What Is a Facelift?
One of the most sought-out procedures at Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa is the facelift. This treatment concentrates on distinct sections of the face to reduce loose skin and lines to produce a rejuvenated, supple, youthful appearance for our New Orleans, LA patients. Depending on your unique concerns, a facelift can focus on the lines and wrinkles near the eyes, the cheeks and mid-face, the mouth, neck, and more for an all-encompassing younger look. The facelift method used depends on your desired outcome, the condition of your skin, the degree of skin laxity, age, lifestyle, and other influences. Dr. Charvet is a skilled surgeon who has a complete understanding of the complexity and delicate anatomy of a facelift procedure and can help you reach your desires. The overall goal is to produce a natural look that's soft and beautiful.
"Look no further! Experience: Dr. Charvet and his staff are amazing!! I had a tummy tuck with lipo to flanks and abs on November 18th. Dr. Charvet gave his cell number so I was able to contact him with any post-op concerns...on a holiday! Surgery is scary and being able to have access to my surgeon when needed made the recovery process 100 times easier. His staff are all so kind and caring. Ashley made me feel incredibly comfortable with personal "female" post-op concerns. Everyone is so welcoming and Dr. Charvet's bedside manner is the best I've ever seen. Results: I can’t express enough how happy I am with my results! I went from hating my body and depressed to look in the mirror to loving myself again. This surgery is game changing. Just do it! Have the surgery!!! 10 out of 10 recommend!"- G.C. / Google / Jan 04, 2023
"When I was ready to have my partial mommy make over I had visited and researched many practices and as soon as I met Dr Charvette and the staff at Magnolia I knew I was done looking immediately. Their bedside manner is outstanding and they made me feel comfortable from the time I reached out to book a consultation, through surgery day, and now with my post op follow up appointments. I had a breast lift and my results are beautiful! Recovery was easy, they set me up for success prior to surgery answering questions and providing suggestions of what would assist me the best after surgery. I was up and about the day after surgery with very little discomfort. Now I’m three months out and couldn’t be happier. I also got Botox in my forehead and brow just to round out the refreshed look that I had in mind for myself. I wish I had reached out to Magnolia plastic surgery and medspa earlier. I recommend them to anyone who asks who I went to for my procedures. I will most definitely continue to visit them for injectable’s and medspa services, as well as any other surgical procedures I may want in a few years."- C.S. / Google / Oct 20, 2022
"Very pleased with my results. I had zero pain and no complications. Dr. Charvet is extremely talented and his staff is amazing."- B.W. / Google / Sep 30, 2022
"Great experience and overall care. Dr. Charvet and his staff have continued to exceed my expectations. He has an excellent bedside manner, is very thorough in explaining what he will be doing and takes his time to answer any questions or concerns you may have. I’m very pleased with my results so far and would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a thoughtful, considerate and knowledgeable plastic surgeon."- J.C. / Google / Aug 03, 2022
"Couldn’t be more pleased with my results so far! Dr Charvet took the time to consult with me about what I wanted and gave me exactly that. I had a Mommy makeover (lipo, tummy tuck with muscle repair, fat transfer to breasts and hips) This experience has been nothing short of amazing. I’ve regained my confidence and my core strength! Since surgery, I’ve been back for laser hair removal, Botox and lip filler. The staff and Dr Charvet care about their patients and are always available to answer any questions. I’d 100% do it all over again and will be a repeat patient for any future procedures."- R.J. / Google / Jun 22, 2022
How is a Facelift Performed?
There are a number of facelifts to consider, and Dr. Charvet will help you decide which option will be best for you. Some of the more common facelift methods include:
- Full facelift: An incision is made close to the hairline, then extends down to the temples, stopping near the base of the ears. The underlying facial muscles are gently pulled and tightened to create a lifted look, which reduces excessive lines and wrinkles.
- Mid-facelift: The mid-facelift focuses on the hollow and lax areas around the cheekbones and the upper jaw. This lift works well for those who seek improvement in the middle to lower region of the face, which also improves the look of the jowls.
- Lower facelift: The lower facelift addresses the chin, neck, and sometimes the jowls.
- Mini facelift: During a mini facelift, a tiny incision is made around the ears to lift the skin to a higher position, which enhances the mouth, jawline, and jowls.
No matter the type of facelift, you will be monitored before you are released to be taken home by a responsible adult. Prior to your surgery, Dr. Charvet or a member of his team will plan your follow-up appointments and discuss suggestions to help you recover faster and more comfortably. It's normal to have bruising and swelling, some moderate soreness, and discomfort, which may be helped by pain medication. You can expect a smoother and younger-looking facial appearance after several weeks.
How much does a facelift cost?
The total cost of your facelift will depend on the technique and other factors. In your consultation, Dr. Charvet will create your unique treatment plan based on your needs and goals. When this is established, he can go over estimates of fees. To avoid results that look unnatural, it's best to concentrate on finding a skilled surgeon, like Dr. Charvet, instead of the lowest price. Magnolia Plastic Surgery & MedSpa can help you find low-interest medical financing that will make your facelift affordable.
Which technique is best for me?
The best surgical facelift technique for you will depend on your concerns, goals, level of skin laxity, which areas are being addressed, and more. To produce your best results, Dr. Charvet will go over the different techniques in your consultation. He can then help you choose which technique is best for you.
Should I get a surgical or nonsurgical facelift?
Although there are several great noninvasive skin tightening procedures, these can usually only give you small improvements. For moderate to severe skin sagging, facelift surgery is the best choice to improve your appearance. In your consultation, Dr. Charvet will discuss your options, including nonsurgical procedures, to help you decide which is best for your goals.
What about wrinkle fillers and relaxers over facelift surgery?
Wrinkle fillers and relaxers, like JUVÉDERM® and BOTOX®, have become very popular to improve fine lines and wrinkles. Sometimes known as a liquid facelift, injectable wrinkle treatments usually help with early signs of aging, but the results are temporary. A facelift will produce more significant improvements than injectables, with results that can last for a long time. Ask Dr. Charvet about injectable treatments in your consultation.
Will my results look natural?
Some patients worry that facelift surgery will make their skin look shiny, overly tight, or like they are in a wind tunnel. Dr. Charvet focuses on giving you results that look natural, so you appear refreshed, not fake. He listens to your concerns and goals before developing your custom treatment plan to produce your best results.
Revitalize Your Look with a Facelift
A facelift can turn back the hands of time for your face and provide you a fresh, rejuvenated look. Today, there are a wide variety of choices for surgery, depending on your individual concerns and goals. This treatment is meant to help you achieve a younger but still natural-looking appearance. To hear more about this treatment, we invite you to get in touch with plastic surgeon Dr. Heath Charvet at Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa in New Orleans, LA.