Fine lines, wrinkles, and loose skin can make you appear older than you are.

A facelift can address those concerns to rejuvenate your appearance.

Learn how Dr. Joseph Brown in Tampa, FL, can help you regain that youthful appearance with a customized facelift.

What is a Facelift?

A facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgery that addresses facial issues such as wrinkles, fine lines, and droopy skin. As you age, there are several factors that can contribute to changes in the skin, such as:

  • Sun damage
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Genetics
  • Gravity
  • Thinning of the skin
  • Loss of facial fat
  • Excess skin

Facelift surgery is a powerful procedure that can combat the natural effects of aging, helping patients regain a youthful appearance and restore their self-confidence. 

Explore Mini Facelifts

For many patients, a traditional facelift will best help them achieve their goals. A mini facelift is a modified version of a traditional facelift. The main difference comes in the size of the incisions. A mini facelift utilizes shorter incisions. One of the main benefits of these smaller incisions is a reduction in scarring. Also, it means a shorter recovery time. Mini facelift patients also report less discomfort and swelling during recovery.

A mini facelift is still a surgical procedure. Though the incisions are smaller, you still need a surgeon who knows what they are doing. That means you should only seek out an experienced board-certified professional like Dr. Brown. With his eye for beauty and training in aesthetics, Dr. Brown provides natural-looking results and deeply satisfying results.

Take a Closer Look at the Facelift Procedure

No procedure is the same for everyone. The actual process of your rhytidectomy will depend on your unique needs and desired results. However, there are some basics that will be part of the facelifts we offer at our Tampa plastic surgery office.
Dr. Brown provides you with full information about your procedure ahead of time. You will never be in the dark about any aspect of your cosmetic rejuvenation.
Dr. Brown provides you with full information about your procedure ahead of time. You will never be in the dark about any aspect of your cosmetic rejuvenation.


Dr. Brown uses general anesthesia or IV sedation, depending on your needs. We want to ensure you are completely comfortable during your facelift surgery. 


Most procedures include an incision in your hairline near the temples. These allow any lines to be hidden in the natural shadows of your face. There may also be incisions at the jawline, by the ear, and behind the ear. The length and location of the incision can vary depending on the method used to meet your goals.

Tightening and Removal

Fat and excess skin are typically removed from your face during surgery. However, in some cases, these tissues are redistributed to achieve a balanced look. Dr. Brown will then alter the muscles and tissue to tighten it to eliminate wrinkles, lines, and prominent jowls.


Once your facelift is complete, Dr. Brown will close the incisions with sutures or skin glue. 

Have questions about facelift surgery?

Looking for a Complete Transformation?

A facelift can be combined with other procedures at our Tampa plastic surgery center to achieve a total transformation. Other facial procedures often performed with facelifts include:

Hear From Real Tampa Patients Safe Facial Rejuvenation and Remarkable Results


Angie Sullivan

Tampa, FL


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Dr. Brown was AMAZING! Listened to what outcome I wanted and not only actually committed to my requests but his recommendations made my results absolutely PERFECT! Highly recommend you visit before any other physician.

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Elisabeth House

Tampa, FL


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Impossible to share how wonderful the offices of Dr. Brown has been. Through the entire process start to finish he and his staff were professional and always available via text or call

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Dr. Joseph Brown

Plastic Surgery

A board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Joseph M. Brown strives to provide patients with transformative, yet natural results in a safe and comfortable environment. When you choose him as your provider, he will develop a patient-doctor relationship based on honesty, trust, and a clear understanding of a common goal. He is affiliated with organizations such as the:

  • American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • Florida Medical Association
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Surgeons

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