About Facelift Surgery
Fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon Dr. Sidney Starkman performs a full variety of facial surgical treatments in Scottsdale, AZ. One of the most sought-out surgeries at Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery is a facelift. This surgery concentrates on distinct sections of the face to tighten loose skin features to create a more taut yet softer appearance. Depending on your goals for surgery, a facelift can focus on lines and wrinkles near the eyes, the cheeks and mid-face, or the jowls, mouth, and neck. The facelift technique used depends on your goals, the condition of your skin, the amount of laxity present, and your lifestyle, age, and anatomy. Some men and women have enough skin laxity for a full facelift while others may only be ready for a mid-face lift. Dr. Starkman is a highly trained and experienced surgeon who has a complete understanding of the complexity and delicate anatomy of a facelift surgery. The overall goal is to create an all-encompassing youthful look that's gorgeous, subtle, and still striking.
"I was thoroughly impressed with Dr. Starkman and his staff, as well as the ambience of the entire place. The lobby was so welcoming and sparkling clean, with drinks and treats available for customers. Dr. Starkman personally injected my Botox for my 11 lines and was very kind and patient in explaining what he was going to do, not only before the injections but during as well. He and nurse Bailey were just amazing. I’ve had Botox a few other times, at other places, and never had the extremely pleasant experience I had at Starkman. I’ll definitely be going back for my maintenance and I highly recommend them to anyone for the services they provide. You’ll be in good hands!"- R.T. / Google / Feb 15, 2020
"I have always wanted a Rhinoplasty; spent a great deal of time doing my research on who I should let work on my face! As soon as I had a consultation with Dr. Starkman, I knew. It's him! He has such a calming presence about him and he works very methodically. He spent time with me, answered ALL of my questions and educated me about the whole process from start to finish. Dr. Starkman and his wonderful staff have exceeded my expectations! From the moment you step into this gorgeous office, you already know that "attention to detail" is the focal point. It can be scary trusting someone with your face, but all of my fear was replaced with trust, excitement, and gratitude. I'm about 3 weeks post-opp, and I am so surprised with how fast and easy the healing process has been. The best part? I still look like myself! Dr. Starkman created the nose I've always wanted and kept the face I've always had! Hands down, Dr. Starkman does brilliant work. He extends himself to his patients, he's a phone call away and he is always willing to answer any question or concern.I am so happy I made the choice to finally get this done, I'm so glad that Dr. Starkman was the one to do it! If you've been browsing around for a trustworthy, patient, and precise surgeon, look no further."- C.F. / Google / Jan 25, 2020
"I had some questions throughout the process of my consultation and appointment. Dr. Starkman and his staff were very knowledgeable and accommodating. They took their time answering my questions and addressed any concerns I had. The office environment was inviting and I felt comfortable there. I have referred many of my friends to their office."- C.A. / Google / Jan 04, 2020
"I had an excellent experience with Dr. Starkman. He did a combination of Radiofrequency Microneedling and filler to reduce fine aging lines and deep wrinkles to give me a smoother complexion, thus, a younger look. He has very gentle hands, is extremely knowledgeable, and I was very grateful and pleased with my results. I would strongly recommend Dr. Starkman for any facial concerns!!"- N.E. / Google / Dec 30, 2019
"I am beyond ecstatic with the results of my recent laser resurfacing procedure performed by Dr Starkman. Not only is he a master of his profession, his compassion for his patients is unparalleled..., from the first consultation to the post treatment recovery, he is hands on. Trusting my face to Dr Starkman’s skilled hands was truly the best decision I could have made, thank you Dr Starkman for such an overall positive experience!"- R.C. / Google / Dec 15, 2019
Men and women who are suitable for a facelift will have drooping skin, lines, and wrinkles on the upper, mid, or lower face. Facelift surgery can address one or more areas, depending on your unique goals and desired outcome. It is important to understand that age does not necessarily define the time in life to have a facelift. There are so many aspects, factors, and lift techniques that depend on the cosmetic concerns of the patient. The lifting technique chosen will vary for patients who are between 30 and 40 years old versus those who are older, such as 60 or 70 years old. The condition of your skin is one of the most important elements in the planning process. Facelift patients should be in good physical health, refrain from smoking, and have realistic expectations.
