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Rejuvenate Your Appearance with a Facelift

The face is one of the first features we notice about each other. It is also one of the first areas to begin showing signs of aging, such as sagging skin and wrinkles. A facelift performed at our Scottsdale practice can reduce the signs of aging, helping you look as young as you feel. Drs. Dustin Heringer and William McLeish can tailor treatment to your specific goals to achieve a natural-looking enhancement. Contact Arizona Ocular and Facial Plastic Surgery to learn more about how a facelift can benefit you.

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A facelift by an experienced surgeon can provide natural-looking enhancement and a major boost in confidence.

Facelift Candidates

A facelift can be a great way to refine the contours of your lower face, reduce lines and wrinkles, and achieve a smoother brow. It is important to establish realistic goals for your face lift. Patients should understand that although this procedure can give you dramatic, natural-looking results, it cannot make you look like your high school yearbook photo again. Rather, you can expect to look rejuvenated, with restored definition of your best facial features. Dr. Heringer or Dr. McLeish can determine your candidacy, estimate cost, and give you a clear understanding of what you can hope to accomplish with a facelift during your personal consultation.

Facelift Steps

Before surgery, your plastic surgeon will create your unique treatment plan. He will take note of your goals, review your medical history, map out the location of your incisions, and determine the best approach to achieving the results you desire. 

Depending on the extent of your treatment, surgery can begin with incisions being placed along your hairline or near your ears. The surgeon will carefully place the incisions to result in minimal scarring. Our doctors proudly offer the SMAS (Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System) facelift. This advanced procedure addresses skin as well as underlying muscles to achieve substantial and natural-looking results. Your surgeon may also incorporate liposuction to remove stubborn fat deposits. Surgery can also include placement of facial implants for increased volume and refined contours in the cheeks.

Finally, the surgeon will trim away excess tissue, tighten remaining skin, and close the incisions to maintain your refined features.


Following your facelift, you can expect swelling and bruising, which should subside considerably after a week. You can minimize inflammation with ice packs and medications. After about a week, you will come in to have your stitches removed. You can usually return to work in about two weeks. However, you should continue to avoid strenuous exercise until otherwise instructed. Following recovery from facelift surgery, many patients choose to complement the results of their facelift with injectable treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.

Benefits of Your Facelift

Following your recovery, you can expect many valuable benefits:

  • Firmer, more youthful skin
  • Enhanced facial contours, especially around the chin and jaw
  • A smoother, more defined neck
  • Long-lasting, natural-looking results
  • A rejuvenated, happier appearance
  • Boosted self-confidence

Schedule a Facelift Consult

To learn how a facelift can benefit you, schedule an appointment at Arizona Ocular and Facial Plastic Surgery today

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