Genetics, sun exposure, habits such as smoking, or other lifestyle factors can affect how quickly a face might age. Regardless of these factors, ALL faces, unfortunately, are going to eventually age on the outside, losing elasticity and increasing in folds, wrinkles, loss of muscle tone and volume. But you still feel so young on the inside, don’t you?
Perhaps you are thinking of a facelift because of an upcoming wedding, anniversary, special occasion or job interview.
Or you just want to look on the outside more like you feel on the inside. A Full Facelift may be an option:
A Full Facelift at Vero Cosmetic by Dr. William Frazier, will elevate the skin and deeper tissues of the face, raise the cheeks and eye areas, and remove the jowls at the jawline. A full face lift also includes a neck lift for the full effect of raising and tightening all sagging skin near the face. Dr. Frazier cares about your total surgical experience, and he encourages you to discuss your goals, ask questions and voice any concerns you may have about undergoing rhytidectomy. After acquainting yourself with the procedural information provided on our site, we invite you to call us at 772.562.2400 to schedule your consultation today-or you can email us at
During your personal consultation, Dr. Frazier will discuss the areas that people notice first when looking at a face. Together you will discuss the condition and smoothness of your skin, areas of the face where age is beginning to show, and goals and timelines if you are planning for upcoming occasions and dates.
We will ask for your medical history and provide a thorough physical examination. Your unique facial features and personal goals will help Dr. Frazier determine which procedural strategies will best achieve the results you want.
Where is the surgery performed and what kind of anesthesia is used?
Full facelift is done at Vero Cosmetic with IV sedation ,with an anesthesia provider, depending on your situation. Sedation is used to achieve comfort and pain control during a facelift. You will awaken comfortably in our recovery room. General anesthesia and IV sedation are both extremely safe in healthy patients undergoing cosmetic surgery. Facelift surgery is performed in our operating suite at 1255 37th St. Ste. D., Vero Beach, FL. which is fully licensed by the Florida Board of Medicine . Only anesthesia providers who are credentialed and licensed in Florida give anesthetic care for our patients and they meet with each patient before the procedures are started.
Incisions are made in the junctions between the face and ears and at the hairline. The skin of the face and neck is gently elevated and the deeper tissues are tightened to provide a longer lasting lift. Excessive skin is trimmed and then the incisions are precisely closed using a hair-sized suture so that no one will ever know that you have undergone facelift surgery.
The layer of tissue underneath your skin that is tightened to support your face is called the SMAS (superficial musculo-aponeurotic system). By tightening this SMAS layer, cheeks are raised reducing the nasolabial folds, jowls are elevated defining the jaw line, and the neck is lifted and tightened to give you an attractive neck angle again. In cases where the neck muscles are too loose and the neck contains excess fat, the muscles will be tightened and the excess fat will be removed. Then, with your facial structure supported from the inside, any excess skin is removed, tightening the face and neck and ridding you of loose skin and wrinkles.
A facelift is appropriate for healthy people who do not smoke and wish to eliminate jowls, tighten their neck, define their jaw, reduce facial wrinkling and achieve a more youthful appearance. Reasonable expectations are essential, as no procedure can transform an adult with signs of age into a teenager. Depending on your bone structure and skin quality, the aesthetic benefits of a facelift generally last about ten years before a touchup procedure may be desired to treat selected areas.
Vero Cosmetic is conveniently located in Vero Beach, FL at 1255 37th Street in suite D, on the west side of Indian River Medical Center. Please schedule a personal consultation to learn what a facelift can do for you. Simply call 772.562.2400 or request your free consultation online.