Facelift in Portland, OR

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About Facelift Surgery

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Bensimon specializes in facial rejuvenation surgery in Portland, Oregon. One of the most popular surgeries he offers is facelift surgery. This procedure concentrates on addressing the structural changes of the face (sagging skin)  to create a younger, softer appearance. Dr. Bensimon is a skilled surgeon who has a complete understanding of the complex anatomy of a facelift surgery. The goal is to create a natural look that's soft and beautiful.

Ideal Candidates

Candidates for a facelift are frustrated by the structural changes to the face that result in sagging and excessive skin at the jawline and into the neck. Facelift surgery can address the structural changes of aging but additive procedures offer improvement for loss of volume (Facial Lipo Filling) and textural aging ( BensiPeel) to improve deep lines and wrinkles from sun damage. It is important to understand that age does not necessarily define the appropriate time to have a facelift. There are many factors to consider when planning facelift surgery. Facelift patients should be in good physical health, refrain from smoking, and have realistic expectations.

Surgical Technique

Dr. Richard Bensimon performs a comprehensive, deep plane facelift and a modified facelift (in the appropriate candidate). 

  • Full Facelift
    Considered the gold standard, the full deep plane facelift generally incorporates a well placed incision along the hairline, extending to the temples, along the ears and follows the hairline in the back of the ears. The underlying facial tissues and muscles are re-suspended and tightened to produce a lifted look, which improves the contours of the jawline, mid-face and neck.  Facial Lipo Filling otherwise known as 'Facial Fat Grafting" can be performed at the same time as a facelift as well as blepharoplasty surgery (upper and lower eyelid surgery), cheek augmentation, chin augmentation, lip lift or temporal lift.  
  • Modified Facelift                                                                                                                                                                    Can be considered for certain individuals.

What to Expect After YOur Facelift Surgery

After surgery, you will be ready for discharge to a responsible adult in about one hour. You will have a compressive dressing on your face that is removed in 12- 24 hours. You should expect to have swelling, puffiness, minimal bruising and may experience mild discomfort. Give yourself 1-2 weeks for early post-op healing. You should look and feel well after 1-2 weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a facelift cost?
Dr. Richard Bensimon is a board certified plastic surgeon with over 32 years experience in facial surgery. Dr Bensimon is a respected member of the Melbourne Advanced Facial Anatomy Course (MAFAC) serving as a dissection faculty member and moderator teaching advance facial anatomy to other plastic surgeons as it relates to facelift surgery. A facelift is an important life decision and choosing an experienced surgeon is important. The fee for facelift is commensurate with experience. During your consultation, