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Robert Frank, MD Plastic Surgery offers facelifts to patients from Munster, Hobart, Crown Point, and Frankfort as a way of significantly reducing signs of aging.*

A board-certified surgeon with years of experience in plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Frank prioritizes patient safety and comfort by striving to offer consistent high-quality care and natural-looking, youthful results. His procedure addresses jowls, as well as laxity in the neck, lower, and upper face, and other facial concerns.

Dr. Frank’s Approach to Facelift

In the initial consultation with Dr. Frank, patients share the features that they would like to improve in their face and neck. In some cases, a facelift is an ideal solution for these issues. Typically:

  • A facelift works well for patients with heavy wrinkles, jowls, and excess skin, which is causing their facial features to shift downward.
  • Patients with less prominent concerns are often candidates for less invasive procedures such as ThermiTight, ThermiSmooth, BOTOX, or fillers.
  • Some patients may benefit from a neck lift and chin implant in addition to a facelift.

At the end of the consultation, Dr. Frank provides facelift patients from Munster, Hobart, Crown Point, and Frankfort with a complete price quote. While many surgeons only share the cost of surgery—excluding facility costs and anesthesia—our practice wants those in our care to make a fully informed decision.

In a second visit, patients have a careful discussion of their health history and examination to ensure they are healthy enough to have surgery. Smoking, for example, is a contraindication for a facelift procedure. During this visit, patients also have the opportunity to complete consent forms, ask any further questions they have, and schedule their surgery.

About the Procedure

Dr. Frank performs facelifts in JCAHO-accredited facilities near Munster and Hobart. Patients receive general anesthesia so that they remain comfortable throughout the surgery.* In the procedure:

  • Dr. Frank typically uses a SMAS lift. Rather than adjusting just the facial skin, he lifts the support structures of the face. This helps patients resist the effects of aging and gravity. It also puts less strain on the upper level of the skin, keeping the facelift natural-looking.*
  • Neck lift incisions usually take place around the ear, where scars will be mostly hidden.*
  • Dr. Frank may also liposuction and adjust areas of fat, tighten muscles, and reduce excess skin to achieve the desired result. ThermiTight may also be an option in treating a lax neck.

Recovery from Facelift

Facelift patients usually do not experience a lot of discomforts.* They should expect to have a drain for a week as they heal, after which time they can return to work.* Swelling and bruising go away within about four weeks.*

Dr. Frank’s facelift often restores ten years of youthfulness to a patient’s appearance.* They will continue to age in appearance gradually as before, but they can enjoy natural-looking rejuvenation during that time.* Patients who want to preserve these results can also try various non-surgical treatments, such as:

Renew your appearance at Robert Frank MD, Plastic Surgery. Patients from Hobart, Munster, Crown Point, and Frankfort can learn more about facelift surgery in an initial consultation with Dr. Frank. Call our office at (219) 513-2011 or use our online form today.

*Individual results may vary