Lift & refine for a more youthful look with a Boston facelift

Your face is obviously an important aspect of your appearance and personality, but unfortunately, that’s exactly where the signs of aging first become apparent. The effects of aging, sun damage, pollution, and general stress can take their toll on your face and neckline.

Using advanced facelift techniques like the deep plane or short scar methods, Boston plastic surgeon Dr. Fouad J. Samaha can help turn back the clock to reveal a younger, more rejuvenated you.

Before & After » SEE Patient results in our gallery

What can a Boston facelift correct?

Facelift surgery can treat the following concerns:

  • Facial creases and folds
  • Heavy jowls
  • Fat deposits under the jawline
  • Sagging skin in the lower face and neck

How a facelift works

A Boston facelift can turn back the clock and considerably reduce undesirable changes by removing excess skin, tightening the underlying muscles and re-draping the skin around the neck and face. Surgical incisions are placed behind the hairline or in areas that follow the natural contour of your skin.

The Boston Plastic Surgery approach to facelifts

Our experienced board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Samaha, personalizes the procedure to suit each patient’s anatomy and goals so that he can reduce the signs of aging in the mid and lower face while preserving a natural appearance. His goal is to successfully provide you with a less “surgical” and more natural look by using a variety of advanced surgical methods, including deep plane facelifts and short scar techniques (when appropriate). For men, he will adjust the facelift plan to preserve a masculine appearance.

Deep plane facelift

The deep plane facelift is a specialized technique that addresses facial aging by tightening and raising the musculature and ligaments of the face, as well as fallen cheek pads, without placing any tension on the skin. The deep plane technique allows Dr. Samaha to create a more natural-looking result when compared with the superficial musculo-aponeurotic system (SMAS) facelift technique used in most facelift procedures today.

Mini facelift

Under the right circumstances, a “mini-lift” may achieve your desired result by combining short-scar techniques with less invasive methods to lift the tissues and tighten the muscles of the face.

Facelift + fat grafting

Often used in conjunction with a facelift, fat grafting can help to fill in hollow areas and “re-volumize” the face for a more youthful appearance. During the procedure, fat cells are harvested from your own body, purified, and gently grafted. Commonly used to treat the lips, grooves between lips and cheek, and hollowed cheeks, fat grafting can be a successful, long-lasting option for soft tissue augmentation. Volume restoration is essential in the process of facial rejuvenation, and Dr. Samaha can discuss with you the pros and cons of fat grafting vs. injectable fillers to help you achieve your goals.

Boston Facelift before and after

For this facelift patient, Dr. Samaha used a conservative approach to address the jowls and enhance the jawline and the neck area while maintaining a natural appearance. Post-surgery photos were taken 3 months after surgery.

Completing the look with related procedures

Facelift surgery will not change the shape of your nose, eyes, forehead, or overall skin texture, but it can be combined with other procedures to achieve these results, depending on your goals. A facelift may be performed in conjunction with another procedure such as a brow lift, eyelid surgery, laser skin resurfacing, or chin augmentation. (If the problem areas are limited to the neck, an isolated neck lift may be recommended.)

It is especially common to combine a facelift with laser skin resurfacing to repair skin damage, i.e. dark spots and fine lines; these two procedures can often be performed simultaneously, resulting in a more complete rejuvenation.

Schedule your Boston facelift consultation today

Would you like to learn more about how facial plastic surgery can renew your appearance? Do you need more information about the risks or costs involved? We encourage you to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Samaha at Boston Plastic Surgery. He will happily meet with you one-on-one to discuss all of your questions, goals, and help come up with the best plan for you.

Am I a good candidate for cosmetic surgery?

Speaking with a board certified plastic surgeon is the only way to determine if a procedure is right for you, but there are some general criteria that must be met for cosmetic surgery to be performed safely and successfully.

  • I am in overall good health.
  • I do not have any underlying conditions that will impact healing.
  • I am a non-smoker or willing to quit at least a month before surgery.
  • I have reasonable expectations about my results.

If these statements do not apply to you, you may not be a good candidate for cosmetic surgery.