About Facelift Surgery
Our board-certified plastic surgeons provide a full spectrum of facial cosmetic surgery. One of the most popular surgeries at the Institute of Plastic Surgery is a facelift. This procedure focuses on specific areas of the face to address loose skin and wrinkles, creating a younger, softer appearance. Based upon your unique concerns, a facelift can focus on the eyes, the mid-face area and cheeks, the bottom portion including the mouth, jowls, and neck, and more for an all over younger look. The facelift method used depends on your desired outcome, the health and condition of your skin, the degree of skin laxity, age, lifestyle, and other influences. Some individuals are candidates for a full facelift, while some may only want a mini facelift for moderate lifting. Our Colorado Springs, CO practice has skilled surgeons who understand the complex anatomy of a facelift procedure. The goal is to produce a natural-appearing result that's soft and beautiful.
Candidates for facelift surgery are frustrated by visible lines and facial wrinkles whether it be the face as a whole or the upper, mid, or lower sections. A facelift can target many aspects depending on your unique needs. It's also important to note that age doesn't always define the appropriate time to have a facelift. There are countless factors and concerns, in addition to numerous lift methods depending on what is being corrected. The facelift chosen will be different for patients who are 35 years old versus those in their 60s and 70s. Skin elasticity is one of the key factors in the decision making process. Patients should be physically healthy and be a nonsmoker, and also have expectations that are realistic.
"Total facial resurfacing - I have had horrible cystic acne from a very young age. I’m 32 and I still break out on occasion. It doesn’t help that I pick at it either, but the scars are awful. I’ve always been self conscious about my face. I decided to go and do something about it when I decided I wanted a breast lift/aug. Some light shows more of the depth of these rolling scar better than others. It has been 24 hours..."- Y. / RealSelf / Sep 22, 2018
"Breast lift with implants - I have had fairly large breasts since high school. They were great and followed me everywhere. Then I went to college and gain the “freshmen 50” (yes 50, not 15) and they got quite large. Between yo-yo dieting, poor nutrition, and inconsistent exercising, they just look sad and deflated. Now that I’m 32, I have finally figured out how to feed myself and I’m stable enough that I’ve decided t..."- Y. / RealSelf / Sep 16, 2018
"Dr. Jain and his entire staff are so amazing in every way! They were so accommodating to make my surgery happen that best suited a recovery that worked with my schedule. I absolutely love my results. I wanted a natural look and he completely exceeded my expectations. He offered his professional opinion and fully considered what look I was hoping to achieve. I completely understand why there is a wait to get in to see him... because he is worth the wait!"- L.M. / Yelp / Aug 09, 2018
"Worth the Wait - Dr. Jain and his entire staff are so amazing in every way! They were so accommodating to make my surgery happen that best suited a recovery that worked with my schedule. I absolutely love my results. I wanted a natural look and he completely exceeded my expectations. He offered his professional opinion and fully considered what look I was hoping to achieve. I completely understand why there is..."- L. / RealSelf / Aug 08, 2018
"I can not express enough how much I recommend Dr Jain for any cosmetic procedures you need done! Just take a look at all of his reviews and you will see how amazing he and his staff is! Dr Jain is so incredibly knowledgeable but so warm and caring too! I had lip fillers done and am so glad I went to Dr Jain! They are absolutely perfect! The procedure took only a few minutes and I experienced very little discomfort during the procedure and even after! Dr Jain and his staff are amazing!"- A. / Healthgrades / Jul 20, 2018
Depending on your individual needs, there are a number of facelifts available. Some facelifts rejuvenate the upper area of the face, and other lifts focus on the lower two-thirds. Furthermore, some procedures are a bit more invasive than others. It's very common for some men and women to have a brow lift, forehead lift, or BOTOX and fillers to enhance the results. Below are the following methods we offer to our patients:
- Full Facelift
A common surgery for older adults, the full or "traditional" facelift generally incorporates an incision along the hairline, extending down to the temples, stopping near the base of the ears. The deeper layer of facial muscles is gently stretched and tightened to create a lifted look, which reduces excessive lines and wrinkles. The traditional facelift is used for men and women who have signs of aggressive aging. During a full facelift, many treatments may be blended, including upper or lower blepharoplasty to address the eyes, or neck reduction for the lower region.
- Mini Facelift
When undergoing a mini facelift, a small incision is placed near the ears to lift and pull the skin gently, which affects the mid to lower face. This method creates nice and subtle enhancements that look beautiful and natural.
What to Expect
No matter which facelift method you undergo, the primary goal is to create a gorgeous and visually appealing result. Most facelift surgeries are often completed with general anesthesia. The timeframe of the procedure depends on the level of invasiveness, in addition to if other treatments were combined. Following your procedure, there will be swelling and puffiness, slight to moderate pain, and soreness, which can be controlled by pain medication prescribed. Most patients feel and physically look better after 2 – 4 weeks. You can expect a softer, more youthful appearance. Overall, the face will appear slightly lifted and rejuvenated.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $8,000 - $13,000
- Recovery Time
- 4 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 3 - 5 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Day
The Right Facelift for You
Facelift surgery can turn back the hands of time on your face and create a fresh appearance. Thankfully, there are numerous choices for surgery depending on your personal needs and goals. This treatment is meant to help gracefully take you through each decade looking natural. To learn more, we welcome you to call the Institute of Plastic Surgery in Colorado Springs, CO to schedule your private consultation.