Facelift in Boca Raton, FL

Facial Rejuvenation can be achieved by using different modalities. In those patients who notice a lack of fullness of the cheeks, jowling along the jawline, and excess skin of the face and neck, the gold standard, facelift, or rhytidectomy, is usually the best first step and optimal choice.

With almost 30 years of extensive plastic surgical experience, Boca Raton board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Albert Dabbah has the unparalleled skills to help you achieve the youthful face and self-confidence you want. His reputation is one that prides itself on natural facelift results. To obtain that natural, not pulled look, a surgical facelift alone may not target all the issues. During the initial consultation, Dr. Dabbah will provide what additional facial procedures or treatments will achieve that ultimate goal.

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Read on to learn more about facelift surgery in Boca Raton, Florida, or contact us online to schedule your consultation with Dr. Dabbah today. Our practice is located in Boca Raton and proudly serves patients visiting from all throughout South Florida, including the areas of Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Deerfield Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Highland Beach, and Parkland.

Who are the Ideal Candidates for Facelift Surgery in Florida?

  • Age is not an issue so long as the patient is in good physical and emotional health 
  • Should be at a weight that is fairly stable, as weight gain or loss will affect the outcome 
  • Must be a non-smoker, non-vaper, or be willing to quit all nicotine products for at least three months Have realistic expectations and a positive outlook
  • Understand the surgical risks

What Happens During the Facelift Recovery Process?

Dr. Albert Dabbah believes in performing facelift surgery in the hospital with an overnight stay. His reasoning is that if the patient needs him that first night, he can get to her or him easier than the patient can get to Dr. Dabbah. It also allows Dr. Dabbah to check on his patient in the early evening as well as in the morning. Because of the higher potential for a hematoma, usually occurring in the first 24 hours, having the patient stay overnight eases the transition into the operating room, if necessary. Additionally, the patient’s significant other may be nervous about caring for their loved one that first night. The patient is more aware the following day to be able to participate in their own care.

The facelift patient wakes up in the recovery room with head bandages similar to the look of a Q-tip but with the face open. Dr. Dabbah generally does not use drains for his facelifts as he treats the tissues gently and respectfully and finds they are unnecessary.

Although the pain level and tolerance for discomfort are different for everyone, all patients tend to feel tightness under their chin (a great thing!) and tightness or discomfort behind their ears. Dr. Dabbah will help them to manage their discomfort with medication.

For most patients, bruising is minimal. There will be areas of numbness that subsides within 3-6 months. Dr. Albert Dabbah of Boca Raton explains to his patients that the recovery period for face and neck lift surgery is different and unlike any other surgical procedure. The tissues are thin, the capillaries are tiny, and consequently, the potential for hematoma is greater in facelift surgery than any other. Due to the intricacies of the surgery, Dr. Dabbah’s instructions are fairly specific so as to not chance the need for a return to the operating room.

The patient will be asked not to move their head up and down or right and left for at least two weeks. Driving can resume in about two weeks. The patient can return to full exercise and an active lifestyle in approximately six weeks.

Most swelling and bruising subside in about two weeks, and you will notice a difference in your face and neck almost immediately. However, it does take time for the tissues to take their final shape.

Facelift for Men

As societal attitudes towards cosmetic enhancement continue to evolve, there has been a notable increase in the number of men seeking facelift surgery in recent years. This can be attributed to the advancements in technology and techniques, which have made plastic surgery more accessible and less invasive. As a result, men are now more inclined to consider facial contouring surgery as a viable option for achieving their aesthetic goals.

The motivations behind men seeking facelift surgery are varied. Some may be driven by a desire to restore a more youthful and refreshed appearance, while others may be looking to address specific concerns such as sagging facial skin, wrinkles, or a lack of definition in the face. Additionally, some men may be motivated by a desire to improve their facial appearance for professional or personal reasons.

In addition, men are becoming increasingly cognizant of the mental benefits that plastic surgery can offer. They recognize that facelift surgery can not only enhance their facial appearance but also improve their overall sense of well-being. As such, men are becoming more inclined to invest in a more youthful appearance, and facelift surgery is becoming an increasingly popular choice among them.

Why Should I Choose Dr. Albert Dabbah for your Boca Raton, Florida Facelift?

