Kent V. Hasen, MD: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
3699 Airport Pulling Road North
Naples, FL 34105
Phone: (239) 262-5662
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Facelift

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With factors such as sun exposure, weight changes, gravity, and time at play, your face may look older than you feel. If it’s your time to reduce some of the signs of aging with a natural-looking facelift (rhytidectomy), choose board-certified Naples plastic surgeon Kent V. Hasen, M.D. He can renew your look with a modern approach to facial rejuvenation surgery at his onsite surgical suite. Dr. Hasen’s years of experience and natural skills lead to long-lasting results, striking the perfect balance between natural and noticeable. Facelift patients come from Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and other surrounding areas for multi-directional improvement with minimal incisions.

To meet with Dr. Hasen at his plastic surgery practice in southwest Florida, request a consultation online or call (239) 262-5662 today.

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

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Facelift Case 10 Before & After View #3 | Naples, FL | Kent V. Hasen, M.D.
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Case #10

This 59-year-old woman came to see board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kent Hasen because she was unhappy with her heavy neck and jowls. He performed facelift surgery at his Naples, Florida, practice. The patient is very happy with the results of her facelift surgery by Dr. Hasen because her neck and... Read More
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Case #306

This 68 year old woman found Dr. Kent Hasen on Google when searching for natural looking facelifts in Naples, Florida.  She winters in Naples from up North.  Although she has aging of the eyes, face and neck, she wanted to first try rejuvenating just the neck and face to limit recovery and anesthesia time.  She is thrilled with the... Read More
Facelift Case 185 Before & After View #1 | Naples, FL | Kent V. Hasen, M.D.
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Case #185

This 66-year-old woman was concerned with the signs of facial aging, including wrinkles, sun damage and sagging skin of the neck, jowls, eyes and brow. She met with Dr. Hasen in Naples-Fort Myers and he recommended a facelift combined with fat grafting to add volume to the cheeks and lips, along with a brow lift, eyelid surgery and a deep chemical... Read More
Facelift Case 8 Before & After View #3 | Naples, FL | Kent V. Hasen, M.D.
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Case #8

This 58-year-old woman expressed concern about the laxity in her neck and lower face. The Naples-Fort Myers woman is shown before and after her facelift, performed by Naples board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kent V. Hasen. The face lift surgery corrected her cervical neck excess skin and improved the look of her jowls. Over a year later, she is... Read More
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Woman undergoes Facelift with fat grafting and central face peel in Naples, Florida with Dr. Hasen

This 53 year old woman was concerned with the aged appearance of her face.  She did not like the wrinkles around the mouth, laxity of skin in the neck and jowls.  She sought facial rejuvenation in Naples with Dr. Kent V. Hasen.  Dr. Hasen is a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and... Read More
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Case #142

This woman, age 67, came to see Kent V. Hasen, M.D. because she wanted to rejuvenate her face and tighten sagging skin on her neck. She was referred by another Southwest Florida physician who knew of Dr. Hasen's reputation and results. Dr. Hasen performed this patient's facelift in Naples, FL in his AAAASF-accredited... Read More
Facelift Case 66 Before & After View #1 | Naples, FL | Kent V. Hasen, M.D.
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Case #66

This 52-year-old woman came to see board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kent Hasen for facial rejuvenation and correction of a receding chin. Dr. Hasen performed a facelift, necklift, and chin augmentation with a solid silicone chin implant. Dr. Hasen uses autologous platelet gel during his facelift procedures in Naples, FL.... Read More
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Case #166

Facelift surgery in Naples, Florida is a very personal decision.  This part time Southwest Florida resident chose to have her facelift surgery at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Naples - the cosmetic plastic surgery office of Kent V. Hasen, M.D. - board certified plastic surgeon.  Dr. Hasen has been in aesthetic plastic surgery practice in Naples,... Read More

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

Who’s a Good Facelift Candidate?

