Lower Facelift in Columbus, Ohio addresses the effects of aging on your face and neck. So it’s not surprising that facelift surgery in Columbus, Ohio has become the third most desired facial plastic surgical procedure. The term “lower facelift” most commonly refers to the lower third of the face and neck. A facelift (rhytidectomy) will give your face a more youthful, fresher look and in the process, boost your self-esteem. Dr. Stephen Nogan is a board certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in facelift surgery.
Facelift Areas of Improvement
Nasolabial folds, marionette lines, jowls and neck all benefit from a lower facelift.
Results Will Last
A lower facelift, on average, will last 7-10 years.
The recovery for a lower facelift is 10-14 days.
Facelift Recovery Process
Following your lower facelift, a head dressing is worn for 1-2 days. Some bruising and swelling is expected but usually is resolved by 10 days. This typically affects the neck and lower face area however the bruising may travel lower. Facelift patients should expect Temporary numbness of the cheeks and ear lobes that may last for 3-4 months. Facelift surgery is usually associated with little to no pain. Patients can resume normal activities 10 days after the facelift procedure.
Why have a facelift?
In years past, facelift patients stayed in the hospital for three to four days after surgery and dropped out of society for months. When they reappeared, the changes were so dramatic that everyone knew they’d had plastic surgery.
Advancements in facelift surgery in recent years have come a long way. Today’s facelift procedures result in a more natural appearance, longer-lasting improvement. In most cases, patients can return to normal activities 10-14 days after surgery.
Facelift Recovery Process
Most patients take 7-10 days off from work or social activities and report little to no pain. All patients are seen 1-2 days post-operative and again five-seven days later. Patients are released to drive once they are off of pain medication. Facelift patients are asked to sleep with the head elevated about their heart to help minimize swelling. A few pillows or a recliner seem to be the most popular options for sleeping.
How much does a facelift cost in Columbus, Ohio?
With advancements in modern medicine and medical technology the fees for a lower facelift will vary. Fees are based on the exact nature of the procedure. Dr. Stephen Nogan performs many different kinds of lifts. Because we all age differently, your lower facelift will be customized to address your individual concerns. Upon consultation patients will receive an exact quote on fees. The average cost of a facelift at Columbus Facial Plastics is between $9,000-$11,000. Upon consultation and examination we will provide you with an exact quote for the facelift procedure that would best address your individual concerns.
Facelift Associated Procedures
Patients now have choices, such as a lower face lift, a mini face lift, and even a weekend face lift. With advancements in modern medicine and technology, experienced surgeons are now able to customize a surgical procedure in order to address very specific patient concerns. We invite you to learn more by choosing one of the following links:
- Lower Facelift Columbus, Ohio—to tighten the skin around your mouth, chin, and neck
- Mini Facelift Columbus, Ohio- subtle enhancement of the lower face and jawline
- Mid-Facelift Columbus, Ohio—for a more youthful, heart-shaped face
- Weekend Facelift Columbus, Ohio—revolutionary advancement or disproved technique?
- Neck Lift Columbus, Ohio – to re-drape the neck skin
- Facelift FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Many people assumed only the Hollywood elite can afford this procedure. This is far from the truth. Plenty of Hollywood outsiders including people in Columbus, Ohio have had cosmetic procedures through the years, but no one talked about it. They would slip out of their social circle for several months and then suddenly reappear looking refreshed and rejuvenated. Today, people are much more open to having “things” done. There is so much more information readily available about cosmetic procedures on the internet and elsewhere that aesthetic medicine is no longer taboo and has become much more mainstream.
However, this surgery still remains somewhat mystical. By the time people come to see me for consultation, they are aware their facial skin has loosened, particularly along the jaw line and under the chin or perhaps the muscle bands in the front of the neck are now more visible. Invariably, they will lift their cheeks as if to demonstrate the laxity.
I am often surprised by their reaction when I explain that more often than not moving their skin in that direction requires a facelift. This reaction, I believe, is because patients still think of a facelift as being too aggressive with prolonged downtime. They were hoping for something less invasive and perhaps with no downtime. Why wouldn’t we all think this is the case? We see or hear advertisements nearly every day for quick simple cosmetic procedures and amazing results, with no downtime.
Fortunately, today, there are many more cosmetic options which don’t involve surgery; however, choosing the correct option basically comes down to (1) how much improvement are you expecting, (2) how long do you want that result to last, and (3) how much downtime can you afford. Once you have answered these three questions, you will have a pretty good idea as to what choice will be right for you. My goal in my consultations is to educate my patients so that they feel empowered to make the right choices for themselves.
When you have jowl laxity, creases and shadows along the cheek/lip (nasolabial crease) or jaw line/chin (marionette crease) junctions, fullness or banding under the chin, a facelift will provide the best, most natural, and longest lasting improvement. Facelift patients are usually happy with their results for 8 to 10 years, but a facelift involves surgery and 10 to 14 days of recovery. Most of my facelift patients are able to resume work, physical activities and feel comfortable going out with friends ten days after surgery. You can read more about facelift surgery under the procedures section.
How can skin care products help me?
Medical-grade skin care products, whether used as an adjunct to other procedures or as an initial step in improving skin health, help to improve your skin’s appearance and to rejuvenate healthy skin cells. Gels, creams, serums and exfoliators available for purchase have different purposes. It is important to use the regimen that is right for your skin type and lifestyle. We will help you define that regimen as part of your skin care consultation and treatment plan. Our Skin Care Director, Dina Maynard, frequently attends educational conferences all over the country. She is constantly studying and researching new product lines to be able to provide our patients in Columbus, Ohio with the best clinical skin care products available.
The Columbus Facial Plastics Difference:
We focus on the science of skin care. As a team, we value education and are constantly learning because we are passionate about what we do. Dr. Stephen Nogan actively participates in all treatment plans for new patients and with so many options available today, it is important to trust your face to a board certified facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Nogan, Director of Skin Care Dina Maynard ,and team work together to develop individual treatment plans that will address your concerns and meet your expectations. We use VISIA Skin Analysis to measure treatment results because skin care should not be subjective. We will help you feel confident that you are receiving the correct treatment and products to achieve your healthiest skin and the appearance that you want.
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