Some of the most obvious signs of aging in both men and women are a sagging face with loose neck skin, wrinkled skin, or deep creases along facial structures. A facelift, or rhytidectomy, by our Scottsdale, AZ board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. John Williams, is used to smooth loose skin on the face and neck, tighten or remove excess skin and fat, and reposition sagging facial soft tissues. The result should be a smooth, natural, and refreshed look. Dr. Williams avoids the pulled, tight look that is neither youthful nor natural looking.
Facelifts are common for patients of all ages, and can be combined with other procedures including eyelid lifts and brow lifts. Along with his highly skilled team, Dr. Williams performs many variations of the facelift and will use the technique that best suits your needs. The procedure usually requires an overnight stay so that the patient can comfortably recover with the aid of an experienced surgical nurse.
"Words can not express how truly happy I am with my whole experience! I have wanted this surgery for years, but never thought I would actually voluntarily have someone cut me open. Trust in someone to do that is HUGE! Dr. Williams put me at ease immediately. After meeting and speaking with Dr. Williams I knew I was in good hands! He explained the whole process and everything I should expect (good and bad). If I had known about him before I wouldn’t have waited so long! His whole staff is fantastic, especially Adriana! Thank you for EVERYTHING! It’s been a month, I know I have a long way to go till I’m all healed, but I am already so very happy with the results! If you are looking for a great surgeon look no further!"- K.L. / Google / Sep 22, 2018
"When you place yourself if the care of others, it’s nice to feel confident and safe. This is what I found in Dr. William’s office. He gives his professional opinion and lets you make an informed decision. Dr Williams also gives you options, helping you to feel your best. Stephanie, is the aesthetician who has been wonderful, she helps you to look better at any age. She explains the procedures and lets you decide what will work best for you. When she does a treatment she takes her time, explaining along the way what she is doing and why.Dr. Williams and his staff are truly “Scottsdale’s best”!"- N.N. / Google / Sep 21, 2019
"I had been wanting my procedure for years but I was always skeptical about getting a "salesman" vibe when going for a consultation. I was in search of honesty and comfort during the process! I was beyond nervous about the after side of surgery and how recovery would go. Dr. Williams and his staff made me feel so comfortable and provided all of the honest, raw info I wanted. The procedure went amazing and recovery wasn't bad, I was up and about the next day! If you are second guessing if you should get the surgery you've been wanting, GET THE SURGERY! Don’t look any further!!! Seriously the best surgeon & team I could have ever asked for. The results, the healing process, and the communication was indescribable. Just the absolute best experience I could have ever asked for! ❤"- M.G. / Google / Jul 09, 2022
"Dr. Williams came to my rescue after multiple surgeries with another plastic surgeon that were unsuccessful. To say that Dr. Williams is a blessing is an understatement. From the first consultation, surgery day, and to every visit thereafter; I am so thankful that he spent a great deal of time explaining things, reassuring me, guiding me, and putting my worries to rest. I appreciate that his office is always available for questions and concerns, but also that he is available for weekend appointments after surgery. Dr. Williams exceeded my expecations; and I highly recommend he and his staff to anyone beginning their search for a great plastic surgeon, and even to those seeking a revision."- M.M. / Google / Apr 08, 2022
"Dr. Williams came to my rescue after multiple surgeries with another plastic surgeon that were unsuccessful. To say that Dr. Williams is a blessing is an understatement. From the first consultation, surgery day, and to every visit thereafter; I am so thankful that he spent a great deal of time explaining things, reassuring me, guiding me, and putting my worries to rest. I appreciate that his office is always available for questions and concerns, but also that he is available for weekend appointments after surgery. Dr. Williams exceeded my expecations; and I highly recommend he and his staff to anyone beginning their search for a great plastic surgeon, and even to those seeking a revision. Trust me, you’ll be in great hands."- M.P. / Yelp / Apr 07, 2022
Good candidates for facelifts are men or women who demonstrate:
Deep lines that run from the corners of your nose to the corners of your mouth
Loss of a well-defined jaw line
Jowls that form along the jawline
- Loose skin, wrinkles, or excess fatty tissue in the neck
What to Expect
During the consultation, we will evaluate the patient’s overall health along with their skin quality, skin looseness, folds, and wrinkles. In addition, the underlying bony anatomy will be assessed and a facial rejuvenation treatment plan will be created that will help attain the best results. There are several variations of a surgical facelifts and Dr. Williams will choose the best one to correct the specific signs of aging. It is very common to combine nonsurgical techniques with a facelift to maximize results. This may include wrinkle fillers or BOTOX, as well as a chemical peel or a laser treatment to address skin irregularities on the surface, such as scars, sunspots and blemishes.
Most patients will spend the first night after the surgery in the after care center so they can be cared for by experienced surgical nurses, and then typically discharged the next morning. Swelling and bruising are expected after facelift surgery. The swelling and bruising will start to resolve during the first week after surgery, although this will vary between patients. Usually, patients may go out in public within 10 days with the aid of camouflage make-up. Most patients can resume modest activity in 2-3 weeks. A complete recovery from a facelift surgery occurs in about 6-8 weeks. Supplemental procedures, such as nonsurgical skin rejuvenation, can usually be performed at this time.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $15,000 - $20,000
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 3-5 hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 6 months
- Procedure Recovery Location
- Overnight Stay
Turn Back the Hands of Time
Facelifts are becoming more and more common, especially with advanced surgical skills and progressive surgical techniques. Experienced surgeons like Dr. Williams understand the anatomy of the face and produce results that are not only long lasting, but also natural. If you are ready to turn back the hands of time and look younger today, we encourage you to call our plastic surgery office and schedule a complete consultation to learn more.