Facelift in Chicago and Arlington Heights, IL
A facelift is one of the most popular facial cosmetic surgeries. Aimed to target signs of aging, a facelift can result in a completely rejuvenated appearance to the face. Our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John A. Kotis offers effective and safe facelift procedure techniques to residents of Chicago, Arlington Heights and surrounding Illinois communities.
What is the Facelift Procedure?
A facelift, or rhytidectomy, can tighten the appearance of the face. Dr. Kotis performs facelifts to remove the appearance of wrinkles, create more appealing proportions or to tighten and smooth skin appearance. Creases around the eyelids and mouth, along with fat under the chin may be improved during a facelift procedure.
Dr. Kotis performs facelifts according to the desires of each patient. Different techniques of facelifts can include the traditional facelift, the neck lift or implant placement. Each technique affects the appearance of the face differently. During a consultation, patients may choose one or a combination of these techniques.
- Traditional Facelift – for creases around the eyes, nose or mouth, a traditional facelift may be appropriate. Dr. Kotis can tighten facial skin and eliminate wrinkles, as well as mid-face sagging. During this procedure, Dr. Kotis makes an incision near the hairline. He tightens facial muscles, pulls skin smooth and trims excess skin away before closing the incision. Patients experience a younger profile after a traditional facelift.
- Neck Lift (Platysmaplasty) – for sagging skin or fat below the chin, Dr. Kotis may recommend skin and fat removal. By lifting the skin, this procedure adds definition to the neck. Dr. Kotis may make an incision near the ear and below the chin to remove the unwanted tissue. Liposuction may be combined with a neck lift for additional fat removal. After Dr. Kotis tightens the neck muscle, patients may notice a more defined jawline, neck, and chin.
- Facial Implants – as we age, the face can lose volume in certain areas. To add structure and youth to the face, Dr. Kotis may use facial implants. Silicone implants that mirror the texture of the face can restore volume or emphasize existing facial features. Patients may combine facial implants with a traditional facelift procedure.
What Can I Expect During Recovery from a Facelift?
After a facelift procedure, Dr. Kotis will provide specific care instructions to ensure you obtain the very best results. Patients will receive instructions about incision care and bleeding. Patients may need to apply medication to the incisions.
It is important to note, every recovery is different. You may experience a longer or shorter recovery depending on the procedures you elect and your individual health. Patients will have to take time off from work, but that time will vary. During a follow-up appointment, Dr. Kotis can monitor your healing and recommend when you should return to work or other activities. As an experienced plastic surgeon, he will work with you to ensure the best results.
How Much Does a Facelift Cost in Chicago, IL?
The cost of a facelift can vary among patients. Visit our financing page to learn more about financing in our office. We happily accept cash, credit card and check for payment on procedures and also offer Prosper® and CareCredit® financing options.
We honor written quote for procedures from any board certified plastic surgeon. Listed pricing is all inclusive – no hidden fees (includes pre-op, post-op visits and fees for the surgeons, facility, and anesthesia).
Do you feel the aging process has taken a toll on your appearance? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John A. Kotis to learn more about the facelift procedure. Our office proudly serves residents of Chicago, Arlington Heights, and the surrounding Illinois communities. Contact us today!