Facelifts were among the “Top 5 Cosmetic Procedures” of 2014, with 128,226 surgeries performed on tired American faces. The most skilled plastic surgeons are not aiming to create a totally different person through rhytidectomy – but rather, to revitalize a person by addressing unwanted changes associated with aging. Dr. David Halpern is an experienced Tampa Bay plastic surgeon who uncovers natural beauty with a skillful blend of art and science.

Reasons for Considering a Facelift in Tampa

There are many beautiful people in Tampa, Florida – where the average age is 34, and “homegrown hotties” include supermodel Lauren Hutton and actor Channing Tatum. While we enjoy “the good life” down in Florida with 246 sunny days per year, all this splendid sunshine can take its toll on the skin, causing premature aging. Genetics, environmental toxins, chronic stress, lack of sleep, and illness add years onto the face. A facelift is an effective way to press the “restart” button and undo some of this damage. “Why not look as young as you feel?” says Dr. David Halpern.

Facelift vs. Mini Facelift

A facelift is a surgical procedure that restores youthful contours to the face. Full recovery takes several weeks and the results up to 15 years or more. Please note that every individual is different and will experience different results. Lifestyle choices such as sun exposure, skin care, and alcohol use can have an impact on the lasting results.

A facelift can correct:

  • “Marionette” line creases from the nose to the corners of the mouth
  • Saggy, overstretched skin
  • Poorly defined jawlines / “jowls”
  • That “tired, weathered” look
  • Deposits of unwanted facial fat
  • Fat that has fallen or disappeared
  • Droopy cheek muscles and connective tissue

A mini facelift (also sometimes called an “endoscopic” or “weekend” facelift) is a less invasive alternative to the traditional facelift. Dr. David Halpern performs this procedure in a couple hours by using a local numbing agent and making small incisions. Patients may return to work within a few days and enjoy results lasting five to ten years.

A mini facelift can:

  • Enhance the muscle and bone definition of one’s cheeks and neck regions
  • Reduce minor sagging and drooping skin
  • Produce a well-rested, restored appearance

Prior to surgery, Dr. David Halpern compassionately listens to patients’ goals and offers counsel on which procedures would best achieve those objectives. Often, mini and full facelifts are done along with complementary procedures like brow lifts, chin or cheek augmentation, fat transfer, eyelid surgery, liposuction, dermal filler wrinkle reduction, and skin resurfacing.

Facelift Procedure

Individuals who are interested in a facelift or mini-facelift procedure are invited to contact Dr. David Halpern to schedule a consultation. At this appointment, he will discuss goals for surgery, types of procedures to reach the stated goals, medical history, risks, and expectations. Patients use the consultation to gauge the surgeon’s expertise and bedside manner. Preparations for facelift may include quitting smoking and stopping herbal supplements.

Dr. David Halpern understands the unique challenges that face each patient and customizes his approach to the individual. "Facial aging is about laxity, volume loss, and skin changes," he explains. For instance, he may use fat-grafting in areas that are volume-deficient to rejuvenate the mid-face, as well as lifting along the jawline and neck to clean up the contour. His attention to detail is one reason patients come to Tampa Bay Plastic Surgery Inc. for their facelift needs.

Facelift Before and After Pictures

Results are evident immediately. The patient’s appearance will continue to improve dramatically over the next few weeks, as swelling and variable bruising disappear completely. More subtle enhancements may be noted up to a year after the procedure. View the radiant results of Dr. David Halpern’s facelift work in the “Before & After” gallery.

How Much Does a Facelift or a Mini Facelift Cost?

Facelift costs varies depending on individual need, but generally include pre-op, anesthesia, surgery center care, and post-op. Dr. David Halpern’s office is happy to help patients achieve their dreams with financing options. Flexible Medical Savings accounts may be used toward cosmetic surgeries. It is important to avoid “basement bargain” surgeries and instead consider expertise.

Top Facelift Surgeon in Tampa for Men and Women

Dr. David Halpern is a nationally recognized expert on plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures, with past appearances on “The Doctors” and “The Rachael Ray Show,” as well as articles published in esteemed peer-reviewed medical journals. He is Triple-Board Certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Board of Surgeons. He is currently the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Tampa General Hospital and an Associate Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of South Florida. With more than 15 years of local practice, Dr. David Halpern is a trusted name in facelift surgery.

Contact Dr. David Halpern for more information on facelifts in Tampa, Florida.

Facelift Testimonials

“Thank you for helping me not look like this anymore! Here’s to a new face!” - JD

“Thank you for the wonderful work you did on my face and neck. I now have more confidence in myself.” - Yvonne

“As I walked through the doors the office greeted me by name! I felt as though I was in the presence of old friends. Dr. Halpern walked in the room with his typical smile. My anxiety level was zero. I had complete confidence in Dr. Halpern and knew after the procedure I would look great. Great was an understatement! I look better than ever and when people learn of my age they are shocked. Thanks again to Dr. Halpern and his wonderful staff for keeping me looking as young as I feel.” - Returning Patient - Leigh

Before/After Facelift Gallery


*There is no guarantee of specific results and individual results can vary.

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