What is a Facelift? 

Facelift surgery in Miami with Dr. Paul Afrooz is a customized procedure to restore a firm, youthful look to your facial structure. The surgery corrects sagging skin, jowls, wrinkles, lines, and creases, and when performed with the most advanced surgical techniques, achieves results that appear refreshed and natural, not tight or pulled.

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Dr. Afrooz's Signature 4D Lift Explained

Facial aging occurs in several distinct ways, so a successful face and neck lift must be comprehensive and multidimensional. Gone are the days of a simple "nip-tuck" facelift. Here I explain how my Signature 4D Lift rejuvenates the face by (1) reducing skin laxity, (2) tightening the underlying musculature, (3) eliminating fullness in the neck, and (4) reintroducing youthful volume.

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What Cosmetic Concerns Can A Facelift Address?

If you look in the mirror and are dismayed to see any of the following signs of aging skin, you may want to consider a facelift:

  • Deep creases, lines, and wrinkles
  • Sagging facial skin
  • Lost volume in the cheeks
  • Jowls
  • Lack of definition in the jawline
  • Fatty deposits beneath the chin and upper neck

The Facelift Procedure: Customized for You

A facelift is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures, giving you the ability to undo years of facial aging in a single treatment. This procedure removes excess skin and tightens the skin on the face to smooth jowls, wrinkles, and folds. A facelift is one of the only surgeries that can produce such dramatic, beautiful results in one session. 

Dr. Afrooz sets himself apart in the world of cosmetic facial surgery, thanks to an undying commitment to surgical excellence, reflected in the care he brings to each and every individual procedure. As part of this commitment, he provides a variety of techniques:

What are my facelift options? 

Mini Facelift

A mini facelift is similar to a traditional facelift, but it targets a smaller area of the face. A mini facelift addresses the cheeks and jowls and is a more “accelerated” version of a facelift, with shorter treatment time and a faster recovery. This procedure will leave some areas untreated, such as the forehead. It is an intricate procedure that must be performed with the highest level of precision and technical expertise.


A mid-facelift is a surgical procedure that targets the area between the lower eyelids and the mouth. It addresses sagging cheeks, deep nasolabial folds, and other signs of aging in the midface area. This procedure is less invasive than a full facelift, but more extensive than a mini facelift. It involves lifting the soft tissues of the cheeks to restore volume and definition to the midface region. The procedure requires a high level of surgical skill and precision but typically results in a shorter recovery time than a full facelift.

Lower Facelift 

A lower facelift tightens the jowls and eliminates the double chin, resulting in a defined jawline and a firmer, smoother neck. A lower facelift has multiple benefits, including less cost and invasiveness than a full facelift, no general anesthesia, minimal scarring, and the ability to reduce signs of aging, tighten the jowls and jawline, and enhance self-confidence.

Deep Plane Facelift 

A deep plane facelift is a more comprehensive version of a traditional facelift, providing longer-lasting and more dramatic results. It involves repositioning not only the skin but also the deeper tissues and muscles of the face, leading to a more youthful appearance that can last for up to 10 years. Unlike a mini facelift, a deep plane facelift addresses the entire face, including the forehead, mid-face, and neck.

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The Facelift Procedure

A facelift procedure takes time, often up to three hours. A facelift can vary depending upon the desires of the patient, so a number of different techniques may be involved. Typically, incisions are made around the ears, which is later closed using stitches. Then, excess skin is removed from the face, and the remaining skin is tightened to create a younger appearance. If you are combining a facelift with other procedures such as a neck lift, those will be performed at the same time.

Facelift Recovery

After your facelift in Miami Beach with Dr. Paul Afrooz, you can expect a recovery period of at least six weeks. Immediately after your surgery, we recommend getting as much rest as possible, as this will ensure a smooth and speedy recovery. You will have to be careful around the incisions and protect the skin from the sun and other irritants while you heal. You can expect some swelling or bruising for a few weeks after your procedure. Afterward, you should be able to enjoy the full results of your facelift. The results from a facelift are long-lasting, but they do not prevent further aging from occurring.

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Am I a candidate for a facelift? 

If you have sagging facial skin, jowls, or are tired of looking older than you feel, or believe that aesthetic refinement will enhance your look, you may be a good candidate for a facelift in Miami with Dr. Paul Afrooz. To find out what can be done to restore a refreshed, rejuvenated facial look, call us today to schedule a consultation. During your consultation, Dr. Afrooz will explain what results are possible through the procedure and discuss the cost with you.

What is the Cost of a Facelift?

Since facelifts are considered cosmetic procedures, they generally are not covered by insurance. Every facelift is customized to suit the needs of the individual, and the price of the surgery can vary. We accept most major credit cards and CareCredit to provide our patients with flexible payment options.

At Paul N. Afrooz, MD, our top priority is providing patients with exceptional care and beautiful results, and we believe those results are well worth the investment. However, we don’t want the cost of treatment to prevent you from having access to our services. With CareCredit, you can pay for your facelift in Miami with affordable monthly payments. Please contact us regarding any questions about financing or the cost of our procedures.

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Look Refreshed, Rejuvenated, and Restored - And like You.

If you are considering a facelift, choosing a highly-skilled, respected surgeon is the top priority. Dr. Paul N. Afrooz is a renowned cosmetic surgeon and specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face and body, offering his services to the men and women living in Miami, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and the surrounding areas of South Florida. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, contact us today.

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Facelift FAQs

How long will my facelift results last?

How can I reduce swelling after my facelift?

Are there any risks with facelift surgery?

What is the best age for facelift surgery?

What procedures can I combine with my facelift?

How long will my facelift results last?

The longevity of facelift results varies, but typically they can last anywhere from five to ten years, depending on individual factors and the specific techniques employed.

How can I reduce swelling after my facelift?

To minimize swelling after a facelift, following post-operative instructions such as keeping your head elevated, applying cold compresses, and taking prescribed medications as directed can be helpful.

Are there any risks with facelift surgery?

As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks associated with facelift surgery, including but not limited to infection, bleeding, scarring, and temporary numbness.

What is the best age for facelift surgery?

The ideal age for facelift surgery can vary depending on individual circumstances, but it is generally recommended for individuals in their 40s to 70s who show signs of aging and desire facial rejuvenation.

What procedures can I combine with my facelift?

Facelift surgery can be combined with complementary procedures such as eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), brow lift, or facial fat transfer to achieve more comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

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