There is no perfect age for everyone when it comes to facelift surgery. Instead, there is a unique “right time” for every man or woman who considers the procedure. When you visit Dr. Hasen for a facelift consultation, he looks for one or more of the following qualities:

  • Laxity on the jawline or chin, causing jowls or a loss of definition
  • Wrinkles, lines, or folds around the nose and mouth
  • Diminished volume in the cheeks

Facelift surgery is popular with both men and women. It’s often the best treatment for patients who want to add youthful definition and volume to their faces. Those with mild to moderate sagging of the skin around the mouth and along the jawline may be candidates for the minimally invasive FaceTite procedure.

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How Is a Facelift Done?

Dr. Hasen performs facelift surgery in his fully accredited, onsite, private surgery suite using general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. Surgery is complete within about 3 to 5 hours.

Facelift Incisions & Scars

Without shaving your hair, Dr. Hasen makes a thin incision that extends from within the hairline to above the ear, continuing in front of and inside the ear, around the earlobe, in the crease, and then behind the hairline. This results in minimal scarring that is virtually invisible, once healed.

SMAS Facelift Technique

Dr. Hasen separates the deep underlying tissue called the SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system) from the skin and lifts it to provide internal support that makes the results of surgery last longer. He then redrapes the skin and removes any excess without pulling it unnaturally tight. If necessary, he also removes fat from under the chin.

What Are the Benefits of a SMAS Facelift?

This approach to facelift surgery has several advantages:

  • Shorter incisions result in minimal scarring. Using Silagen® scar refinement products as directed can optimize the healing process.
  • Addressing the SMAS yields a natural-looking appearance (not overly tight).
  • Fat transfer restores lost volume naturally using the patient’s own fat.
  • Patients look like a younger and refreshed version of themselves — not like a different person.

What Is a Mini Facelift?

The term “mini facelift” can mean different things, depending on who you’re speaking to. Generally, a mini facelift uses the smallest incisions possible, and in some cases, also means more limited results. In comparison, Dr. Hasen’s SMAS facelift is performed with minimal scarring and provides significant and lasting results.

Will Facelift Surgery Get Rid of Chubby Cheeks?

A facelift rejuvenates the lower 2/3 of the face but does not address fullness in the lower cheeks, called the buccal fat pad. Some people are genetically predisposed to have more buccal fat than others. This fat can give the face a round, chubby look (even in those who are not overweight) and obscure definition in the cheekbones. During facelift surgery, Dr. Hasen can contour the lower cheeks by performing buccal fat removal. Liposuction is not a good option for reducing fat in this area, so surgical reduction is necessary.

Can a Facelift Be Combined With Other Procedures?

Yes! Dr. Hasen regularly performs combinational procedures to suit the unique needs of each patient. A facelift provides dramatic results on its own, but it’s also common to combine the surgery with other facial rejuvenation procedures for a significant, full-face improvement. Some popular choices:

  • Fat transfer: Using your own fat, Dr. Hasen can selectively restore volume that’s been lost over the years.
  • Eyelid surgery: Also called blepharoplasty, this procedure can reinvigorate the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, giving you a more alert and refreshed appearance.
  • Brow lift: Forehead wrinkles or a “heavy” brow can be remedied with a brow lift, a procedure that softens the upper face.
  • Neck lift: When the neck begins to show signs of aging, neck lift surgery or neck liposuction can restore a smooth silhouette.

This patient describes her experience having a facelift with Dr. Hasen. *Your results may vary.


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How Long Is Facelift Recovery?

After your facelift, we recommend that you stay overnight in our post-operative recovery area with a registered nurse in order to receive excellent care in the initial hours after the procedure. You will need to have an adult drive you home and assist you for the first few days. The small drains that are placed during surgery to prevent fluid buildup are removed painlessly in our office a day later along with the bulky dressing.

Pain is typically minimal, easily controlled by medication and subsides within 2 or 3 days, although patient experiences vary. Swelling is mild to moderate for the first week, and rapidly disappears thereafter. Minimal bruising peaks at 2 days then fades by 2 to 3 weeks. You may apply camouflage make-up in 7 to 10 days and appear in public at that time.

