Am I a candidate for facelift surgery?
You are a candidate for facelift surgery if you want to look 10- 15 years younger and improve that tired face looking back in the mirror. The facelift procedure will:
- Reposition fallen cheeks
- Restore and firm the jawline
- Tighten the neck line
- Eliminate the sagging skin and fat under the chin
Why have facelift surgery by Dr. Kaniff?
Dr. Thomas Kaniff is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in the rejuvenation of the face and neck. Dr. Kaniff has the experience, artistry, and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of a top-notch facial plastic surgeon.
Happy patients from Roseville, Folsom, and the Bay Area trust their facial surgery to Dr. Kaniff with over twenty years of plastic surgery experience. Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center has a proven track record of highly satisfied patients with remarkable results who have had plastic surgery, including facelift surgery at this plastic surgery center located in Sacramento, CA.
The Facelift Consultation
During your private face-lift consultation, Dr. Kaniff listens to and evaluates your concerns. A customized facelift cosmetic surgery plan is developed to address your individual concerns and give you a youthful, natural result. Our computer imaging tool helps you visualize your facelift procedure treatment plan. Other procedures that Sacramento patients have to compliment facelift surgery include: blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery, forehead or brow lift surgery, chin implant, dermal filler, fat transfer, and skin resurfacing. Dr. Kaniff will discuss these if they will benefit your appearance.
The Facelift Procedure
Facelift surgery procedure performed in the privacy and safety of the Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center, Inc. is located in Sacramento, California.
The face lift procedure repositions underlying muscles and deep tissues of the face and neck, as well as, removes sagging skin and unwanted fat.
The facelift incisions and techniques Dr. Thomas Kaniff uses vary to suit the patient’s needs, but in all cases the incisions are placed along natural skin creases, generally imperceptible once they heal. The deeper tissues/muscle layers (SMAS) are repositioned to their more youthful position. Dr. Kaniff has refined his innovative, advanced facelift surgery technique so there is no need for surgical drains making the aftercare easier.
Face lift surgery anesthesia is performed using the comfortable and safe twilight anesthesia – medication given intravenously in conjunction with local anesthesia. People are familiar with twilight anesthesia from having procedures such as oral surgery or colonoscopy. Dr. Kaniff does not recommend general anesthesia which often has a longer recovery, as well as, more bruising and nausea.
Facelift cosmetic surgery recovery is two to three weeks. Dr. Kaniff’s patients experience minimal pain after facelift surgery, but prescription pain medication is available if needed. Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center has a comprehensive facelift procedure wound care regimen that speeds healing and minimizes bruising.
After the face lift procedure most people return to work looking terrific in ten to fourteen days. Roseville minilift procedure patients return to work after five to seven days. Make-up can be applied after one week. Strenuous activity can begin after four to six weeks.
The cost of facelift surgery varies depending on the treatment plan developed at your facelift Sacramento consultation. A detailed fee estimate is provided after your consultation with Dr. Kaniff. Sacramento facelift financing options are available from Alphaeon Credit and Care Credit.
Facelift surgery results are long-lasting – about 10 – 15 years. A face lift turns back the clock about ten years depending on the degree of rejuvenation necessary.
Patients, husbands, family and friends from Sacramento to Roseville comment they are happy with the natural looking appearance of their face lift results, looking younger, rested and refreshed. Realistic expectations prior to surgery result in high levels of satisfaction after facelift surgery.
Sacramento Facelift Reviews
“My experience with a facelift at Dr. Kaniff’s office was very positive. I had consulted with two plastic surgeons previously and was impressed by Dr. Kaniff’s low pressure alternatives. One surgeon had an “all or nothing” approach and left me nearly in tears, but I found Dr. Kaniff to be open to whatever I felt comfortable doing. He made suggestions, but worked with me to find a way around my concerns. For example, the other surgeon wanted to do a brow lift with a center hairline incision which would be exposed with my preferred hairstyle. Dr. Kaniff offered to do the procedure with incisions at the temples, where they would be covered by my hair. Certainly, I never felt pressured to have more work done than I wanted. The staff was wonderfully supportive. Facial surgery is such a personal and emotional decision, but I felt completely at ease with Dr. Kaniff’s staff and pleased with the result. I continue to visit for botox injections.”– C.R
1. What is the difference between a facelift and a mini-lift?
A facelift is a procedure designed to improve the contour of the cheek and neck. Also called a lower facelift or a cheek-neck lift, the surgery repositions the deeper muscular layers. In the cheek this layer is referred to as the SMAS and in the neck the muscle is called the platysma. Once repositioned in a more refreshed, youthful position the overlapping skin is trimmed and the incision closed with meticulous plastic surgery closure techniques.
A mini-lift, also known as a K-Lift, is a procedure designed to restore high cheeks and to a much lesser degree the neck contour. Women from Folsom choose minilift surgery by Dr. Thomas Kaniff to improve their sagging cheek and jowling. The mini-lift procedure is shorter in duration and recovery.
2. How long does a facelift last?
Every one ages at a different rate for many reasons – genetics, environmental exposures, such as smoking, sun exposure, and stress. Generally speaking a facelift will last approximately ten years, with the aging processing continuing after the last stitch is placed. As years go by the facelift patient will always appear younger after their facelift in comparison to if they had never had the surgery.
Many Sacramento women choose to have a facelift tuck by Dr. Kaniff as they begin to notice laxity return to the cheek and/ or neck in a few years. One can maintain their result with good simple skin care, including sun block, as well as various non-invasive procedures such as fillers (Juvederm, Voluma, Sculptra, Restylane) and energy treatments to the skin (IPL, Venus Freeze).
3. Does facelift surgery differ between surgeons?
Like any good recipe, facelift surgery results differ between surgeons even though many of the steps are the same. The reason is that with each step from incision planning to the final stitch, and all steps in between, there are technical and artistic nuances that vary between surgeons. For this reason it is important to know if your surgeon specializes in facial plastic surgery like Dr. Thomas Kaniff. Be sure to look at several of their before and after photos, not just one or two examples. If you’re still not sure ask to speak with a patient who has had the procedure done to hear about their experience.