What is A Facelift?

A facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that aims to reduce visible signs of aging in the face and neck. It involves tightening the underlying facial tissues, removing excess skin, and repositioning or sculpting fat to restore a more youthful facial contour. Facelifts can address various concerns such as sagging skin, deep creases, jowls, and loose facial muscles. The procedure can provide a more refreshed and rejuvenated appearance, enhancing self-confidence and improving overall facial harmony. It is important to consult with Dr. Fadi Chahin, a qualified plastic surgeon, to determine if a facelift is the right option for you and to discuss the specific techniques and expected outcomes based on your individual needs and goals.

What is the process?

It involves making discreet incisions around the ears and hairline to lift and reposition underlying facial tissues, addressing sagging and restoring a more youthful appearance. Excess skin is trimmed, and deeper layers are tightened to achieve smoother results. Liposuction may be used to remove excess fat from the neck and jawline. The procedure is performed under anesthesia, and the incisions are carefully closed. Facelift surgery provides transformative results, helping individuals achieve a rejuvenated and more youthful look.

Benefits of Facelift

Rejuvenated Appearance

Facelift surgery can effectively address sagging skin, deep folds, jowls, and other signs of aging in the face and neck. By tightening the underlying tissues and removing excess skin, a facelift can provide a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

Improved Facial Contours

Facelifts can restore definition to the jawline and neck, helping to eliminate the appearance of a “double chin” or a “turkey wattle.” The procedure can create a smoother and more contoured facial profile.

Boost in Self-Confidence

Many individuals who undergo a facelift report increased self-confidence and a positive impact on their overall well-being. The procedure can help individuals feel more comfortable and satisfied with their appearance, leading to improved self-esteem.

Long-lasting Results

While the natural aging process will continue, the results of a facelift are long-lasting. The effects of the surgery can endure for many years, allowing individuals to enjoy a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

Customizable Approach

Facelift surgery can be tailored to address specific concerns and desired outcomes. The procedure can be combined with other facial rejuvenation techniques, such as eyelid surgery or fat grafting, to achieve comprehensive facial rejuvenation and harmonious results.
Procedure Timeline
During the initial consultation, you will meet with Dr. Chahin to discuss your concerns, goals, and medical history. Dr. Chahin will evaluate your facial features and skin condition to determine if a facelift is suitable for you.
Prior to the surgery, you will receive instructions on how to prepare. This may include avoiding certain medications or supplements, quitting smoking, and arranging for someone to drive you home after the procedure.

On the day of the surgery, you will be given anesthesia to ensure your comfort. Dr. Chahin will make incisions in the appropriate areas of the face. He will then lift and reposition the underlying tissues, remove excess skin, and close the incisions with sutures or other closure techniques. If surgical drains are placed during the procedure they are typically removed within the first few days.

After the surgery, you will be monitored in a recovery area until you are ready to be discharged. You may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be managed with prescribed medication and cold compresses. You will be given instructions on how to care for the incisions and what activities to avoid during the initial recovery period.
Dr. Chahin will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your healing progress. During these appointments, Dr. Chahin will remove any sutures or dressings, evaluate your healing, and address any concerns or questions you may have. Dr. Chahin will provide guidance on skincare, scar management, and gradually resuming normal activities.

Why Should You Choose Dr. Chahin for Facelifts

Choosing us for your facelift procedure means choosing a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to providing exceptional care, natural-looking results, and a positive experience throughout your journey.


How long does a facelift procedure take?
The duration of a facelift procedure can vary depending on the extent of the surgery and the techniques used. On average, a facelift surgery typically takes around 6 to 8 hours.
Will I have visible scars after a facelift?
While some scarring is inevitable with any surgical procedure, Dr. Chahin will make incisions in inconspicuous areas, such as along the hairline or behind the ears, to minimize the visibility of scars. Over time, the scars tend to fade and become less noticeable.