At Hillcrest Dermatology & Plastic Surgery in Orlando, a facelift can correct deep folds and creases around your nose and mouth and lax skin on the jowls and neck. Renowned for his in-depth facial plastic surgery knowledge and skills, Dr. Kenrick Spence has developed a unique component facelift protocol to precisely evaluate and correct your unique pattern of aging. The benefits: you'll look naturally younger, with a beautifully smooth, elegantly contoured face.
In addition, Dr. Spence is one of the few facial plastic surgeons with the experience and abilities needed for revisionary facelifts. Both men and women dissatisfied with their results from other surgeons often turn to Dr. Spence for his unique skills in performing revisionary, also known as "redo", facelifts.
Take the first step on your journey to enhancing your facial contours. Request a consultation with Dr. Spence today to find out if a facelift in Orlando is right for you. Or, you can give us a call at (407) 999-2585, and one of our knowledgeable staff members will be happy to help you.
Who is a Candidate for a Facelift?
You may benefit from a face lift if:
- You have lax skin on your jaw line and neck, with deep facial folds
- You have lost volume in your cheeks
- Your face is lined and wrinkled in the lower half
- Your facial skin is sagging
- You look as if you have a double chin due to excess fat under your chin and in your neck
To view the naturally beautiful results that Dr. Spence achieves, view our Before & After Photos.
Preparing for Your Procedure
In contrast to many other facelift surgeons in Orlando, Dr. Spence conducts a detailed evaluation of the facial aesthetics involved in your procedure, including your skin and your facial bone structure. He will have a detailed discussion with you about the results you want to achieve. Dr. Spence uses that information to design a facelift treatment plan that can restore each element of your face for youthful facial harmony.
Dr. Spence will tailor a unique skin care regimen for you to follow prior to your procedure. He will also provide you with detailed instructions for your recovery, so that you can prepare ahead of time. Learn more by reading our Facelift FAQs.
To address the needs of patients who want a complete facial rejuvenation as well as patients who need only more subtle enhancement, Dr. Spence offers two types of facelift procedures: the component facelift and the MACS lift. After evaluating your facial structure and skin and discussing your goals, he will advise you on which method is most appropriate for you.
Component Facelift Procedure
Based on your individualized facial aging, your component facelift procedure may include relocating underlying facial structures, replenishing lost fat to restore your skin's fullness, and reconditioning areas of sagging or damaged skin.
Dr. Spence begins the procedure by skillfully placing incisions so that they are not visible, such as within your hairline or along the line of the ear. To extend the success of your facelift, Dr. Spence precisely loosens the skin from the muscle below (SMAS), and then tightens the muscle meticulously to achieve a more youthful appearance that lasts longer than most facelifts. By reshaping the face through lifting and tightening the underlying muscle and tissues, he avoids that overly tight look while providing you with the refreshed vitality that you desire.
Customizing each procedure to achieve the best possible results, Dr. Spence may use liposuction to remove excess fat deposits on your neck. To replenish lost volume, he may use fat grafting, which further prolongs the longevity of your facelift results. In addition, Dr. Spence frequently addresses lines around the eyes and lips with chemical peels.
Where appropriate, Dr. Spence may combine complementary procedures with a facelift, such as a brow lift with upper and lower eyelid surgery to rejuvenate the entire face.
Depending on the extent of the facelift and your general health, you may stay in the hospital overnight or be discharged later that evening.
Recovery & Results
Component facelift recovery typically takes 2 weeks, though some patients experience minor swelling for several weeks. Most patients can go out in public within 10 days, using camouflage make up. The benefits of a component facelift from Dr. Spence include: healthy-looking skin, a firm jawline, youthfully full cheeks, and an overall naturally rejuvenated appearance.