Advantages of a Facelift Surgery

Improve your facial appearance with the best Facelift Surgery clinic

What is a facelift?

One of the most incredible parts of the human body is the face which provides a unique identity to everyone. But, does your skin looks worn out or tired? Can you no longer feel that smoothness of your skin that you had when you were younger?

Well, exposure to the sun, use of cosmetic products with toxic chemicals, and aging can result in your skin looking haggard. Additionally, you might also start losing your self-confidence when this happens and keep looking for different ways to hide or correct this.

Thanks to minimally invasive cosmetic facelift surgery, you can now regain your self-confidence, your natural facial unique features, and a more youthful appearance. Rhytidectomy or Facelift Surgery will help you shine again allowing you to age gracefully for years to come.

Here are some of the advantages of a Facelift Surgery:

  • A facelift can rebuild a youthful, active and invigorated facial appearance
  • Jowls that obscure the jawline can be lifted
  • It can raise and tighten loose and sagging skin
  • Excess fat can be eliminated
  • Wrinkles or frown lines can be improved

A facelift only concentrates on the bottom two-thirds of the face and neck. People get facelifts for a lot of different reasons, but primarily to disguise signs of aging.

Who is a good candidate for Facelift?

  • Healthy individuals with no medical conditions that can interfere with wound healing or can increase recovery time.
  • Those who don’t smoke or misuse substances
  • Those who have realistic expectations of what the surgery involves and the result that can be achieved

Facelift at a Glimpse:

  • Expense of Facelift: $3,000 to $21,000
  • Surgery Time: Approx. 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • Length of Hospital Stay: None
  • Stitches Removed: 3-5 days
  • Return to Work: 1-4 days

Facelift surgery procedure:

Many factors determine the exact procedure that your facelift surgeon is going to implement and it will depend on a patient’s individual anatomy and personal goals.

  • Facelifts are typically done using sedation, although local anesthesia with without sedation may be applied.
  • The skin is separated from the underlying connective tissue and muscles after making the primary incisions.
  • This allows the cosmetic plastic surgeon to reposition the deeper facial tissues, improve the jowls and build a firmer foundation for the overlying skin.
  • Then, excess skin is eliminated, and the remaining skin is gently laid back over the newly rejuvenated and supported facial tissues, giving the face a softer, more youthful contour without over-tightening the skin. A natural appearance is the goal.
  • In neck lift surgery, the excess skin and fat will also be removed. The skin of the neck will be tightened and pulled up and back. This is often done through an incision just under the chin.
  • The rhytidectomy incisions usually have dissolvable stitches or skin glue. The incisions are made in such a way that they blend with your hairline and facial structure.

What's recovery like?

The general recovery time is usually a few days, and stitches are usually removed uickly. Most people feel relaxed returning to work and other normal activities around the two-week mark.


A Facelift is meant to achieve results that not only look natural now but will also age naturally along with you. While nothing can prevent the natural aging process, after a facelift you should always look significantly more youthful than you would have without the surgery.

Dr. Sam Speron is not only a board-certified plastic surgeon but also an expert whose knowledge of facial contours, angles, and symmetry lends his patients to feel like he has achieved the most natural-looking and long-lasting outcomes for them.

About Author: SAM SPERON MD

Sam Speron, MD,

Sam Speron, MD, is an ASPS Member plastic surgeon who is board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and trained especially in plastic surgery. ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) members work only with certified medical departments, adhere to a strict code of principles and fulfill continuing medical training requirements in plastic surgery, including training in patient safety procedures. Dr. Speron received his medical degree from Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University and as your medical partner; he is dedicated to working with you to help you achieve your beauty goals. Whether you are planning to have cosmetic surgery or reconstructive plastic surgery, you want the experience of an ASPS Member Plastic Surgeon. Contact Sam Speron who is well known as an expert plastic surgeon in the Chicago area with more than 20 years of surgical training and practice in plastic surgery. His training and experience make him uniquely qualified to perform Chicago cosmetic or reconstructive procedure.

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