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Facelift

Best Facelift in West Palm Beach, Wellington & Jupiter

Dr. Steven Rueda is one of the most sought after facelift 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 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.

What can Facelift surgery correct

Face and neck sagging

As people age the elasticity and strength of the skin and soft tissue of the face weakens. As gravity continues to pull, the tissue of the face then droops under its own weight. This facial sagging begins to blunt the jawline. The area in the midface and cheeks from where the tissue descended now appears deflated. Facelift surgery can restore the jawline and reposition the sagging tissue.

Face wrinkles

Although wrinkles in the face have many causes including collagen loss, sun damage, and muscle activity, facelift surgery can help reduce or eliminate some wrinkling. Some of this occurs from removal of wrinkled skin with the facelift operation, but most of it occurs as a consequence of facial contouring.

Prominent jowls

Jowling is also a consequence of facial sagginess. As the facial tissue droops and obscures the jawline, a part of it is held by facial ligaments and gives the distinctive jowling appearance. Facelift surgery can help improve and correct jowling.

What can Facelift surgery correct

Face and neck sagging

As people age the elasticity and strength of the skin and soft tissue of the face weakens. As gravity continues to pull, the tissue of the face then droops under its own weight. This facial sagging begins to blunt the jawline. The area in the midface and cheeks from where the tissue descended now appears deflated. Facelift surgery can restore the jawline and reposition the sagging tissue.

Face wrinkles

Although wrinkles in the face have many causes including collagen loss, sun damage, and muscle activity, facelift surgery can help reduce or eliminate some wrinkling. Some of this occurs from removal of wrinkled skin with the facelift operation, but most of it occurs as a consequence of facial contouring.

Prominent jowls

Jowling is also a consequence of facial sagginess. As the facial tissue droops and obscures the jawline, a part of it is held by facial ligaments and gives the distinctive jowling appearance. Facelift surgery can help improve and correct jowling.

Facelift procedure

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:

Incisions

Made and hidden along the posterior hairline, around the earlobe, and in the temple.

Areas Treated

Made and hidden around the earlobe and up into the temple.

Incisions

Neck sagging, facial sagging, jowls, wrinkles.

Areas Treated

Facial sagging, jowls, wrinkles. Does not treat the neck.

Although short scar 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.

RECOVERY AND DOWNTIME

This is an ambulatory procedure, where you get to go home the same day. Most patients are actually surprised at having less discomfort than they expected. There is tightness, swelling and bruising for first few days after surgery. Usually a bandage and drain are removed in a day or two and patients are free to shower then.

Most patients generally return to work in 1-2 weeks. Exercise is not allowed until 3 weeks after the surgery.

The cost of a facelift varies from patient to patient depending on the type of technique needed, anesthesia time, and surgical time. At Precision, we make sure we provide you with an accurate personalized price that will cover all costs needed for you to obtain a fantastic result.

Why choose precision plastic surgery for your Facelift

Dr. Rueda, a Cleveland Clinic trained surgeon who has 7 years and 2,000 procedures of experience in Plastic Surgery will be your safe and best choice for your facelift surgery. Successful results in this procedure require a surgeon that is experienced, artistic, and detailed oriented. Dr. Rueda has published articles on cosmetic surgery in expert peer reviewed journals, and his work has been presented in several national plastic surgery conferences. Dr. Rueda’s passion for patient education and custom centered approach will guarantee you feel comfortable every step of the way. Dr. Rueda also believes in treating his patients as if he was treating his own family; you can trust you will enter a trusting long-term relationship and have the best facelift Palm Beach can offer. If you are located in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Wellington, Palm Springs or any other surrounding cities, contact us today to learn more.

Natural look

Natural look

One of the main patient concerns is to have an unnatural appearance that makes them look “taught” or “pulled”. Dr. Rueda uses a dual layer facelift technique to eliminate this problem. This technique corrects the facial droopiness by tightening and contouring the internal tissues; this avoids the need of skin tightness to achieve a good outcome and therefore leads to more natural results.

Customized Result

Customized Result

Facelift surgery usually only addresses the laxity of the lower face. However, some patient’s also have some laxity in the cheekbone area that bothers them and is not typically improved with a traditional facelift. Dr. Rueda’s technique also allows him to customize improvement in the cheekbone area for a more comprehensive rejuvenation.

Durability

Durability

Dr. Rueda is known for performing facelifts that last for a Iong time. His dual layer facelift technique contours both the outside skin and internal tissue to provide longer lasting results.

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.