Facelift or rhytidectomy is a cosmetic surgery that restores a more youthful look. It is considered the gold standard of anti-aging surgery because:
- Several aging signs are addressed in a single surgery
- Dramatic, long-lasting results are achieved
During a facelift, face and neck muscles are tightened and excess skin is removed for a smooth and lifted appearance. Neck contour and profile are enhanced and a more defined jawline is created. Time is turned back—patients look five to ten years younger and the aging rate is slowed down. Individual needs are suited, individual goals are reached, and dreams become a reality after a customized facelift procedure with top Miami, FL facelift surgeon, Dr. Marcelo Ghersi.
Customized Facelift Procedures
Modern plastic surgery is focused on customized procedures. Each facelift is tailored to the unique needs of the individual. Patients have more surgery options than ever and work with their surgeon to design a plan that helps them reach all of their goals. One of three facelift surgery options is chosen:
- A traditional facelift rejuvenates the midface, lower face, and neck.
- A mid- facelift rejuvenates the area around cheekbones and jaw.
- A mini facelift restores jawline definition.
Oftentimes, reaching the patient’s goals means combining a facelift with other procedures that address other skin and tissue issues. Popular add-on cosmetic procedures include:
- Blepharoplasty (eyelid lift)
- Forehead Lift (brow lift)
- Fat injections for volume loss
- Neck Lift
- Skin resurfacing for sun damaged, weathered skin
Some add-on procedures can be done at the same time as facelift surgery, while others might need to wait until the patient has recovered.
If you are interested in a customized facelift, we encourage you to schedule an initial consultation with Board-Certified and Fellowship-Trained facelift surgeon Dr. Marcelo Ghersi. Dr. Ghersi believes communication between patient and surgeon is key for you to receive optimal results. That communication starts at your initial consultation, which is divided into three parts:
- A thorough medical history evaluation
- A complete physical examination
- A detail oriented discussion
Your facelift goals and expectations are discussed. All of the numerous options for your surgery and techniques that address your specific concerns are gone over. Add-on procedures are recommended if they are appropriate for your situation. You are invited to ask Dr. Ghersi any questions you may have. Previous surgery patients have found this is a great opportunity to get to know Dr. Ghersi and his staff and obtain all of the important information needed to make a treatment decision. If you decide to have surgery, it is scheduled for a convenient time for you. If you need more time to make a treatment decision, you can schedule your surgery when you are ready.
Customized facelift costs can vary. Your procedure costs and all financing options are thoroughly explained during your initial consultation. More important than your procedure costs are your comfort with your surgeon and your confidence that your desired results will be delivered. It is also equally important to have peace of mind that your surgeon and your surgical facility have taken every possible step to ensure you receive the highest standard of care. Surgeon board-certification, fellowship-training, and facility accreditation are the patient care gold standards.
Reasons to Get a Facelift
A desire to improve moderate to severe sagging skin and wrinkling in the mid and lower face/neck is the most common reason men and women have a facelift. Although there are many effective minimally-invasive anti-aging cosmetic procedures available, they typically address skin quality rather than skin quantity and cannot come close to achieving the dramatic and long-lasting rejuvenation a facelift provides. Some of the specific anti-aging benefits facelift patients love are:
- Tighter, smoother skin with few wrinkles
- A rested, energized, and youthful appearance
- Lifted facial tissues with improved contour
While the procedure does not stop aging altogether, it slows the process down and keeps patients youthful and energized. Most patients look at least several years to a decade or more younger after recovery. Because of Dr. Ghersi’s education, experience, and artistry, results are natural and people are not able to notice that surgery was performed.
“I had heard about him on TV Despierta America, and I have a relative that got surgery with him a year ago. Dr Ghersi, Thank you so much for being such a caring Dr. I look 8 to 10 years younger after the surgery, my facelift has been a success, my husband and kids are very happy with the new me. Thank you for everything and especially for being there to answer all kinds of questions before and after the surgery.” – Real Patient
Frequently Asked Questions
The Plastic Surgery Institute (PSI) Miami is deeply committed to your health, your safety, and of course, your results. Unlike other plastic surgery groups, PSI Miami is entirely doctor-owned—businessmen and investors have no say in your health and safety. We have the premier clinical and surgical facility in Miami and South Florida. Key office features are:
- Covered parking, a large lobby, and a cafeteria
- Multiple receptions and examination rooms to maximize your privacy
- Award-winning clean, modern, and soothing décor
- Accreditation by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF)
Dr. Ghersi is known for his natural and beautiful facelift results and his caring personality. He is fully dedicated to helping you reach all of your goals and look your best. He is Board-Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the leading plastic surgeon accrediting body in the United States. He also currently holds active medical licenses in Florida and New York.
Dr. Ghersi has performed hundreds of customized facelift procedures. He has countless positive patient testimonials and a large collection of before and after photos online and at his office. As you will notice, each patient’s results are different, which is why customized procedures are so great. At your initial consultation, Dr. Ghersi will carefully select photos of patients who have anatomy and skin similar to yours. He will explain in great detail how your results will be similar and different than the ones in the pictures.
Dr. Ghersi performs revision facelifts for patients who received poor results from another plastic surgeon and patients who had their primary facelift many years ago and want improvements. Regardless of the patient’s reason for seeking another procedure, it is possible to achieve their goals. The facelift revision does not need to be identical to the original—it can be designed to meet the patient’s current aesthetic goals. Dr. Ghersi understands that a revision facelift is often more challenging than a primary facelift. He is an expert at resolving complex facial surgical problems and re-establishing a natural yet youthful look in patients who had a prior procedure.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Ghersi listens closely as you explain all of your cosmetic concerns, desires, and goals. He performs a complete examination of your face and neck, paying close attention to your anatomy, skin quality, and skin quantity. Together, you come up with a customized surgery that meets all of your needs. A patient-focused and result-oriented surgeon like Dr. Ghersi is a rarity in modern plastic surgery.
There are various nonsurgical creams and lasers that can reduce your fine lines and wrinkles and improve your skin texture. However, no nonsurgical treatment option can improve moderate to severe sagging skin like a facelift can. A facelift provides more dramatic results than nonsurgical treatment because excess skin is actually removed and tightened.
Dr. Ghersi is a world-renowned facelift surgeon who is accustomed to treating patients from all over the country and world. Dr. Ghersi and his staff are happy to help make trip arrangements for your initial facelift consultation. Or if you prefer, set up your initial consultation online through a video conferencing appointment.
If you decide to have surgery, Dr. Ghersi and his staff can help you and your family with travel, surgery, and recovery plans. Your patient coordinator can arrange for you to have a personal nurse if you wish. Out of town patients who come to Miami, FL on their own find this extremely helpful and comforting. International patients and foreign language speakers are pleased to know Dr. Ghersi speaks fluent Spanish, Italian, and French. Miami International Airport is easily reached from countries all over the world.