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Facelift in Jacksonville & Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

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Look Beautiful and Feel Your Best

Your face is the primary way you present yourself to the world. When your face looks healthy, vibrant, and youthful, you can feel your best. But as you age, wrinkles, lines, and sagging skin can start to diminish your natural radiance. If you don’t feel like your face represents who you really are anymore — you can do something about it.

Facelift (also known as a rhytidectomy) is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries in the world, and Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery is the Jacksonville, Florida area’s leader in facial aesthetics. We will compassionately guide you through the process, making you feel comfortable and informed every step of the way. Our goal is not to just make your face look better — we want to help you live a beautiful life.

About Our Practice

Dr. Roberto Garcia, a double board-certified, Jacksonville plastic surgeon strives to deliver the best facelift Jacksonville has to offer and he offers a full spectrum of facial plastic surgery procedures from his private practice in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. One of the most common surgeries at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery is a facelift. This treatment focuses on precise areas of the face to correct loose skin and wrinkles to create a smooth, more youthful appearance. Based upon your aesthetic goals, a facelift can focus on the areas around the eyes, the mid-face area and cheeks, the bottom section, including the mouth, jowls, neck, and more for an all-around younger look.

The type of facelift used depends on your desired outcome, the health and condition of your skin, the degree of skin laxity, lifestyle, age, and other factors. Some individuals want a full facelift while some may only need a mid-face lift. Dr. Garcia is an experienced surgeon who understands the anatomy and complex intricacies of a facelift procedure. In addition, Dr. Garcia has created and registered a specialized facelift procedure called the Contoura Lift®, a minimally invasive facelift that can be performed in as little as an hour but provides a rejuvenated outcome that makes patients appear ten years younger.


"Dr Garcia is a very talented surgeon, very friendly who listens to your needs. He explains everything in great details He will not be satisfied until you are and will go the length for you. His Staff is friendly and efficient they put you at ease. I highly recommend Contoura!!"
- N.M. Google March 2, 2022

"The best customer service satisfaction. Everyone is so dedicated and efficient. Dr. Garcia is so sweet and professional at the same time. Becky is patient and makes you feel confident about the procedures and results you should expect. Just love the experience every single time. Thanks everyone."
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Facelift Benefits

In today’s modern world, these procedures can be done more non-invasively, like Dr. Garcia’s Contoura Lift®. Patients who receive rhytidectomies notice:

  • Natural-looking results
  • Little to no scarring
  • Results lasting around ten years
  • A more youthful-looking, and tighter appearance for your face

With Dr. Garcia’s modern surgical methods, you could look younger with no signs of surgery and receive another decade of youthful-looking you.

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Am I a candidate for a Facelift?

Ideal candidates in Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach, FL for facelift surgery have noticeable facial wrinkles and lines, whether it is the face as a whole or one specific section, such as the mid-face and lower face. A facelift can target various sections, depending on your unique signs of aging.

It's also important to note that age doesn't always define the timing to have cosmetic facial surgery. There are countless unique concerns and reasons, and also numerous lift types, depending on what needs to be addressed. The treatment chosen will be different for Jacksonville facelift patients who are in their 30s vs. those who are Over 60. Skin laxity is one of the key components in the decision-making process. Patients should be physically healthy and be a nonsmoker, and also have expectations that are realistic.

Ideal patients are those who:

  • Are in their 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s
  • Are concerned about their visible aging
  • Have sagging jowls
  • Have platysma muscles (bands running up and down their neck) that are loose and hang drastically
  • Can pull back their loose skin and see a smoother and tighter face
  • Are not finding great results with other treatments, such as fillers

How are Facelifts performed?

Regardless of your aesthetic concerns, there are numerous facelifts to consider. Some facelifts treat the upper area of the face, and others focus on the lower two-thirds. Moreover, some techniques are a bit more invasive than others. It's very common for some individuals to add a brow lift or BOTOX and fillers to their treatment plan to complement their outcomes. In addition, liposuction can be used in areas that require fat reduction prior to lifting. Some of the facelift techniques we offer include:

Full Facelift

A common surgery for older adults, the full or "traditional" facelift usually places an incision near the hairline, extending down to the temple region, stopping near the base of the ears. The deeper layer of facial muscles is delicately stretched and securely tightened to create a lifted appearance, which diminishes excessive wrinkles and sagging. A full facelift is used for patients who show signs of aggressive aging. During a full facelift, several techniques may be used, including blepharoplasty, to address the eyes or neck reduction for the lower region.

Contoura Lift®

The Contoura Lift® is a minimally invasive procedure developed and performed by facial surgeon Dr. Roberto Garcia to elevate the cheeks and give the lower face a more youthful appearance. As our face ages, the muscles and tissues sag downward, volume is lost, and the jowls become more prominent. The Contoura Lift® repositions the droopy cheek tissue and restores a youthful contour of the cheeks. The procedure will also soften the fold between the nose and cheek.

Mini Facelift

When undergoing a mini facelift, a tiny incision is placed near the ears to elevate the skin, which helps the mouth and jawline. This technique creates nice and subtle enhancements that look beautiful and natural.

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What results can I expect after a Facelift?

Following your procedure, we will monitor your health in our on-site surgical suite until you can be safely released to be taken home by a friend or family member. Prior to your surgery, a member of the Contoura team will plan your follow-up visits and give you suggestions to help you heal faster.

You will be groggy when you are finally allowed to leave, so bring a trusted friend or family member to drive you home. You should also make sure someone is with you through the first night to monitor you. Your face will be bandaged, and you may need a drainage tube. Prepare to be on a soft-food diet for the first few days. Sucking from a straw will be painful, so you will probably want to drink from a cup. You will also want a cushion to help elevate your head while you sleep or lie down.

