Moderate to severe wrinkles, creases and folds are best corrected with a facelift. John R. Barbour, MD, FACS, is a triple board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon offering face lift surgery as an anti-aging solution for men and women in the Washington, DC area, including Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria and surrounding communities in Virginia.
What is a Facelift?
A facelift is a cosmetic procedure that may reduce advanced signs of aging, such as deep wrinkles, facial folds and creases. The procedure produces dramatic results and may be combined with dermal fillers and injectables if needed.
What is a Mini Facelift?
The lower portion of the face around the mouth and nose shows some of the earliest signs of aging, such as smile lines and nasolabial folds. A mini facelift targets this area and is less extensive than a full facelift.
What are the Benefits of a Face Lift?
- Treats wrinkles that cannot be corrected with dermal fillers and injectables
- Smooths out the skin
- Produces a younger appearance
- Tailored to the individual needs of the patient
- May be combined with a neck lift
What is the Procedure for a Facelift?
For a full facelift, Dr. Barbour makes incisions along the hairline and in the natural crease in front of the ear. He may use sutures to tighten the facial muscles and reposition fat.
A mini facelift requires fewer incisions that may be made under the chin or along the ear. The underlying muscles are not modified during a mini face lift.
Liposuction may be used to remove any smaller pockets of fat that cannot be excised during the surgery.
What Should I Expect After a Face Lift?
For the first two weeks, you will need to rest at home and limit your activities. Your face may have bruising and swelling, especially around your eyes. It can take up to 12 months for you to see the full results of your face lift.
Is the Cost of a Facelift Covered by Insurance?
A face lift is an elective procedure, so it is not covered by medical insurance. We provide an estimated cost after your consultation. Barbour Plastic Surgery offers financing options for facelifts and our other services.
Men and women in the Washington, DC area, including Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria and surrounding communities in Virginia, rely on Dr. Barbour to produce amazing results with facelift surgery. Contact Barbour Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation.