For people in Tampa worried about their aging skin, facelift costs may seem extravagant. Yet when compared with other beauty treatments that do not last as long or create as much of a positive improvement in appearance, the cost of a facelift may actually be one of your best beauty investments. So when thinking about facelift costs, there are many options to consider and reasons to compare procedures before making a final decision.
Facelift Costs Vary Depending on Procedure
A surgical facelift can reduce wrinkles in the mid to lower region of the face, but many do not realize that there are a variety of available procedures in the Tampa area. There are traditional facelifts, mini-lifts and the Simplicity Facelift (which is available at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery). The older traditional lift involves a series of incisions made along the hairline and behind the ears to allow the surgeon to stretch and tighten both the skin as well as the underlying facial muscles. When done by an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon, the old style lift will reduce wrinkles and last a lifetime. However, some mini-facelifts are advertised as wrinkle reduction treatments yet may only be skin deep. A mini-lift may seem like a good way to reduce facelift costs but if only the skin is tightened, the results will only last a few years before another procedure is required. The Simplicity Lift is a less invasive facelift that tightens both the skin and underlying tissue but it requires fewer incisions and less downtime for recovery. The Simplicity Lift is a less costly procedure compared with a traditional lift, but will produce permanent results. So when considering facelift costs, inquire about the details and what technique will be used before scheduling a surgery.
Facelift Costs Compared with Other Beauty Treatments
When comparing facelift costs, it is also wise to weigh your current investment in beauty treatments and products. If using injectable fillers on a quarterly or bi-annual basis to reduce facial lines, what is the total cost for treatments over a 10 year period? What about the cost over the next 20 years? Also think about any dermabrasion or laser skin resurfacing treatments that you receive. How often do you need them, how effective are these options at providing a more youthful appearance and how long do you anticipate continuing these therapies. Add in the expensive, wrinkle reducing beauty creams and any other products that you use regularly and then multiply out the costs over the coming years. It may surprise you to see how much you are really spending to look young.
For many patients, the temporary procedures may be the best option says Dr. Dominic M. Castellano of Elite Facial Plastic Surgery. For people with minor aging or for those that want to look younger for a specific event, the use of dermal fillers or laser skin resurfacing may be the perfect solution. Dr. Castellano also notes that he will frequently recommend dermal fillers or other treatments that allow a patient to see improvement before committing to surgery. A patient can “try on” fillers in different facial areas to determine what surgery will help them to achieve their definitive beauty goal. Using fillers can give a patient more confidence in their decision to enhance their looks permanently through surgical means.
Facelift Costs May be a Good Investment
When looking at facelift costs vs other beauty treatments, it may make the decision to have surgery a little easier to finalize. While a facelift can look like a large cost, it can actually save money over the long term because of the permanent results realized though a traditional lift or Simplicity Facelift. Dr. Castallano is a proponent of the Simplicity Lift because it offers all the same benefits of the older style lift in that it tightens the outer skin and facial muscles, but is far less invasive and takes much less recovery time. For his busy patients, this is a perfect surgery that will deliver the permanent results desired.
If you are interested in learning more about the Simplicity Lift, finding out the facelift costs or discussing other wrinkle reducing options, please call Elite Facial Plastic Surgery of Tampa. Dr. Castallano offers complimentary consultations to patients that want to learn about the different procedures available. Call (813) 975-3223 or to our website at www.EliteTampa.com to schedule a free initial appointment.
Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is a fully accredited medical facility located in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Dominic Castellano is a highly respected and experienced plastic surgeon. He is also double board-certified. The medical team is highly trained and specializes in both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures.