Facelift

A facelift can restore a youthful and vibrant appearance, often making you look better than your actual age. Dr. Gus Galante performs both mini and standard facelift procedures in Indiana to help patients from Munster, Crown Point, and nearby cities reduce signs of aging such as wrinkles, lines, and jowls. This procedure restores firmness by correcting laxity in muscles and other tissues. A facelift also removes excess, sagging, or slackened skin and excess fat in the neck and jowls.

Look years younger with the help of a board-certified plastic surgeon. Request a complimentary consultation online with Dr. Gus Galante, or call our Valparaiso or Schererville office at (800) 721-3244.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Before & After Facelift Case 23 View #1 View in Valparaiso & Schererville, IN
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This 65 year old Indiana woman is seen here before and after an eyelid lift and facelift surgery. She presented to Dr. Galante, a Northwest Indiana plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgery, to his Valparaiso office in consultation for rejuvenation of her face and eyes. She had endless energy and wanted her external appearance to reflect what... Read More
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Case #130

This 65-year-old woman came in for a consultation to discuss the options available to improve the appearance of saggy skin on her neck and droopy eyelids. After a thorough discussion and examination, I recommended combining blepharoplasty eyelid surgery with a facelift to get optimal results. At my Indiana practice, I find that... Read More
Before & After Facelift Case 20 View #1 View in Valparaiso & Schererville, IN
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Case #20

This patient complained of jowls and an aging neck. A facelift typicall addresses these problem areas. She underwent a facelift at our surgery center. Her after photos show a marked improvement in her jawline and profile of her neck.
Before & After Facelift Case 24 View #1 View in Valparaiso & Schererville, IN
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Case #24

This 55 year old woman came to my Munster plastic surgery office considering a face lift. Indiana residents choose this facial rejuvenation procedure to improve the appearance of jowls, nasolabial folds (smile lines around the mouth), and marionette lines (folds that extend from the corner of the mouth to the chin). This patient also was concerned... Read More
Before & After Facelift Case 209 Front View in Valparaiso & Schererville, IN
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Case #209

This patient is a 59 year old woman who desired treatment of her jowls and "turkey neck". She was seen and evaluated at our Northwest Indiana plastic surgery office. A face and neck lift was performed, and her after photos demonstrate an improved contour to her jawline and neck. Read More
Before & After Facelift Case 22 View #1 View in Valparaiso & Schererville, IN
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Case #22

This patient requested facial rejuvenation. She underwent a facelift under general anesthesia at our Indiana out patient surgery center, where most of our plastic surgery is done. Safety is the number one priority for Dr. Galante, so using a fully certified surgical facility with fully trained and experienced surgical and anesthesia staff is a must.... Read More
Before & After Facelift Case 21 View #1 View in Valparaiso & Schererville, IN
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Case #21

This 58 year old woman presented to my Schererville, Indiana office for a plastic surgery consultation regarding facial rejuvenation. Her main concerns were her jowls and the loose skin of her neck which made her look older than she actually felt inside. She wore her hair up frequently, so the number and location of scars were major considerations.... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Is Facelift Surgery Right for Me?

Every facelift at our practice begins with a thorough consultation. Dr. Galante will discuss your goals and obtain a full medical history to determine the best course of action. Dr. Galante will describe your procedure and recovery details, explain any pertinent risks and encourage you to ask questions.

Procedure Specifics

Depending on your procedure, you may have local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. The extent of your facelift, including incisions, will depend on the amount of skin removal necessary for your desired result.

For a standard facelift, Dr. Galante typically makes incisions near the temple just behind the hairline. The incisions will continue in front of your ears, around your earlobes and behind your ears into your hair. Dr. Galante will suture and bandage the incisions for your return home.

Mini facelifts require a smaller incision. If you require additional lifting of the skin on your neck, Dr. Galante may also make a small incision beneath your chin.

Dr. Galante

Meet Dr. Gus Galante

Thank you for visiting the Indiana plastic surgery practice of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gus Galante. Our team is committed to providing you with the information you need to make an educated decision about your procedure. We offer a full range of surgical and non-surgical treatments such as breast augmentation, liposuction, and BOTOX® Cosmetic. Our goal is to make sure you feel comfortable and confident about your choices. We have offices in Valparaiso and Schererville for your convenience.

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Facelift for Men

Facelifts for men require surgical expertise. These procedures are considered by many plastic surgeons to be more challenging than facelifts for women. Men generally have stronger ligamental supports, bigger faces, and more vascular skin, which can present challenges. Special care must be taken to minimize scars in bearded skin, and incision locations must be carefully chosen so the sideburns do not change position.

