Facelifts in Minneapolis, MN

Essential, Impactful Facial Rejuvenation

What Is a Facelift?

A facelift is one of the most essential rejuvenating procedures a person can get. By lifting and tightening the skin of the face and neck, it diminishes wrinkles and tightens facial contours, unveiling a more youthful version of yourself.

Visible signs of aging are normal, but can be a concern especially when they result in: sagging skin; deep creases at the corners of the nose and mouth; exaggerated jowls forming on cheeks and jawline; loose skin or excess fat on the chin.

In addition to aging, the desire for a facelift can be exacerbated by loss of facial fat that occurs with weight loss, sun damage, smoking and stress.

Facial Implants 

When altering the existing facial tissue is not adequate for reaching desired results, augmenting the underlying facial skeleton with facial implants can be considered. The most common areas where facial implants are used are the chin, cheeks and temple.

We meticulously plan each facelift to conceal the incisions in the natural skin creases of the face to give you a natural, youthful appearance without looking like your face has been “stretched.”

At Renew Plastic Surgery in Minneapolis, MN our experts will ensure no one will even suspect you had a facelift. They’ll just know you’re looking — and feeling — better.

Facelift at a Glance

There are many variations on a facelift — the so-called mini-lift, short scar facelift and weekend lift to name a few. The names may sound similar, but the procedures are not. The thorough consultation you have with your doctor will reveal what type of procedure will give you the results you’re seeking.

Other related surgeries may be considered to achieve your desired look, such as eyelid lifts or liposuction to help remove excess fat from under the chin and neck.

Outpatient/inpatient: Depends
Length of surgery: 3-6 hours
Anesthesia: Depends
Length of recovery: 1 to 2 weeks, though it may take several months before you feel fully recovered and all swelling has subsided

Facelift vs. Instalift

See the Results

There’s no denying the impact a facelift can make — see the difference for yourself!

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After Image

Face Lift

“Dr. Wudel – I would like to offer a heartfelt thank you for the services you have provided the past few months. You have a true gift of being a kind physician. Your ability to balance people skills and surgical skills makes a huge difference in the healing process.”

Frequently Asked Questions

The specific technique for a facelift can vary depending on the individual’s needs and goals. Generally, incisions are made in inconspicuous locations, such as around the ears and possibly along the hairline. The surgeon then lifts and repositions the underlying facial tissues, removes excess skin, and may also perform fat grafting or other procedures to restore volume and achieve the desired results.

There are several kinds of facelifts available depending on the result you’re looking for. A full facelift is the most comprehensive option, but there are also mini facelifts (sometimes referred to as “weekend lifts”) that have more limited incisions and thread lifts, which are a non-surgical option for those still unsure about surgery.

Anesthesia is administered during the procedure, so you won’t be in pain. Any discomfort faced after the procedure can be treated using over-the-counter pain medication and cold compresses.

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