Facelift in Chicago, IL

As a premier plastic surgeon in Chicago, IL, Dr. Lawrence Iteld has countless hours of experience performing a full spectrum of aesthetic surgeries, including the ever-popular facelift. This well-known cosmetic surgery focuses on specific areas of the face to smooth lax dermal tissue and wrinkles to create a rejuvenated, softer appearance. Depending on your concerns and goals for surgery, a facelift can focus on the areas around the eyes, the cheeks and mid-face, and the lower face (including the mouth, jowls, neck, and more) for an all-over younger look. The type of facelift used depends on your goals, the condition of your skin, the amount of laxity present, age, lifestyle, and other influences. Some men and women may be candidates for a full facelift while others may only want a mid-facelift. At Iteld Plastic Surgery, we understand that facelift surgery requires a delicate touch and an artistic eye. Reach out to our office today to schedule your aesthetic consultation, and learn how we can help you attain a new look that is natural, soft, and beautiful.

No matter the issue you wish to correct, there are a number of facelifts to consider. Some facelifts enhance the upper portion of the face while others focus on the lower two-thirds. Furthermore, some procedures are slightly more invasive and intricate than others. It is also common for some patients to have a brow lift, forehead lift, or BOTOX® and fillers to complement and enhance their final results. Some of the more well-known facelift methods include:

  • Full facelift
    A common surgery for older adults, the full facelift is generally done with an incision close to the hairline, extending down to the temples, stopping near the base of the ears. The deeper layer of facial tissues and muscles is gently stretched and securely tightened to create a lifted look, which reduces loose skin and droopy features. This facelift is used for patients who are looking for a more aggressive approach to dealing with signs of aging. During a full facelift, many procedures may be combined, including upper or lower blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) to address the eyes or a neck lift for the chin and throat.
  • Mid-facelift
    With a similar approach to the mini lift, the mid-facelift focuses on the hollow and lax areas near the cheekbones and the upper jaw. This lift works nicely for those who seek improvement in the middle to lower region of the face, which also includes the jowls.
  • Lower facelift
    A lower facelift addresses the neck region, chin, and in many cases, the jowls. Methods of a nonsurgical nature, such as KYBELLA® or laser skin tightening, can also be applied for chin reduction to attain a younger-looking neck.
  • Mini facelift
    When undergoing a mini facelift, a small incision is placed around the ears to elevate the skin, which affects the mouth and jawline. This process creates improvements that look subtle and natural.

Regardless of which procedure is chosen, we'll start by administering non-narcotic medications to reduce any discomfort or nausea you might feel after your surgery. A long-lasting anesthetic will also be injected during your treatment to limit any lasting discomfort as you recover over the next few days. These non-opioid-based options ensure that our patients are able to heal comfortably without the risk of nausea, brain fog, and other side effects that typically come with narcotic medications.

If you want to reverse signs of aging while enhancing the health and appearance of your skin, a customized facelift performed by Dr. Iteld may be your ideal solution. Some of the aesthetic and functional advantages of a facelift at Iteld Plastic Surgery are:

  • Restoring lost fullness around the mid-face and under the eyes
  • Tightening baggy, drooping skin
  • Minimizing the appearance of Crow's feet and wrinkles near your eyes and mouth
  • Effective at improving mild to severe furrows and creases
  • Reducing sagging cheeks and double chins
  • Good for women and men with a variety of concerns
  • Scarring is minimal and discreet
  • End results last a long time

Buccal Fat Removal [Before It Was Trendy] - No Regrets - Considered buccal fat removal for years and was the first cosmetic surgery I've ever done. I made a shortlist of a local plastic surgeons but cancelled other consults after meeting with Dr. Iteld. He assessed my face and concluded I was a good candidate for the procedure based on the amount of buccal fat I had, age [> 30 years old] etc. We also discussed chin lipo with Facetite for my jawline concerns but I wasn't yet ready to do that and felt absolutely no pressure to include with this surgery. I scheduled my buccal surgery shortly after and it was performed under local anesthesia at a hospital in a little less than an hour. I was able to take a quick uber home without supervision and really only needed the day of surgery off [a Thursday] but I returned to work the following Monday remotely. I was in almost no pain and swelling wasn't very visible - I wouldn't feel self conscious walking outside. My recovery went smoothly and I'm very happy with the results. Also everyone at his office is incredibly kind and helpful, I always feel welcome and well taken off when I'm there and the same was true throughout pre and post-op. Surgery June 2021

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Youthful and naturally refreshed appearance - I recently underwent a lower face facelift with Dr. Iteld, and I am thrilled to share my extraordinary experience. Dr. Iteld is undoubtedly an artistic genius, as he skillfully works with the inner structure of the face to restore a youthful and naturally refreshed appearance. His attentiveness and personable nature put me at ease throughout the entire process. From the moment I stepped into his office, I was greeted by a team of friendly and attentive professionals, making the entire journey a breeze and a genuine pleasure.The recovery period was surprisingly bearable, thanks to Dr. Iteld's close monitoring and care. Three months post-surgery, I am delighted with the results; I look great, and my scars have virtually disappeared. I highly recommend Dr. Iteld to anyone seeking exceptional results and a transformative experience. My newfound confidence and rejuvenated look are a testament to his expertise and artistic approach to facial rejuvenation.

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A facelift can benefit both men and women who are looking to rejuvenate their appearance. Candidates for facelift surgery typically have concerns such as sagging skin, wrinkles or lines on the face, and a loss of volume in the cheeks. They may also have excess skin and fat around the jawline and neck, creating a jowly appearance. Ideal candidates for a facelift are in good overall health with realistic expectations for their results. During a consultation at Iteld Plastic Surgery, we can evaluate your skin elasticity, facial structure, and discuss your desired outcomes to determine if a facelift is the right way to move forward.

Will my facelift results look natural?

Absolutely. Dr. Iteld is a highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon who takes great care in creating natural-looking results for each patient. We will carefully consider your age, facial anatomy, and unique skin to ensure that your results complement your unique features and look completely natural.

Is there any scarring after a facelift?

While some scarring is inevitable with any surgery in Chicago, IL, the incisions made during a facelift are intentionally placed in discreet locations. These include behind the ears or along the hairline to minimize their appearance. We also provide aftercare instructions to help reduce scarring and ensure proper healing.

Is a facelift painful?

Patients may experience some discomfort and tightness after their facelift surgery, but this can be managed with prescribed pain medication. Iteld Plastic Surgery offers comprehensive guidelines for post-operative care. These include a detailed plan for pain management and other tips to help you heal quickly and comfortably.

Facelift surgery can take years off of your appearance while boosting your confidence and self-image. Thankfully, there are a wide variety of choices for surgery based on your individual concerns and goals. This procedure is meant to make you younger-looking but natural. To hear more about this treatment, we welcome you to get in touch with Iteld Plastic Surgery in Chicago, IL to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Iteld.

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