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
"This review is long overdue. After having two kids and going through the cycles of gaining weight and losing it, 80 pounds with my first, and 40 with my second while I gotten below my pre baby weight I couldn’t get back to my pre baby body. That’s when I decided to explore a mommy make over. I did my research and met with a couple surgeons in the valley and while they were all very skilled and highly recommend I hadn’t found the right one and was about to give up. That is when a friend in the medical profession recommended Dr Williams. From the moment you walk into his office his staff is 100 percent welcoming an puts all their focus and attention on to you. As soon as my husband and I met Dr Williams we knew we had found my surgeon. There was an instant level of comfortability with him. He took the time to listen to what I wanted out of my surgery and then made a number of recommendations. As we were talking through the process I could tell he was meticulous, thorough, and wanted to make sure my satisfactions his patient was priority number one. He spent as much time as we needed going over the process and answering any questions that we had. The morning of my surgery he met with my husband and I and once again answered questions we had, his approach and kindnesses put me at ease as I was very nervous. He even personally called my husband and updated him on the surgery after a long 7 hour procedure on a Friday when most people are looking to get out the door and start their weekend. After my surgery while recovering overnight one of my nurses made the remark that Dr Williams patient always have little swelling, bruising, and bleeding because compared to other Surgeons they see. Dr Williams even stopped by on a Saturday morning and made sure I was comfortable with my after care instructions and ready to go home. Fast forward 6 months and I could not be happier with my results. I have my 20 year old body back. My confidence has skyrocketed and this summer I was actually able to wear a two piece at the lake without feeling self conscious about how I perceived my post baby body looked. I am so happy I found Dr Williams. I couldn’t be happier with the results. I cannot thank him and his amazing staff enough."- K.C. / Google / Aug 08, 2019
"I have never had a surgery done before, but Dr. Williams made it the best experience. I told his office the wrong date of my surgery and they managed to fit me in to make it work, I gave them only 2 weeks (or less) from consultation time to surgery time and they made sure everything was covered. He truly cares about what the final outcome will be and will give you his honest opinion. I am currently still in recovery but this has been the easiest thing I have every done, and I am loving the outcome! I would highly recommend his office to anyone. I loved him and the results so much that I am even going to get a facial done here. The ladies in the front truly care about you and are super nice. They are knowledgeable and they make everything easy to understand for everyone. They try to connect with you to make sure you will get the services you want/need. Before going to anyone else, I would say look into this office and see if they can care for you and provide the services you want because you will not be disappointed."- D. / Google / Jun 27, 2019
"I would highly recommend John Williams and will continue to choose him for any further procedures in the future. He is so personable , knowledgeable and communicative which made me feel at ease with making the decision to go through with my procedure. He and all of the staff in his practice are awesome and overall I am very pleased with everything. Thank you Dr. Williams!"- J.G. / Yelp / Jun 26, 2019
"The staff and Dr Williams are very friendly and professional!! Thank you so much Dr Williams for helping me!!!"- E.Z. / Google / May 01, 2019
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
- $10,000 - $14,000
- 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.