Columbus Facial Plastics offers several facelift options to help you rejuvenate your appearance.
While most everyone is familiar with the term “facelift” in Columbus, many do not know that there are different types of
facelift that can be appropriate to achieve more significant results or minimize recovery and downtime.
Whether you’re looking for a subtle improvement or a more dramatic transformation, board-certified facial plastic
surgeon Dr. Stephen Nogan and our experienced team can help you choose the right procedure for your individual needs and
achieve the results you desire.
LOWER FACELIFT AND NECK LIFT
IN COLUMBUS, OHIO
A traditional facelift in Columbus is a surgical procedure that can improve the overall appearance of the face by lifting the SMAS muscle and tightening the skin and underlying tissues. This procedure can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, as well as loose or sagging skin.
This procedure is also commonly known as a “lower facelift” in Columbus, because it tends to focus on the lower half of the face and the neck area. This is what most people think of when they think of a traditional face and neck lift in Columbus. Additional procedures can be incorporated to augment the improvement that is seen in the neck. These procedures include liposuction, platysmaplasty (tightening of the neck muscles) and removal of the deeper soft tissues of the neck
Facelifts are not “one-size-fits-all” procedures. We use a customized approach and advanced techniques to create a natural-looking result that will enhance your facial features and restore a more youthful appearance.
MINI FACELIFT IN
A mini facelift in Columbus is a less-invasive procedure that can improve the appearance of the lower face and neck.
This procedure is ideal for those who want to address mild to moderate signs of aging, such as jowls or sagging skin.
The mini facelift involves smaller incisions and a shorter recovery time than a traditional facelift, making it a popular
option for many of our patients. Most of the improvement is seen in the lower face, but there is improvement in the neck for most patients as well.
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia which reduces your down time, risks and cost. That being said, this
is not a “weekend lift,” lifestyle lift or Quick lift. It is a tried and true technique that involves lifting the SMAS muscle and removing excess skin in a natural and effective manner.
DEEP PLANE FACELIFT
IN COLUMBUS, OHIO
A deep plane facelift in Columbus is a procedure that focuses on the midface in addition to the lower face by utilizing a deeper level of dissection than is achieved with the standard SMAS lower facelift.
This procedure can help reduce the appearance of hollow cheeks and deep nasolabial folds in addition to lower face and neck improvements. This facelift technique has grown in popularity in recent years because of its ability to achieve a more dramatic and (sometimes) longer-lasting result. However, this technique is not the right fit for every patient. A true deep plane lift comes with a longer surgery time, longer down time, higher cost and some additional risks.
SECONDARY OR “REVISION”
FACELIFTS IN COLUMBUS, OHIO
Each of the techniques listed above are most commonly performed as a primary procedure, meaning that a patient has not had a facelift procedure in the past. However, it is very common in our practice to perform “revision” or second facelifts on patients who have undergone some variation of facelift surgery in the past. In most cases, these patients were quite happy with their results but are looking for additional correction after a number of years have passed.Revision or secondary facelift surgery can be just as safe and effective as primary surgery in most cases, but each patient is carefully evaluated during the consultation to ensure the appropriate surgical option is selected.
RECOVERY & OTHER CONSIDERATIONS FOR FACELIFTS IN COLUMBUS, OHIO
As mentioned above, there are several differences to consider when determining the right facelift in Columbus.
Recovery time for a lower facelift or deep plane facelift in Columbus is typically several weeks, whereas a mini facelift in Columbus can be closer to 5-7 days in many cases. Final resolution of swelling always takes 6-8 weeks, regardless of technique.
These procedures also require different levels of anesthesia. The traditional lower face and neck lifts in Columbus require general anesthesia, which carries slightly more risk and side effects compared to local anesthesia. Mini facelifts can be performed under local anesthesia, which is more cost-effective, convenient and requires less recovery time.
Choosing the right procedure requires a careful and deliberate review of the risks, benefits, complications and alternatives for each of these options. Take as much time as you need to discuss your goals and expectations with our team, so we can help you make an informed decision about which option is right for you.
SCHEDULE YOUR JUVÉDERM DERMAL FILLER TREATMENT IN COLUMBUS TODAY!
The beauty of modern day dermal fillers is that they can truly be customized to each individual, and we can help you understand which combination of fillers would be the most effective for your personal “Liquid Facelift” in Columbus.
Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Nogan, Certified Nurse Practitioner Shireen Shatti, and Nurse Injector Nancy Cotterman, RN are experts that provide patients with a consultation before every injection to determine your expectations.
If you’d like to book an appointment, or just ask some questions to see if one of our Juvéderm treatments in Columbus is a good choice for you, contact us or request a consultation today.