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A facelift is one of the most sought out surgeries at Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery (VIPS). It is common to lose facial tone and elasticity as you age, and a facelift can help improve the signs of aging on your face and neck. Dr. William Vinyard is an esteemed plastic surgeon and skilled artist in facial aesthetics. He empowers patients to rejuvenate their complexion and let their true inner selves shine through.

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What Is a Facelift?

A facelift in Vero Beach is a surgical procedure that Dr. Vinyard performs to improve the most visible signs of aging by tightening deeper structures, re-draping the skin of the face and neck, and adding, removing, or repositioning selected areas of fat to achieve a more youthful appearance. Dr. Vinyard has completed advanced training in the latest approaches in facial plastic surgery to help you regain your youthful appearance without making you appear "pulled" or "too surprised." 

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Who Is a Candidate?

Individuals considering a facelift often struggle with sagging skin, facial lines, and wrinkles. Whether it's the entire face, upper, mid, or lower regions, facelift surgery targets specific areas based on your goals for a rejuvenated appearance. Age should not be the sole determinant for considering a facelift. Multiple factors and techniques play a role, tailored to individual cosmetic needs. The chosen lifting approach differs between patients aged 30-40 versus 60-70. The condition of the skin is one of the most vital elements in the planning process. Good health, non-smoking, and realistic expectations are crucial for facelift candidates.

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Dr. Vinyard performed a neck lift and facelift on me in October 2012. It was a very extensive surgery. After the procedure, I was pampered and well cared for. They even spent the night with me the first night!! Even though I am still healing, the results are fabulous and more than I ever expected. Dr. Vinyard is kind, gentle, caring, and very articulate in what he does. I would recommend him highly.


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Your Consultation

During a one-on-one consultation in his office, Dr. Vinyard will explain his recommended treatment plan and answer all your questions about your facelift in Vero Beach. You will receive Dr. Vinyard's undivided attention at your consultation for 1-1.5 hours as he creates a care plan specific to your needs and desires. Dr. Vinyard values the time spent in consultation with you and the communication during your visit. This is a vital part of your journey with us and can be considered time worth investing and dedicating to yourself.

When Dr. Vinyard performs a comprehensive facial evaluation during your consultation, it will include the use of TouchMD technology. He will then begin the consultation, consisting of an analysis and conversation about your facial structure and aging process, a physical exam, and a detailed discussion of your options. Dr. Vinyard will also help you visualize your projected surgical outcome during your conversation. Lastly, you will meet with the patient care coordinator, who will provide you with your facelift quote and assist you in obtaining financing if desired.

What Is the Technique?

This surgery concentrates on distinct sections of the face to tighten loose skin features to create a more taut yet softer appearance. Depending on your concerns and goals for surgery, a facelift can focus on the lines and wrinkles near the eyes, the cheeks and mid-face, the bottom two-thirds including the jowls, mouth, neck, and more for an all-encompassing youthful look. The facelift technique used depends on your goals, skin condition, amount of laxity present, lifestyle, age, and anatomy. Some men and women are of age and have skin laxity for a full facelift, while others may only be ready for a mid-face lift. The overall goal is to create a natural look that's gorgeous, subtle, and striking. Standard facelift options include the following.

Full Facelift

Considered the gold standard, the full facelift most often incorporates an incision close to the hairline, then extends down to the area near the temples, reaching the base of the ears. The underlying facial tissues and muscles are carefully pulled and safely tightened to produce a lifted outcome, which reduces excessive loose skin and droopy features. This facelift is reserved for individuals who have visible signs of advanced aging. Various treatments may be combined with this lift, including blepharoplasty to enhance the eyes or a neck lift for the lower region.

Mini Facelift

If you're bothered by sagging jowls, loose skin around the mouth and jawline, or a lack of definition in these areas, a mini facelift could be the perfect solution to restore a more youthful and refreshed appearance. During a mini facelift, a thin, small incision is made around the ears to lift the skin to a higher position, which enhances the mouth, jawline, and jowls. This process creates subtle improvements that look natural without the downtime associated with a traditional facelift. 

Mid-face facelift

Similar to the mini lift, a mid-facelift targets sagging and hollow areas near the cheekbones and upper jaw. This procedure effectively enhances the lower two-thirds of the face, addressing concerns like jowls.

Lower-Face Facelift

This technique targets the neck and chin regions, often including the jowls. Alternatively, non-surgical options like Kybella injections can be employed to reduce the chin for a more firm and youthful neck appearance.

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What to Expect

Facelifts vary in the length of time required to complete them, depending upon your customized surgical plan. From a mini-facelift alone to a full-facelift with upper and lower eyelid surgery, micro-liposuction of the neck and jowls with fat injection to the face where appropriate, the time can range from 3.5-7 hours. It is very common to combine procedures. Dr. Vinyard will help you decide what combination of procedures will work best for you.

