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Why Choose a Facelift?

A facelift can make you look refreshed, rejuvenated, and younger while leaving no trace of cosmetic work. Instead of transforming your facial appearance, it can reintroduce you to your younger self from 10 or 20 years ago. If you meet your friends and family after the recovery period, they’re likely to note how much younger you look without guessing your secret. Dr. Boustany specializes in highly personalized techniques for your facelift in Boston that address your unique concerns without revealing the source of your youthful beauty.

Dr. Boustany’s personalized facelift techniques

Dr. Boustany is a Harvard-trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in the latest and safest facelift techniques. She performs this personalized procedure with the utmost precision and attention to detail. Instead of following a cookie-cutter template, she curates a treatment plan based on your unique facial anatomy and cosmetic expectations. The procedure generally involves removing excess fat and sagging skin, but Dr. Boustany favors subtle modifications that look natural, without the windblown or overly-taut look that most people fear.

clients after their facelift in boston

Am I a suitable candidate for a facelift?

Consider a facelift (or neck lift) if you find yourself dissatisfied with your reflection. If you notice sagging, wrinkles, or signs of aging, along with the development of deep jowls and nasolabial folds, you may be an ideal candidate for these procedures. The primary goal of a facelift is to make you look younger rather than changing your existing facial features. You will still look like yourself, but more like how you looked 10 or 20 years ago.

Dr. Boustany performs a 100% personalized procedure that involves removing excess skin and fat and repositioning the underlying muscles to ensure complete naturalness. The results are permanent, and it might be a decade before age catches up to you again. If that sounds like something you’re interested in, you’re probably the ideal candidate for a facelift in Boston. However, Dr. Boustany will also perform numerous tests and examine your facial skin to ensure you’re the ideal candidate.

client after a facelift in boston

What can a facelift improve?

  • Lift facial skin and tissues
  • Remove sagging skin from the jawline
  • Soften the wrinkles, creases, and fine lines
  • Tighten the underlying muscles
  • Make your skin look taut and firm
  • Provide a sculpted jawline
  • Remove sagging jowls
  • Remove excess fat deposits under the chin
  • Remove excess skin from the upper neck

What happens during the facelift?

Everyone has unique facial anatomy and facial skin quality. As such, all facelift techniques must be unique to you. Dr. Boustany understands that all facelifts should be personalized according to your unique needs and goals. That’s why her facelift treatment plan starts with a thorough evaluation of your facial skin and anatomy, followed by a discussion of your concerns, goals, and expectations.

Your facelift in Boston is performed as an outpatient procedure in a premier Boston hospital under the care of distinguished team members, most of whom are Harvard-affiliated with a rigorous training background. The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia but may also involve local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. The entire surgery will take a few hours, but you won’t have any recollection of it.

Dr. Boustany follows a unique, personalized approach to a facelift. She carefully makes incisions behind the ears, along the hairline, under the chin, and in other locations that usually remain hidden from plain view. She will precisely reposition fat tissues, remove excess skin and fat, and tighten the underlying muscles. Finally, the incisions will be closed with the utmost precision to minimize scarring.

After the surgery, you’ll be taken to our recovery suite, where our healthcare professionals will monitor you to rule out the possibility of complications or bad reactions to anesthesia. Your face will be bandaged, but you’ll be allowed to return home the very same day. However, you must have someone else drive you, and you should arrange for someone to stay with you during the initial days of your recovery.

client after a facelift in boston

What happens after the facelift?

You should expect mild swelling and bruising for the first two weeks, following which the side effects will gradually dissipate. Dr. Boustany will prescribe medications with specific instructions to prevent infections, minimize discomfort, and ensure optimal healing. You must follow her instructions precisely. You should also keep your head elevated at all times, even while sleeping, and avoid sun exposure, heavy lifting, and strenuous activities for a few weeks. The entire recovery period should take around six weeks, but you can resume most of your daily activities in two weeks.

Facelift FAQs

Are there any risks or complications associated with facelift surgery?

Like any surgical procedure, facelift surgery carries risks such as infection, bleeding, scarring, and nerve damage. Complications may include hematoma, seroma, or unfavorable scarring. However, you can significantly reduce these risks by choosing a Harvard fellowship-trained facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon like Dr. Boustany and following all pre- and post-operative care instructions diligently.

How long do the results of a facelift last?

The longevity of facelift results varies from person to person, depending on factors such as age, skin quality, and lifestyle habits. Generally, the effects of a facelift can last for 7 to 10 years. However, ongoing aging and environmental factors can gradually affect the results over time.

Will a facelift address other signs of aging, such as wrinkles or sagging skin in the neck?

Yes, a facelift can improve various signs of facial aging, including wrinkles, sagging skin, and jowls. Depending on the specific techniques used, a facelift can also address sagging skin in the neck region, providing a more comprehensive rejuvenation of the lower face and neck.

Are there alternative treatments to a traditional facelift?

Yes, there are non-surgical alternatives to traditional facelift surgery. These include injectable fillers, laser resurfacing, and thread lifts, among others. While these treatments may offer temporary improvements, they do not provide the same level of results as a surgical facelift.

How much does a facelift cost, and is it covered by insurance?

The cost of a facelift varies depending on the extent of the procedure. Furthermore, since facelift surgery is considered elective cosmetic surgery, it is not covered by insurance. Please consult Dr. Boustany to explore your facelift options and receive a personalized quote.

Why choose Dr. Boustany for your Boston facelift?

Dr. Boustany is a Harvard fellowship-trained facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon with keen artistic sensibilities and a talented team of Harvard-affiliated professionals to support her. She focuses on elevating your facial features and reversing the hands of time, reintroducing you to your younger self. Her innovative techniques ensure naturalized and subtle results that leave no obvious signs of cosmetic work. To learn more about your options for a facelift in Boston, contact our office today.


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