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Charles A. Messa, III, MD, FACS

Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Weston Cosmetic Surgery Center

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Weston, Florida
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Signs of early aging can include wrinkles, deep cheeks folds, jowls, and loose skin on the neck. For many men and women, these signs of aging create an unsatisfactory facial appearance. Most patients desire a smooth, youthful complexion that reflects how they feel on the inside. Facelift surgery is designed to lift and polish your facial contours to enhance your appearance and erase years from your face.

What Can a Facelift Correct?

Wrinkles can be the result of collagen loss as well as the effects of gravity on the facial tissues. Wrinkles are likely to occur around the mouth, such as deep creases in the nasolabial folds. Patients can achieve a significant improvement in the appearance of wrinkles by having the skin smoothed and lifted with facelift surgery.

Facelift Techniques


The traditional facelift works deep in the muscle and skin layers to provide long-lasting facelift results. A traditional facelift provides significant improvement in the quality of your complexion from the cheeks to the jawline. Incisions are created in the hairline at the temples that run down and back behind the earlobe. The skin and muscles are separated through your incisions, and drooping facial muscles are repositioned. Fat may be redistributed throughout the face to restore lost facial volume. Excess skin is removed, and the remaining skin is draped to highlight your new facial contours.

Addressing Your Concerns

  • Recovery

    It is common to experience some bruising and swelling following facelift surgery. You may feel tightness on the face that should subside within the first 24 to 48 hours. During the first week following your procedure, you will rest in an elevated position to improve circulation and minimize swelling.


    Most patients return to work within one to two weeks depending on the extent of correction required. You will need to avoid strenuous physical activities for four weeks following your surgery. Your surgeon will advise you on when you can resume your regular exercise routine. Most major swelling should subside within six weeks, and minor swelling may last four to six months.

  • Scars

    Incisions are placed in discreet locations to conceal any scarring that may develop. The amount of scarring will vary depending on your body’s natural healing process. Patients that do develop minor visible scarring will find that it fades over time.

  • Cost

    Achieving natural, beautiful facelift results requires the skill and dedication of your surgeon, and the cost of your facelift may reflect this. The cost of each procedure is decided on a patient-by-patient basis because many factors can affect the price. Surgical fees, facility fees, anesthesia fees, and location can all impact the final price of your procedure.

  • Pain

    Facelift surgery requires the displacement and repositioning of facial tissues, which can result in an uncomfortable tightness and some pain. Oral medication will be prescribed to alleviate any associated pain or discomfort.

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