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

Facelift

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, 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 Naples, Florida, request a consultationrequest a consultation online or call (239) 262-5662 today.

Facelift Before & After Photos

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This 71-year-old woman's primary care physician referred her to Dr. Hasen, a facelift specialist in Naples-Fort Myers. Her doctor had seen several patients very happy with their results who had plastic surgery with Dr. Hasen. She underwent a facelift combined with a brow lift, upper and lower eyedlid surgery and a deep chemical peel. The woman had been concerned with the tired and old appearance she had despite feeling young inside. 

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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. He also uses perioperative VitaMedica Arnica Montana and Bromelain to help minimize post-operative bruising and swelling. Shown just 10 days post-op, the patient has little swelling and bruising from a major facial cosmetic surgery procedure. (Note, her left earlobe was traumatically amputated as a teenager by a dog bite.)...

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This 48-year-old man was referred by word of mouth to board-certified plastic surgeon Kent V. Hasen, M.D. for cosmetic facial rejuvenation. This patient was concerned with the tired appearance of his eyes and the heaviness of his neck and jowls. Dr. Hasen performed a facelift at his Naples, FL practice that included an upper eyelid lift and a brow lift. Dr. Hasen also helped restore volume to the patient's cheeks using fat injections.

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

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We'll admit it: We love our surgical center as much as our patients do. The 7,600-square-foot facility, opened in 2016, reflects the blend of aesthetics, technology, and attention to detail at the heart of Dr. Hasen's world-class plastic surgery practice.

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Are You a 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.

Procedure

Defining theNew You

A free image
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will help flatter your new features after surgery.

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.

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.

Next, he 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. Dr. Hasen then redrapes the skin and removes any excess without pulling it unnaturally tight. If necessary, he also removes fat from under the chin.

This approach to facelift surgery has several advantages:

  • Shorter incisions result in minimal scarring.
  • 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.

Complementing Your Results

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:

  1. Fat transfer: Using your own stem cell-rich fat, Dr. Hasen can selectively restore volume that's been lost over the years.
  2. Eyelid surgery: Also called blepharoplasty, this procedure can reinvigorate the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, giving you a more alert and refreshed appearance.
  3. Brow lift: Forehead wrinkles or a "heavy" brow can be remedied with a brow lift, a procedure that softens the upper face.
  4. 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 in Naples with Dr. Hasen. *Your results may vary.

In some cases, Dr. Hasen will recommend using PRP (i.e., plasma-rich platelets) to enhance your results and expedite the healing process. The platelets come from a small vial of your own blood, which forms a gel as the platelets become more concentrated. Platelets, normally deployed as a natural healing mechanism to aid in clotting, serve a similar function when injected after a facelift. The natural growth factors help expedite the healing process — and because the platelets come from your own blood cells, your body readily accepts them.

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.

Dr. Hasen shares how PRP gel improves facelift healing

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.

Results

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.

To learn more about Dr. Hasen's unique approach to facelift surgery, as well as the results you can expect, check out our facelift FAQs page.

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

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