Facelift Surgery in Chicago

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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!

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 Face + Body remains an industry leader, always offering treatments that are not only advanced but also tailored to each individual's distinct beauty.

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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.

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

Performed by the best facelift surgeon in Chicago, Dr. Dayan's signature Quiet Lift is a customized minimally invasive technique that subtly lifts and enhances facial features using gentle fillers and tightening. This method is ideal for patients seeking noticeable yet natural-looking results without the downtime associated with more invasive surgeries.

Full Facelift

This treatment addresses comprehensive facial aging concerns, lifting and tightening skin and underlying tissue from the neck to the forehead. It is designed to rejuvenate your appearance thoroughly, restoring a youthful contour to the face. A full facelift can dramatically reverse the effects of aging, providing a long-lasting solution for patients looking to make significant improvements in their facial aesthetics.

Mini Facelift

As a less invasive option, the mini facelift focuses on mild to moderate sagging around the cheeks, jawline, and neck. It's perfect for those who need slight corrections but are not ready for a full facelift. This procedure offers a shorter recovery period and can often be performed under local anesthesia, making it a convenient choice with effective results.

Brow Lift

A brow lift rejuvenates the upper face by lifting sagging brows for a more youthful, refreshed look. This procedure can also help smooth forehead wrinkles and reduce the appearance of upper eyelid hooding, enhancing your eyes' overall expressiveness and brightness.

The Pantyhose Brow Lift

The Pantyhose Brow Lift, designed by renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Caughlin, combines the Gliding Brow Lift with an innovative use of pantyhose to secure and maintain the eyebrow's position. This minimally invasive procedure enhances the natural arch and position of the brows, leading to a rejuvenated and revitalized look.

Eyelid Lift

Also known as Blepharoplasty, this procedure corrects drooping eyelids by removing excess skin and fat. It improves vision by removing the obstruction and refreshes the eye area, making you look more rested and alert. The eyelid lift is popular among men and women who want to reduce the tired look often associated with aging eyes.

Lip Lift

A lip lift reshapes and elevates the upper lip for a fuller, more defined contour in the lip area. This procedure enhances the youthful appearance of the lips by increasing the visibility of the vermillion, the pink part of the lips, and decreasing the space between the nose and the lip to create a more balanced smile.

Neck Lift

Our expertly performed neck lift tightens loose, sagging skin around the neck and jawline for a more defined contour. This treatment effectively enhances the neckline, reducing the appearance of a "turkey neck" and improving the profile. A neck lift can be performed alone or with other facial rejuvenation procedures to achieve comprehensive aesthetic enhancement.

Chicago’s Trusted Facelift Surgeons

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 to diminish signs of aging.

Dr. Steven

Dr. Steven Dayan: The Visionary Behind the Quiet Lift

A recognized trailblazer in aesthetic innovation with over 15 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 and 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 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.

Dr. Benjamin P. Caughlin

Dr. Benjamin Caughlin

At the forefront of facial aesthetics, Dr. Benjamin Caughlin is renowned for his innovative Cheekago™ and The Face BBL™ techniques. Under the guiding principle of 'Not Your Mom's Plastic Surgeon,' he brings a fresh and bold approach to the field. Dr. Caughlin is globally recognized for his expertise in buccal fat pad reduction and jawline sculpting, drawing clients from all corners of the world. His groundbreaking work has been featured in prestigious medical journals, establishing him as a leading figure in Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine.

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 to 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

As you prepare for your procedure, we’ll guide you through every step to ensure you’re fully ready. If you choose to proceed, we will provide detailed pre-operative guidelines. This includes advice on medication adjustments, dietary recommendations, and logistical arrangements such as organizing transportation after surgery. Our goal is to ensure you are completely prepared and set for success.

During Your Facelift Procedure

At the core of your transformation is our commitment to precision and your comfort. Depending on your medical history, the appropriate type of anesthesia—general or IV sedation—will be carefully selected to ensure your utmost comfort throughout the procedure. We make strategic incisions with precision, whether along the hairline, behind the ears, or near the ears for mini facelifts, to achieve optimal results with minimal visibility. Our approach is meticulously customized to address your specific concerns effectively and discreetly, ensuring a transformation with minimal intrusion and maximum impact.

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.

Facelift Recovery Timeline

While every journey is different, and the recovery process will vary depending on the facelift or mini-facelift procedure you’ve received, here’s what you can generally expect: 

Immediate Post-Procedure: Monitoring in our facility until you are ready to go home. During the first 24 hours, it is essential to have someone with you.

First Week: Focus on rest and minimal activity. You will likely experience swelling and bruising, which are most pronounced during the first week.

Two to Four Weeks: Gradual reduction in swelling and bruising. You can begin to engage in light activities but should continue avoiding strenuous exercises.

Four to Six Weeks: Significant improvement should be visible, and most patients feel comfortable returning to their normal daily activities.

Beyond Six Weeks: Any residual swelling should continue to diminish. Final results are typically appreciable, and follow-up visits are important to ensure everything is healing as expected.

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, and have realistic expectations for 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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