About Facelift Surgery
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Cynthia Mizgala performs a variety of facial surgeries at A Woman Plastic Surgeon in Metairie, LA. One of our most popular procedures is a facelift. This surgery concentrates on distinct sections of the face to tighten loose skin and create a softer and youthful appearance. Depending on your concerns and goals for surgery, a facelift can focus on the cheeks and mid-face, and the lower face and neck, including the jowls for an all-encompassing youthful look. The facelift is customized to your goals, the condition of your skin, the amount of laxity present, your lifestyle, age, and anatomy. Some men and women benefit from a full facelift, while others may only benefit from a mid or mini facelift. Dr. Mizgala is a highly trained and experienced surgeon who has a complete understanding of the complexity and delicate anatomy of a facelift surgery. No one wants an overdone look. The overall goal is to create a natural look that's gorgeous, subtle, and still striking.
"Iam in my mid 40's and a mother of one child. I have a very demanding and active job in the medical field. I see woman of all ages complain of the way they look and how their bodies have changed with age, pregnancies and yo- yo dieting. Well I'm one of those women!! Although having one pregnancy it definitely was enough to change my body. I was left with excessive loose skin. Later adding three laparoscopic surgeries, and years of weight loss and weight gain. My tummy became a train wreck!! After years of contemplating surgery I decided it was now time to get my body back. I choose Dr. Mizgala because of her outstanding reputation as a surgeon. I have seen some of her work and talked with patients about their experience and knew she was the Dr. of choice for me. Iam now three months post surgery and feeling wonderful!! I love my new tummy and belly button. I put on a bikini for the first time in over twenty years. My confidence level is higher than it has been in years. For anyone contemplating surgery dont put it off. For me it was a life changing experience."- S. / Google / Aug 07, 2019
"Very Happy with my New Chin! - I'd been wanting this procedure for awhile. The doctor and staff were lovely and it really didn't hurt. There was some lumpiness I had to adjust to as my body healed, but I wore the compression garment as much as possible and used a lot of arnica for bruising/swelling. I'm very happy with the results and so glad I did it."- J. / RealSelf / Dec 03, 2019
"Without a doubt the best doctor I’ve ever had. Dr. Mizgala is a magician who made my flabby stomach washboard flat, and made an ugly C-section scar disappear. She is an absolutely brilliant surgeon, and her sincere interest in and concern for her patients was clear throughout my time with her. All my questions and concerns were personally and fully answered in a way I could understand and that put me at ease. I would trust her to do any surgery or procedure without a doubt. There should be a 10 star rating available - she earned it."- J. / Google / Nov 27, 2019
"I was interested in CoolSculpting and done some research and I found dr. Cynthia Mizgala i called the office set up an appointment went in for the consultation on a CoolSculpting I was very pleased on the presentation by the nurse for CoolSculpting I apologize for not remembering her name so excited she know who she is once we discuss CoolSculpting I was interested in the liposuction I also spoke with another nurse who had procedure done herself and then I had the pleasure of meeting dr. Cynthia Mizgala who examined me and told me that I would be a perfect candidate for the liposuction I told her I had already been on her page looking at the video she did on liposuction I was impressed with her staff and their knowledge and their background made me feel very comfortable and at ease and after speaking with the staff in the doctor my mind was made up when can we get this done and we scheduled the surgery for November 22nd before the surgery I must have watch every YouTube video on liposuction trust me it's worth it do your research I also like the fact that they have options as a relates to financing for the procedure I believe it's Care Credit but I opted to pay for it myself out of pocket I was so excited that night I could not even sleep went into the room to get dressed for the procedure around 10 that morning the nurse brought me to the room to prep me for the surgery needless to say I was still excited shortly after dr. Cynthia came in and we started the procedure the whole time I was woke Eyes Wide Open everything that she said she would do during the procedure that's exactly what happened we had good conversations during the procedure it was an awesome experience as we got closer to the end of the procedure the doctor ordered me and herself a large smoothie which was very kind of her she showed me the container of fat that was sucked from my midsection I was like wow all that came out of me LMAO once dr. Cynthia finish stitching me up and cleaning up I was ready to go she ordered me an Uber was very nice I was a little tender but once I got in the car and got home I highly recommend drinking a lot of Gatorade trust me you're going to need it follow the doctor's instructions i took 2 pain pills that night I got up I drain the balloons as required and charted everything down on the chart monitor my temperature I took pictures and sent them to the doctor with Note but believe it or not I was never in pain whatsoever I went into the doctor's office Monday to get the drain tubes removed and I go back Wednesday to get the stitches out the rest of the pain pills that I had I flush them down the toilet I never had any type of plastic surgery done before this was my first time and I can tell you dr. Cynthia Mizgala and her staff are the best and it's obviously why they never had any type of infections from the bathroom to the consultation room to the surgical room squeaky clean it's been 5 days since my surgery swelling has gone down tremendously no pain whatsoever and I was wide awake through the whole procedure I had confidence in dr. Cynthia Mizgala and her team from the very beginning I was able to go to the gym today and do an hour on the treadmill that felt good I'm a retired firefighter 30 years in the fire service and I know what it's like to work with a team choose doctor Cynthia Mizgala and her team you can't go wrong ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐❤💯"- T.C. / Google / Nov 26, 2019
"Super delighted with Dr Mitzgala! This is not my first rodeo and the gentle care and personalized attention I received from her and her staff went beyond what I expected. I received a call from the doctor herself the day after my procedure, which happened to be on a Saturday. She provided my family with a way to contact her or her staff and all of the tools they needed to be sure I was comfortable at home. I had Vaser Lipo of hips inner/ outer thigh with renuvion to help with some loose skin. My initial visit (and all)was very thorough, she was honest about results and what would be the best approach for me. Not to mention the results are phenomenal. I was able to return to work within a few days which she knew was important to me. My procedure was tailored to my needs and the staffs amazing service extended into my follow up care. 6 weeks out and I’ve had the best experience. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Dr Mitzgala and I would certainly chose her if needed in the future."- M.P. / Google / Nov 13, 2019
Men and women who dream of a facelift are frustrated by drooping skin, lines, and wrinkles on the upper, mid, or lower face. Facelift surgery can address one or more areas, depending on your unique anatomy and desired outcome. It is important to understand that age does not necessarily define the time in life to have a facelift. There are so many factors and also numerous lift techniques, depending on the cosmetic concerns of the patient. Facelift patients should be in good physical health and refrain from smoking.
