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As we age, changes such as a less defined jawline or drooping cheeks might not reflect the vitality we still feel inside. Aging is a part of life, but there's no reason our outer appearance shouldn't mirror our inner vibrancy. At our Chicago clinic, we pride ourselves on personalized rejuvenation treatments. Among our offerings is Dr. Dayan's Quiet Lift—a sophisticated approach to facelifts, ensuring results that are both natural and in harmony with one's inner spirit. After a full recovery, expect to appear more youthful, well-rested, and refreshed. Your acquaintances will be left guessing what you did to look so good!

Facelift Surgery in Chicago

At Impressions, our mission is to understand and fulfill each client's unique vision, whether a dramatic transformation or a subtle enhancement. Situated in the heart of Chicago, our clinic has become synonymous with excellence in facial aesthetics, much of which can be attributed to the expertise and artistry of Dr. Dayan. With over 23 years in the field, his dual board certifications and innovative approach to facelifts have made him a beacon in facelift treatments.

Dr. Dayan doesn't rely on past accolades; he consistently pushes boundaries. His founding of DeNova Research has brought our patients to the cutting edge of cosmetic advancements. As the medical director of DeNova and a clinical assistant professor at the University of Illinois, Dr. Dayan ensures Impressions remains an industry leader, always offering treatments that are not only advanced but also tailored to the distinct beauty of each individual.

What Is a Facelift (aka Rhytidectomy)?

Known medically as a rhytidectomy, a facelift is a transformative surgical procedure involving precise incisions to lift and tighten sagging skin, reshape underlying facial structures, and remove excess skin. When performed by skilled facelift surgeons, you can reduce signs of aging, leading to a youthful, invigorated appearance.

Facelift Before & After Gallery


Types of Facelift Procedures

Facelift procedures come in different forms to accommodate various facial structures, age groups, and personal aesthetic goals. Achieving a refreshed and youthful appearance no longer requires a drastic surgical intervention. With advanced techniques and a deeper understanding of facial anatomy, we can provide outstanding results tailored to each individual's desires.


The “Quiet” Facelift

Dr. Dayan's signature Quiet Lift is a customized minimally invasive technique that subtly lifts and enhances facial features using gentle fillers and tightening.

Full Facelift

This treatment addresses comprehensive facial aging concerns, lifting and tightening skin and underlying tissue from the neck to the forehead.

Mini Facelift

As a less invasive option, the mini facelift focuses on mild to moderate sagging around the cheeks, jawline, and neck.

Brow Lift

A brow lift rejuvenates the upper face by lifting sagging brows for a more youthful, refreshed look.

Eyelid Lift

Also known as Blepharoplasty, this procedure corrects drooping eyelids by removing excess skin and fat.

Lip Lift

A lip lift reshapes and elevates the upper lip for a fuller, more defined contour in the lip area.

Neck Lift

Our expertly performed neck lift tightens loose, sagging skin around the neck and jawline for a more defined contour.

Chicago’s Trusted Facelift Surgeon

Impressions Plastic Surgery is your trusted destination for highly specialized facelift procedures. Our surgeons are board-certified, led by pioneers in the field with extensive training in facial plastic surgery, ensuring safe, individualized, and natural-looking results.

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Dr. Steven Dayan: The Visionary Behind the Quiet Lift

A recognized trailblazer in aesthetic innovation with over 23 years of transformative facial procedures under his belt, Dr. Steven Dayan's reputation is solidified by his pioneering concept of the "Subliminal Difference." Explored deeply in his New York Times Bestseller, Subliminally Exposed, this philosophy underscores the profound power of subtle enhancements in shaping human perception.

A testament to his innovation is the "Quiet Lift," Dr. Dayan's flagship minimally invasive facelift. Crafted after rigorous research, this unique facelift combines fillers and tightening techniques has become a beacon for those desiring significant rejuvenation without the tell-tale signs of surgery. Drawing global clientele, especially high-profile figures, it offers a swift recovery, with most returning to regular activities in as little as ten days.

