Your facelift will be an outpatient procedure that’s performed in our accredited surgery center in Vernon Hills, IL.
You will be placed under local or general anesthesia, and your surgeon will make incisions hidden in the sideburn and then in the normal folds in front of the ear, behind the earlobe, and in the hidden crease behind the ear to the scalp.
The incision should be well hidden along the hairline and the lines of the face. Your surgeon will then create a skin flap and move or reduce tissue and fat under the skin.
With most modern facelifts, the muscular substructure of the face is lifted upward, the muscular structure of the neck is pulled sideways, and the skin is gently re-draped on top, almost like smoothing a bedsheet. This differs drastically from skin-only lifts of the past, which left patients looking overly pulled, tight, and windswept.
Dr. Lu’s facelift and necklifts focus on making you look natural. You will be a younger version of yourself, not a different version of yourself.