Facelift in Scottsdale
When the vibrance and youthfulness you feel inside are no longer projected on the outside, a facelift by a plastic surgeon can restore your youthful facial appearance and self-image. With age and time, the skin of the face loses its elasticity due to decreased collagen production. Skin on the face can wrinkle and sag, giving the appearance of looking tired, unhappy, sad, and prematurely aged. Dr. Ashley Howarth is one of Arizona’s most in-demand plastic surgeons for a facelift in Scottsdale.
What is a Facelift?
A facelift, also referred to as a rhytidectomy, is a plastic surgery procedure to lift the skin of the face that has become lax with time and age. Additional contributing factors to decreased skin elasticity in the face are genetics, smoking, sustained sun damage, significant weight loss, and other health concerns.
Rhytidectomy, the technical medical term for facelift, comes from the words rhytis which means “wrinkles” and ektome, which means means “excision.” So a facelift, or a rhytidectomy, is the surgical excision of wrinkles on the face, giving the face a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance.
Dr. Ashley Howarth is one of Scottsdale’s top plastic surgeons for facelift surgeries, and is one of Arizona’s most requested female plastic surgeons. Dr. Howarth is known for her facelift surgeries because of her obsession with detail, compassionate demeanor, and beautiful results.
Choosing Your Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
Why select Dr. Howarth for your Facelift Surgery in Scottsdale?
Dr. Ashley Howarth is a plastic surgeon in Scottsdale who specializes in facelifts, and has an extensive background of surgical training at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Dr. Howarth is known for her technical expertise, compassionate care, and beautiful results. Dr. Howarth utilizes the most advanced surgical techniques to give each Scottsdale facelift patient a beautiful, youthful, long-lasting result. If you wish to look younger with the most natural looking facelift, request a consultation with Dr. Howarth by calling 480.535.5021.
Reasons for a Facelift
Skin of the face can sag or appear droopy due to excess fat, tissue, and skin. Face lift surgery at our Paradise Valley plastic surgery center addresses some of the following common concerns:
- Tighten loose skin in the face and neck.
- Lost facial definition along the jawline.
- Sagging cheeks and drooping jowls.
- Double chin or turkey neck appearance.
- Pronounced wrinkles and deep folds in the face.
Am I too old or young for a Facelift?
The majority of our Scottsdale facelift patients are between the ages forty-five and seventy-five years old. However, age is not the determining factor of needing a facelift. A patient benefits most from a facelift surgery when loose, sagging skin is apparent in the cheeks, jowls, and neck. A facelift is most beneficial in cases of skin laxity the lower face, neck, and chin.
Is my neck included in a Facelift?
A facelift specifically targets the loose skin of the cheeks and neck, so a neck lift is generally a part of the facelift surgery. In a facelift, the excess skin in the neck is elevated towards the ear and hair, where it can be removed with a camouflaged incision, minimizing any visible scarring. A facelift corrects the characteristic deep folds and bands in the neck, sometimes referred to as “turkey neck.”
Will my Facelift Scottsdale look natural?
The key to a natural appearing facelift while still appearing more youthful and rejuvenated, is proper surgical planning. Dr. Howarth specializes in delivering a youthful and natural appearance by elevating just the right amount of excess skin and tissue in the face and neck. By not pulling the skin overly tight, the face does not appear unnatural and does not give an appearance that it has been operated on. Additionally, Dr. Howarth may utilize additional non-surgical treatment modalities, such as laser treatments, to enhance the face and soften wrinkles and lines.
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Your Facelift Surgery Consultation
What is the process for your Facelift Surgery consultation in Scottsdale?
To schedule your facelift consultation with Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. Ashley Howarth, simply request an appointment online. During your consultation, Dr. Howarth will listen to your desires and goals for facelift surgery. Dr. Howarth will review your medical history, examine your face and neck, and create a surgical plan help you met your goals. Dr. Howarth may make additional surgical or non-surgical recommendations as well to help you achieve your ideal facial rejuvenation.
How much does a facelift cost in Scottsdale?
At your consultation appointment for your facelift, your plastic surgeon Dr. Howarth will answer any questions you have about the facelift procedure. Following your exam with Dr. Howarth, you will meet our financial coordinator who will answer your financial questions, including how much a facelift costs. Since every treatment plan is personalized and uniquely tailored to the patient’s needs, we cannot provide an estimate of how much a facelift costs without a consultation at our office in Paradise Valley.
Am I a candidate for a facelift Scottsdale?
A good candidate for a facelift should be in good overall health, at a stable weight, and have any of the following concerns that they desire improving:
- Sagging face skin and jowls
- Lost definition along the contour of the jawline
- Excess skin in neck or “turkey neck” appearance
- Wrinkles, lines, and folds around the mouth or “marionette” appearance
Your facelift consultation with Dr. Howarth is your one-on-one opportunity to learn if you are a good candidate for a facelift. During the consultation, Dr. Howarth will conduct a physical examination of your face and discuss your concerns and reasons for a facelift.
What should I expect during the facelift surgery?
On the day of your facelift surgery, Dr. Howarth will review with you your surgical plan and answer any last minute questions that you have. Your surgery will take place at our surgery center, the Paradise Valley Cosmetic Surgery Center, which is located adjacent to our office. A facelift is an invasive surgical procedure that takes place under general anesthesia.
Depending on the surgical plan and surgeon’s recommendation, you may spend the night at our comfortable on-suite overnight recovery area. This is an area with 24-hour supervised nursing care to monitor your initial recovery after surgery.
Will I see my facelift scars?
The scars from the incisions of your facelift will be camouflaged behind your ears on your hairline. By following our scar care instructions, your scars will fade over time or may disappear almost entirely.
What is recovery like after a facelift Scottsdale?
Recovery from a facelift takes time, and each patient experiences the recovery period differently. Dr. Howarth provides each patient with a personalized post-operative pain management protocol to minimize discomfort in the days following the procedure.
Swelling and bruising is to be expected, and some patients can look worse than they feel for the first few weeks. After about 2 weeks, we recommend that patients return to normal daily activities. Camouflage makeup may be applied to conceal any bruising.
Most patients are given a chin compression strap after facelift surgery to minimize swelling for the one to two weeks following the surgery.
You will be given post-operative appointments to return to our office as needed for drain removal or suture removal as required.