their efficacy.
Is a MACS Facelift for me?
A special facelift procedure, sometimes offered by Tampa plastic surgeons, is perfect for an active lifestyle. Referred to as a MACs lift, this procedure utilizes an inconspicuous incision along the hairline and the natural creases both in front and around the earlobe. Often a small incision placed under the chin. The loose tissues and muscles are then tightened, excess fat is removed, and the skin of the face and neck is re-draped to achieve a more natural look youthful appearance.
Is a Rhytidectomy the same as a Facelift?
A rhytidectomy is a medical term for a facelift. It means “ removal of wrinkles ( rhytids ). Both are surgical procedures to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck. At Brandon Plastic Surgery we offer the popular small incision facelift procedure. This minimally invasive technique allows removal of redundant skin, excess fat, and tightening of the loose tissue of the neck and jowls. As a result, you are afforded natural results with minimal downtime. Your lift can be performed either alone or with other procedures to rejuvenate your brow, eyelids, or nose.
Plan your Facelift surgery with top surgeon Dr. Shienbaum
We welcome you to a complimentary initial consultation. During this initial consultation, you will visit with our professional staff and Doctor Shienbaum will offer his evaluation and recommendations as the procedure most appropriate for you. Doctor Shienbaum serves patients in the Lakeland, Brandon, and Riverview areas. Patients from all over the Tampa area can depend on Doctor Shienbaum for his recommendations. The staff will provide you with the opportunity to view photos and videos of previous patients and so that you may better comprehend prior results.