Using the latest techniques in Facelift surgery, Las Vegas plastic surgeon, Dr. Marvin Spann, can turn back the hands of time, making you look significantly younger, healthier, and more alert. A Facelift, also known as Rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin on the face and repositions drooping facial structures. It is important to find a skilled, experienced facial surgeon so a natural-looking result can be achieved. During a Facelift procedure, Dr. Marvin Spann can also perform a Neck Lift for patients with loose and hanging skin within the neck. This creates an overall improvement to the facial profile from the forehead all the way down to the neck. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Marvin Spann!
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"I have had great experiences at Couture Dermatology! Dr. Candace Spann is very personable and professional. I recommend her to all of my family and friends! Recently, I had the IPL procedure done on my face, to remove age spots, and I have had amazing results! Tonia, who is the aesthetician, did a fantastic job! I don't have to wear any foundation anymore! Thanks Tonia!"- S.B. / Yelp / Nov 12, 2017
"Dr. Candace takes her time with you, explaining the care plan, options & alternatives. She is patient & caring. Her staff always seems on point."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Nov 11, 2017
"Dr.Marvin Spann is very courteous. Service has been excellent. Staff also is very patient and friendly.He always makes you feel important. Many time going thru cancer treatment, surgery, radiation,and all that goes with breast cancer. I can truly say there were days when I wanted to cry, but his spirit always lifts mind He would always say something funny or come in singing. He's a very professional doctor..."- D.W. / Healthgrades / Oct 23, 2017
"What a great staff! Beautiful office. I have seen both Dr. Marvin and Candace Spann for cosmetic procedures and laser treatments. The Dr.s were both very attentive and made me feel comfortable in my procedures."- N.S. / Yelp / Nov 22, 2016
There are various techniques used today to perform a Facelift. Facial anatomy, skin laxity and the overall aesthetic goal of the patient will determine the best approach. Each procedure will be unique to the patient and will vary based on the type and location of the incision, the number of tissue layers affected, the plane of elevation and the level of invasiveness.
Skin Only Facelift
The skin only Facelift has been in practice since the early 1900's. Known as a cutaneous Facelift, this technique is less invasive because it addresses the skin only. The result of this surgery is a bit more subtle than some of the newer muscle tightening procedures. It also offers a lower risk of complications and typically results in a shorter recovery period for the patient.
Traditional Facelift (SMAS)
This SMAS Facelift is considered the gold standard. This surgery, while more complicated, produces results that are more dramatic and longer lasting. The technique involves manipulating a group of muscles beneath the skin known as the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS). This section of muscle controls facial expression. An incision is made along the hairline from the temple to just behind the earlobe. The skin is then separated and lifted. The underlying muscles and tissue are tightened and secured so they maintain their new position.
Deep Plane Lift
The deep plane lift goes a step further than the traditional approach. It is better suited for those with severe sagging and drooping — usually reserved for older patients. In addition to the SMAS layer being adjusted, a deeper section, known as the deep plane, is also treated. While this procedure offers certain advantages over a traditional Facelift, surgeons must be skilled and act with caution so facial nerves are not damaged during the surgical process.
A mini Facelift is geared towards patients who want some of the benefits of a Facelift, while at the same time minimizing the cost and invasive nature of the surgery. Some procedures that are considered “mini” include the “Quicklift” or “Lifestyle Lift”. Patients who wish to maximize the outcome of their surgery, resulting in the most dramatic results, will most likely need to turn to having a full Facelift in order to meet these aesthetic goals.
All Facelift procedures are performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility. The length of the surgery will vary, but it generally takes between 3-4 hours. This surgery is considered an outpatient procedure. However, some patients may be required to stay overnight in the hospital. After surgery, patients will be bruised and swollen and the face and neck will feel tight. This will gradually improve within a few days. It is common for patients to feel anxious about how their face will appear. Patients need to understand it can take several full months for the final results to appear.
Each Facelift surgery is unique and will be tailored to each patient. Most patients can expect to pay between $6,000-$8,000 for a less invasive/skin only Facelift, while more invasive procedures, such as the SMAS Facelift and the deep plane Facelift, can run between $6,000-$11,000. Medical review sites list the average Facelift cost at $11,050.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $6,000 - $11,000
- Recovery Time
- 2-4 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2-4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Day
- Procedure Recovery Location
BOTOX®, injectable fillers, microdermabrasion and chemical peels are examples of some non-surgical procedures that can assist in smoothing out wrinkles, improving fine lines and adding facial volume. These procedures also help to even out skin tone. However, these are treatments that will only affect the skin’s surface. Patients with loose skin, drooping jowls or a sagging neck will need to consider surgery if they want these features improved.
Will I Look Fake?
In the days immediately following Facelift surgery, patients will feel tight and pulled. These are some short-term effects, but they will subside. It’s important to find a reputable surgeon skilled in facial surgery. Surgeons who know what they are doing will make every effort to work within the confines of the patient’s bone, skin, and muscle structures so a younger, more natural look can result.
Facelift surgery does require a long incision. However, in almost all cases, these scars are well hidden as they fall just along the hairline and around the ears in the natural folds of the scalp. In most cases, the scars should be barely visible to the naked eye.
The common age range for patients who undergo a Facelift is between 50-70. It is safe to say most patients will look 5-10 years younger following a Facelift procedure. Younger patients (40-50 years old) generally have stronger skin elasticity so their results may last longer than those of someone older. However, older patients may have results that appear more dramatic and, for them, this can be very worthwhile. Patients should think of a Facelift as a process to turn back the aging clock. You will still age, but you will appear a few years younger.