A surgical facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is one of the most popular cosmetic facial procedures available. Facelift surgery can provide a remarkable improvement in the appearance of sagging skin and wrinkles on the face and neck.
As we age, our skin begins to lose elasticity. Around the face and neck, this often translates into a softer jawline, jowls, and a double chin. A facelift in Naperville involves surgically removing excess skin and fat, and lifting and tightening tissue in the area. A facelift will not stop the aging process, however, it will give you a healthier and more youthful facial appearance.
Dr. Rubach of CCLS understands each patient has unique features and cosmetic goals. He tailors every facelift to each client’s preferences and unique facial characteristics to ensure optimal, natural looking results.
Dr. Rubach uses three variations of the facelift procedure to treat signs of aging. Each approach uses the deep plane technique.
Deep plane facelifts target the deeper layers of facial tissue. This creates longer lasting results compared to traditional facelifts, which primarily focus on the skin and superficial tissues. The deep plane technique also cultivates natural looking facial contours and prevents the pulled or windswept appearance that can occur with traditional facelifts.
This technique lifts the soft tissues in the mid face and neck area with improved outcomes for restoring angularity to the neck and jawline. Patients who undergo a deep plane facelift tend to report higher levels of satisfaction.
Facelift Procedure Variations
The four procedure variations offered at Center for Cosmetic & Laser Surgery include the mini facelift, the face lateral neck lift, the full face neck lift, and the mid facelift.
- The mini facelift is the least invasive option and offers the quickest recovery time.
- The face lateral neck lift is slightly more complex and usually results in a moderate recovery time.
- The full face neck lift is the most invasive and requires an initial healing time of 14 days for swelling and bruising to resolve. The more signs of aging and tissue laxity that are present, the more involved the procedure will be.
- The mid facelift focuses on the area between the upper lip and orbital bones. This procedure variation is moderately invasive with a 2-4 week recovery time.
It takes approximately 2.50 hours to complete a facelift procedure. Following the surgery, a dressing is worn over the cheek and neck areas for the first 24 hours. There is minimal to no pain associated with a facelift. However, it is normal to experience some mild discomfort and numbness in the weeks following surgery.
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Types of Facelifts Offered at CCLS
A mini facelift is appropriate for clients who are just beginning to experience the first signs of aging and don’t want to undergo more intensive surgery. This procedure is effective in lifting sagging areas below the chin. It’s very popular due to the minimal downtime patients experience following surgery.
Additionally, the procedure only requires a very small incision near the front of the ear, leaving a minor scar that is hardly noticeable. Most patients can return to work and other everyday activities within 7 days.
Face Lateral Neck Lift
The face lateral neck lift involves placing incisions in front of and behind the ear. They are strategically placed so they’re hardly noticeable once the areas have healed.
The procedure involves lifting the soft facial tissues through a deep plane approach and also tightening deep lateral neck tissues. Patients who can benefit from a face lateral neck lift have moderate laxity in the face with mild laxity in the neck. Patients usually have visible muscle bands in the midline of the neck and/or jowls, as well. Generally, patients can return to normal everyday activities 10 days after surgery.
Full Face Neck Lift
This procedure treats significant loose and sagging skin on the face and neck, neck fullness, neck banding, and jowl formation. Incisions are placed in front of and behind the ear, and beneath the chin.
Excess fat is removed from the neck and the midline neck muscles are sutured together to resolve banding. A drain is usually placed in the area along with a compression bandage to aid in healing, both of which are removed the day after surgery. Most patients can return to work and normal everyday activities after 2 weeks.
As we age, gravity causes a loss of elasticity in the skin and underlying tissues. This can affect not only the jawline and neck area, but also the areas around the lower eyelids and cheeks. As the cheeks begin to sag, a hollow appearance develops along the lower orbital rim. This creates a tired appearance.
A mid facelift focuses on the central facial region rather than the neck. This type of surgical lift elevates the soft tissue of the cheeks, lifting it to the upper cheek and lower eyelid area.
A mid facelift procedure takes approximately 2 hours. Following the procedure, a dressing is worn over the face for the first 24 hours. There is minimal to no pain associated with this procedure. Usually, patients need to wait 2-4 weeks before returning to work.
Non-Surgical Facelift Options
What are your options for non-surgical facelift results? Non-surgically, CCLS can use dermal filler and Botox® injections to cultivate a more sculpted, lifted appearance. To learn more about how we apply this method, contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Facelift Surgery Recovery
Recovery after a facelift is different for every patient. However, most individuals are able to return to work within 1-2 weeks, depending on the extent of their surgery. Sutures are removed within 10 days following all facelift procedures.
Patients do experience some degree of swelling and bruising, but this typically only lasts 2-4 weeks. It can take up to 6 months to see the final results of your facelift. However, most patients see a remarkable difference in as little as 4-6 weeks.
What Does A Facelift Treat?
A facelift or neck lift in Naperville from CCLS can have a number of benefits. Some of the cosmetic concerns they treat include:
- Sagging skin
- Neck banding (also known as “turkey neck”)
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Hollow-looking under eyes
- Skin folds
- Lost facial volume
- Excess fat and skin in the neck and face area
- Sagging facial muscles
Are You A Good Candidate for Facelift Surgery?
A good candidate for facelift surgery is in good general health and has visible signs of aging around the face and neck. Often, this includes loose, sagging skin, weak facial muscles, diminished facial volume, wrinkles, skin folds, etc.
Patients who opt for a facelift are typically between the ages of 40-60 years old, but younger and older patients can also benefit from this procedure.
Why Choose CCLS in Naperville for Facelift Surgery
Dr. Rubach is the Director for the Center for Cosmetic & Laser Surgery, and is a leader in the field of aesthetic surgery. He is double board certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology. He, as well as our skilled team of cosmetic professionals, are highly experienced in facelift procedures.
At CCLS, we put patients first by listening to their goals and personal preferences. We also take time to carefully examine each client’s facial characteristics to finetune their custom treatment plan.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Rubach and our team, contact us today.
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At Center for Cosmetic & Laser Surgery, we pride ourselves on helping every patient achieve their desired results through safe and effective surgical procedures. From facelifts and neck lifts, to endoscopic brow lifts, liposuction, rhinoplasty, and more, our professionals are ready to help you reach your cosmetic goals.
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