Kent V. Hasen, MD: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples
3699 Airport Pulling Road North
Naples, FL 34105

Facelift FAQs

Facelift surgery by Naples plastic surgeon Kent V. Hasen, M.D., has helped hundreds of people from Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and throughout southwest Florida feel good about what they see in the mirror. Dr. Hasen 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.

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

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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 jowls are tightened and she still looks natural. Her scars have healed and are hard to see even on close inspection.

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This 61 year old seasonal Naples resident was referred to Dr. Kent Hasen for cosmetic surgery of the face in Naples, Florida.  Her good friend had cosmetic facial surgery by Dr. Hasen and she was very happy with the results and her experience in his cosmetic surgery office.  Dr. Hasen is a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body.

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This 54 year old female was concerned with the early aging appearance of the lower face and neck.  She wanted to surgically correct it before it was much worse understanding that the change would look less drastic if done earlier.  Kent V. Hasen, M.D., cosmetic facial plastic surgeon performed a lower facelift and neck lift.  The patient is shown at 1 month after her surgery.

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

Frequently Asked Questions About Facelift Surgery

Who is a good candidate for facelift surgery?
At our Naples cosmetic surgery practice, facelift surgery is popular with both women and men who would like to take a comprehensive approach to addressing signs of facial aging. There are no age restrictions for facelift surgery, and patients should be in generally good health. Candidates are bothered by skin laxity, fat deposits, or wrinkles, especially in the lower two-thirds of the face.

Good candidates have positive attitudes as well as realistic and specific visions for their desired outcomes. Dr. Hasen believes that a beautiful surgical result is a team effort, so he works hard to ensure that each potential patient stays fully informed throughout the entire process.


Do men ever get facelifts?
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):

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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.


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Are there any procedures I can add to my facelift?
Yes! Dr. Hasen regularly performs combinational procedures to suit the unique needs of each patient. The results of a facelift can be enhanced by the addition of other surgeries, such as an eyelid lift, liposuction of the face and neck, or fat transfer.

Non-surgical treatments, such as BOTOX Cosmetic can also be added to a facelift for a more complete result. Some patients even choose to undergo breast enhancement or body contouring surgeries at the same time as their facelifts for a major result with less total recovery time. Dr. Hasen works with each patient to develop a surgical approach that's safe and effective for all patients.


What can I expect during recovery?
Recovery following facelift surgery is not typically painful, but it does require a bit of patience. The surgery can produce significant swelling and bruising, and although you may feel well, you may not be ready to resume your regular social activities for at least 2 weeks.

We typically remove sutures 1 week after surgery, and although many patients return to work after 2 weeks, you should wait at least 1 month before doing any heavy lifting or strenuous activity.

There are no dietary restrictions after facelift surgery, but you may find it more comfortable to stick to liquids or soft foods for the first couple of days.


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 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 are competitive with those of other plastic surgeons throughout Naples and Ft. 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 there any non-surgical 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 Thermage® 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.

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