If you are disturbed by the tell-tale signs of age you see when you look in the mirror, you are not alone.  Most people will start to see fine lines and wrinkles in their late 20’s or 30’s and within a decade or so the lines will get deeper, skin will begin to sag, eyes and mouth will begin to droop and they no longer look like themselves in the mirror.  At that point many Tampa residents begin considering a facelift.  If you have contemplated whether or not a Tampa facelift is for you, here are five common questions that may help you in the decision-making process.

1. Who is a good candidate for a Tampa facelift?

Believe it or not, age is not the biggest factor in determining who is a good candidate for Tampa facelift surgery.  It is much more Wrinkles Model in Mirror Beautifulabout the depth and severity of facial aging.  Patients with a high degree of wrinkles or who have excessively deep wrinkles and sagging in the skin are more suited for a Tampa facelift than those who are just beginning to see fine lines.   Patients should also have skin that has a sufficient degree of elasticity in it because Tampa facelift surgery involves stretching skin and tightening it.  It is also important to be in general good health, so doctors recommend that patients refrain from smoking and maintain a healthy diet and exercise program prior to having facelift surgery.

2. What kind of surgery is best?

There are several different types of Tampa facelift surgeries.  There is, of course, the traditional surgical approach to facelifts.  There are also non-surgical facelift methods that work well, especially in patients who have less severe aging.  Dr. Dominic Castellano, of Elite Facial Plastic Surgery often recommends the Simplicity Facelift for his patients because it is less invasive but very effective.  The Simplicity Facelift was actually created and perfected at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery.  It is a much less intrusive procedure that produces dramatic results without the pain and recovery time of a traditional facelift.

3. How long is the surgery and recovery time for a Tampa Facelift?

The Simplicity facelift is an outpatient procedure that can be completed in a little over an hour.  Traditional Tampa facelifts can take significantly longer because they are much more invasive and involve much more cutting and stitching.  The Simplicity Facelift procedure is also performed under local anesthesia so, unlike traditional surgeries, patients don’t have to be put to sleep.  This further reduces the risk of complications and recovery time. Recovery time for a Simplicity Facelift can be measured in days, not weeks, allowing patients to get back to their active Tampa lifestyles quickly.

4. How long will Tampa Facelift results last?

When discussing the length of time that Tampa facelift results will last, it is important to be clear about the kind of facelift you are referring to.  Non-surgical facelifts are temporary and last for several months but the effects will eventually fade.  The Simplicity facelift is a permanent procedure.  While you will still continue to age throughout your lifetime, the results of your Simplicity facelift will not go away.  During this advanced procedure, skin and muscles are stretched and tightened and excess skin is removed.  This stretching and tightening will not reverse later in life, but it is important to know that new wrinkles can and will form eventually.

5. How do I find the right surgeon for my Tampa facelift?

The investment you make in Tampa facelift surgery is one of the most important personal investments you can make.  It is critical to find a cosmetic surgeon who is highly experienced in performing the procedure that you are considering.  Patient referrals as well as before and after photos can help reassure you that you are making the right choice.  However, medical credentials and years of experience are a primary factor.  Dr. Dominic Castellano of Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is double-board certified and considered by patients and peers to be one of the foremost cosmetic surgeons in the Tampa Bay area. He has extensive experience and expertise in performing all types of cosmetic procedures, including the Simplicity Facelift.  If you are considering a Tampa facelift, make sure you do your homework before choosing a surgeon.

The decision to undergo a Tampa facelift surgery is an important one.  To help you feel confident that you are making the right decision, Elite Facial Plastic Surgery invites you to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Castellano.  During the consultation, Dr. Castellano will review your health history, discuss your needs and help you determine which treatment plan is right for you.  Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is a fully accredited medical facility staffed with highly trained professionals who will make sure you are treated with care from the moment you step inside. Contact us today or call us at (813)975-3223 to schedule your complimentary consultation or visit our website at www.EliteTampa.com for more information.

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