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What is a facelift?

One of our most popular cosmetic procedures, a facelift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that aims to improve the appearance of the face and neck by removing excess skin, tightening underlying tissues, and repositioning facial contours. Hiding the incision sites near the ears, hairline, and jawline create a seamless look. Facelift surgery in Chicago with Dr. Kotis offers a youthful, more radiant edge to your natural beauty.

Subtle. Natural. Uniquely You.

When Dr. Kotis performs facelift surgery, he doesn’t attempt to erase all signs of aging. Rather, he makes subtle alterations that smooth and enhance your skin – while still giving the appearance that you’re aging naturally and with grace. Dr. Kotis provides a thorough consultation to assess your unique needs and desired outcome from your facelift procedure.

What are the benefits of a facelift?

  • Firm lax muscle tone

  • Take years off your appearance

  • Restore facial contour

  • Smooth aging, wrinkled skin

  • Tighten loose and sagging skin

  • Reduce heavy jowls and excess neck fat

  • Renew confidence in your appearance

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Are You A Candidate For Facelift Surgery?

During your initial consultation, Dr. Kotis can help you determine if a facelift is right for you. Being in good general health, a non-smoker, and having a commitment to nurturing your results are key factors in a successful facelift procedure.

In general, you will likely qualify for a facelift in Chicago with Dr. Kotis if you:

  • Are between 40 and 70 years of age (though older and younger patients may benefit)

  • Have skin that is elastic and flexible enough to conform to your new facial contours

  • Have strong bone structure that can support optimal results

  • Want to address loose facial and neck skin

  • Are in good general health

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The Procedure:

What to expect during your facelift with Dr. Kotis

When helping his patients rejuvenate their facial appearance, Dr. Kotis typically performs multiple procedures at once to ensure a seamless transformation. In addition to the traditional facelift, he often performs a neck lift and/or places facial implants to achieve the results his patients desire.

Traditional Facelift

The traditional facelift is done to smooth creases, tighten skin and minimize wrinkles around the eyes, nose and mouth. To perform this procedure, Dr. Kotis will make a small incision near the hairline. Through that opening, he will tighten your underlying facial muscles before pulling your skin taut and trimming away any excess tissue. Doing so provides a natural-looking result by smoothing the skin over your newly tightened facial muscles.

Neck Lift

If you also want to address aging skin and unwanted fat beneath the chin, Dr. Kotis will likely perform a neck lift as well to improve definition in this area to aid the facelift.

To perform this procedure, he will make two small incisions near the ear and below the chin. He will remove unwanted tissue through those openings to create a more defined jawline, neck, and chin. This procedure, in conjunction with a facelift, gives the opportunity for a more uniform, youthful appearance.


With age, the face has a tendency to lose volume in key areas that are associated with youth – such as the cheeks and chin. When this occurs, Dr. Kotis may place custom silicone implants to restore this lost volume.

This has the benefit of not only emphasizing your features, but also of enhancing the results of your facelift or neck lift. Dr. Kotis will discuss candidacy for implants within your initial consultation.

Facelift Recovery

Because post-surgical swelling, puffiness, and bruising can be persistent, it takes time for the full results of your facelift to become apparent. Immediately after the procedure, patients may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort, necessitating rest and limited physical activity. Basic restrictions typically include avoiding strenuous exercise, bending over, or lifting heavy objects for the first week or two. As the days pass, swelling gradually subsides, and stitches are typically removed within the first week.

Most patients can return to work and normal daily activities within 10 to 14 days, although strenuous exercise and intense sun exposure should be avoided for several weeks. Full recovery and the final results of the facelift may take several months to become apparent, as residual swelling resolves and tissues settle into their new position. The worst of the swelling typically goes down within about two weeks, at which point most of our patients notice a visible, dramatic improvement that endures for many years.

Facelift FAQ:

How much does facelift surgery cost?

Facelift surgery costs vary depending on various factors such as the extent of the procedure, if any other procedures are combined, and anesthesia. Find out more about cost during your consultation with Dr. Kotis.

How long will my facelift results last?

The results of a facelift surgery can last from 5-10 years or longer, depending on factors such as age, lifestyle, and the extent of the procedure.

Will I have scars after my facelift procedure?

Scarring is inevitable after a facelift surgery, but an experienced surgeon can conceal the scars in inconspicuous areas and make them less noticeable over time.

Are there any risks with facelift surgery?

Like any surgical procedure, facelift surgery carries risks such as bleeding, infection, nerve damage, scarring, and unfavorable aesthetic outcomes.

Schedule Your Facelift Consultation

Dr. John A. Kotis is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with over 23 years of experience in medicine and surgery. Constantly continuing his education, Dr. Kotis is vastly trained in the latest surgical techniques, giving his patients access to the newest industry innovations. Trust in Dr. Kotis to provide top-tier results from your facelift procedure in Chicago & Arlington Heights. Contact our Chicago office today to schedule your initial consultation.

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