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Facelift surgery is done to correct the signs of facial aging which include sagging skin, facial wrinkles, and heaviness near the jawline. This procedure can be very effective in restoring a more youthful appearance to your lower face and neck to help you look how you feel. Also called a rhytidectomy, a facelift uses incisions that are hidden in natural skin folds to help lift and smooth sagging tissues and wrinkled skin to return them to their natura, youthful position.
There are many types of facelift and only a few that provide lasting natural results. It is important to discuss with your surgeon and choose a board certified surgeon experienced in facelift and facial surgery. A mini-lift can be used for subtle improvements with minimal downtime. Often, a facelift is combined with other facial rejuvenation techniques such as neck lift, brow lift, blepharoplasty, fat transfer or facial resurfacing for complete rejuvenation.
Why choose Rush Facial Plastics for your facelift?
Our approach considers your goals, facial features, ethnicity and health to give you the best, most natural, and safest result.
Our surgeons have dedicated their careers to surgery of the face, head, and neck giving them extensive experience with even the most complex cases.
We listen to your goals and desires and help match them with your lifestyle to deliver the natural results that will restore your youthful appearance and confidence.
What to expect during your facelift consultation:
During your facelift consultation, you will meet with Dr. Revenaugh or Dr. Smith and have a chance to explain your concerns and goals. They will help guide your decision to the treatment that best suits you.
They will ask about your overall health, prior surgeries, medications, allergies, and tobacco history among other things. They will examine your facial skin and neck skin. They will likely take photographs, and these can be used to help understand your goals.
They will discuss the potential risks, benefits, complications, and alternative procedures as well as the type of anesthesia and expected recovery for your procedure.
You will have plenty of time to ask any questions and discuss your decision with your surgeon.
What to expect before and after your facelift:
You will be given pre-operative instructions and information on how to prepare for your procedure. Your surgeon will meet you on the day of your procedure to review your goals and what to expect.
Your procedure will take place in an accredited procedure room or operating room with the safety of a major medical center you can trust.
After your procedure, post-operative instructions will be reviewed with you. Necessary medications will be prescribed, and our team will check in with you throughout your recovery.
Good Candidates for Facelift Surgery
If you suffer from a loss of skin elasticity and muscle tone in your face, then you may be a good fit for the facelift procedure. Those whose facial profiles have become disrupted by the onset of jowls, loose skin, and wrinkles are good candidates. If you’re looking to undergo the surgery, you should be in good physical health and have realistic expectations.
How Much Does A Facelift Cost?
The technique used to perform the facelift surgery varies from person to person depending on their individual needs. The price you’ll pay is dependent upon the degree of correction required to obtain your aesthetic goals. We will analyze your facial features and develop a surgical plan that suits your individual needs. We’ll then discuss the cost you can expect to pay.
Contact Our Office
If you’re interested in learning more about the facelift surgery, contact Rush Facial Plastic Surgery in Chicago, IL, to schedule your consultation. Our skilled team will help guide you through the entire process from beginning to end.
What type of anesthesia is used during facelift surgery?
Facelift surgery is typically performed with you comfortably asleep under general anesthesia. Sometimes sedation, or “twilight anesthesia,” can be used instead. You and your surgeon will discuss the safest and most effective type of anesthesia for your specific case.
Will my face look natural after surgery?
We aim for natural appearing improvements that rejuvenate your facial appearance without looking too pulled, tight, or unnatural. The goal is to look better without anyone knowing you have had surgery. Because we focus exclusively on cosmetic surgery of the face and neck and have experience in the latest techniques of facelift surgery, we are able to achieve results that are natural, lasting, and effective.
How long does the facelift procedure take?
Although it depends on the technique used and the amount of surgery needed to achieve a good result, facelift surgery typically takes between three to four hours.
Where are the incisions made for a facelift? Are there any scars after this procedure?
Incisions for facelift surgery are hidden in the natural creases just in front of the ear and placed behind the ear to prevent visibility. The eventual faint scar left behind will then be undetectable and allow a natural appearing result. Our surgeons have spent their entire careers only working on the face which has allowed them to develop strategies to minimize facial scars.
What are the possible risks of the procedure?
Your board-certified doctor will discuss all the potential side effects and risks of every treatment with you and ensure you have the safest, best experience.
How long will the results last?
Facelift surgery can provide permanent results with a lasting improvement of the facial appearance. Treatment by a board-certified surgeon with experience in facial plastic surgery can ensure that you get the safest treatment with the longest lasting and natural result.