Facelift in Las Vegas by Dr. Arthur Cambeiro
When facial aging becomes more than what topical creams or cosmetic injections can handle, a facelift maybe your best option to preserve and enhance your facial beauty. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Arthur Cambeiro, offers facelifts and mini facelifts to patients in Las Vegas and Henderson communities.
To learn more about SurgiSpa Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, and how we can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Developing Your Facelift Surgical Plan
During your first visit, Dr. Cambeiro will discuss the procedure with you, help you understand what you can expect from the surgery, listen to your questions, and address your concerns. Together, you and Dr. Cambeiro will develop your facelift surgical plan based on your facial anatomy, your personal goals for your appearance, and your health. We ask you to review the eleven important questions to ask when choosing a plastic surgeon to prepare yourself for this consultation.
During your consultation, Dr. Cambeiro will
- Let you watch a video of the procedure
- Study your facial anatomy
- Explain the surgery, including incisions, fat repositioning, and recovery
- Discuss the risks associated with facelift
- Teach you everything you need to know about the procedure options so you can choose the approach that is best for you
We pride ourselves on our transparent approach and explaining the realistic possibilities you can expect from the procedure. Dr. Cambeiro puts a premium on patient safety and does not conduct operations that are not best suited for his patients.
The most significant signs that a facelift may be ideal for you are as follows:
- If your jowls sag
- If neck banding becomes prominent
- If your skin smooths over when you pull it back
- If you have been utilizing dermal fillers for some time
Patients are considered ideal candidates for cosmetic surgery when they are in good health, don’t smoke, at a good weight, and have realistic expectations of the results.
Why Dr. Cambeiro?
voted one of Las Vegas' top plastic surgeons 15 years in row
Impressive Credentials: Mayo Clinic trained and Double-Board Certified
An Honest, caring approach with a dedication to patient safety and satisfaction
The Benefits of Facelift
A common myth about facelift surgery is that it will give the patient a “windblown” appearance. Dr. Cambeiro prides himself on his keen aesthetic sense when performing an operation and making his facelift patients look a more well-rested, youthful version of themselves. He does this by:
- Redefining the neckline
- Eliminating sagging jowls
- Creating a smooth facial skin texture
- Eliminating deep creases
- Delivering natural, appealing results
You need not worry about having that “done” look. Most of your friends and associates will remark on how good you look without ever being the wiser that you’ve had cosmetic treatment.
The SurgiSpa Facelift Experience
Here is a detailed chain of events that will give you confidence that SurgiSpa will deliver optimal results by accommodating your needs and concerns during the entire process.
If you decide to have a facelift operation after your consultation, we will answer any questions that weren’t covered during your initial visit. You will meet with a board-certified anesthesiologist who will explain your sedation process and answer any questions you may have.
The Facelift Procedure
Dr. Cambeiro employs two different techniques, the traditional facelift, and the short scar or mini-facelift.
After sedation, Dr. Cambeiro will make his initial incision to access tissue and muscle. Depending on the technique and the amount of repositioning, the procedure can last anywhere between two and six hours.
The traditional facelift incision begins at the temples and traces along the hairline, continues around the ear, and into the lower scalp. Dr. Cambeiro may reposition the fat from the jowls and around the neck to lift deeply layered muscles. Once this facial sculpting process is finished, he will drape the skin over the new facial contours and trim away any excess skin. Most of our patients return home on the same day as their surgery.
The mini-facelift will tighten and reposition the underlying tissue and muscle with a smaller incision than the traditional facelift. Dr. Cambeiro will eliminate excess skin, then close with sutures.
The Facelift Recovery
After surgery, you should plan to rest for recovery and healing. We will apply bandages to cover your face for a few days after surgery. You should expect some bruising and swelling, which will subside in a week or two.
For the few days after your surgery, we will prescribe medication to enhance your comfort. Also, we recommend cold compresses to reduce pain and swelling. You shouldn’t plan to exercise or perform strenuous activity for at least four weeks. We also ask you to sleep with your head elevated above your heart.
To learn if you are a good candidate for a facelift or have any other questions about the procedures and treatments we provide, contact us today to schedule a consultation.
You can also choose to add facial fat grafting to your facelift to augment your results. In this method, Dr. Cambeiro will use liposuction to remove fat from another area of your body. He will process the fat and then make small injections into specific areas of your face, such as the cheeks, lower eyelids, and other facial areas that will benefit from fat grafting. This method is safe, natural, and allows Dr. Cambeiro to provide you with the best end result. Dr. Cambeiro will discuss this method with you in consultation to see if it is right for you.
Results from a facelift vary from patient to patient. Factors like health, skin elasticity, skin tone, lifestyle habits, and sun exposure all play a hand in how long your results will last. Most patients should expect the benefits to last at least ten years. Although a facelift will not stop the aging process going forward, expect to look ten years younger even after a decade.
Any discomfort you may experience after a facelift is usually tolerable and easily managed by prescribed medication.
Women and men who wish to have smoother skin textures, and a more defined jawline should consider having a facelift as soon as possible. Although many people is a procedure only for older patients, we are seeing a trend of younger people seeking the benefits of this operation.
We recommend for you to be close to or at your optimal weight before having a facelift. When there is a significant weight loss after surgery, excess skin that is often created through weight loss may diminish your benefits.
Dr. Cambiero often combines facelifts with other procedures, such as eyelid surgery or forehead lifting, either at the time of the facelift or in subsequent operations. Some patients may also be candidates for Ultherapy®, a non-surgical facelift alternative that uses ultrasound energy to tighten skin.