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A facelift, or “rhytidectomy,” is often listed among the top five most common cosmetic surgical procedures performed in the United States. In many cases, a neck lift is performed simultaneously with a facelift in order to rejuvenate the facial appearance and profile. To be sure, it is not just women who seek these procedures. With the influence of social media and competitive business environments, men represent an increasing number of candidates for facelift and neck lift treatments. The goal of a face/neck lift is to improve the visible signs of aging that injectable options such as dermal fillers or BOTOX® Cosmetic cannot fully address. Oftentimes, our surgeons at Florida Plastic Surgery Group are asked by patients how they can correct… Continue Reading

“Jowls” are characterized by excess, inelastic skin that collects just under the cheeks and along the jawline. This is a very common concern, and one that can affect just about everybody, regardless of how well they take care of their health and their skin. This is due to the fact that the skin loses elasticity and collagen as the natural aging process continues. Factors such as genetics, weight fluctuations, smoking, and sun exposure can also contribute to the development of jowls, but aging is usually the most prominent cause. Fortunately, there are treatment options available that can reduce signs of jowls to create firmer skin in the mid- to lower face, along with a more contoured jawline. A surgical facelift… Continue Reading

A facelift is a surgical procedure to restore a more youthful look by tightening, smoothing out loose skin, and/or add volume to areas of the face that may have lost volume with age. A face lift is often combined with other procedures such as a neck lift, brow lift, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), facial fat grafting, and/or microneedling to enhance the overall skin tone and texture. There are several different types, or techniques, that may be performed for a facelift. Many of the “lunch hour” or “mini-face lift” procedures do not produce the lasting results most patient desire and are not ideal for the majority of patients seeking a surgical option. A full face lift will require an incision along the… Continue Reading

One of the most frequent inquiries we receive revolve around the question, “what can be done to my face to make me look younger?” There appear to be thousands of products claiming to “restore your youth,” “erase fine lines,” or “reverse the signs of aging,” but few of these products have been scientifically proven. Here we will focus on a few select non-surgical options: micro-needling or collagen induction therapy (COSMOPen), neuromodulators (Botox), dermal fillers (Juvederm and Radiesse), and topical hyaluronic acid (Teoxane serum). COSMOPen micro-needling is a non-surgical facial rejuvenation therapy with minimal downtime following the treatment session. A numbing cream is applied to the face before the procedure to allow for a comfortable session, which is well tolerated by… Continue Reading

A facelift is a standard procedure to rejuvenate the changes caused by facial aging, and there are a variety of facelift techniques that could be performed based on your individual needs.  The amount of swelling and numbness that someone can experience after a facelift varies according to the procedure involved. It is common to experience swelling, bruising, and some areas of numbness after your procedure.  Most of the bruising after a facelift takes 10-14 days to resolve.  Swelling will steadily improve over about two weeks, and some areas will recover much quicker than others.  Certain areas may hold onto swelling longer.  Doctors Desai, Fallucco, and Parks can discuss our individualized strategies to reduce swelling and speed recovery based on the… Continue Reading

Many steps go into preparing for a facelift surgery. The more prepared you are, the easier the process will be. Once you choose your plastic surgeon, you will have an initial visit in the office for your consultation to discuss your facelift. Be prepared to answer questions such as: medical history (past surgeries, medical conditions, family medical history) current medication list (including herbal supplements and over the counter medicines) During your consultation with Dr. Desai, Dr. Fallucco, or Dr. Parks, they will perform a physical exam on you. At this time you will have the opportunity to discuss the areas on your face that bother you and what you would like to see for improvements. Your surgeon will explain to… Continue Reading

We are asked many times from patients, “what is the best age for a facelift?”. Basically, there is no perfect age for someone to have a facelift. Facial aging starts in the mid 30’s and gets progressively worse. Some studies show that patients with minimal signs of facial aging will achieve better results and be more satisfied with their results compared to patients with a significant amount of facial again. We recommend you start considering facial rejuvenation options earlier rather than later. The most common age range for facelifts is between 40-60 years old. Rather than age, the amount of facial aging you have will depend on the result that you will be able to achieve. Factors that will affect… Continue Reading


Doctors with Florida Plastic Surgery Group say the results of facelift surgery can last for many years, depending on certain factors. Jacksonville, FL – The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery ranked facelift at number seven on its list of the top 10 most performed surgical cosmetic enhancement procedures in 2014. Popular among both women and men, facelift surgery (medically referred to as rhytidectomy) is designed to tighten underlying facial muscles, remove excess inelastic skin, and generally give the face a firmer, more youthful appearance. Jacksonville plastic surgeons Ankit Desai, MD, Michael Fallucco, MD, and Joseph Parks, MD of Florida Plastic Surgery Group say a traditional facelift procedure can produce beautiful, natural-looking results that last for extensive periods of time… Continue Reading