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Restore a younger and more attractive cosmetic appearance through a facelift procedure. Performed by our highly skilled double-board-certified plastic surgeons, facelifts are one of our most well-known anti-aging procedures at 5th Avenue Plastic Surgery.

What is a Facelift?

The face and neck lift is one of the most common facial plastic surgical procedures for reducing the visible signs of aging and restoring a more rested and youthful appearance. This procedure is often performed with other methods, such as a brow lift, eyelid surgery, and laser resurfacing, to achieve optimum results. Dr. Tzikas almost always combines facelift surgery with the lipografting procedure, resulting in permanent volume enhancement to the face using a patient’s fat. This combination achieves the most natural outcome without having a windswept or pulled appearance. Excess fat in the neck may be contoured with liposuction simultaneously. No hair is shaved for the procedure, and the hairline is not altered. Today’s facelift is more effective, natural-looking, and longer lasting. Many patients can look as much as 10 to 15 years younger.


Recovery Time

2-3 Weeks

Anesthesia Type

IV Sedation or General Anesthesia

Deep Plane Facelift Candidates

A facelift is an ideal anti-aging technique for a skilled facial plastic surgeon. At 5th Avenue Plastic Surgery, we utilize facelifts in some of the following ways:

  • Restore a more youthful look in an aging face
  • Reduce sagging skin
  • Smooth folds of skin on the cheeks and jawline
  • Tighten and correct the sagging muscle and skin of the neck.

To be considered a good candidate, you should be in overall good health with no medical conditions that will affect your healing process. During a consultation, you’ll discuss your goals for facial rejuvenation and determine whether a facelift is compatible with your aesthetic goals. 

Dr. Tzikas or Dr. Mascaro will give you a complete and professional opinion on the best ways to reverse your unwanted signs of aging.

The Facelift Procedure

A facelift begins with medications administered to maximize your comfort during the surgery. Your incisions will depend on the treatment plan you have decided on with Dr. Tzikas or Dr. Mascaro. Incisions may be made in traditional facelift positions, limited incision facelift positions, or neck lift positions. 

Fat can be sculpted, repositioned, or redistributed in the face. The tissue and muscles are lifted, and excess skin is removed. The deep plane facelift technique involves deeper dissection and less skin dissection. Ligaments in the face are released and the face can be mobilized to a more vertical and youthful position. Because there is less stretching of the skin, the result is much more natural. 

The limited facelift involves shorter incisions along the earlobe and is performed on patients with less skin laxity.

 A neck lift involves incisions near the front of the ear lobe wrapping behind the ear. These address sagging jowls, loose skin, and fat accumulation below the chin. The neck contour is treated as needed or on an individual basis . The layer of the neck treated includes the deep and superficial fat , the submandibular glands. The deep muscles and the platysma muscle.

After your procedure is completed, your incisions will be carefully sutured. The hairline or natural contours of the face typically hide the incisions.

Facelift Recovery

Facelift patients typically spend their first night in our facility monitored by a registered nurse. The sutures are removed in six to seven days. Bruising is minimal, and swelling will be reduced significantly within seven to 10 days. Make-up may be worn for seven to ten days, and the facelift patient can return to most normal routines within two to three weeks. We routinely utilize PRP (platelet-rich plasma) infrared light therapy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy to improve the healing time significantly. These treatments are all performed in our state-of-the-art facility.

Schedule a Consultation

Facelifts are one of our best anti-aging techniques at 5th Avenue Plastic Surgery. To meet with our double-board-certified facial plastic surgeons, contact our Delray Beach, FL office today by calling or booking an appointment through our online platform.

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Dr. Mascaro is a Wonderful and Talented Plastic Surgeon

booked a surgery with Dr Mascaro at 5th ave surgery in Florida for a neck lift, lower eye tuck and lip lift and I am so happy I did this. The results are wonderful with this talented surgeon. I would love to have another surgery at a later date.

Dr. Tzikas is Absolutely the BEST Facial Plastic Surgeon in South Florida!

Dr. Tzikas is absolutely the BEST facial plastic surgeon in South Florida. My experience with Dr. Tzikas has been amazing…I am ecstatic with the results of my cosmetic procedure. I am grateful for his unique artistic vision combined with the ability to deliver the best natural results. His passion is clear from start to finish. The entire staff was friendly, supportive, and accommodating. I highly recommend Dr. Tzikas for any facial plastic surgery needs.

-Leyla B

5th Ave Plastic Surgery is the Best!

5th Ave Plastic surgery is the best! Everyone is so kind and makes you feel so at home. Dr. Tzikas listens to your concerns and produces stunning, natural work that truly enhances your natural beauty. I won’t let anyone else touch my face! Thank you Dr. Tzikas and his amazing staff for making this process seamless and enjoyable. Truly a classy staff who makes you feel at home. The facility is also stunning and extremely comfortable and clean. Looking forward to visiting again soon!

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Our board-certified plastic surgeons at 5th Avenue Plastic Surgery can help you achieve natural looking results. Contact our Delray Beach, FL office today by calling or filling out our online form.

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