A loss of skin elasticity and muscle tone of the face and neck can help to be restored with a facelift. The appearance of jowls and deep creases between the base of the nose and corners of the mouth can also be altered by a facelift. Facelift candidates may also be interested in erasing facial and neck wrinkles to help restore their youthful chin and neck contours. A facelift can help rejuvenate a tired facial appearance to give you a more restful and youthful looking chin and neck contour. 

Additional procedures that can enhance the results of a facelift include: an eyelid lift, skin peel, chin enlargement, nose reshaping, PrecisionTx liposuction, and lip enlargement. We also offer a non-surgical procedure called Ultherapy.

How is a facelift performed?

Facelifts are done on an outpatient basis. While the patient is under anesthesia, incisions are made within the hairline above the ear extending in or below the hairline behind the ear. The subcutaneous layers of the cheek and neck muscles are tightened, the facial skin is lifted, and the excess skin is removed.

Recovery after a facelift

The patient goes home with head and neck wrapped in dressings, which are usually removed a day or two after the surgery. Minimal initial discomfort can be controlled with medication. Sutures are gradually removed over 14 days. Bruising and swelling decrease to "socially acceptable" levels in 10 to 20 days. Anticipated results should be visible in 4 to 6 weeks or sooner, with continuing improvement for several months.


Insurance Guidelines

Because this procedure is considered to be cosmetic, the cost is not covered by insurance and must be paid by the patient. The cost of a facelift can be determined during a consultation with one of our surgeons.

*Before and after photos are available at the time of consult.

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