A facelift, also referred to as a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, lines and folds in order to give the face a younger and more attractive overall appearance. At HealthPartners Plastic Surgery, we have provided numerous women and men with beautiful results from their facelift in The Twin Cities. We work to diminish the signs of aging to give you a more youthful appearance you can be happy with. Our surgeons will give you a natural, fresher look you’ll feel good about.
A facelift makes you look younger by removing the visible signs of aging on your face. Facelift surgery involves removing excess fat, tightening underlying muscles and tissues, and redraping the skin of your face and neck. A facelift can also be done with other procedures such as a forehead lift or eyelid surgery. A facelift shouldn’t make you look completely different. It should give you a refreshed, younger looking appearance.
Many people get a facelift to feel better about their appearance. Some of the reasons to get one include:
- To improve facial wrinkles and lines, and facial fatty tissue
- To correct sagging and/or loss of muscle tone
- To address loss of skin elasticity
- To increase your self esteem
Personalizing Your Facelift
We want you to be informed before making your choices. Our caring team will take the time to listen to your needs and fully explain everything. We will develop a personal plan customized for your needs. You can feel confident in our excellent care.
Your surgeon will meet with you to determine the best course of action. The discussion will focus on:
- Treatment options based on your situation
- Incision / scarring
We want to make sure a facelift is the right procedure for you. Your surgeon will meet with you to review your bone structure, skin elasticity, and wrinkles and folds you would like removed. A facelift is best for people who still have some skin elasticity and a strong bone structure. He/she will consult with you on the best options taking in to account your goals and how you want to look.
Incision / scarring
Incisions are usually made above the hairline. It begins near the temples, extends down in front of your ear, and then behind the earlobe to the lower scalp. A small incision may be made under your chin if changes to the neck are involved. We use a variety of approaches to minimize your scars. Most of the scars will be hidden in your hair or in the normal creases of your skin and will even fade with time.
You are in the best of hands with our surgeons and we know you’ll be pleased with the results. Keep in mind that your face will continue to age with time, but will continue to look better than if you did not have a facelift. Some people choose to repeat the procedure in five or ten years. We can answer any questions you may have about this.
There will be some bruising and swelling around the face. These issues are to be expected and will subside over the course of your recovery. Any pain or discomfort can be managed with medication. Most patients will need around a week of recovery before they feel comfortable returning to work. Strenuous activity will need to be avoided for longer. Post-surgical instructions will be provided to make the process as easy as possible.
The cost of your facelift in The Twin Cities can be discussed during your consultation at HealthPartners Plastic Surgery. Our team of expert plastic surgeons can take the time to address any questions you may have, and we can go over the payment and financing options available to you.
Schedule a Consultation
Each facelift surgery is based on an individual’s body and goals. We would be happy to schedule a consultation for your facelift in The Twin Cities to answer any questions you may have and provide our recommendation on what we think is best for your situation. You will be well taken care of at HealthPartners Plastic Surgery. We are confident you will be pleased with the results.