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Facelift

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Understanding Facelifts

A facelift is used to smooth the lower third of the face and neck and is often combined with a neck lift procedure for full effect. Your face is the first thing people see, but as parts of the face age, they can make us seem older than we feel. This procedure will lead to a stronger jawline and chin, diminished smile lines, softened cheeks, and an overall more youthful appearance.  

At Pinnacle Plastic Surgery, facelifts are one of the most common procedures we perform. Facelift surgery is highly individualized, so it’s important to review what bothers you, what options exist, and how they can benefit your appearance. During your initial consultation, our surgeons will evaluate your facial structure and features and ask about specific areas of concern.

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Facelifts

Before & Afters

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Facelift, Endoscopic Brow Lift, Upper Blepharoplasty

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Facelift, Endoscopic Glabellar Lift, Upper Bleph, Lower Bleph, Face Fat Grafting

Benefits of Facelifts
  • Sagging skin is lifted and tightened
  • Creates an energetic, invigorated facial appearance
  • Excess fat is removed
  • Wrinkles or frown lines can be removed
  • Jowls can be removed
Who's Eligible?

Facelift Candidates

Candidates for a facelift include individuals with one or more of the following: jowls, deep smile lines, loss of jaw definition, sagging/deflated cheeks, or loose face and neck skin. Most facelift patients are between forty to seventy years of age, though the procedure can also benefit those outside of this range when performed with a modified approach.

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Questions and Answers

Facelift FAQs

Because facelifts are highly individualized procedures tailored to your unique desires and facial structure, it’s important to have specific goals in mind before arriving for your consultation. By identifying your areas of greatest concern beforehand, you can add precision, value, and a greater sense of satisfaction to your procedure.

A facelift rejuvenates the cheeks, lower face, jawline, and neck by resuspending and securing the underlying support structure of the face called the Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System (SMAS).

Once the SMAS is re-suspended, the skin is re-draped naturally, and the incisions are closed with sutures. Our plastic surgeons will place a supportive garment on your face and neck to minimize bruising and swelling, and you will be given specific post-operative instructions to optimize healing.

Facelift incisions are generally concealed by the hairline, along the existing contours and shadows of the face and ears, and under the chin (depending on muscle banding in the neck). The result is a natural look with little to no visible scarring.

When performed by a skilled surgeon, facelifts can look entirely natural. At Pinnacle Plastic Surgery, facelift procedures are one of the most common we perform. These procedures have been honed and improved over time to produce stunning yet natural-looking results with the goal of making you look like you–only 15 years (or more) younger.

In conjunction with a neck lift, a facelift can create a spectacular transformation!

Like most surgical procedures, patients will experience mild discomfort in the first few days following a facelift. Bruising and swelling are expected as a natural part of the healing process, though the resulting discomfort is easily managed by medication.

A facelift results in many patients looking and feeling better about themselves. Our team will walk you through the process of preserving your results through prescription-strength skincare routines and minor, non-invasive procedures such as HydraFacial, IPL laser, microneedling, and more!

Our facelifts are one of the most comprehensive facial cosmetic procedures performed. While a facelift cannot stop the clock, it does set the hands of time back many years. Patients often return to work after 1-2 weeks of gentle recovery, though the full healing process can take anywhere between 6-8 weeks.

Interested in a facelift?

Drs. Klenke and Cazorla are dedicated to you and take pride in helping you achieve your best results. At Pinnacle, we provide detailed consultations allowing us to understand each patient’s motivation and desired outcomes. Our goal is to customize a treatment specifically for each individual. In your initial consultation our team will evaluate your health, and define which surgical procedures are most suitable for you based on your body and a personalized surgical plan will be created.

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