What a Facelift Is
A facelift is a popular plastic surgery for San Diego men and women that helps rejuvenate the face and make you look younger and like the best version of you.
The procedure addresses a number of signs of aging on the face, including:
Facelift Before/After Photos
Before entrusting the Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery with a procedure as important as a facelift, it helps to see examples of previous patients. These before and after photos showcase our work and serve as an example of how we can help other you achieve your goals.
What Are the Benefits of a Facelift?
Getting a facelift provides you with a number of benefits. Some of these benefits include:
The greatest benefit of having facial rejuvenation performed by San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Kaweski is that you can turn back the hands of time. Signs of aging are significantly reduced for patients having this surgery performed, with Dr. Kaweski typically able to deliver results that make patients look as much as 10 years younger than they actually are.*
Additionally, many San Diego men and women who opt for this surgery report they have increased self-confidence after the procedure, especially if they were showing signs of aging at an early age. They report that the surgery gives them a new lease on life, as they now look as young as they feel inside.
Who Is a Candidate for a Facelift?
Dr. Kaweski carefully screens her San Diego consults to ensure it’s safe for them to have this elective plastic surgery. She will take your full medical history and perform an examination. Key criteria patients must meet to be eligible for surgery include:
What Is the Cost of a Facelift?
In 2018, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that the average cost for this elective plastic surgery in the US is $7,655. However, your specific surgical price will vary depending on:
- Physician expertise, such as choosing Dr. Kaweski for her combined experience in both plastic surgery and craniofacial surgery to deliver the best possible surgical results.
- Whether or not your surgical plan includes using standard techniques or less invasive vertical techniques, which is most typically prescribed for San Diego patients who are younger and have less facial sagging.
- Whether or not you decide to add a neck lift to your surgical plan.
- Whether or not you need a higher level of aftercare, such as an overnight stay in the hospital for additional observation.
If you have started to notice significant signs of aging on your face, you might be considering a facelift to restore your youthful appearance. By addressing the mid to lower portions of the face, Dr. Kaweski can truly turn back the hands of time and help you look as young as you feel.
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How Long Does a Facelift Last?
The results of a facelift are permanent. That being said, the natural aging process continues to occur, so you may find that your skin starts sagging or drooping again over time. Some people do choose to have a facelift repeated in the future.
Will I Have Scars After a Facelift?
Yes, it’s inevitable that patients will have scars. However, Dr. Kaweski is very careful where she makes incisions. She only cuts along the hairline and the face’s natural creases. This minimizes the appearance of scars, and in most cases, they are nearly invisible unless a person is looking for them.
How much younger will the procedure make me look?
Many patients find they look as much as 10 years younger after having facial plastic surgery.*
Will the surgery also address folds in my neck?
Resculpting the neck – including addressing neck folds – is performed during a neck lift surgery. You can add this surgery to your overall treatment plan so you can achieve all your desired results after just one surgery day.
Where will my surgery be performed?
Dr. Kaweski performs plastic surgery on an outpatient basis while patients are under general anesthesia at the La Mesa Surgery Center.
Will I need to stay overnight in the hospital?
The vast majority of patients are able to return home a few hours after their surgery. In rare cases, such as when a patient has difficulty coming out from under the effects of general anesthesia, Dr. Kaweski may, under an abundance of caution, recommend an overnight hospital stay for additional monitoring by medical personnel.
How to Book Your Consultation and What to Expect
To book a consultation, you should call Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery at (619) 464-9876. During this initial appointment, you’ll discuss your problem areas and desired outcomes with Dr. Kaweski, she’ll perform a full facial examination, she’ll screen you for surgery eligibility, and if you’re a candidate, she’ll discuss your treatment options and expected surgical outcomes.