Dr. Dabbah runs a boutique practice. Patients are appreciative that they are addressed by name as they enter the office. His staff is always available for her or him, and patients are impressed with how quickly and respectfully questions are answered.

Dr. Dabbah listens to what the patient wants and determines if their desired aesthetic result meets his. He is transparent about whether those changes are conceivable and achievable. He does not take every facelift patient that consults with him. Being a boutique practice—and not a factory—patients immediately feel that he is there for them specifically.

Once you are a surgical patient of Dr. Dabbah, you are Dr. Dabbah’s patient. He does not have a medical or physician’s assistant to care for you. He is the professional in charge from consultation through discharge. And should you choose additional procedures or treatments, they are all performed by Dr. Dabbah himself. Most importantly, you will never look pulled or distorted. His reputation for a natural facelift is well-deserved.

Contact us online to schedule your facelift consultation today! Our practice is located in Boca Raton and proudly serves patients visiting from all throughout South Florida, including the areas of Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Deerfield Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Highland Beach, and Parkland.

Facelift FAQs in Boca Raton with Dr. Dabbah

  1. How should I prepare for my facelift consultation? A well-prepared patient will get the most out of a facelift consultation. A patient should be able to express to the plastic surgeon what specifically bothers him or her when they look in the mirror or in certain clothing. A patient should express to the plastic surgeon what they do not want, for example, a pulled look. If the patient has had other consultations, he or she should ask how or why the surgeon’s approach is different. It also helps to bring in photos at different ages to see the progression over the years, and the surgeon can explain what has happened over the timeline.
  2. How should I prepare for my facelift surgery day? In my practice, we give instructions as to what the patient should wear and what the patient should have in the house regarding foods and beverages. The patient should have a few different options for chairs to move into to alleviate the discomfort of sitting or lying in the same position over time. A lounge chair is ideal but not vital. We also give instructions as to what medications and supplements should be avoided.
  3. How long does a facelift procedure take? We schedule facelifts for between 4 and 6 hours. For example, a man with a full neck may need more time. Additionally, facelifts are commonly combined with other procedures, such as eyelid surgery or fat grafting.
  4. What is the typical age of a facelift patient? These days, we see patients in their 40s through their 80s. It is more important that the patient is healthy and has realistic expectations.
  5. What is the difference between a traditional facelift and a mini facelift? There is no standard definition for a facelift. Each surgeon has their definition based on what they are going to do. I think “mini” came into play when plastic surgeons started doing mid and lower facelifts only instead of doing that along with brows and/or eyes.
  6. Are there non-surgical options for a facelift? Some patients are candidates for non-surgical options, such as fillers or laser resurfacing. Depending on the patient’s needs, these can help but may not be enough. Also, the patient’s needs may require an abundance of filler, for example, which can be very expensive.
  7. What is the difference between a liquid facelift and a traditional facelift? Liquid facelifts add volume to the face to give a more youthful appearance. It can help the jawline if there is some jowling, but it is more suitable for the younger patient. It cannot lift the structures of the face as a traditional facelift, nor does it help the neck.
  8. How do I prolong my facelift results? This is an important question. To begin, it is vital that the patient honors the postop instructions. Much intricate work has been done, and the instructions are specific. In addition, avoid sun exposure, use sunblock, and never smoke. There are great medically efficacious skin care products that can reverse and slow down the aging of your skin by improving its appearance and collagen production.
  9. How soon can I go out in public? Recovery time varies, but most of my patients are comfortable by two weeks.
  10. When can I work out after my facelift procedure? We like our patients to wait six weeks after their facelift to resume exercise or sports.
  11. When can I return to work after a facelift? A lot depends on your job description and what is required of you. Most patients return in 2 weeks, but we’ve had others who returned to work in a week!
  12. If I smoke, can I get a facelift? Absolutely not. Any tobacco or nicotine use is a non-starter. The patient must refrain from all tobacco, patches, gum, and vaping for a minimum of 3-4 months before surgery.
  13. What are the risks of a facelift procedure? The most common risk is a hematoma or bleeding. The risk is 4% in women and 8% in men. Other risks are discussed during the initial consultation and reviewed during the preoperative consultation.
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