What Is a Facelift?
Dr. Angelo Cuzalina provides a full range of facial surgical treatments in Tulsa, OK. At Tulsa Surgical Arts, one of the most popular surgeries is a surgical facelift. Resulting in a refreshed appearance, a facelift targets specific regions of the face and helps decrease the appearance of sagging skin, wrinkles, and fine lines. For a younger-looking complexion, we can address lines near the eyes, cheeks, mouth, jowls, and neck. Before selecting the best facelift technique for you, Dr. Cuzalina will consider several factors, including the condition of your skin, the severity of skin laxity, your lifestyle, age, and anatomy. He can help you determine if you need a mini, mid, lower, or full facelift. Dr. Cuzalina is a highly trained and experienced surgeon who has years of experience performing facelift procedures. Using precise techniques, a conservative approach, and an artistic eye, Dr. Cuzalina's overall goal is to help you refresh your complexion so it appears rejuvenated, soft, and beautiful.
"I had a great experience at Tulsa Surgical Arts! Dr. Cuzalina and his wonderful staff treated me so well and made me feel comfortable. I love my BA results and would recommend them to anyone!"- L.H. / Google / Apr 04, 2020
"(Translated by Google) I had my surgery in another state and I had a small problem which Dr. Angelo helped me, thank you doctor for your help! (Original) Me realize mi cirugia en otro estado y presente un pequeño problema el cual el doctor Angelo me ayudo ,,,gracias doctor x su ayuda !!"- A.C. / Google / Apr 04, 2020
"Extremely happy with my results. I had a lot of surgery done and was really nervous but he did such a great job and everything exactly how I wanted, explained everything with great detail-took really good care of me. The staff is amazing, friendly and helpful, I stayed in the suite and the nurse was super attentive. Could not be happier or have asked for anything more- amazing job all together!!!"- M. / Healthgrades / Mar 17, 2020
"Dr. Cuzalina and his staff are truly amazing! Dr. Cuzalina actually takes the time to sit and talk with you about your options and you leave feeling at ease and excited. He does not rush you and was very kind and reassuring. His nurses are delightful and ease your anxiety with their warm personalities. From the receptionist/patient coordinators to the anesthesiologist, everyone is very kind. Tulsa surgical arts is the place to go! They have given me the confidence I never thought I would have! I cannot thank them enough"- C.F. / Google / Mar 04, 2020
"(Translated by Google) I thank the doctor who was kind enough to apologize after a little mishap ... and they gave me back the money I had paid ... thanks (Original) Agradezco al doctor k tuvo la amabilidad de disculparse después de un pequeño percance ... y a demás me devolvieron el dinero k había pagado ... gracias"- S.R. / Google / Mar 04, 2020
Is A Facelift Right For You?
If you experience sagging skin on the cheeks, underneath the eyes, or on the jowls, a facelift could address these issues. Depending on your cosmetic goals, a facelift can treat specific parts of the face. Age does not always determine the best time to receive a facelift. When it comes to determining the best facelift technique, Dr. Cuzalina will listen to your cosmetic goals, discuss your medical history, and assess your skin. The lifting technique is different for patients under the age of 50 compared to patients over the age of 60. In addition to your age, skin laxity is one of the most important factors to consider. Before undergoing surgery, facelift patients should maintain good health, refrain from smoking, and set realistic expectations.
We offer a variety of facelift techniques to address different parts or the entire face. Some procedures are slightly more invasive and intricate than others. To further enhance their appearance, patients can combine an eyelid lift, brow lift, or a rhinoplasty. Additionally, we can use noninvasive methods, such as BOTOX and dermal fillers, to improve your results. Some of the more common facelift techniques include:
- Full Facelift
Considered the gold standard, a full facelift creates an incision along the hairline, which extends down to the temples and reaches the base of your ears. To smooth the complexion, Dr. Cuzalina gently pulls and tightens the underlying facial tissues and muscles. This technique decreases excess wrinkles and sagging. The traditional facelift is used for patients who have signs of aggressive aging. During a full facelift, we can combine various treatments, including an eyelid lift and chin augmentation.
- Mini Facelift
During a mini facelift, a small incision is made around the ears to lift the skin to a higher position, which impacts the mouth and jawline. This method creates nice and subtle enhancements that look natural.
Incorporating a similar approach to the mini facelift, the mid-facelift addresses sagging skin on the cheeks and the upper jaw. The mid-facelift works well for patients who want to improve the lower two-thirds of the face, including the jowls.
- Lower Facelift
This particular facelift addresses the neck and chin, and in many cases, the jowls. If you prefer nonsurgical methods, Dr. Cuzalina can use KYBELLA injections to reduce a "double chin" and help you attain a younger-looking neck.
What to Expect
To ensure that you are ready to recover at home, our team will monitor you before releasing you. However, some out-of-town patients may prefer to stay in our overnight guest suite so they have additional help throughout the night. If you plan on going home, you will need a responsible adult to drive and stay with you for the first 24 hours. Before leaving, Dr. Cuzalina will schedule your follow-up appointments and provide detailed aftercare instructions. To ensure proper healing, you will have a large dressing wrapped around your head. On rare occasions, we may place surgical drains attached to bulbs that hang at your neck. These bulbs are removed in approximately 24 hours. To reduce any discomfort, such as bruising, swelling, drainage, and soreness, Dr. Cuzalina may prescribe pain medication. In about a month, you should look and feel much better. After the surgery, you will experience a glowing complexion with fewer lines and wrinkles. Overall, your face will appear naturally lifted and rejuvenated.
The Right Facelift for You
A facelift can take years off your face and create a rejuvenated appearance. At Tulsa Surgical Arts, we offer a wide variety of surgical techniques for your unique needs and goals. This procedure is meant to help you achieve a younger, natural-looking complexion. To learn more, we invite you to schedule an appointment at our Tulsa, OK office. During your appointment, Dr. Cuzalina will create a detailed treatment plan, and his team will provide information about costs and financial plans.