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Reshape your Facial Contours with a Facelift

If you have noticed sagging skin in your neck and face, you may be interested in getting a facelift.

This procedure is designed to reshape the contours of your face which may be changing due to aging, sun damage, smoking, loss of facial fat, stress, thinning skin, and genetic factors. Jose Rodríguez-Feliz M.D. is a board-certified Miami Facelift surgeon who specializes in deep plane facelifts, full neck rejuvenation, and blepharoplasty. You will experience the highest level of service from your first inquiry until your final appointment. With almost ten years of service, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz will help you restore your self-esteem by delivering the best results so you can reach your cosmetic goals.

Miami Facelift Surgeon Dr. Rodriguez-Feliz
Miami Facelift Surgeon Dr. Rodriguez-Feliz

What Is A Facelift?

A facelift, or a rhytidectomy, is a procedure meant to decrease the appearance of aging in your neck and face. As you age, you may notice changes in the look and shape of your face due in part to your skin becoming loose as you grow older. Fat deposits can also decrease in some parts of your face while increasing in others.

A facelift is one of the most comprehensive procedures performed to address facial aging. It’s common that Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz will combine your facelift procedure with a neck lift to achieve full facial rejuvenation. Additionally, you can combine facelifts with brow lifts and/or eyelid surgery to further reduce signs of aging around the eyes. For tissue loss, it may be beneficial to undergo fat transfer or add fillers to replace fat in your face, which can also aid in a more youthful appearance. Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz can help you choose other skin treatments such as chemical peels, CO2 laser resurfacing, microneedling or radiofrequency skin tightening to combine with your facelift to improve the overall look of your face.

Why Should I Receive a Facelift?

For patients of Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz in Miami facelifts are restorative surgeries, meant to help you feel comfortable with your face once more. While they do not change your fundamental appearance or stop aging, they can restore facial balance and improve your self-confidence.

Many people are unhappy with their facial appearance as they age. Signs that you may be an ideal candidate for a facelift include:

  • Sagging or drooping skin
  • Developing jowls along your jaw and cheeks
  • Deepening lines between the folds of the corners of your mouth and your nose
  • Loose skin or excess fat on your neck that creates the appearance of a double chin
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Combining Facelift and Neck Lift

You can also choose to have a neck lift, or platysmaplasty, done as part of the facelift procedure. Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz may recommend his signature neck rejuvenation procedure which involves submental VASER Lipo with J-Plasma to remove unwanted fat while simultaneously tightening the skin. Fat grafting to the jawline and/or a chin implant may be recommended for full face and neck rejuvenation.

This cutting-edge technique is performed only by select plastic surgeons, and when it comes to combining a Neck Lift with a Facelift Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz is one of only two surgeons in all of Miami offering this unique combination procedure. His advanced training and experience with facial rejuvenation set his results apart and delivers his patients peace of mind that they are in the best possible hands.

What to Expect During a Facelift

Facelifts are considered to be outpatient surgeries.
Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz performs all facial surgeries under local and/or twilight sedation. Without the use of general anesthesia, bruising, swelling and recovery times are substantially minimized.

Learn more about the benefits of Twilight Sedation during your facial surgery with Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz.

Facelifts are specifically meant to decrease sagging in the folds of your skin along your jawline and cheeks. The basic surgery involves lifting a flap of skin on each side of your face, pulling them back, removing excess skin, and stitching the incisions closed. It’s also possible to remove, reposition, or sculpt the tissues under your skin for a more defined facial definition. Once Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz has completed your procedure, you will recover in his fully accredited surgery center.

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The Facelift Procedure

Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz offers three main options for your facelift. Which procedure is best for you, will be determined by his skillful eye and expertise.

Mini Facelift

The mini version of a facelift targets the lower half of your face via small incisions along your hairline. This Mini Facelift differs from a traditional facelift in that it’s made to rejuvenate slight skin laxity and mild fine lines without having to address the underlying facial structure. This also provides a more abbreviated recovery time.

Mid-Face Lift

This procedure focuses on under your eyes and your cheeks by working to lift the corners of your mouth and soften smile lines. The Mid-Face Lift procedure can be done via a lower lid incision or endoscopic procedure.

