Facelift

While many non-surgical treatments can help you look younger, the results are temporary. Our board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. M. Bradley Calobrace and Dr. Chet Mays, perform facelift surgery in Lexington and Louisville, KY, to provide dramatic, yet natural-looking facial rejuvenation that may last 5 to 10 years. Women and men choose this procedure to restore a firmer, more youthful contour in the mid to lower face.

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Facelift
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Before & After Facelift Case 510 View #1 View in Louisville & Lexington, KY
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Lower Facelift

Patient had concerns regarding general face, neck, and lips and mouth. Her face concerns consist of aged appearance, sagging jowls, excess skin, nasolabial folds, and deep rhytids. Her neck concerns consisted of excess skin, sagging skin, and neck bands. Lip and mouth concerns consisted of rhytids of upper and lower lips. Patient had the following... Read More
Before & After Facelift Case 506 View #1 View in Louisville & Lexington, KY
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Lower Facelift, Browlift, Lower Blepharoplasty

Patient had concerns regarding face and neck. Her face concerns consist of aged appearance, sagging jowls, marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and moderate rhytids. Patient underwent the following procedures: lower facelift with cervicoplasty, endoscopic browlift, bilateral lower blepharoplasty with muscle sling, fat transfer to malar and submalr... Read More
Before & After Facelift Case 282 View #1 View in Louisville & Lexington, KY
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Endoscopic Brow Lift, Bilateral Upper/Lower Blepharoplasty, Lower Facelift, Fat Transfer from abdomen to face 5ml each side
Before & After Facelift Case 242 View #1 View in Louisville & Lexington, KY
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Case #242

Facelift, Upper and Lower Eyelids, Juvederm Injection Upper and Lower Lips, Fat Injection Marionette Lines, Botox Brow
Before & After Facelift Case 497 View #1 View in Louisville & Lexington, KY
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Lower Facelift, Browlift, Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty

Patient had concerns regarding the general face, neck and brow, and periorbital area. Neck, and face concerns were aged and tired appearance, sagging jowls, and excess skin. Brow and eye concerns were excess skin on upper and lower eyelids, and a tired look to the eyes. Surgical procedures performed were lower facelift with cervicoplasty, upper lip... Read More
Before & After Facelift Case 500 View #1 View in Louisville & Lexington, KY
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Lower Facelift, Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty, and Fillers

Patient had concerns to improve her marionette lines, and lines around her lips. She was bothered by her jowls and neck. Patient underwent the following procedures: lower facelift, bilateral upper and lower blepharoplasty with muscle sling and canthopexy, as well as fillers to the periral region.  Read More
Before & After Facelift Case 69 View #1 View in Louisville & Lexington, KY
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Facelift, Upper and Lower Eyelids
Before & After Facelift Case 501 View #1 View in Louisville & Lexington, KY
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Facelift, Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty, Fat Transfer

Patient had concerns regarding her general face, neck and brow, and periorbital area. Her face concerns consisted of sagging jowls and marionette lines. Her brow/periorbital concerns consist of excess skin of the lower and upper lid and fat excess of lower lids. Patient underwent the following procedures: Facelift with lower and submental liposuction,... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Improvements From a Facelift

A facelift is most often performed on men and women over the age of 40. When performed by our skilled plastic surgeons, the procedure should not result in an unnatural, “pulled” look. It can help you look 5 to 10 years younger by:

  • Lifting sagging skin on the face and neck
  • Tightening lax muscles of the face and neck
  • Defining the jawline and neck
  • Reducing a double-chin

For an even greater facial rejuvenation, you may choose to combine a facelift with other procedures such as eyelid surgery or a brow lift. We also offer non-surgical skin tightening with ThermiRF® treatments if you are not ready for surgery or want to enhance your facelift results.

Doctor Bradley Calobrace and Doctor Chet Mays

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Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons

Our plastic surgeons have specialized expertise in a complete range of procedures and are dedicated to bringing the most advanced techniques and technology to the region.

Dr. M. Bradley Calobrace Dr. Chet Mays

About Facelift Surgery

Depending on the degree of correction required, your surgeon may perform your facelift while you are under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. Once you are anesthetized, your surgeon begins by making incisions around your ears and behind your hairline. Once healed, these incisions create very discreet scars that remain almost completely hidden by your natural hair growth.

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After making the incision, your surgeon repositions the underlying muscle of your lower face and neck, surgically tightening these tissues and lifting them to reduce a drooping appearance. He may also remove extra skin for smooth, youthful-looking contours. Finally, your surgeon closes your incisions with sutures. Facelift surgery typically lasts between 3 and 5 hours.

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What to Expect During Recovery

Once the procedure is complete, you should expect temporary swelling, numbness, bruising, and tenderness of the skin. Individual experiences may vary.

Return to Work

You should be ready to return to work in 10 to 14 days, with more strenuous activities limited for a month or more.

Other Things to Know

Bruising may last 2 to 3 weeks. Exposure to the sun must be limited for the first several months. While no surgery can stop the aging process, a facelift may provide improvements that last 5 to 10 years.


Risks

The risks involved in facelift surgery include damage to the nerves that control facial muscles and sensation, poor healing, excessive scarring, and asymmetry to the face or hairline.

Often Asked

How old do I need to be to have a facelift?

Because everyone ages at a different rate, there are no official guidelines dictating how old someone must be to have a facelift. Some people are ready for the surgery in their 40s, while others can put it off until their 60s or beyond. Instead, our surgeons evaluate your face as a whole, assessing the quality of your skin and muscles to determine whether a facelift is warranted. They also consider a prospective patient’s overall health, especially if he or she is older. Patients should be healthy enough to undergo anesthesia safely and care for themselves after surgery.

How long can I expect my results to last?

Although the aging process continues, the results of facelift surgery can be very long-lasting, especially if you take proper care of your skin after surgery. This includes avoiding smoking and keeping your skin well protected from the sun. You can expect to enjoy the results of your facelift for about a decade, although this timeframe varies between individuals. However, since facelift surgery temporarily “freezes” the aging process, you may continue to look younger than your peers indefinitely. Some people choose to undergo an additional facelift later on, but it’s not required. Your surgeon can help you better understand how to maintain your results.

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Will a facelift address all the wrinkles on my face?

Facelift surgery is especially useful for treating wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, including marionette lines and nasolabial folds. But because the surgery only focuses on the lower two-thirds of the face, wrinkles of the upper face, such as frown lines and crow’s feet, will likely remain. However, these concerns respond well to non-surgical treatments, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, which can be easily incorporated into your facelift procedure for complete rejuvenation. For more severe wrinkles and laxity of the upper face, eyelid surgery or brow lift may be more appropriate.

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