Aging can lead to loss of tone, elasticity, and firmness in the face and neck, leading to wrinkles and sagging tissue. These visible signs of aging are predictable but can vary considerably from person to person, and can significantly affect how we feel about ourselves. If you are bothered by the changes in your face associated with aging, a facelift may be right for you. In general, facelifts can reduce sagging skin and muscles, restore firmness, and soften wrinkles. This can uncover a more youthful, energetic face.

A facelift can be highly individualized depending on your desired results. For some, there is one key zone that is the focus of their attention; while, for others, they would like a generalized younger appearance throughout the face and neck. In your consultation with our surgeons, they will present the different options available to attain your desired outcome.

A traditional facelift improves signs of aging in the midface, jowls and neck. Incisions for this procedure generally begin in the hairline at the temples, continue around the ear, and end in the scalp. If improvement is desired in the midface only, smaller incisions can be used. Using these incisions, the skin is lifted and repositioned; excess skin is trimmed away, and the skin is redraped. An incision under the chin may also be used to improve the neck. Once healed, incisions are usually well hidden within the hairline and in the natural contours of the face and ear.

Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery

676 North Saint Clair St. | Suite #1575
Chicago, IL 60611