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Facial Cosmetic Surgery

A facelift, also called rhytidectomy, combined with a necklift is an effective way to appear more youthful, awake, and rejuvenated.

Loose or sagging skin around the cheek, midface, jawline, and neck area is carefully removed or tightened to improve the appearance of deep creases, expression lines, and wrinkles.

While a facelift will not stop the aging process, it will reduce the signs of aging and help you look younger and feel more confident. The cost of a facelift and necklift ranges from $9,500 to $10,500, depending on the patient.

What are your rejuvenation goals? Schedule an appointment with a board-certified plastic surgeon at the Centre P.C. today! Call 800-909-2992 or contact us online.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a good candidate for facelift and necklift surgery?

Men or women who are unhappy with loose or sagging skin around the neck, jawline, or midface are excellent candidates for facelift and necklift surgery.

Ideal candidates are nonsmokers in good overall health. Good skin elasticity and strong bone structure are preferred.

Heavy smokers will be required to quit in preparation for surgery—smoking slows recovery time and could lead to complications when undergoing general anesthetic.

This procedure may not be suitable for people who suffer from specific medical conditions. Schedule an appointment to discuss your specific cosmetic goals.

What happens during the procedure?

Before the procedure, medication will be administered to ensure your comfort—patients are asleep for the duration of the surgery.

Next, your surgeon will make the appropriate incision, which will be hidden in the hairline or around the natural contours of the ear and neck.

Fat may be sculpted or redistributed on the face and neck. Deeper layers of muscle may also be tightened, depending on the patient. Sometimes a second incision under the chin is necessary for best results.

Finally, skin is pulled tight over the new facial contours and excess skin is carefully removed. Small sutures or skin adhesive close the incision.

Total surgery time lasts between two and four hours.

What can I expect during recovery?

Patients should feel minimal discomfort immediately after surgery. Transportation should be arranged ahead of time as you will not be able to drive.

The head and neck will be bandaged. The neck and face will feel tight and tender as the anesthesia wears off. Expect mild discomfort in the hours and days after surgery. The face will likely appear bruised and swollen; your doctor will prescribe pain medication to manage any discomfort. Antibiotics will be given to stave off infection.

Swelling is most prominent on the third day after surgery. It’s common for a patient to look worsebefore they look better after a facelift and necklift procedure.

Patients will be asked to keep their head in an elevated position during sleep for at least two weeks following surgery.

While patients may need help around the house, most are up walking around within two or three days. We encourage patients to walk around several times a day to support healthy blood circulation.

During recovery, patients should avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting until a doctor says it’s safe. Avoid alcohol and non-prescription drugs during the recovery process.

Patients typically return to work within two weeks of the procedure; although, full results will appear in one to four months post-surgery.

What are you waiting for?

If you’d like to dramatically reduce the signs of ageing, a facelift and necklift could be the ideal cosmetic solution.

Call The Centre, P.C. at 800-909-2992 to schedule a complimentary consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon.

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The goal of cosmetic surgery is to alter the normal structures of the body to improve a patient’s appearance and self-confidence. The Centre, P.C.’s full assortment of cosmetic procedures is designed to help patients see themselves in a whole new way.

Whether you are dissatisfied with your shape or want to fight the effects of aging, The Centre, P.C. provides the skilled professional care you demand and the discretion and compassion you deserve.

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Dr. Downs
Dr. Downs

Ronald K. Downs, M.D., F.A.C.S. founded The Centre, P.C. in Elkhart, Indiana in 1992. He is an active member in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Downs is also a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The American Medical Association, The Ohio Valley Plastic Surgery Society, The Rush Surgical Society, and The Indiana State Medical Association where he serves on the board of directors and has served as the president from 2003 to 2004.

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Dr. Viscardi
Dr. Viscardi

Patrick J. Viscardi, M.D. has been part of the surgical team at The Centre, P.C. since 1998. Dr. Viscardi graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, as a summa cum laude. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Rochester in New York. Dr. Viscardi completed his internship and general surgery residency at the University of Louisville, where he served as chief resident from 1994 to 1995.

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The Centre P.C. now offers an advanced imaging technique called VECTRA ® 3D that provides patients with realistic previews of expected outcomes from specific surgical procedures prior to those procedures being performed.

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