Dr. Laufer has over 30 years of experience as a Face Lift surgeon and has earned the Best of the Bay Nip and Tuck Award for Plastic Surgeons in Clearwater & Tampa Bay, Fl. Dr. Laufer’s high level of skill and expertise in dealing with the appearance of facial features and noses enables him to create a personalized plan to help you achieve your facelift image potential.
Reduced Wrinkles on Your Face – The collagen in your skin deteriorates as you age. Consequently, this breakdown causes wrinkles and the
appearance of aging. A facelift removes the excess skin and smooths the contour of your skin for a more youthful look.
Well Defined Jawline – Skin and tissue along the jawline and become displaced or saggy. A Facelift procedure will firm up the skin while
discarding excess tissue to give you a more noticeable and attractive jawline.
Firm Neck & Smooth Facial Contours – Wrinkles and sagging tissues in the cheek and neck can make you appear prematurely aged.
To help you achieve the youthful appearance you desire, the facelift surgery will remove excess skin and reposition the underlying tissues
to smooth out your facial features and accentuate your jawline.
Rhytidectomy, more commonly known as facelift surgery, will make you look years younger by battling the effects of aging in the face, cheeks, and neck. A full facelift will address the mid and lower face, jowls, chin line, and cheeks by removing any excess skin and underlying tissue. A mini facelift will target primarily the lower portion of the face, neck, and jawline. Both types of facelifts will remove excess skin, firm up the underlying tissues, and enhance your image. Dr. Laufer will evaluate your facial features and shape to give you the best options to help you achieve your image goals.
The accumulated effects of aging, sun damage, pollutants, dietary, and lifestyle habits increasingly appear on the face as we grow older. The skin’s collagen production begins to break down, causing lines and wrinkles to form, while the skin’s tone becomes more uneven and dull as a result of sun exposure and a slowdown in skin cell turnover. In addition, the face loses it’s youthful shape and structure, becoming thinner and gaunter in appearance as a result of an erosion of facial fat and bone. Because of the loss of this underlying support structure and a diminishment in the skin’s quality, the skin begins to sag and wrinkle, and the face loses its youthful suppleness and defined contours.
Surgical Procedures including the facelift, browlift, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), and neck lift help to restore a more youthful and refreshed look to the face through techniques that lift and tighten sagging skin and muscles. Dr. Laufer frequently combines these procedures with stem-cell enriched fat grafting to restore volume to areas such as the cheeks and lips and to fill in wrinkles and folds. A younger appearance that better reflects your inner vitality. A more refreshed and rested appearance Smoother, firmer skin Restoration of youthful facial contours such as full, lifted cheeks and lips.
Face lifts reverse the signs of aging and stress in the face and neck areas. A full facial rejuvenation can include a forehead lift, eyelid surgery, mid face lift, and lower face lift. Some of reasons for getting a face lift are:
Most surgeries require a recovery period after the procedure is completed. Face lift surgery is no different. Please keep in mind that recovery time frames can vary according to the individual. Immediately after your surgery, you will be prescribed pain medication to ease any discomfort you may experience. Typically, after the first week, most patients can return to work and perform light activities. By this time, bruising and inflammation should be resolving itself through the natural healing process. After a month, most patients can go back to performing normal activities. Again, it is important to note that recovery time periods can vary depending on the person
“My mission in life, my passion, is to help my patients realize their image potential, giving them a confidence and satisfaction in their lives that they richly deserve.” – Erel Laufer, M.D.