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Face Lift

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery & Head and Neck Surgery
in Chesterfield and O'Fallon, MO

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Face Lift services offered in Chesterfield and O'Fallon, MO

Facelift is a popular cosmetic surgery for people who want to look like themselves but younger and fresher. At Synergi Facial Surgery, highly accomplished artistic surgeon Robert Cristel, MD, offers facelifts tailored to every patient’s facial anatomy to ensure a natural and long-lasting outcome. Dr. Cristel see patients at two West St. Louis County offices in Chesterfield and Chesterfield Valley as well as a St. Charles County office in O’Fallon, Missouri. Call the office in your area or click the online scheduler to set up your facelift consultation now.

Face Lift Q&A

What is a facelift?

A facelift is surgery to revitalize an aging face. The procedure focuses on the middle and bottom parts of the face (the lower two-thirds of the face). Some of the specific issues that a facelift can treat are:

  • Facial sagging
  • Facial hollowing
  • Nasolabial folds: the two folds between the edges of the nose and mouth corners
  • Jowls: drooping at the edges of the mouth and chin

Facelift doesn’t treat the eye or forehead areas, but you can combine your facelift with a procedure like brow lift or blepharoplasty. You can also add a lip lift to a facelift to address lip elongation. 

What kind of facelift will I need?

There are a few facelift options, each suited for a different type of patient. These are:

Mini facelift

A mini facelift involves incisions in front of the ears and hair. This procedure tightens the cheeks and face, providing subtle but still noticeable improvements. A mini facelift features a faster recovery time and is best for milder skin sagging and laxity.

Deep plane facelift

A deep plane facelift provides the most natural appearing results not only pulling up the skin, but the tissues deep to it. The deeper structures lifted include the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS), a layer of connective tissue beneath your skin and atop your muscles. Moving both the skin and the SMAS provides a deeper, more extensive, yet natural change in the face. 

Deep plane facelifts can return your face to a younger look, improve the appearance of facial hollowing, and give you a dramatic refresh of the lower two-thirds of your face. A deep plane facelift has natural and long-lasting results. 

Your Synergi Facial Surgery specialist considers many factors, including age, personal goals for the surgery, and general health, when recommending a procedure.

What can I expect after a facelift?

After your facelift, you’ll have surgical dressings to protect your incisions. Dr. Cristel and his team will explain how to care for your incisions, what medications to take, and is available 24/7 for any concerns.   

The downtime will vary on your specific procedure, but most patients are ready to be social and in the public after 2 weeks.

Facelift can help you look younger and more refreshed: like yourself at your best. To learn more, call Synergi Facial Surgery or click online booking now.