It’s important to avoid over-pulling the skin, which can feminize the face and create a “windswept” look. Your surgeon must understand the nuances of the procedure to make the results look as natural as possible. Dr. Galante specializes in male plastic surgery and is experienced with the intricacies of men’s faces.

A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at Gustavo E. Galant, M.D, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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5.0/5
Aug 10, 2021
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
The augmentation procedure was so simple I wish I would of done it years ago
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5.0/5
Jul 31, 2021
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
I had a mommy makeover 3 weeks ago and I feel amazing. Dr Galante and his staff are so friendly and make you feel comfortable and amazing! they answered every question and I felt confident leading up to my surgery day! Dr Galante held my hand and comforted me in the operating room before going under and it felt like genuine care. You can really tell he not only loves what he does, but cares for his patients! he’s also great at it. My incision was done so neatly and perfect. You can tell he took his time to make it as nice as possible. My body looks great! And I have my confidence back thanks to Dr Galante!
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5.0/5
Jul 22, 2021
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Dr Galante and his staff are amazingly kind and helpful. I felt like my health and well being were put as the top priority before the procedure. A few months after my procedure I developed a small lump in my breast. I called the office to have them check to see if it was no big deal, just scar tissue or something from my implant. Dr Galante saw me right away. He determined that it wasn’t normal and quickly arranged for me to be seen by a women’s diagnostic doctor. His nurse kept me calm as I heard him talk to the other doctor on how they’d coordinate care for my testing. Honestly he was a God send because I didn’t have to do a thing except pick up my phone to confirm the appointment. I was a wreck and he took that huge burden off my plate. In the end it was a teeny fluid bubble, but I’m so thankful that he was prompt in his response to my concern.
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5.0/5
Jun 9, 2021
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante and his staff were very welcoming and knowledgeable. They made me feel very comfortable and explained everything thoroughly. Not only did the staff and Dr. Galante take the time to understand my careers, and hone life, but they were also able to calm my fears about surgery. They are truly professionals! Highly, highly recommend!
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5.0/5
May 24, 2021
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante and his staff have been EXCEPTIONAL throughout this process. I had breast augmentation and everything the doctor and nurse told me to expect was to a T. In the Operating room Dr. Galante made me feel so calm, comforted, and safe. He put on music of my choice, and with a smile held my hand and didn’t let go (until I fell asleep of course) Afterwards, recovery nurse absolutely AMAZING! Received a personal phone call from Dr. Galante that night just to follow up and see how I was feeling. Few days later, the surgical center checked on me to also see how Everything was progressing. My recovery is only 9 days post op and IM IN LOVE WITH THE RESULTS!! I did my research and I would do it ALL OVER again with this physician and staff! I have so many people to refer and honestly if you want superb results and patient care, go to THE BEST! Thank you Dr. Galante and staff.
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5.0/5
Apr 22, 2021
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My only regret is that I didn’t come here sooner!!! I was working so hard in the gym but couldn’t see results because my body was so rough from having babies. Dr. Galante changed all of that! It is miraculous to me that so many kind, hospitable, and encouraging people all work in one office! I was feeling really nervous and pretty insecure about the whole process, especially because I had received consultations from elsewhere and had a very negative experience. Dr. Galante and his staff were so uplifting and made me feel beautiful even before my procedure. He could charge a lot more for his work but doesn’t, I think because he just likes helping others feel beautiful. Every person in this office is gifted with making people feel welcome and cared for. Also, his work is incredible. He far exceeded my expectations for what I would look like after my surgery. I will never go anywhere else and I encourage all of my friends to see him. Thank you, Dr. Galante and staff for taking such good care of me! My results are amazing and just keep getting better.
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5.0/5
Jan 16, 2021
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Had a brow, neck and face lift. Dr. Galante did an excellent job. The doctor and staff was amazing. The scars you don't notice, can't believe how you have to point them out to see them. Can't wait till I can go back and have other procedures done. Their concerns are what you want and what will make you happy. I highly recommend the work of him and his staff.
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5.0/5
Jan 9, 2021
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Dr Galante is amazing! I recently had breast augmentation in Nov 2020. I am a mother of 3 children and work full time. I went to a total of 4 consultations with other surgeons and decided to go with Dr Galante. He took his time and went through everything. He answered my questions and concerns. I was so nervous on the day of surgery and is whole team of nurses, surgical tech, and CRNA made the process easy. I have no regrets and am very pleased with my results, he did exactly what I asked and I feel amazing!!
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5.0/5
Sep 12, 2020
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Flawless. I recently had breast implant removal and replacement with Dr. Galante, who came highly recommended, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. After many years, I was at a crossroads about having my implants removed or replacing them. At the consultation, Dr. Galante and Megan, nurse & patient coordinator, we’re attentive, informative and caring. They gave me the information, pros and cons, and didn’t try to sway my decision either way. I didn’t wait too long and decided to go for it and have removal and replacement. He is a truly gifted surgeon and put in just the right size for my frame. This breast surgery was a cinch the second time around. Wish I hadn’t waited. His staff are all very nice and professional. The nurses and anesthesiologists at the clinic all top notch too. It was win win! Thank you!
