A facelift, also known as a Rhytidectomy, is a common type of anti-aging plastic surgery requested by both men and women. The procedure is recommended for people who have advanced signs of aging that cannot be corrected with dermal fillers and less invasive procedures, such as a brow lift or eyelid surgery. The technique used for a facelift is tailored to the patient. You may only need surgery to help signs of aging in the lower third of your face, or you may need a more extensive facelift that corrects wrinkles and creases over your entire face.


What Are the Benefits of a Facelift?

A facelift produces some of the most dramatic anti-aging results, and may help with:

  • Creases around the nose and mouth
  • Loose skin along the jawline
  • Excess fat in the neck area
  • Folds in the forehead area
  • Deep wrinkles in the cheek area
  • Uneven appearance to the face due to lost or shifted fat deposits


How is a Facelift Performed?

At Gulf Coast Facial Plastics in Panama City, Florida, our medical team works together to provide you with exceptional care. In most cases, a facelift requires the use of general anesthesia. As with any type of surgery, this procedure creates scars. To make your facelift look as natural as possible, Dr. Daniel Daube makes incisions where the scars are less visible, such as under your chin, in the ear crease, and along the hairline. After the incisions are made, the skin is pulled taut, and the underlying muscles may be sutured in place. Following the procedure, your head is wrapped in a compression bandage to promote proper healing.

What Should I Expect from My Facelift?

Healing from a facelift may take several months, and this timeframe varies by patient. You will have some bruising and swelling that mask the full results of the procedure. While a facelift does not stop the aging process, it can keep you looking younger for many years if you take proper care of your skin.



What is the most natural looking facelift?

A facelift that aims for the most natural appearance focuses on restoring the face without making it seem “overdone” or stretched. We tailor the technique to the individual. We place the facelift incisions discreetly, such as under the chin, in the ear crease, and along the hairline, to ensure the facelift results appear as organic as possible. Viewing our facelift before and after gallery can offer insights into the natural results achieved by this process.

How long do facelifts last?

Facelifts provide long-lasting anti-aging results. While they don’t halt the aging process, with proper skin care, the results can maintain a youthful appearance for many years.

What is the difference between a facelift and a thread lift?

A facelift, also known as Rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that addresses advanced signs of aging by making incisions and lifting the underlying tissues. A thread lift, on the other hand, is less invasive and uses threads to lift and tighten the skin. The key difference is the longevity and intensity of results, with facelifts typically providing more dramatic and lasting outcomes than a thread lift.

What is SMAS facelift

A SMAS facelift focuses on the Superficial Musculo-Aponeurotic System (SMAS) layer beneath the skin. It involves lifting and tightening this layer, providing more durable and natural-looking results. While all types of facelifts involve incisions, a SMAS facelift can sometimes result in SMAS facelift scars, which are typically hidden within the hairline and natural face creases.

How much does a facelift cost?

The cost of a facelift can vary based on the specifics of the procedure, the expertise of the face lift plastics surgeon, and the region where you’re undergoing the surgery. It’s essential to consult with our team for a detailed estimate.

What is a mini facelift?

A mini facelift is a less invasive procedure than a traditional facelift. It focuses on the lower third of the face, particularly addressing signs of aging around the nose, mouth, and jawline. Because of its limited scope, it often involves shorter recovery time.

How is a facelift done?

At Gulf Coast Facial Plastics, a facelift is performed with utmost precision. Typically under sedation, our expert Dr. Daniel Daube makes incisions where scars are least visible. The skin is then tightened, and underlying muscles may be sutured to enhance the lift. To ensure optimal healing, a compression bandage is applied post-procedure

What does the Golden Standard of Facelifts mean?

The “Golden Standard” in facelifts refers to the procedures and techniques recognized as the most effective and safest in the industry, like the methods employed by Dr. Daniel Daube. These methods provide dramatic yet natural-looking facelift results, minimizing risks and ensuring patient satisfaction.

Is a facelift very painful?

While any surgical procedure can come with some discomfort, facelifts are generally well-tolerated. Post-operative pain is manageable with prescribed pain relief, and our medical team ensures patients are as comfortable as possible during the recovery phase.

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