March 7, 2022 | By Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery

Things to know when Considering A Facelift


Do you look in the mirror and see your mother or father looking back at you? Each of us inherits our facial features, and as we age, our faces can resemble those of our parents. The shape and appearance of the face naturally change due to the normal aging process. However, a facelift can improve your features. Dr. Gerard C. Mosiello, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with years of experience, can tighten and remove excess skin and redistribute fat to restore structure and volume to the face. As part of a complete facelift, other procedures may also be necessary, like the neck lift. ‌Dr. Mosiello and his experienced team can provide you with their innovative approaches and expertise.


What is a facelift?


A facelift is a surgical procedure to enhance facial appearance.

It is the most effective way to treat aging sagging skin and facial wrinkles. The procedures span from minimally invasive to more extensive, advanced surgery. A facelift tightens underlying muscles, eliminates excess skin, and drapes the skin. It can reduce marionette lines, jowls, midface sagging, and double chins, making it the industry standard in facial rejuvenation.


Facelifts are performed successfully on tens of thousands of individuals every year.  General Facelift Statistics found that over 1.4 million surgical and non-surgical facelift procedures were performed in 2021, that is up 600 from 2020 and during a pandemic. While women are most likely candidates for facelift procedures, men are closing the gap. Men accounted for nine percent of facelifts, a trend that has grown in popularity in recent years. The study also included a breakdown of the age of facelift patients. See the below information from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons:


-353 patients were between 20 and 29.

-1,954 patients were between 30 and 39.

-41,847 patients were between 40 and 54.

-81,543 patients were 55 and over.


Is a Facelift Right for You?


-If you believe your face is not reflecting your energy level and your youthful spirit

-If you feel that your excess skin and facial sagging are an obstacle to your career or social life

-When you show signs of facial aging but your skin still has some elasticity

-If you glance in the mirror and realize that heredity, sun exposure, gravity, and time have taken a toll on your appearance.

– If you are a non-smoker and in good health, and feel optimized for surgery.

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What happens during a facelift


Most facelift procedures target low-lying facial areas, such as the lower face,

jawline, and jowls. Other areas are the midface or forehead. In some procedures, the deeper tissues of the face may be tightened and repositioned to create a younger appearance. Additional methods may involve the removal of fat or the addition of fillers to deliver the best results.


Under general anesthesia, Dr. Mosiello makes incisions near the temples, starting from the ear and running underneath the ear to the lower scalp. He then separates the skin from the underlying fat and tissue. The excess fat beneath the skin may be removed, and tissue and muscle, and structures may be repositioned. The skin is then tightened, and extra skin is removed. If this procedure is combined with a neck lift, Dr. Mosiello will stitch the neck muscles together in the middle to form a solid support for the entire jaw and neck.


For select patients, Dr. Mosiello can also perform liposuction on the neck and jowls. The incisions are closed with fine sutures to minimize scarring.


Pros and Cons of Facelift

When considering a facelift, you should weigh the following three pros and cons: 



-A facelift improves many areas of the face in one operation

-You will look refreshes, some people feel they look ten to fifteen years younger,

-It can last up to fifteen years 

-Recontours the neck and jawline better than all other methods



-This procedure will cause some downtime

-Your age and skin type may dictate you need a secondary procedure later on

-The condition of your skin, age, and overall health will impact your results


When it comes to focusing on your unique features, consult Dr. Mosiello.


Bottom Line


There are several approaches to a facelift. Dr. Mosiello will recommend a treatment plan that suits your goals and facial features, according to the shape of your face. For example, the length and placement of incisions differ based on your facial structure. Visit to learn more or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mosiello. You can also contact the office at 813-631-1500. Our Tampa Palms location is in New Tampa near Wesley Chapel. This office serves the entire Tampa Bay area.


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I came to Dr. Mosiello’s practice as a reluctant patient who had just been given the diagnosis of breast cancer. I have been in several doctors’ office’s during my diagnosis and treatment and Dr. Mosiello’s office is my favorite. He is a very kind, competent surgeon who patiently answered questions and explained things fully. I was given clear post op directions and checked on by the nurse before my first post op visit and someone was always available if I had a question or concern. His staff is amazing! Melissa, Paula, Mary and Carol are all very personable and caring. This is also an office where I did not wait long periods of time to be seen. Things run smoothly and timely. I would highly recommend Dr. Mosiello to anyone in need of a plastic surgeon.

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