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As we get older, gravity along with other factors will cause the skin to develop a saggy appearance. As the skin begins to droop, it can cause you to develop an older, less approachable look. If you want to turn back the hands of time and reclaim your youthful look, Dr. Banis Plastic Surgery can help with a facelift.

What is a Facelift?

A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure performed to reverse the signs of aging by getting rid of loose skin and providing the facial contours with a lift that can take years off one’s appearance. This is an invasive plastic surgery procedure that requires strategically placed incisions to correct the aesthetic problems you are experiencing.

Preparing for the Facelift

Before undergoing a facelift, you must first schedule a consultation at Dr. Banis Plastic Surgery. During this time, we will perform an initial examination of your facial skin to determine the appropriate technique to use for your facelift. We will also ask about your medical history to make sure that you are a good fit for the procedure

Good Candidates for a Facelift

If you are currently dealing with severe wrinkles, saggy skin, and jowls, a facelift is a great opportunity for you to reclaim your youthful look. Patients looking to undergo the procedure, however, should be in good physical health, have realistic expectations, and should be prepared to follow any instructions given.

During the Facelift Surgery

There’s no one size fits all approach to a procedure like a facelift. Each one is customized to accommodate the needs of each individual. To begin, we will administer an anesthetic to help you remain comfortable during the surgery. We will then make an incision along the hairline that will extend in front of the ear and below the earlobe. Through these incisions, we will remove and redistribute the excess skin while tightening the underlying muscle and connective tissue. This technique will help to smooth the deep creases in the skin, eliminate jowls, and provide the face with a youthful lift.

Recovery After a Facelift

As with any invasive surgical procedure, there are risks involved in undergoing a facelift. Patients undergoing the procedure can expect to experience some swelling and bruising in the treatment area along with some general discomfort. These symptoms are temporary, however, and will subside. You should refrain from strenuous physical activities and take time off work to rest and recover after a facelift.

Contact Our Office

If you’re interested in learning more about a facelift, contact Dr. Banis Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation today. Our skilled team is dedicated to helping patients look and feel their very best. We will help guide you through the surgical process and address any questions or concerns that may arise on your journey to a more youthful you.

Before & Afters

Fecelift BeforeFecelift Before

After – Skin tightening, better jaw (mandible) definition, tightening of neck (facelift), increased volume to upper cheek bones (mid-facelift), eyes appear more awake (upper lid blephoraplasty), skin complexion brighter, improved tone (medical skin care).

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Patient Testimonials

"I can honestly say that I am impressed"

“I have had Ultherapy treatment and I can honestly say that I am impressed. Each treatment brings an immediate tightening effect and then over the next few months you see your skin continue to improve. It is excellent at stimulating the deeper skin layers. The collagen in my face gets a major boost – and so does my confidence level! This is a treatment that actually produces real and noticeable results. I now have a maintenance treatment on a yearly basis. The treatment is completely tolerable with no downtime. In my opinion, there are not too many treatments available that can give you impressive results and no time out for healing, you’re good to go. You should approach the treatment with realistic expectations and afterwards be pleasantly surprised. It is not a miracle worker, but it just might be the next closest thing. My experience has been completely positive and I love to get a big bang for my buck. Ultherapy is an amazing treatment and a very good investment. Aging is inevitable, but who says you can’t do it gracefully and at a slower rate. I will also say that it is incredibly important to have it performed by a trusted provider who is well trained with this procedure. Abby has both the credentials as well as the experience with this treatment and I trust her without reservation. If you are considering Ultherapy, make an appointment with Abby today.”

"Ulthera has been helpful tightening loose skin"

have had the pleasure of receiving Ulthera Treatments with Abbey at Dr. Banis’ office for years with excellent results. I continue to do post facelift for a tightening and lifting effect. Even after loosing 20 lbs, Ulthera has been helpful tightening loose skin on my neck.

"I love the results!"

“Every few years, I have an Ultherapy treatment on my face and neck. The treatments have prolonged the need for a facelift. It has tightened, the beginning stages of sagging chin skin and tightened other areas too. I plan on continuing this treatment every few years. I love the results!”