A facelift – also known as a rhytidectomy – is a cosmetic surgery used to restore a more youthful appearance to the face and neck. This surgery is often used when less invasive office procedures, such as cosmetic injections, fail to deliver adequate results. Dr. Markelov’s facelift in Tampa Bay area and The Villages can remove deep lines and creases and sagging on the face. It can also be used to restore youthful volume to the face and improve underlying muscle tone that contributes to the formation of jowls. Though a facelift cannot stop the aging process, it can take many years off the face – especially when paired with brow lifts or eyelid surgery, which help lift and rejuvenate the eyes and brow line.
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Did you know?

That facelifts are among the top five cosmetic surgeries performed in the United States each year? More than 100,000 of the procedures are administered in America every year – the majority of which are performed on women. In fact, 9 out of every 10 facelifts are performed on females, most of whom are over the age of 40.

Am I a good candidate for facelift?

You may be a candidate for a facelift if you are a healthy non-smoker who is bothered by changes to your facial muscle tone or skin. To find out more about facelift and whether this procedure could be right for you, schedule a complimentary virtual consultation with Dr. Markelov.

What should I expect during my facelift procedure?

Your surgery will either be performed under IV sedation or general anesthesia. Dr. Markelov will form an incision along the crease where your ear meets your face. Depending on the extent of your procedure, your incision may also extend upward or downward along the hairline. Dr. Markelov will thin sculpt and redistribute fat within the face, neck and along the jowl. Excess skin will be trimmed away and the underlying muscles and tissues will be lifted to form a more youthful appearance.

What post-operative instructions will I need to follow after my facelift?

Facelift recovery takes several weeks, during this time it is normal to experience soreness and swelling. Be sure to take all prescribed medications as instructed and follow up with Dr. Markelov within 3 to 5 days to ensure that healing is progressing normally.