Although many men and women may look in the mirror and find they desire a more youthful appearance, not everyone needs an extensive facelift procedure to counter the early signs of aging. Dr. Leonard Miller, the founder of the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation, has developed a unique facelift technique, designed around his patient’s most common needs. Dr. Miller’s natural surgical facelift can restore a youthful appearance while placing very little pull on the upper aspect of the face, and not effecting the mouth, to ensure organic-looking results. One of the most popular surgical facelifts performed today, Dr. Miller’s natural surgical facelift provides long-lasting results that are safer, less extensive, and better tolerated than other traditional facelift procedures. With a rapid recovery, even those with a busy schedule can fit the natural surgical facelift into their lives.
ABOUT THE NATURAL FACELIFT IN BOSTON
Incorporating innovative, state-of-the-art techniques, along with tried-and-true theory, Dr. Miller has created a facelift that will sculpt and tighten the face, jawline, and neck in a manner that never appears “done” or overly taut and tight. Using several fine incisions, meticulously placed, Dr. Miller can smooth the lower third of the face, easing the jowls and eliminating lax, sagging skin of the neck. The natural surgical facelift will leave patients looking lifted, and more youthful, without any visible signs of plastic surgery.
Along with improvements for the lower face, Dr. Miller’s treatment plan can also include additional surgical and noninvasive techniques that will provide optimal facial rejuvenation. This can include his game-changing surgical approach for the neck, achieved through a small incision under the chin. In some cases, Dr. Miller may recommend liposuction to help improve the overall appearance of the neck and jowls. His natural surgical facelift can also be combined with non-invasive techniques such as Botox®, fat transfer injections, soft tissue fillers like Restylane® or Juvederm®, or laser treatments, for dramatic and long-lasting rejuvenation of the entire face.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR A NATURAL FACELIFT
Men and women of all skin types and ethnicities can be a potential candidate for Dr. Miller’s natural surgical facelift. The ideal patient will be in overall good health, looking to restore a youthful appearance, hold a clear understanding of the technique, and carry reasonable surgical expectations. It is important that patients commit to the recovery requirements, taking proper time to rest and recovery after the procedure. Although the natural surgical facelift can provide excellent results for most people, the surgery is not for everyone. Those with poor tissue elasticity, or are in search of significant correction, may do better with a more extensive facelift procedure. Conversely, some patients may find a noninvasive procedure, such as Profound or ThermiTight, which can achieve their desired results using radiofrequency technology. Prior to scheduling a natural surgical facelift, a private consultation will be arranged with Dr. Miller. At this time, he will determine the best technique(s) for reaching a specific patient’s aesthetic goals.
DR. MILLER’S NATURAL FACELIFT PROCEDURE
Dr. Miller performs his natural surgical facelift in his fully accredited surgical suite at the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation’s Brookline office. The procedure is performed under IV or oral sedation, taking from two to three hours. The time of surgery will depend on the individual patient, their extent of correction, the complexity of surgery, and the number of techniques included. The natural surgical facelift is outpatient surgery, resulting in minimal discomfort, so patients are able to leave the office after a short post-op period.
RECOVERY and results FROM A NATURAL FACELIFT
Dr. Miller’s natural surgical facelift is unique in that it requires a short, rapid recovery, taking from one to two weeks. While some bruising and minor swelling can be expected, these generally resolve in 7-10 days. For the first two weeks, patients are encouraged to limit activity and avoid strenuous activities, exercise, and heavy lifting. In less than a week, most patients are feeling and looking well enough to return to work.
The results of a natural surgical facelift are subtle, yet take years off of the appearance. Most all of Dr. Miller’s patients are very happy with their results, which last for years to come. While the skin will continue to age, Dr. Miller will suggest additional noninvasive services, like Botox, filler injections, medical facials, and laser treatments which can help to maintain the youthful looking results.
THE COST OF A NATURAL FACELIFT
The costs associated with the natural surgical facelift will vary from patient to patient, depending on the extent of correction and the specific techniques involved. Dr. Miller’s price will be all inclusive: surgical fees, anesthesiologist’s costs, facility fee, medications, surgical garments, and follow-up care. This procedure, as with most cosmetic techniques, is not generally covered by insurance, and the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation does not accept medical insurance of any kind. However, should your procedure can be covered by your insurance company, Dr. Miller will gladly refer you to the appropriate plastic surgeon whose office does accept insurance.
Schedule your consultation with Dr. Miller to learn more about the natural surgical facelift. At this time, Dr. Miller will determine the exact cost of your procedure. Our patient coordinator, Robyn Sola, will take time to go over all of your payment options, including medical financing through Care Credit. Call the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation at 617.735.8735 or fill out our online Contact Us form to get started towards your natural facelift.
NATURAL FACELIFT FAQ
What is a natural facelift procedure?
The natural surgical facelift, from the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation, is an innovative procedure designed to lift and smooth the lower third of the face and neck. The results are natural-looking, without appearing tight or overdone. Dr. Miller’s technique is safer and more affordable than the traditional facelift procedure.
How long does a natural facelift take to perform?
Depending on the individual patient, and their desired level of correction, most natural surgical facelift procedures will take from two to three hours to perform. The surgery is done on an outpatient basis, meaning patients are back home the same day.
How soon can I go back to work after a natural facelift procedure?
In less than a week, many natural surgical facelift patients are feeling good enough to return to work, school, and their routine activities. However, strenuous exercise, vigorous activities, and heavy lifting should be avoided for the first two to four weeks.
Am I a good candidate for a natural facelift with Dr. Miller?
The ideal candidate for a natural surgical facelift will be in good health, understand the surgical procedure, and hold realistic expectations for the results. The best patients will be looking to refresh their appearance, without needing the extensive correction achieved with a traditional facelift.
What are the risks of a natural facelift procedure?
Dr. Miller’s natural surgical facelift is a trusted procedure that is safer than the more extensive traditional facelift technique. However, as it is an invasive procedure, there is always a small chance complications will arise. Although rare, these can include infection, scarring, bleeding, asymmetry, and nerve damage. Dr. Miller will discuss the risk for complications during your natural surgical facelift consultation.