No matter the issue you wish to correct, there are various levels of facelifts to think about. Some facelifts address the upper portion of the face while others focus on the middle and lower. In addition, some methods are slightly more invasive and intricate than others. It is also common for some patients to have an eyelid lift, brow lift, or fillers and BOTOX to complement and enhance their final results. A few of the more common facelift options include:
- Full Facelift
Considered the gold standard, the full facelift most often makes an incision close to the hairline, then extends down to the area near the temples, reaching the base of the ears. The underlying facial tissues and muscles are carefully pulled and safely tightened to produce a lifted outcome, which reduces excess loose skin and droopy features. This facelift is reserved for individuals who have advanced signs of aging. With this lift, various methods may be combined, including blepharoplasty to enhance the eyes or a neck lift for the lower region.
With a similar approach to the mini lift, the surgery known as a mid-facelift focuses on the hollow and lax areas close to the cheekbones and the upper jaw. This lift works well for those who hope to attain improvement in the lower two-thirds of the face, which also improves the look of the jowls.
- Lower Facelift
This lift addresses the chin area and neck, and in many cases, the jowls. Nonsurgical methods, such as a Kybella injection, can also be used for chin reduction to attain a younger, tighter-looking neck.
- Mini Facelift
During a mini facelift, a thin, small incision is made around the ears to lift the skin to a higher position, which enhances the mouth, jawline, and jowls. This process creates subtle improvements that look natural.
What to Expect
After surgery, you will be monitored before you are released to go home with a responsible adult. Before your procedure, Dr. Starkman or a member of his team will make your follow-up appointments and go over tips to make you feel more comfortable during your recovery. You should expect to have bruising and swelling, some moderate soreness, and discomfort, which can be helped by prescription pain medication. The healing time can take up to several weeks, but then you will look and feel normal. You will see a more glowing look with fewer lines and less sagging. All in all, your face will be lifted and younger looking.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a facelift cost?
The cost of your facelift will vary based on the technique used. During your consultation, Dr. Starkman will develop your custom treatment plan based on your needs and goals. Once this is established, he can discuss cost estimates. To avoid results that look unnatural, it's best to focus on finding an experienced surgeon, like Dr. Starkman, instead of the cheapest price. Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery can help you find low-interest financing that will make your surgery easier to afford.
Which technique is best for me?
The best technique for you will depend on your needs, goals, degree of skin laxity, and more. To produce the results you want, Dr. Starkman will go over the different techniques during your consultation. He will then help you decide which technique is best for you.
Should I get a surgical or nonsurgical facelift?
While there are many great nonsurgical skin tightening procedures, these can only produce mild improvements. If you have moderate to severe skin sagging, a surgical facelift is the best choice to rejuvenate your appearance. During your consultation, Dr. Starkman will discuss your options, including nonsurgical treatments, to help you select what is best for your goals.
What about wrinkle fillers and relaxers over facelift surgery?
Injectable wrinkle fillers and relaxers, like Juvéderm and BOTOX, have become very popular to refresh the face. Sometimes known as a liquid facelift, injectable wrinkle treatments are good for early signs of aging, but the results are temporary. A facelift can produce more dramatic improvements than injectables with results that last for a long time. Ask Dr. Starkman about injectable treatments during your consultation.
Will my results look natural?
Many patients worry that facelift surgery will make their skin look too tight, shiny, or like they live in a wind tunnel. Dr. Starkman focuses on giving you a natural-looking result so you look refreshed, not fake. He listens to your needs and goals before developing your personal treatment plan with the technique that will produce your best results.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $6,000 - $14,000
- Recovery Time
- 10-14 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 2-3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Day
- Procedure Recovery Location
- In & Out-Patient
Your best face forward
Cosmetic facial plastic surgery can take years off your face and give you a fresh look. Today, there are many options for surgery based on your unique goals. This surgery is designed to help you look younger but natural. For more information, we invite you to get in touch with Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ to set up your consultation with Dr. Starkman.
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