In the world of cosmetic surgery, Dr. Dayan stands out for his artistry, dedication to natural-looking results, and unique approach that prioritizes the harmony between one's inner vitality and outer appearance.

What to Expect for Your Facelift Surgery

Your facelift journey with Impressions is a transformative step tailored to your unique vision. From subtle enhancements to bold changes, we're with you at every stage. We don't just refine features—we boost confidence, ensuring you're supported and empowered throughout the process.

Your Facelift Consultation

Embarking on your journey with Impressions, your consultation is the first step of a truly transformative experience. Dr. Dayan or Dr. Caughlin will assess your skin's condition, dive deep into your aesthetic objectives, and review your medical background. Renowned worldwide, they meticulously craft a plan exclusively tailored for you. This is where our acclaimed artistry meets your aesthetic dreams. You will be thoroughly briefed on the proposed techniques, the recovery trajectory, and any associated costs.

Preparing for Your Facelift

Preparation is paramount. As you move closer to your transformation, we guide you through each step, ensuring you're primed for the procedure. Should you decide to move forward, you'll receive comprehensive pre-op guidelines. From advising on medications and dietary adjustments to preparations like arranging post-surgery transportation, we ensure you're set for success.

During Your Facelift Procedure

The moment of metamorphosis. Precision and patient comfort are our tenets. A suitable anesthesia—general or IV sedation—will be administered depending on your medical history. Strategic incisions, be it along the hairline, behind the ears, or for procedures like the mini facelift near the ears, will be made with utmost accuracy. The approach will be customized, targeting your specific areas of concern with minimal intrusion.

Facelift Aftercare & Recovery

Recovery from a facelift is a deeply personal journey, and our primary goal is to make it as smooth and comfortable as possible for you. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Dedicated Monitoring: From the moment your procedure concludes, our team is there. We'll closely monitor your initial stages of recovery, ensuring that any discomfort or concerns are promptly addressed.
  • Comprehensive Post-Operative Guidance: We provide detailed post-operative instructions to guide you through recovery. These guidelines cover crucial areas such as wound care, potential complications, and scheduling follow-up appointments.
  • Individualized Recovery Paths: While many of our clients find themselves returning to regular routines within four to six weeks, it's imperative to understand that everyone heals differently. Please honor your unique healing process and timeline. Want to discuss more? Simply text us. Your recovery is paramount to us, so please let us know immediately if there are any issues or concerns.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Facelift?

Facelifts are ideal for individuals looking to improve their facial contour due to aging, who are in good overall health, do not smoke, and have realistic expectations going into the treatment.
How much does a facelift cost in Chicago?
The cost of a facelift in Chicago varies and can go up depending on the complexity of the procedure and combined treatments. Please schedule a consultation with the Impressions team for a more accurate idea of the cost of your facelift.
How long does a facelift procedure take?
A facelift procedure can take 2-5 hours, depending on the complexity and the type of facelift being performed.
How much younger will I look after my facelift?
Facelift surgery can provide a rejuvenated look that often corresponds to your looking 10-15 years younger. However, individual results vary.
What are the risks of a facelift?
Though rare, facelift surgery risks include infection, hematoma, nerve injury causing facial weakness, poor wound healing, skin loss, and complications from anesthesia.
Should I get a full facelift or a mini facelift?
The decision between a full facelift or a mini facelift depends on your desired outcome and your willingness for recovery time.
Should I get a surgical facelift or a non-surgical facelift?
While a surgical facelift offers lasting, comprehensive results for a higher cost, non-surgical facial sculpting - especially the techniques pioneered by Dr. Dayan's Subliminal Difference - uses dermal fillers to subtly enhance and refine facial features for those seeking a more immediate, less invasive transformation.
How long do facelift results last?
The results of a facelift usually last 7-15 years. Regular skin care, sun protection, and a healthy lifestyle help prolong facelift outcomes.
What procedures pair well with a surgical facelift?
Dr. Caughlin's innovative Cheekago™ technique surpasses traditional methods, blending buccal fat pad sculpting with jawline contouring for distinct lower-face definition.
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