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5.0/5
Aug 20, 2020
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BEST decision I’ve ever made!! I have had two procedures done by Dr. Galante, including a breast augmentation and lower eyelid procedure, and have recommended many friends to him! I got my breasts done 7 years ago now and have never felt more confident in my own skin, I will be surprised if they ever need to be replaced. While the healing was a bit uncomfortable, I would do it a million times over again. They look SO GOOD. I can’t tell you how many “compliments” I’ve gotten on them. My lower eyelid lift was a few days ago & WOW the results already! My eyes look like they did before I hit puberty. Although I’m not fully healed I am already so happy. He is a true artist and extremely professional. Wonderful staff as well! Would highly recommend him and his practice!
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5.0/5
Jul 8, 2020
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It has been 7 months since my breast reduction and I couldn’t be happier! From beginning to end Dr. Galante and his entire staff have been outstanding. The high reviews and no consultation fee is what first drew me. From day one he makes you feel very comfortable and secure. He is patient and friendly. Most importantly, he is informative and he knows what he’s doing! I love my results. This was so worth it! Absolute best decision I could’ve made. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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5.0/5
Jun 18, 2020
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I highly recommend Dr. Galante and his staff. Everyone on staff is truly wonderful! My results exceeded my expectations. I love the way Iook! The Dr. and staff made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process.
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5.0/5
Apr 16, 2020
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He is 1 of my FAVORITE Dr.'s! So sincere n makes you feel VERY COMFORTABLE! ❤❤❤❤
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Jan 31, 2020
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante is very knowledgeable, caring, and exhibits excellent judgement.
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5.0/5
Dec 10, 2019
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Dr. Galante and his staff are all fine, compassionate people and his skill is second to none! As I have moved many times over the years, my body is my primary household; my experience with Dr. Galante changed my life vastly for the better and I thank him every day!
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5.0/5
Sep 13, 2019
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Dr. Galante and his staff are wonderful. This was my first plastic surgery experience and I’m extremely satisfied. The doctor and his staff are very thorough while explaining the procedure, costs, options, and results. I felt like Dr. Galante helped me make decisions of what size implants fit me best based on my “ideal” size and my body size/structure. He made sure to give me the most realistic size for my build. I felt like the pre-op directions were very straight forward and easy to understand and I never got nervous or felt like I had unanswered questions going into surgery. The post-op follow ups and appointments were also thorough and I felt comfortable being under Dr. Galante’s care. Never did I feel uncomfortable or uneasy about my decision, the procedure, or the professionalism of Dr Galante and his staff. To some people, undergoing a procedure like I did (along with all of the appointments) May make them feel uncomfortable, vulnerable, or uneasy but I promise that you will not get this feeling around Dr. Galante and his staff. They are EXTREMELY professional, helpful, informative, thorough, and friendly. I’m beyond satisfied with my procedure and experience and appreciate all of the care that I received from Dr. Galante and his staff. Thank you so much & I will definitely be back in the future.
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5.0/5
Aug 7, 2019
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I am beyond pleased with my results, the amazing, compassionate staff and of course the brilliant mind and magically talented hands of Dr Galante. From the minute you walk in for your very 1st consultation, to scheduling, to the Dr holding your hand as you are being put under anesthesia, to the phone call from him later that evening of surgery checking in on you, till your last post op appointment you feel comfort, ease and confident you chose the right doctor. He answered all my questions. Gave me realistic expectations. Told me exactly what to expect and when to expect it. I’m so happy he was able to give me back physically something I couldn’t achieve on my own and a new sense of confidence! He and his staff really are the best!
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5.0/5
Jul 27, 2019
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
I had an abdominoplasty performed by Dr Galante. During the consultation he was very personal-able and knowledgeable. He gave me realistic expectations of my requested procedures. He was familiar with the tendency of ethnicities with more melanin to keloid. . And had a plan to minimize them if it happened. He patiently answered our questions and didn’t attempt to push unnecessary procedures. I was particularly impressed with his concern for my medical safety by explaining the risks of staying under anesthesia too long and getting multiple procedure at once. Office staff was also wonderful. Surgicenter was clean and the staff outstanding. My husband and I are totally thrilled with my results. Yes, I would do it again. Absolutely. I highly recommend him to everyone.
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5.0/5
Jul 27, 2019
RateMDs Gustavo E. Galante, MD
I had an abdominoplasty performed by Dr Galante. During the consultation he was very personal-able and knowledgeable. He gave me realistic expectations of my requested procedures. He was familiar with the tendency of ethnicities with more melanin to keloid. . And had a plan to minimize them if it happened. He patiently answered our questions and didn’t attempt to push unnecessary procedures. I was particularly impressed with his concern for my medical safety by explaining the risks of staying under anesthesia too long and getting multiple procedure at once. Office staff was also wonderful. Surgicenter was clean and the staff outstanding. My husband and I are totally thrilled with my results. Yes, I would do it again. Absolutely. I highly recommend him to everyone.
RateMDs
5.0/5
Jun 30, 2019
RateMDs Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante and his staff are extremely professional and beyond knowledgable. They guide and comfort you before, during, and after your procedure. He and his team answer any question you may have straight forward and make aware all the fine print. HIGHLY recommend!

