FACELIFT

Facial Plastic Surgery in Chicago

Facelift Surgery in Chicago, Illinois offered by a board certified plastic surgeon, Peter E. Johnson MD. For information about Facelift surgery, techniques, view our before and after photos.

Facial rejuvenating surgery, best known as a facelift, is a highly successful procedure to prolong the look of youth and enhance vitality. Depending on the aging curve you are on, over time, aging will produce a tired look around the eyes, folding along the smile lines, and eventually laxity in the corner of the mouth and neck. That’s why facelift surgery become the most popular and gratifying cosmetic procedure among the aging “baby boomer” generation. Just as aging is a gradual process varying from one individual to another, Dr. Johnson at the Center for Aesthetic Surgery takes an individual approach to restorative facial rejuvenation.

The facelift is not just one single surgical procedure, but comprises several restorative techniques. A one size fits all approach simply will not produce excellent results each and every time. Facial rejuvenation may address the brow, the mid cheek and jowl area, or may need to fully rejuvenate the chin and neck. We have devised a full spectrum of procedures, from a short incision mini or soft lift, to a full face and neck lift to combat even the deepest signs of facial aging. Dr. Johnson’s goal is to provide natural results, bringing back a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

We find that some individuals benefit from a full facelift, where as others benefit from a modified, mini or soft lift.


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Dr. Johnson believes that total facial rejuvenation involves more than correction of skin laxity alone. Aging often begins with a loss of the supportive, subcutaneous tissue over the eye, and with the lower lid which continues over time to involve the cheeks, upper and lower lip and chin. For true facial rejuvenation, structural fat grafting becomes an essential component of face lift and facial rejuvenation. With a graduated approach to facial rejuvenation, the first step in maintaining facial youth is structural fat grafting. During facelift, fat which includes restorative stem cells, is borrowed from the hip or tummy and transferred to depressed areas, such as the upper and lower lid hollows, the hollows along the cheeks, facial folds, upper and lower lip, as well as the chin, to provide truly spectacular facial rejuvenation. As more telltale signs of facial aging begin to occur, a soft lift combined with restorative fat grafting can help flatten the aging curve.

With a staged or graduated approach, facial rejuvenation and facelift can be right at any age. With our philosophy of just the right procedure, at just the right time, you can maintain great looks, vitality, and a youthful outlook over a liftetime.

Click here to read the “Diary of a Facelift” and experience one patient’s personal story.

Facelift Chicago, Illinois offered by a board certified plastic surgeon. For information about Facelift surgery, techniques, view our before and after photos.