What Is a Facelift?
If you have experienced a loss of skin elasticity and facial muscle tone, you may be eligible for a facelift. In addition to neck lift surgery, a facelift is one of the most effective surgical options to address moderate to significant facial aging. When performed by an experienced plastic surgeon, the procedure can dramatically enhance the appearance of the middle to lower regions of the face.
Dr. Julie Khanna, who leads our plastics department, approaches these procedures from a comprehensive perspective, targeting the deeper structures of the face and neck while addressing the effects of aging at all levels. For many patients, her method produces natural-looking, rejuvenating and long-lasting results.
Am I a Candidate for Facelift Surgery?
In general, candidates for facelift surgery include those who are suffering from moderate to severe signs of aging in the mid-to-lower face. These concerns may include:
- Diminished facial volume and/or neck definition
- Loss of collagen and skin elasticity
- Wrinkles, lines, deep folds or jowls
- Loose or hanging skin
- Stubborn facial fat
Many patients opt to combine facelift surgery with other facial rejuvenation procedures. While neck lift surgery is a popular choice, others may incorporate blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) or another option for more comprehensive effects.
What Is the Ideal Age for a Facelift?
There is no ideal age for a facelift or neck lift, since the factors that contribute to aging will vary from patient to patient. These versatile procedures can be customized to a variety of cosmetic concerns, and they are sought by patients from a wide age range. Rather than your age, Dr. Khanna will consider your skin laxity, overall health and aesthetic goals before deeming you eligible for facelift surgery.
Facelift Before & After Photos
What Does the Facelift Procedure Involve?
Dr. Khanna approaches each facelift surgery with the goal of enhancing the patient’s inherent beauty. Our surgeon focuses on the structural components underneath the face to preserve its natural curves and angles.
The procedure is typically performed under general anaesthesia. Incisions are often placed in the hairline, beneath the chin and/or behind the ear, though their exact placement will depend on your skin laxity and cosmetic goals. The procedure may involve tightening or removing excess skin, tightening muscles, reducing excess facial fat and lifting the skin’s soft tissue.
Like every solution we offer at ICLS, your facelift surgery will be tailored to your unique needs. If you so desire, Dr. Khanna can incorporate additional procedures – even non-surgical treatments, such as dermal fillers – into your treatment plan.
What Can I Expect After Facelift Surgery?
Following surgery, the patient will go home with their head and neck in a surgical support garment and dressings, which are usually removed the next day. Minimal initial discomfort can often be easily controlled with oral medication, and sutures are typically removed within seven days.
In most cases, bruising and swelling will decrease to socially acceptable levels in 10-20 days. While results are generally evident after four to six weeks, continued improvement can be expected for several months. The final result is seen in one year.
How Much Does a Facelift Cost?
At ICLS, pricing for facelift surgery begins at $26,400. That said, the cost of treatment varies depending on the patient’s individual needs and concerns. Other factors, such as additional procedures incorporated into your care or the prescription of post-operative medications, can also influence the final cost.
We always aim to make the financial aspect of care as stress-free as possible for our patients. For this reason, we accept all major forms of payment, and even work with two third-party financing companies, iFinance and Beautifi, to help eligible patients finance their care in installments. For more information, take a look at our plastic surgery financial options.
To learn more about facelift surgery, book a consultation with Dr. Khanna.
Before and After
Photos are for educational purposes only.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the right age for a facelift?
These versatile procedures can be customized to a variety of cosmetic concerns, and they are sought by patients from a wide age range. There is no ideal age for a facelift or neck lift, since the factors that contribute to aging will vary from patient to patient.
How much does a facelift cost?
The cost of treatment varies depending on the patient’s individual needs and concerns. Pricing begins at $26,400. Contact ICLS to find out if this treatment is right for you.
Aftercare and Recovery
The patient goes home with head and neck wrapped in dressings, which are usually removed the next day. Minimal initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Sutures are removed within 14 days. Bruising and swelling decrease to socially acceptable levels in 10-20 days. The final result is evident in 4-6 weeks or sooner with continued improvement for several months.
Dr. Julie Khanna
Our internationally-renowned, double board-certified plastic surgeon is considered a leader in breast reshaping, body contouring and facial anti-aging procedures. Combining well-honed surgical skill with a commitment to ethical care, Dr. Julie Khanna looks beyond the procedure to the patient as a whole, from inner self to outer beauty.Dr. Khanna’s Profile