2551 Compass Rd, Suite 125
Glenview, IL 60026
2845 Sheridan Rd, Suite 903
Chicago, IL 60657

The Process of Getting a Facelift
in Lakeview

As we age, it is inevitable that our skin begins to change. A once youthful appearance may slowly show wrinkles, sagging and fold lines throughout our face or neck, making us feel less confident and embarrassed of our appearance. These changes may occur because of thinning of the skin, a loss of facial fat, sun damage, smoking, stress or heredity. Because of these changes, receiving a facelift in Lakeview is an increasingly popular procedure that can restore confidence and enhance your natural, youthful beauty.

What Do Facelifts Improve?

Facelifts, also called a rhytidectomy, can help improve signs of aging in both the face and the neck. If your face has areas that sag, or if you have areas of fat that have disappeared, a facelift can help restore firmness. Jowls that are developing in the cheeks and jaw will also be improved with a facelift procedure. Keep in mind that a facelift will not change your fundamental appearance and won’t stop the aging process, but can restore a tighter, more youthful-looking face.

How the Procedure Works

Rest assured that you will be placed under anesthesia during your procedure so that you are comfortable and do not feel any pain. There will then be an incision made depending on the type of facelift that you are receiving; choices include a traditional facelift, a limited-incision facelift or a neck lift. The incision lines will be well-hid thanks to the hairline and natural contours of the face.

Recovery

Swelling and bruising around your face is expected after a facelift in Lakeview, and a bandage can help minimize these effects. We will give you specific instructions on how to approach the recovery process. Expect to feel presentable around 10 days after your procedure, but it will take 2-3 months for your face to fully recover. Feel free to reach out to us at any point during your recovery with questions or concerns!

Now is the time to invest in your confidence! Once you have decided that you’re ready to receive a facelift in Lakeview, contact Adam J Cohen, MD! We also offer a free consultation for all of our new patients, so you will be able to ask any questions and decide if a facelift is the right procedure for you.