When you choose to return to the public, it is according to your comfort level with the public suspecting that you have had a procedure. Most patients return to the public within three weeks of their surgery. Bruising can persist for up to three weeks after your facelift, but some have little bruising. However, by 7-10 days after surgery, even the most colorful bruising can be concealed with some camouflaging concealer. The majority of the swelling decreases over the first three-week period. However, some swelling persists for up to six weeks.

Your first official “after” photo will be taken three months after your facelift. This is the point at which the swelling should be resolved. Therefore, the results continue to improve incrementally for up to one year postoperatively. Dr. Vinyard likes to keep a close watch over his facelift patients. You will see him the morning after your procedure, and your follow-up appointments in the office after your facelift will be scheduled during week one, week two, week three, week six, month three, month six, and at one year.

More About Getting a Facelift with Dr. Vinyard

Hear from Dr. Vinyard directly on the benefits of getting a facelift and what to expect. 

William Vinyard, MD, FACS

Why Choose the Makeover Master?

Dr. William Vinyard is the ultimate Makeover Master due to his extensive experience, artistic finesse, and unwavering dedication to achieving exceptional results. With over 12 years of practice, Dr. Vinyard's expertise encompasses various cosmetic procedures, including face, breast, and body makeovers. His meticulous attention to detail, personalized approach, and commitment to understanding patients' unique goals ensure that every transformation is tailored to perfection. Beyond this, his compassionate side shines as the country singing surgeon, using music to calm patients pre-procedure. This harmonious process transcends an exceptional cosmetic transformation, etching it into an unforgettable, life-enhancing experience. With Dr. Vinyard's reputation as a renowned cosmetic plastic surgeon, innovative techniques, and compassionate patient care, you can trust that you are in the hands of a true makeover master.

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How much does a facelift cost?

What technique is best for me?

Should I get a surgical or non-surgical facelift?

What about wrinkle fillers and relaxers over facelift surgery?

Will my results look natural?

How much does a facelift cost?

Just as every face is unique, so are the different types of surgeries that can help correct your concerns. You will be given a written quote detailing the associated costs at the end of your consultation. A facelift may be performed in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as liposuction of the jowls and submental region (area below the chin), eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), facial fat injection to increase facial volume, and/or an endoscopic brow lift making each quote very different depending upon your needs. The quote for your facial rejuvenation will list Dr. Vinyard's professional fee, anesthesia fee, facility fee, and facial compression garment. Dr. Vinyard's professional fee includes your initial consultation fee, pre-op visit, and all follow-up visits related to your facial rejuvenation procedure.

Our practice participates with CareCredit and Alphaeon. We do not directly finance any procedure. You may also want to research options through your bank of choice. We also accept all major credit cards, including VISA, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.

What technique is best for me?

The best technique for you will depend on your needs, goals, and degree of skin laxity, which areas are being addressed, and more. To produce the desired results, Dr. Vinyard will review the different techniques during your consultation. He will then help you decide which approach is best for you.

Should I get a surgical or non-surgical facelift?

While there are many great non-surgical skin tightening procedures, these can only produce mild improvements in skin tone. A surgical facelift is the best choice to improve your appearance if you have moderate to severe skin sagging. During your consultation, Dr. Vinyard will discuss your options, including non-surgical treatments, to help you decide what is best for your goals.

What about wrinkle fillers and relaxers over facelift surgery?

Injectable wrinkle fillers and relaxers, like Juvéderm and BOTOX, have become very popular for refreshing the face. Sometimes known as a liquid facelift, injectable wrinkle treatments usually help with early signs of aging, but the results are temporary. A facelift can produce more dramatic improvements than injectables, with results that can last for a long time. Ask Dr. Vinyard about injectable treatments during your consultation.

Will my results look natural?

Many patients worry that facelift surgery will make their skin look too tight, shiny, or like they live in a wind tunnel. Dr. Vinyard focuses on giving you a natural-looking result so you look refreshed and not fake. He listens to your needs and goals before developing your personal treatment plan with the technique to produce your best results.

Facial Rejuvenation for You

Cosmetic facial surgery can take years off your face and give you a glowing look. Today, there are many options for surgery based on your unique needs and goals. This surgery is designed to elegantly and seamlessly help walk you through each passing year looking natural.

For more information, we invite you to contact VIPS in Port Saint Lucie, FL, to schedule your appointment with Dr. Vinyard. Our compassionate team also serves patients from Fort Pierce, Vero Beach, Palm Beach, and beyond.

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Plan Your Procedure

  • Recovery time: 2-3 weeks
  • Average procedure time: 3-6 hours
  • Post-op follow-up: 1-3 days
  • Procedure recovery location: Outpatient
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Recovery From Facelift Surgery

Facelift recovery varies from person to person but typically involves several stages. In the first few days, swelling, bruising, and discomfort are common, which gradually subside over the following weeks. Patients are advised to rest, avoid strenuous activities, and follow post-operative care instructions diligently. Keeping the head elevated and applying cold compresses can help reduce swelling. Most patients can return to work by the second week, although residual swelling may persist for a few months as the final results gradually emerge.

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