What Is the Difference Between a Facelift and a Mini Facelift?

A mini facelift is an alternative option for those looking to treat less advanced signs of aging. It offers a faster recovery, a lower price point, and shorter incisions. However, its results are also more conservative and less comprehensive than a full facelift.

Full Facelift Mini Facelift
Candidates Looking to treat severe or advanced signs of aging Looking to treat mild signs of aging or touch up previous facelift results
Incision Longer, well-hidden incision along the hairline and around ears Shorter, well-hidden incision around ears
Recovery 2 to 3 weeks 1 to 2 weeks
Results Significant reduction in folds, jowls, and skin laxity along the lower face and jawline Mild to moderate rejuvenation in the mid to lower face and neck
Cost Higher price point, varies from person to person Lower price point, varies from person to person

Can a Facelift Be Combined With Other Procedures?

  • Dr. Galante often combines facelift surgery with neck lift or eyelid surgery procedures to maximize results.
  • Many facelift patients also have skin treatments such as a chemical peel or IPL procedure to enhance their skin’s quality and appearance.

Facelift Recovery

Dr. Galante performs facelifts on an outpatient basis, meaning you can return home after your procedure. Recovery from a facelift is usually faster than you might expect. Pain is typically minimal, and you can easily manage any discomfort with medication.

You may experience some swelling the first few days, and any bruising will diminish after a couple of weeks. You may experience tightness and numbness, which will gradually subside during the first month after surgery.

Scarring is inevitable, but the incision site is usually concealed behind the hairline or in a natural skin crease. Until the scars mature and minimize, you can conceal them with makeup.

How Long Will My Facelift Results Last?

Results typically last 10 to 15 years. Though a facelift will not stop the aging process, the results can essentially turn back the clock up to 10 years. You’ll have a lifted, well-rested look in keeping with your inner youthfulness.

How Much Does a Facelift Cost?

The price of a facelift, and all cosmetic surgery in general, depends on a number of factors, including the experience and training of your plastic surgeon and the region. At our practice, your cost includes Dr. Galante’s and the anesthesiologist’s fees, operating room time, and other costs. This number varies between our patients depending how extensive their procedures are. We can provide you an exact quote during your consultation, and we offer various financing options.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will my results look natural?

Yes. The aesthetic goal of a facelift is to help you look like a younger, refreshed version of yourself, and not drastically different. It’s common for patients to worry that their faces will appear stretched or “windblown.” Dr. Galante uses the most advanced surgical techniques to ensure that doesn’t happen. Instead of stretching the skin and removing the excess, Dr. Galante lifts the skin and then repositions and tightens the tissue and underlying muscle. This approach results in natural-looking contours and a subtle enhancement.

Will a facelift improve the appearance of my forehead?

No, the techniques used in a facelift are focused on the mid-face area and jawline. That’s why patients who want an overall rejuvenation may combine the facelift with a forehead lift or another treatment for the upper face.

How long will I need to take off work?

Healing and recovery are different for each patient. In general, Dr. Galante recommends that his patients take 1 week off before returning to work following a facelift. Many people feel well enough to work but still have residual cosmetic signs, so they choose to work from home.

What is the best age for facelift surgery?

There is no set “best” age for a facelift because everyone ages at a different rate. The right age for you depends on the concerns you are facing. If you are noticing jowls, a square face shape, laxity in your lower face, and loss of definition along your jawline, you are likely a candidate for a facelift or mini facelift, no matter your age. Some people opt for facelifts in their late 30s and early 40s, while others wait until they are in their 60s. The best way to tell if you are ready for a facelift is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Galante.

What is a nonsurgical facelift?

A nonsurgical facelift, or “liquid facelift,” is an approach that uses BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers to rejuvenate the face without surgery. BOTOX smooths away wrinkles, and dermal fillers add structure and volume in the jawline, cheeks, and temples, and so on. This option requires little to no recovery time and is best for those with mild to moderate signs of aging.

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