Facelift Overview

Since the first facelift in the early 1900’s people have been attempting to counteract the natural effects that aging, stress, and gravity have on the skin. Day in and day out, these factors work against us by pulling the skin on our face and neck down. With time, the collagen and elastin (which are the two vital protein fibers) in our skin begin to disintegrate, and as a result, we naturally struggle with extra skin around the chin and neck, sagging jowls, and wrinkles around the eyes.

A rhytidectomy, or a facelift, is the surgical procedure designed to help improve signs of aging in the face and neck. It aims to restore the youthful contour of the midface and correct the sagging of the skin and underlying tissues in the lower face and neck.

Factors that will contribute to excessive facial sagging:

  • Excessive sun exposure
  • Excessive stress
  • Aging
  • Smoking
  • Fluctuations in weight
  • Genetics
  • Gravity

Before & After Images

The ideal candidate for facelift surgery would be:

  • Aging men and women who wish to reverse the effects of facial aging in the midface, jowls, lower face and neck.
  • Healthy individuals who do not have any serious medical conditions that could complicate recovery
  • Individuals who have a positive attitude
  • Individuals with realistic goals and expectations of what surgery can offer them
  • Individuals who have previously had eyelid surgery without rejuvenating the midface
  • Non-smokers

Why Choose Dr. Chahin?

Dr. Chahin prides himself in providing his patients with an environment of safety, comfort and care along with a high level of skill and expertise in the field of plastic surgery. Over 20 years of surgical experience has allowed him to build his practice in such a way that you will feel at ease and confident throughout your entire journey. Dr. Chahin strives to achieve natural looking, attractive results with a minimal recovery time and high patient satisfaction. With utilizing the most advanced, safest and least invasive techniques available in today’s sophisticated world of plastic surgery, he is specialized in providing the ultimate refinement of his skills in body contouring, facial aesthetics and breast sculpturing surgical techniques. Dr. Chahin provides his patients with an individualized plan, highlighting his exquisite attention to detail and personal touch. Through kindness, sophistication and exceptional quality of work, Dr. Chahin and his experienced team of staff members will go above and beyond to ensure their patients’ profound confidence and satisfaction.

“Thank you for all of your patience and help, I appreciate you and all of the work you do for the office and your patience. Thank you for always being there whenever I had questions. Everything you do, you do with a welcoming spirit.”

“Dear Dr. Chahin,
We wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you for your fantastic care of my daughter. Your quality and integrity as a surgeon and more fundamentally as a human being.”

“Dearest Doc,
Every day is a special day for your patients to have you! How lucky and grateful we all are for all of your expertise and care you give to each person.”

– Thank You, Ann

Final Thoughts

Several procedures are often times performed in combination with a facelift such as brow lift, eyelid surgery, neck liposuction, fat grafting, chemical peels, or microdermabrasion. Dr. Chahin will discuss with you these procedures, and what is mutually felt to be the best method of treatment to aid in achieving optimal results for you.

FAQ – Facelift

A face lift cannot stop your face from aging, but it can take some years off your appearance. There are various anatomical factors that are different for everybody, which play a role in the extent of improvement and longevity of the results.

Facelift incisions are typically well hidden in the face, above the hairline or natural creases of the face. They also usually extend in a natural line in the cartilage on the ear and then behind the earlobe to the lower scalp inside the hairline.

Depending on the patient and what other things need to be done such as a rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty and fat grafting, a facelift can range anywhere from 5-8 hrs.

Some numbness of the skin is normal on the face after a facelift procedure, which will mainly resolve within 4-8 months after the procedure.

It depends on the patient’s body, everyone is different. But with proper care and management, after swelling and bruising have gone down significantly, you may be able to wear makeup and return to work or social activities within a reasonable time frame.