Deep Plane Facelift / Vertical Facelift

This technique emphasizes the deep facial structure beneath the tissue and muscle for the most impactful and long-lasting repositioning of facial tissues.

This keeps the outer skin from looking tight and avoids the “windblown” look often synonymous with a facelift. A deep plane facelift will not only address lower face sagging and jowls but will also alleviate mid-face sagging and heaviness around the nasolabial folds. This creates higher cheekbones, elevates the corners of the mouth, and provides longer-lasting results.

Mild neck changes can be significantly improved by vertically lifting the deep tissues of the face. This is the most advanced facelift technique and has revolutionized surgical facial rejuvenation. Many patients that used to get filler, threads and non-surgical treatments are looking to deep-plane facelifts for long-term results. With a deep plane facelift, the concern of looking “pulled” or having noticeable scars are a thing of the past.

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Why Choose Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz for My Facelift?

With only a handful of expert oculoplastic and facial cosmetic surgeons offering this procedure in Miami, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz is the choice for patients seeking a facelift. He has dedicated the past 10 years to perfecting his skill in oculoplastic and facial aesthetics, and patients travel from across the country for the results of a deep plane facelift from Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz.

Dr. Jose Rodríguez-Feliz represents the next generation of surgical and non-surgical procedures for facial aesthetics. Catering to both local and international clientele at his state-of-the-art boutique practice and accredited surgical facility in Coral Gables, Florida, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz is one of the few top-tier plastic surgeons who opt to pursue further aesthetic-surgery training after their residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Committed to mastering the most advanced techniques, he performed an elective fellowship in oculoplastic and aesthetic surgery under the tutelage of world-renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Codner. This additional training afforded Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz the opportunity to embrace and utilize his artistic eye while perfecting his aesthetic facial surgery skills. Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz and his team strive to provide the best Facelift Miami has to offer.

Your Consultation for a Facelift in Miami

With almost ten years of experience, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz and his practice provide the ultimate patient experience that will ease your fear and produce satisfying results. If you’re unhappy with the overall appearance of your facial laxity, call or contact us via our online form today.

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Facelift Surgery FAQ

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your jawline and neck, a facelift can recontour your face, helping you regain your confidence. As long as you’re in reasonably good health, you can undergo a facelift at any age.

After your procedure(s), you’ll be sent to a recovery room in Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz’s accredited surgery center to come out of sedation. When you wake up, you may have some soreness, tenderness, and discomfort in your face, which is normal. There may also be some swelling and/or bruising. Many patients choose over-the-counter pain relievers, but if you feel you need something stronger, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz can prescribe pain medication instead.

If you’re interested in a facelift in Miami, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz requires that all patients have a consultation prior to scheduling surgery to establish their eligibility. Please note that good candidates generally do not have medical conditions that can interfere with healing, are nonsmokers, and have a positive, realistic expectation for their results.

Recovery time depends on the type and number of procedures you undergo. Generally speaking, it can take a week to feel much better. Swelling and bruising can last up to three weeks to heal, although occasionally longer depending on the amount of work you have done, which can extend healing times.

Facelifts specifically address concerns with the neck and jawline. They are not meant to treat superficial wrinkles in other areas of your face, sun damage, or creases around your nose and lips. If you are interested in correcting these areas, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz may recommend complementary procedures such as chemical peels, laser resurfacing, and medical-grade skin care.

Because there will be incisions, you can end up with scars. However, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz carefully places the incisions behind the ears and along your hairline. This hides and/or minimizes any resulting scars.

Prices for a facelift depending on the specific procedure you elect to have done and if it’s combined with other procedures. Most facelifts are elective procedures, however, there are payment and financing options available.

Invest in the confidence that comes from loving your look. Contact our office to schedule a consultation with Coral Gables plastic surgeon Dr. Jose Rodríguez-Feliz today.

You deserve the best for yourself. When you make the choice to receive plastic surgery in Coral Gables from Dr. Jose Rodríguez-Feliz, you are choosing a specialist who is widely regarded by other professionals in his field as an expert in oculofacial plastic surgery. His innovative procedures and stunning results will help you be the best version of you.

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