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As you age, your face naturally undergoes changes that may leave you feeling less confident about your appearance. At the Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads, we understand how the signs of aging can affect your self-esteem and offer personalized facelift surgeries to turn back the clock and restore your natural beauty.

Turn Back the Clock
on Facial Aging

A facelift, medically known as rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic procedure aimed at reversing the visible signs of aging on the face and neck. Your skin loses elasticity as you age, and the underlying tissues and muscles weaken, leading to sagging skin, deep wrinkles, and jowls. These changes can make you look older than you feel.

During a facelift, our board-certified plastic surgeons carefully tighten the facial muscles and remove excess skin to create a smoother, more youthful appearance. The procedure can also address the neck area, reducing the appearance of a “turkey neck” or neck bands. Modern facelift techniques are highly advanced, providing natural-looking results with minimal scarring and a shorter recovery time. Whether you want to refresh your appearance or simply turn back the clock, a facelift can help you achieve your desired look.

Facelift Treats:

  • Sagging skin on the face and neck
  • Deep wrinkles and fine lines
  • Jowls or a “double chin”
  • Loss of facial definition
  • Marionette lines (lines that run from the corners of the mouth to the chin)
  • Excess skin and fat in the lower face and neck area

The Types of Facelift Include…

Standard Facelift
A standard facelift, also known as a traditional facelift, addresses multiple signs of aging on the face and neck. During this surgery, a plastic surgeon makes incisions near the hairline and behind the ears to access and tighten underlying facial muscles and remove excess skin. The result is a smoother, firmer, and more youthful appearance.

SMAS Facelift
An SMAS facelift targets the deeper facial tissues, specifically the SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system) layer, to provide more comprehensive results. By lifting and repositioning this underlying layer of muscles and connective tissues, an SMAS facelift can address sagging skin, wrinkles, and facial laxity with natural-looking results.

Lower Facelift
A lower facelift rejuvenates the lower portion of the face, including the jawline, jowls, and neck. This targeted approach helps address sagging skin, deep wrinkles, and loss of definition in the lower facial areas. During the procedure, the surgeon trims excess skin, tightens muscles, and repositions tissues to create a more youthful appearance on the lower face.

Mini Facelift
A mini facelift, also known as a weekend facelift, is a less invasive alternative that targets the lower face and jawline, addressing mild to moderate sagging and wrinkles. This technique involves smaller incisions and a quicker recovery compared to standard facelifts. While it offers more subtle results, it’s a suitable choice for those with early signs of aging.

Patient Testimonials

I couldn't be more pleased with the personal and professional attention given to me by Dr. Vonu and his staff before, during and after my recent facelift. There was never a time that my questions weren't answered fully, and when I needed a prescription and my husband didn't want to leave me, the surgical nurse brought it to me. Best of all, my husband says I look at least 15 years younger.


Advantages of Facelift:

  • Dramatically reduces the signs of aging on the face and neck
  • Tightens sagging skin, creating a more youthful appearance
  • Smoothes deep wrinkles and fine lines
  • Restores facial contours and definition
  • Boosts self-confidence and enhances overall appearance
  • Long-lasting results, often lasting a decade or more
  • Customizable to address specific concerns
  • Minimal scarring that fades over time
  • Improves the appearance of the neck and jawline
  • Natural-looking rejuvenation

Am I a Candidate for a Facelift?

Determining whether you’re a suitable candidate for a facelift involves several factors that a consultation with the board-certified plastic surgeons at the Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads can help clarify.

A consultation will allow us to assess your unique needs and goals and recommend the most appropriate facelift technique to achieve your desired results. It’s essential to have an open and honest discussion to ensure that a facelift is the right option for you.

  • Have noticeable signs of facial aging, such as sagging skin and deep wrinkles.
  • Be in good overall health, with no medical conditions that could pose a risk during surgery.
  • Have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the procedure.
  • Be non-smokers or willing to quit smoking before and after the surgery.
  • Be committed to following pre- and post-operative instructions for a smooth recovery.

Before & After

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Facelift Surgery in Hampton Roads

During your facelift surgery, you’ll be administered anesthesia to ensure you’re comfortable throughout the procedure. There are various anesthesia options, and your surgeon will discuss the best choice for your specific case. The surgeon will make discreet incisions, often hidden within your hairline, around the ears, and sometimes extending to the lower scalp. These incisions allow access to the underlying facial muscles and tissues.

Your surgeon will access the underlying facial tissues and muscles. The SMAS layer is often addressed in facelifts, where it is lifted, tightened, and repositioned to restore a more youthful contour. Excess skin is trimmed, and the remaining skin is draped to create a smoother, rejuvenated appearance. If necessary, liposuction may be performed to remove excess fat deposits in the neck and chin area. Finally, the incisions are closed with sutures.

Facelift Recovery Guidelines:

  • Allow yourself ample time to rest and recover after the surgery.
  • Keep your head elevated, even while sleeping, to reduce swelling.
  • Apply cold compresses to minimize post-surgery swelling and discomfort.
  • Take prescribed pain medications and antibiotics as directed by your surgeon.
  • Shield your face from direct sunlight to prevent scarring and pigmentation changes.
  • Refrain from vigorous exercise and heavy lifting for several weeks.
  • Follow proper wound care to reduce infection risks.
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking during your recovery to enhance healing.
  • Maintain a healthy diet with plenty of fluids to aid in the healing process.
  • Attend all scheduled post-operative appointments for assessment and guidance.

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Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads is led by highly skilled, board-certified plastic surgeons committed to your aesthetic health and beauty. We treat our patients like family, ensuring that each procedure is personalized according to your unique goals and requirements, ensuring safe and naturalized results. If you’re ready to turn back the clock on aging, request your appointment today. We can help you look and feel revitalized.

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