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Meadows Plastic Surgery

Liposuction Contour Center and Plastic Surgery in Beach Park, IL & Chicago, IL & Brookfield, WI

A face-lift can be an effective, minimally-invasive option for men and women looking to turn back the clock. At Meadows Plastic Surgery, with locations serving the Brookfield neighborhood of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the Beach Park, Schaumberg, and Irving Park neighborhoods of Chicago, Illinois, the skilled team of plastic surgeons provides face-lifts, neck-lifts, and other procedures to tighten your skin and revive your appearance. Reserve your consultation for a face-lift by phone or online at either Meadows Plastic Surgery location today.

Facelift Q & A

What changes can a face-lift make to my appearance?

A face-lift isn’t a full facial reconstruction, but there are plenty of changes you can make to your appearance with one. The procedure specializes in tightening your skin to reduce age-related changes that come with volume loss and skin laxity. Using a face-lift, you can:

  • Reduce jowls
  • Reduce deep wrinkles and folds
  • Lift sagging cheeks

As long as you still have a reasonable amount of skin elasticity, the results of your face-lift can last for up to 10 years. They don’t stop the aging process, but they can aid in making you look more youthful and vibrant.

How does a face-lift work?

During your face-lift at Meadows Plastic Surgery, your surgeon makes an incision along your hairline. They may remove or redistribute fat in order to keep your face looking plump. After sculpting or removing fat from under your skin, your surgeon tightens the underlying muscles, redrapes the skin over your face, and removes any excess skin before suturing the incision closed.

There are different types of face-lifts, including:

  • Mini face-lift
  • S-lift
  • Mid-face-lift
  • Cutaneous lift (skin only) 
  • Temporal face-lift (brow lift, MAC lift/quick lift
  • Deep plane face-lift
  • Silhouette InstaLift

In addition, patients can also get neck liposuction.

Depending on your needs for facial rejuvenation, one of these types of face-lift procedures could help you achieve a more youthful and rested appearance.

Your surgeon gives you either general anesthesia to keep you unconscious during the procedure or a combination of sedation and local anesthesia. Thanks to these, you won’t feel pain or discomfort as your surgeon operates.

What procedures can I get along with my face-lift?

During your face-lift consultation, your surgeon might recommend other cosmetic surgeries and procedures to complement the results of your face-lift. Getting multiple procedures can give you a more complete or uniform new look. Procedures that work well with a face-lift include:


A neck-lift allows your surgeon to tighten the skin on your neck and jawline. They may remove excess skin and fat in the process to give you a sleek profile. Excess fat may also be removed from the submental area (chin) by liposuction which can also successfully define the jawline if there is minimal skin laxity.

Lip augmentation

Lip augmentation involves the placement of filler into your lips to make them look bigger, fuller, and more defined after they lose volume with age. Normally we start with one syringe and wait one week for a second syringe. Patients look younger and can normally avoid any downtime. The ideal patient has thin lips that lack volume and definition.

Eyelid surgery

This procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis under local or general anesthesia. Incisions are made at the crease of the upper eyelid and for lower eyelids just under the lower lash line. Excess fat and sagging skin is removed and when needed, muscle is tightened. The incisions are closed with very fine sutures, which prevent any visible scarring. Sutures are removed after one week. Eyelid surgery can be combined with other surgeries, such as face, brow, or neck lift. 

If the idea of a revitalized appearance inspires you, call Meadows Plastic Surgery to speak with an experienced plastic surgeon or book your face-lift consultation online today.