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The term Facelift is used to describe a variety of procedures that are performed to enhance the appearance of the neck, jaw line and cheeks. Many factors determine how a patient ages and how their facial features change over time. Commonly, patients seek consultation because of changes that occur over time. Signs of aging may be noticeable in patients as early as in their late 30′s and usually people look more tired than they feel.
Many procedures are performed at SkinMD for improvement of the face and neck. Most procedures are minimally invasive and allow a quick return to normal activities. The goals of surgery vary for each patient but commonly include elevating the neck, sculpting the jaw line, removing excess fat, and tightening loose muscles of the face and neck. Dr. Rachel customizes a treatment plan for each patient depending on the extent of aging changes and the degree of improvement the patient is seeking. All procedures are performed to provide natural, long lasting results, which create a more youthful and rested appearance.
Some patients with early drooping of the face and jowls have only minimal descent of the neck and are excellent candidates for a minilift. A short incision hidden within the recesses of the ear allows Dr. Rachel to lift the muscles of the cheeks and restore a sleeker jaw line and improved angles of the neck. Because of the well-hidden short incisions, scars heal quickly and patients may return to work in 5-7 days.
The S-Lift is the modern answer for minimally invasive surgery for patients who previously requested full face lifts with prolonged swelling and healing. The S-Lift, done under gentle twilight sedation, involves making small incisions hidden within the recesses of the ears and beneath the chin. Through these incisions Dr. Rachel can elevate sagging facial muscles to restore the normal contour of the neck, jaw line, and cheeks. Frequently, these procedures can be combined with blepharoplasty, forehead/brow lifts, and lipoaugmentation of the face.
Call today to schedule your free consultation with Dr John Rachel, a board certified cosmetic surgeon.
A board certified dermatologist. He completed his internship at Northwestern University Memorial Hospital and his residency in dermatology at Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center. He obtained his medical degree from Chicago Medical School and began his private practice, in Oak Lawn, IL in 1988.
Dr. John T. Keane provides comprehensive skin care for adults and children. Board certified in dermatology and dermatopathology he earned his doctorate from the Loyola University Chicago-Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Rush Medical College of Rush University and obtained fellowship status in dermatopathology, from the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics.
An expert surgeon specializing in Cosmetic Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Rachel has an extensive back-ground in medical research. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Michigan State University, he went on to graduate Alpha Omega Alpha(Honor Medical Society) from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He also trained with Dr. William Beeson, the former president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.