Patients typically resume many activities within the first week, and most by 3 weeks. They usually are ready to return to work in 7 to 10 days. Learn more by reading Dr. Hasen’s blog post about facelift recovery downtime.

How Long Will My Facelift Results Last?

Dr. Hasen’s facelift patients usually look natural and presentable in the first week; results continue to improve over the next 6 to 9 months.

Patients enjoy their very natural, rested, younger appearance that lasts for several years. While the aging process continues, most patients look younger than if they did not have surgery at all.

More Facelift Surgery FAQs

Dr. Hasen has performed facelift surgery to help hundreds of patients feel good about what they see in the mirror. He employs advanced techniques to help patients look like younger, refreshed versions of themselves without being overly “done” or “windswept.” If you’re considering this procedure, you likely have a lot of questions. Here, Dr. Hasen has provided answers to the ones he hears most frequently from his facelift patients.

Is there a facelift approach for men?

Absolutely. Male facelift patients may not be as common as their female counterparts, but Dr. Hasen sees many men who want to add definition to their faces and take some of the years off. Many male patients have specific concerns about surgery, such as the removal of sideburns or other facial hair. Dr. Hasen’s approach preserves sideburns in male patients while still creating a great result, as exemplified in this patient (left: before surgery, right: 3 months after surgery):

Before profile view of man with double chinBefore

After profile view of man with well defined chinAfter

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


Will a facelift rejuvenate my whole face?

Facelift surgery is not designed to improve the look of the entire face. Instead, the surgery focuses on the lower portion of the face, which is where many people notice the most severe signs of aging. For this reason, a facelift will not typically address crow’s feet, forehead lines, and other concerns of the upper face.

If you’re bothered by these issues, you may benefit from other surgeries, such as brow lift, or non-surgical options, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic. During your consultation, Dr. Hasen evaluates your concerns and develops a surgical approach that fully addresses your own unique face.


How can I maintain the results of my facelift?

It’s important to keep in mind that no cosmetic procedure, including facelift surgery, can halt the aging process. However, the procedure can give you a head start. One good way to ensure your results last as long as possible is by maintaining a steady weight. Significant weight gain or loss can alter the appearance of your face, and you may wish to undergo revisionary surgery. It’s also important to adopt a good skincare regimen and avoid sun overexposure.

Some patients choose to touch up their results with regular injectable treatments. Other patients may benefit from undergoing additional surgery after several years. You have plenty of options for maintaining your facelift results in the long term, and Dr. Hasen is excited to help you put your best face forward.


How much does a facelift in Naples, FL, cost?

The cost of facelift surgery is different for every patient, so it’s difficult to provide an accurate quote over the internet. We work to keep our fees competitive with those of other plastic surgeons throughout Naples and Fort Myers. During your consultation, you’ll receive a written quote that reflects the specifics of your procedure. For more information on our fees and financing options, visit our financial and cancellation policy page.


Are facelifts safe?

Like any surgical procedure, facelifts do carry some risk of rare complications, such as infection. By working with an experienced, board-certified facelift specialist who operates in an accredited facility, you keep your risk very low. Dr. Hasen will discuss any potential risks with you during your consultation to make sure you are educated and feel confident about taking your next steps.


Are there any non-surgical facelift alternatives?

Yes, but they won’t produce results that are as extensive. Innovations in recent years with dermal fillers and skin tightening treatments such as FaceTite have been very impressive, offering patients an anti-aging solution that doesn’t require as much of a financial or time commitment. However, facelift surgery is usually more appropriate for those who need more extensive correction. Dr. Hasen will evaluate your face and recommend a procedure route that is right for you.


How many years younger does a patient look after a facelift?

Each patient is different, and results vary from person to person. However, a good facelift that addresses the underlying musculature can take an average of 10 to 12 years off your appearance.

To meet with Dr. Hasen and find out how he can help you look naturally rejuvenated, request a consultation online or call (239) 262-5662 today.

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