You will receive further instructions on how to continue your recovery at home. It's normal to have bruising, swelling, possible drainage, slight to moderate pain, and soreness, which may be reduced by pain medication.

Your Facelift Results

After your facelift, you should feel and physically look better after about a month.

You can expect a smoother and younger-looking facial appearance. Overall, your face will appear rejuvenated and fresh.

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Will I have visible scars?

It is possible to have some visible scarring, but with Dr. Garcia’s minimally invasive procedure, scarring is usually not noticeable after patients heal. Healing can take between two and six weeks.

Non-surgical Options

Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery offers many different facial treatment services, including facial lifts that do not require surgery. Two options for our patients in Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach are Liquid Facelift and Thread Lifting.

Liquid Facelift

The method involves a specialized mixture of relaxers and dermal fillers injected into the face to return smoothness and volume. The mix includes hyaluronic acid fillers (Restylane or Juvéderm) and neurotoxins (Botox or Dysport). While increasing volume, the fillers are minimizing signs of wrinkles. The relaxers work to even out your skin by relaxing muscles.

Thread Lifting

Just as its name suggests, this procedure involves just barbed threads. The threads are placed under the surface of your skin for six months. This does not require surgery. During this time, the threads help boost collagen production and can increase the firmness of your face for up to a year.

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How much does a Facelift cost in Jacksonville, Florida?

Facelifts(also known as Rhytidectomy) can cost thousands of dollars. The price can vary depending on the type of procedure you are receiving and your primary areas of concern. Prices can usually range from about $3,000 to over $20,000.

These are considered cosmetic procedures, so they are not covered by insurance. Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery accepts cash, checks, and all major credit cards. Our office also offers financing options to assist you in achieving your cosmetic goals. Our variety of plans offer easy terms, 0% or low-interest rates, and flexible payment options to fit your budget. Learn more about our financing options, and apply here.

The right Facelift for you is at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery

A facelift treatment can turn back the hands of time for your face and provide you with a rejuvenated appearance. Thankfully, there are a wide variety of choices for surgery, depending on your individual concerns and goals. This procedure is meant to make you appear younger but natural. To hear more about this treatment, we welcome you to contact Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation with Dr. Garcia. Our staff is proud to serve patients from all around Northeast Florida, including St. Augustine, Jacksonville, and Ponte Vedra Beach.

FACELIFT Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a facelift cost?

The cost of your facelift will depend on the technique used among other factors. During your consultation, Dr. Garcia will create your unique treatment plan to match your needs and goals. When this is complete, he can go over estimates of fees. To avoid unnatural-looking results, it's better to concentrate on finding a skilled surgeon, like Dr. Garcia, instead of the lowest price. Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery can give you information on low-interest financing that will help make your facelift affordable.

Which facelift technique is best for me?

The technique that will provide the best results for you could vary based on your concerns, goals, level of skin laxity, what areas are being addressed, and other factors. To produce the best results possible, Dr. Garcia will explain the different techniques during your consultation. He can then help you choose which technique is best for your specific needs.

What are the risks?

Facelifts are considered very safe and effective when performed by a board-certified surgeon like Dr. Garcia. Complications with facelifts are very rare, but there are risks associated with the procedure that are similar to any surgical treatment.

They can include:

Prior to your procedure, you and Dr. Garcia will thoroughly discuss the potential risks so you will be fully informed before undergoing surgery. His top priority is your safety and comfort throughout your journey together.

  • Allergic reaction to anesthesia
  • Infection
  • Bleeding and fluid retention
  • Numbness and/or changes in sensitivity
  • Muscle weakness
  • Skin discoloration and scarring
  • Suboptimal results

How painful is a facelift?

During the surgery, you will be under anesthesia. For about two weeks, expect to have a swollen, bruised, and tender face. Also, avoid doing any heavy lifting or bending over for about two weeks. Take the pain medication as instructed to help stay ahead of the pain. You may apply a cold compress gently for 20 minutes the first two days after surgery. When you remove the cold compress, wait another 20 minutes to reapply. This helps in reducing bruising, swelling, and discomfort.

Should I get a surgical or non-surgical facelift?

Although there are several great noninvasive skin tightening treatments, these will only provide small improvements. For moderate to severe skin sagging, facelift surgery is the best choice to improve your appearance. During your consultation, Dr. Garcia will discuss your choices, including nonsurgical procedures, to help you choose which is best for your goals.

What about wrinkle fillers and relaxers over facelift surgery?

Wrinkle fillers and relaxers, like BOTOX and Juvéderm, have become more popular in treating fine lines and wrinkles. Also known as a liquid facelift, non-surgical wrinkle treatments usually help with early signs of aging; however, the results won't last more than one to two years. A facelift will produce more significant improvements than injectables with long-lasting results. Ask Dr. Garcia about nonsurgical wrinkle treatments during your consultation.

Will my results look natural after a facelift?

Some patients worry that a facelift will make their skin look shiny, overly tight, or like they are in a wind tunnel. Dr. Garcia focuses on giving you results that look natural so you appear refreshed, not fake. He listens to your concerns and goals before creating your custom treatment plan to produce your best results.

Does a facelift include the neck?

Yes, this procedure usually include the neck. Surgeons may lift the skin off of the platysma muscle and tighten the muscle by incisions behind the ear or under the chin.


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Recovery Time: 3-4 weeks

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Average Procedure Time: 2-3 hours

Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery in Jacksonville

Under the direction of visionary double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Roberto Garcia, Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery offers the latest surgical and non-surgical procedures in a relaxed and serene setting. Schedule a virtual or in-person consultation today to get the first glimpse of your future self.

230 A1A N, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082