Dr. Steven Rueda is one of the most sought after face lift surgeons in Palm Beach. His attention to detail and methodical technique create beautiful and natural results. Dr. Rueda’s facelifts make the patient appear younger without creating a “pulled” or “taught” unnatural look. To achieve this effect, he uses a special facial plastic surgery technique that creates contour changes in the inside of the face, therefore avoiding the need to make the outside skin tight. By avoiding tight outside skin, Dr. Rueda creates a natural youthful result that does not look stretched. Get the look you’ve always dreamed of. We serve patients from the following communities: Wellington, Jupiter, Palm Beach, Boyton Beach, West Palm Beach and Delray Beach.
There are two main kinds of facelifts: traditional facelifts and short incision facelift. Both of them can correct facial sagging, jowling, and facial wrinkles. However, there are important differences to highlight as not all patients are candidates for both:
Made and hidden along the posterior hairline, around the earlobe, and in the temple.
Made and hidden around the earlobe and up into the temple.
Neck sagging, facial sagging, jowls, wrinkles.
Facial sagging, jowls, wrinkles. Does not treat the neck.
Although short incision procedures are desired by most patients, the presence of significant drooping or neck laxity makes them poor candidates for this procedure. In both, Dr. Rueda uses a special technique of double layer facelift. He contours the inner tissues (known as the SMAS) to provide optimal shape and correction of internal droopiness. Afterwards he contours the skin, to the deep tissue to achieve natural long-lasting results. You may also hear the terms “mini-facelift”; Dr. Rueda does not think any patient should undergo such an operation. If a patient already has an incision made, they would be better served with a technique that accomplishes everything possible to rejuvenate their face (like traditional or short incision facelift) and not a mediocre operation like a “mini-facelift” with no long-lasting effect.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Patients with facial and neck sagginess, jowling, and/or facial wrinkles are good candidates for surgery. In your consultation with Dr. Rueda your case is individually analyzed and the best recommendation is made.
Facelift surgery can improve the facial contours of men and woman at any age, however, most patients are between 40-70 years of age.
Yes and no. Facelift surgery does not stop the natural aging process even though its known to be a very durable operation. However, because of the procedure, patients will always look younger than they would have at any given age if no procedure was done!
Your facelift surgery will be performed in Precision Plastic Surgery Palm Beach by Dr. Steven Rueda in our office operating room. In very selected cases, the surgery may be performed at a local hospital or ambulatory surgery center in Palm Beach.
Yes! In fact many patients choose to have their facelift surgery along with other facial or body cosmetic procedure. Eyelid lift is a common chosen surgery together with facelift.
Complications are very rare in facelift surgery as it is a common and very safe procedure. However, although rare, some risks include: bleeding, numbness, infection, and nerve injury.