Dr. Bloom’s facelift procedure

According to Dr. Bloom, a facelift is the most rejuvenating procedure performed at Bloom Facial Plastic Surgery. He customizes every facelift to meet each patient’s needs and desired outcomes, and specializes in the deep plane face technique, combined with a neck lift. This method allows for the best results in the most natural way. The focus of the procedure is on the release of the facial retaining ligaments, allowing the face to be resuspended without looking pulled, stretched, or unnatural. 

He essentially takes the muscle layer, releases it from its underlying attachments to the bone and the skin, and then resuspends it to a higher, more youthful position.

Dr. Bloom regularly performs deep plane face and neck lift procedures at a hospital in the safest and most effective manner. He has been performing facelifts in Philadelphia for over 10 years, and now teaches it to other facial plastic surgeons.

Am I a candidate for facelift surgery?

Good candidates for facelift surgery in Philadelphia are having the procedure done to please themselves, not others.

  • Realistic in their goals and expectations
  • A more youthful appearance
  • You should be a non-smoker
  • In good mental and physical health
  • Good skin elasticity at the time of your facelift in Philadelphia

If you are not sure whether a facelift is right for you, we can discuss the pros and cons of the treatment in depth during your private consultation.

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What are the benefits of a facelift?

  • Helps correct the signs of aging -- A facelift can combat sagging skin, a loss of definition in the jawline, drooping jowls, a double chin, lines, creases and wrinkles, volume loss and thinning skin.
  • Is appropriate for any gender -- Today, patients of all genders can enjoy the benefits of a facelift, not just women. A facelift simply makes you look more youthful and rejuvenated without erasing the uniqueness of your appearance. 
  • Can be performed at many different stages of maturity -- Whether you are in your 60’s or 70’s, or you are just beginning to see the signs of aging, a facelift can benefit you significantly. The most important eligibility criterion is not your age but your overall health. The elasticity of your skin and whether or not you smoke will also factor into your candidacy.
  • Can be combined with other procedures -- A facelift can be paired with a neck lift, blepharoplasty, a brow lift or many non-surgical treatments such as dermal fillers or chemical peels.
  • Well-hidden scars -- Incisions during a facelift are virtually impossible to see once they have healed. They are typically placed behind the ears and hidden within the hairline. You can also use medical-grade scar cream to further fade the lines. 
  • Natural-looking outcome -- Today’s facelift results are nuanced, subtle and elegant, and when performed by our board-certified plastic surgeons, a facelift will take years off of your appearance without sacrificing the organic quality or spontaneity of your facial expressions. You will look just like yourself, only more well-rested, relaxed and revitalized.
  • Enhanced self-confidence -- A facelift can help you to look just as vital and youthful on the outside as you feel on the inside. It can make you feel more comfortable and at ease in social situations, at work, and when dating. People are more active and busy today in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s than ever before in history, so undergoing facial surgical rejuvenation can be a wonderful way to ensure your image is working for you.

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What other procedures can be done with a facelift?

Dr. Bloom most frequently performs eyelid rejuvenation surgery or fat grafting to compliment the results of a deep plane facelift in Philadelphia. Further rejuvenation with eyelid surgery helps to brighten the face. In patients who are lacking facial volume, the addition of fat grafting adds healthy-looking volume to the face. The goal of every facelift procedure is to achieve an improved, rejuvenated, natural-looking appearance.

What to expect during your consultation 

Before your facelift, you will meet with Dr. Bloom to go over your areas of concern and your personal aesthetic goals. During this initial meeting, it’s Dr. Bloom’s objective to understand exactly what you want and to explain in detail how he can provide improvement. He will show you examples of other facelift patients with the same type of facial aging that you have. 

He will also show you before and after photos of patients at all stages of the recovery process so that you can plan your life around the downtime you may need. He will take you step-by-step through the procedure and recovery process so that you know exactly what to expect. Your consultation with Dr. Bloom is the perfect time to ask any questions or bring up any concerns you may have. In addition, when you choose to undergo a facelift in Bryn Mawr with Dr. Bloom, you will have direct contact with him.  

Facelift Recovery 

Facelift recovery time varies from patient to patient and depends on the extent of the surgery and if other procedures are being performed, but in general, recovery time for a facelift and neck lift is around two weeks. 

You can expect considerable bruising and swelling at the one-week mark, but can typically be seen by others at about two weeks with some makeup along the incision lines. By three weeks, you should be able to return to regular life. The key to getting the very best results is to follow Dr. Bloom’s post-operative instructions. With proper post-surgery care, your facelift results can last up to 10 years or more.

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“I love seeing how rejuvenating a facelift is to the lower face, jawline, and neck. The beauty is that patients can really look 10-20 years younger, and a better version of themselves.” 

Dr. Jason Bloom

Why choose Dr. Bloom for facelift surgery?

If you’re in the Bryn Mawr and Philadelphia area and you’re considering a facelift, you’re in the perfect place. Facelift surgery is one of our main services at Bloom Facial Plastic Surgery. When you choose to work with double board-certified Dr. Jason Bloom, you’re getting a very personalized experience. From the moment you arrive for your consultation to your final one-year follow-up, we will take exceptional care of you. Dr. Bloom is not only certified by both the AAOHNS and the AAFPRS, he is also an assistant professor at Penn and Temple. 

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Your Facelift at Bloom Facial Plastic Surgery

At Bloom Facial Plastic Surgery, we offer a comprehensive facial rejuvenation experience. We are specialized facial plastic surgeons, and our entire team offers very personalized and directed care. Our mission is to deliver the most advanced cosmetic and facial surgery techniques and technologies, combined with the highest level of outcomes in a caring and safe atmosphere.

Facelift FAQs:

What type of anesthesia is used during a facelift?

Dr. Bloom performs facelift surgery in Philadelphia at a hospital with a board- certified anesthesiologist who will carefully monitor you throughout the surgery.

I’m worried about looking pulled or unnatural. Why do so many people look this way after surgery?

Dr. Bloom’s facelift procedure is a surgery of release and resuspension. By releasing the facial ligaments where the face is tethered down, the facial muscle system is what is lifted, and takes the tension off all of the incision lines. The skin is excised and tailored, rather than pulled tight. This creates a look that is rejuvenated and natural, not pulled or overdone. Dr. Bloom will also show you what his previous facelift patients look like. You will be able to see the type of results he achieves.

What about dermal fillers?

Injectable fillers and botulinum toxins such as Botox® are effective treatments for mild to moderate wrinkles and volume loss, but they are not a replacement for facelift surgery. Dermal fillers are great to temporarily camouflage signs of aging, but to address more severe sagging skin and wrinkles, a facelift is the ideal option.

How much does a facelift cost at Bloom Facial Plastic Surgery?

A face and neck lift ranges between $12,000-$15,000 or Dr. Shtraks and $22,000-$40,000 for Dr. Bloom. This doesn’t include of anesthesia, facility charges, and other ancillary fees.

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