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Do I Need a Facelift?

Are you considering a facelift or neck lift? If so, you might be wondering if you’re at the right age to have one. Or maybe you want to know more about the experience, the cost, and the recovery period. Perhaps you’re curious about how long facelifts last and what other facelift alternatives are out there. Read on to get answers to these questions and more!

The Average Age for Facelifts

While most of our facelift patients begin thinking about facelifts in their mid-50s, there is no perfect ‘age’ to get a facelift. It boils down to your skin elasticity and texture, along with a heavy dose of genetics. Scheduling a consultation with a Board-Certified Facial Plastics Surgeon like Dr. Taghizadeh gives you insight into how to best accomplish your aesthetic goals.

What to Consider Before you Get a Facelift

First, consider your goals. Would you be happy with a little improvement? Or are you interested in turning back the clock 10 to 15 years? If you are looking for a more dramatic result, then a facelift is likely your best bet.

Next, consider your schedule. Swelling and bruising are common after a facelift, even a mini-lift, so you should expect that going in. It usually takes about 7 days to complete the initial healing from a facelift. Most patients are back to work in about 10 days following the procedure. You will also want to make sure you have someone who can help you for the first two nights.

Additionally, there are different types of facelift styles. For example, Dr. Taghizadeh has performed over 4,000 facelifts and uses advanced sutures. His facelifts go straight to the SMAS layer, which makes for a longer-lasting facelift. Try to get an understanding of the technique involved, in addition to certain things the surgeon does to help with healing.

What About Alternatives to Having a Facelift?

Radiofrequency skin tightening, thread lifts, and fillers are all potential alternatives. Whether they will work for you depends on your goals and the degree of aging you have.

When you’re ready to schedule a consultation for your facelift, give us a call. Our comprehensive consultation will help identify your aesthetic goals and give you a greater understanding of what a facelift can do for you! Call Summer at 480.296.0488 to schedule your complimentary consultation today.

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Farhan Taghizadeh, MD.

We pride ourselves on offering the latest cosmetic technologies and procedures. I am constantly in contact with some of the biggest aesthetic companies in the country to find out what new devices are coming out so that we can help you look your best. I have extensive cosmetic surgery training, and I have performed over 3,500 facelifts. My goal is to meet you where you are - whether you are noticing sun damage or are tired of looking 15 years older than you feel-together we can find a way to bring that spark back to your life!

I completed my ENT training at the University of Rochester in 2004. To further deepen my understanding of the face, I did a facial plastic surgery fellowship in Switzerland (where I also developed a love of chocolate!). These experiences gave me an in-depth understanding of head and neck structures, an understanding that I use and refine every day to help you achieve the outcome you seek.

"Whether you have a serious medical condition or are interested in rejuvenating your look, I look forward to getting to know you and making you feel great!"