Modern-day facelifts have come a long way since their predecessors in the mid-20th century when results often appeared stretched or overdone. 

This is due, in large part, to a better understanding of how age affects the underlying tissues of our facial anatomy and not just the skin. At Longwood Plastic Surgery, we continue to refine our facelift techniques for naturally beautiful results that showcase your most striking features.

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How Does a Facelift Work?

There’s more to a facelift than just tightening the skin. The underlying fatty tissues and muscles of the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) layer also contribute to the facial expressions and features that make every person unique. As we get older, these tissues shift, weaken, and sag, giving us the appearance of a more squared jawline due to jowls, hollowed cheeks and under the eyes, and volume loss in the mid-face. 

Your LPS surgeon takes the many layers of your face into account when performing a facelift. Weakened muscles are tightened and anchored into a more youthful position. Fat pockets are repositioned and reduced in size to provide the cushion that makes skin look supple and young. And finally, the skin is tightened, and excess is removed to smooth away wrinkles, reduce jowls, and frame your face in pleasing, flattering ways. It’s not about making everyone look like they’re in their 20s, no matter their current age. That wouldn’t be realistic. 

At Longwood Plastic Surgery, we strive to make every patient appear their best at every age!

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How Much is a Facelift?

Because a facelift is considered a cosmetic procedure, most insurance companies won’t cover the expense. For this reason, patients must consider the cost in the decision-making process regarding a facelift. 

That’s why at LPS, we offer financing and payment options to our patients, so you don’t have to choose between your emotional well-being and your bank balance. Many patients feel their facelift has enhanced their overall quality of life and is one of the best decisions they’ve ever made. As such, it’s best to be prepared for what to expect.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons lists the average cost of a facelift in 2019 at $7,467. This number may vary based on the complexity of your procedure, the experience of your surgeon, and your geographic location. Another advantage you’ll find at LPS is that we perform facelifts in our accredited outpatient surgical suite, which reduces the facilities fees to our patients while keeping stringent safety standards in place.

What Results Can I Expect with a Facelift?

Your facelift at LPS will be uniquely customized to improve your specific aging concerns, but the recovery process is fairly universal. At first, you’ll experience bruising and swelling, which may look quite intense. Rest assured, it’s normal. The swelling and bruising will subside in the first 1-2 weeks, and your new facial contours will begin to emerge. 

Your skin will be smoother and tighter. Your jawline will be more sculpted. Hollow areas will have been replaced with youthful volume, and your cheeks will be sculpted to a more flattering shape. 

If you’ve customized your facelift with additional procedures, like an eyelid lift or nose surgery, those improvements will become visible in the same time frame. Most patients can expect to return to work in 1-2 weeks and resume most normal activities at various stages in the first month. Your tissues may take some time to settle into their new position, which could take 6 months to 1 year.

The surgeons at LPS are considered some of the best in the greater Boston area and beyond. If you’re ready to take years off your appearance with a facelift that produces naturally beautiful results, schedule a consultation today.

I have been going to this facility for 2 years. The staff is top notch! The Doctors I have had dealings with have been nothing but professional, kind, and really care about me. I have many specialists (due to chronic Illness) and this office is by far the best!

Take the Next Step

Interested in learning about a facelift? Schedule your consultation with Longwood Plastic Surgery today by calling our Brookline office at (617) 383-6250. We serve the Brookline and Greater Boston area with distinction.