No matter the issue you wish to correct, there are various levels of facelifts to think about. A facelift can be tailored to address the upper portion of the face or focus on the middle and lower face. It is also common for some patients to have an eyelid lift, brow lift, or fillers and BOTOX to complement and enhance their final results. A few of the more common facelift options include:
- Full Facelift
Considered the gold standard, the full facelift most often incorporates an incision close to the hairline, then extends down to the area near the temples, reaching the base of the ears. The underlying facial tissues and muscles are carefully pulled and safely tightened to produce a lifted outcome, which reduces excessive loose skin and droopy features. This facelift is reserved for individuals who have visible signs of advanced aging. With this lift, various treatments may be combined, including blepharoplasty to enhance the eyes.
The mid-facelift focuses on the hollow and lax areas close to the cheekbones and the upper jaw. This lift works well for those who hope to attain improvement in the lower two-thirds of the face, which also improves the look of the jowls.
- Lower Facelift
This lift addresses the chin area and jowls. Minimally invasive methods, such as SmartLipo, FaceTite, or Renuvion can also be used for fat reduction to attain a younger, tighter-looking neck.
- Mini Facelift
During a mini facelift, a thin, small incision is made around the ears to lift the skin to a higher position, which enhances the jawline and jowls. This process creates subtle improvements that look natural.
What to Expect
Dr. Mizgala or a member of her team will make your follow-up appointments and go over tips to make you more comfortable while you recover. You may have a small amount of bruising and swelling and a little soreness, but this is minimal. You should look and feel normal after several weeks. You will see a more glowing look with fewer lines and sagging. In all, your face will be lifted and younger looking.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a facelift cost?
The cost of your facelift will vary based on the technique used. For example, if you need a full facelift, which will address the underlying tissue and muscles of the facial anatomy, the pricing will be greater than less complex facelifts, such as a mini facelift. During your consultation, Dr. Mizgala will assess your facial structure, discuss your aesthetic goals, and collaborate with you regarding her recommendations. On average, facelift surgery can be estimated to cost between $6,500 – $15,000. Facelift surgery is a specialized plastic surgery and it is important to use an experienced surgeon so that your results are natural and lasting. Our staff at A Woman Plastic Surgeon can help you find low-interest financing that will make your surgery easier to afford.
Which technique is best for me?
The best technique for you will depend on your needs, goals, degree of skin laxity, which areas are being addressed, and more. Dr. Mizgala will go over the different techniques during your consultation. She will then help you decide which technique is best for you.
Should I get a surgical or nonsurgical facelift?
While there are many great nonsurgical skin tightening procedures, these can only produce mild improvements. If you have moderate to severe skin sagging, a surgical facelift is the best choice to improve your appearance. During your consultation, Dr. Mizgala will discuss your options, including nonsurgical treatments, to help you select what is best for your goals.
What about wrinkle fillers and relaxers over facelift surgery?
Injectable wrinkle fillers and relaxers, like Juvéderm and BOTOX, have become very popular to refresh the face. Sometimes known as a liquid facelift, injectable wrinkle treatments are good for early signs of aging, but the results are temporary. A facelift can produce more dramatic improvements than injectables with results that can last for a lifetime. Ask Dr. Mizgala about injectable treatments during your consultation.
Will my results look natural?
Many patients worry that facelift surgery will make their skin look too tight, shiny, or like they live in a wind tunnel. Dr. Mizgala focuses on giving you a natural-looking result so you look refreshed and not fake. She listens to your needs and goals before developing your personal treatment plan with the technique that will produce your best results.
- Average Cost
- $12,000 - $17,000
The Right Facelift for You
Cosmetic facial surgery can take years off your face and give you a fresh look. Today, there are many options for surgery based on your unique goals. This surgery is designed to help you look younger but natural. For more information, we invite you to get in touch with A Woman Plastic Surgeon in Metairie, LA to set up your appointment with Dr. Mizgala.