Face Lift, Mini-Face Lift,

Lower Face Lift and Neck Lift

Treatment of the neck and jowls is one of the most powerful tools a plastic surgeon has to combat the signs of aging.  The key is to do this in a manner that looks natural and isn't too tight and does not look operated on.  There are many methods and ways to do a face lift, or mini face lift, but all employ the same principles of creating a smooth contour and enhancing the jaws and cheeks to create a more youthful appearance.

Before and After Photos of Facelifts with Dr. Hazen

Face Lift Procedure

Dr. Hazen will assess you and collaborate with you to design the right operation to meet your goals of facial rejuvenation.  Sometimes it can be a relatively simple procedure combined with a skin rejuvenation program to create long lasting results.  A typical face lift is performed in an Ambulatory Surgery Center under MAC anesthesia (heavy sedation) and takes up to 5 hours.  Often this procedure can be combined with other facial procedures, fillers and fat to replace facial volume and enhance contours, and laser and other types of resurfacing as well as PRP to enhance healing.

Who is a Candidate for a Face Lift ?

Candidates for a face lift must be generally healthy and non-smokers.  Its hard to say what age is best to undergo a facelift, but some plastic surgeons advocate for sooner and younger ages!  Having realistic expectations and goals is paramount.  

Post Surgery Recovery 

After face lift surgery, we provide you with specific aftercare instructions, along with prescription pain medication. Expect some bruising and swelling during the first 48 hours or longer. You need a friend or family member to help you during this initial stage of recovery.

Light activity can be resumed within a few days, but most patients require one to two weeks off from work and other normal activities. You should take an entire month off from rigorous exercise and heavy lifting. Stitches are normally removed after a week, but prolonged swelling may obscure your final results for several weeks.

Why Choose Dr. Hazen

Dr. Hazen carefully designs your operation so that scars are minimal, your results maximal and your recovery speedy and easy.  She recommends a skin regimen that speeds up your recovery and then begins you on a life long anti-aging program to maintain the results of your surgery. Dr. Hazen uses the least invasive methods to achieve the best results; that means less down time, less expense and less complications.

What to Expect From Your Consultation

Dr. Hazen takes a detailed history of any medical issues and conditions, including hospitalizations and medications taken.  A physical exam is performed. Your goals and desires for surgery are explored and Dr. Hazen gives a comprehensive explanation of the surgical procedures that are possible for you, including complications and risks.  Dr. Hazen describes your individual recovery process. Now, you have the option to take your pre-operative photos (saves a visit).  Dr. Hazen and you may explore any issues that are blocking or interfering with the surgery actually happening, including anxieties around it.  Then your surgery plan is made with a time line.  If the procedure is not covered by insurance,  you receive an estimated cost for the surgery and anesthesia.