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 130 View #1 View in Valparaiso & Schererville, IN
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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... Read More
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Case #23

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 refle... 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 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... Read More
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 conc... 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 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 considera... 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.

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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.

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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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