What Facial Concerns Are Addressed During Facelift Surgery?

By: Dr. Joseph L. Daw Jr.


While many over-the-counter treatments promise to correct fine lines, they cannot provide the same results as cosmetic surgery. A facelift can reduce a wide range of age-related concerns, from loose skin and wrinkles to sagging jowls.

Below, Oak Dermatology's board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Daw describes the benefits of facelift surgery and what you can expect from this innovative procedure in Naperville, IL. Call Oak Dermatology to see if you are a candidate for treatment today.

What causes signs of aging in the face?

Collagen and elastin – two important proteins that keep our skin plump and elastic – slowly break down as we age. Loss of skin laxity usually manifests as wrinkles and sagging skin. Additionally, the fat deposits that provide our faces with youthful fullness begin to atrophy, resulting in a hollow or gaunt appearance.

All of these changes are common but can be difficult to accept. Though drugstore creams and serums may help with fine lines, they cannot address loose skin and volume loss. Facelift surgery is often the best solution for patients who want to achieve long-lasting and natural-looking outcomes.

Are facelifts the same for everyone?

Oak Dermatology provides custom facelift procedures to address the unique concerns of each patient. For example, a mini facelift is recommended for those with early signs of aging, such as mild skin laxity. A full facelift can correct more significant concerns.

During a consultation in Naperville, IL, Dr. Daw can examine your face and discuss your goals for treatment. We then tailor your experience for the best possible results.

What concerns can be addressed with a facelift?

A facelift is an effective way to achieve noticeable rejuvenation in one or more areas at once. Dr. Daw can improve age-related issues such as:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles: Surgery smoothes away unwanted wrinkles around the eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Volume loss: When fat deposits diminish over time, your face can appear sunken. A facelift replenishes missing volume for a fuller look.
  • Sagging skin: Loose skin around the mid-to-lower face and neck can be lifted and tightened to create a youthful appearance.
  • Jawline laxity: Hanging jowls are trimmed away for a more defined jawline.
  • A "tired" appearance: Drooping skin can make you seem older or more tired. A facelift may refresh and renew your features.

What is a facelift like?

Patients should receive a personalized treatment plan prior to their facelift at Oak Dermatology. Surgery may require incisions along the hairline or around the ear, based on the extent of your procedure. Dr. Daw carefully lifts and repositions the underlying tissues as needed, redistributing fat deposits and removing excess skin. Once the incisions are closed, we prepare patients for a successful recovery.

Your smoother facelift results

Most patients enjoy noticeable facelift results almost immediately following surgery. However, it can take several weeks for swelling and bruising to dissipate. Outcomes are long-lasting, and patients often look years younger. Additionally, many people feel more confident and self-assured following their procedure. Dr. Daw takes care to ensure each patient is satisfied with their facelift experience.

Ask about our anti-aging procedures

When wrinkles, sagging skin, and volume loss make you look older than you feel, it may be time to consider facelift surgery. Oak Dermatology offers custom facelift procedures in Naperville, IL. Learn more by meeting with a trusted professional like Dr. Joseph Daw. Our team understands the unique challenges of aging skin and can help you achieve stunning results.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.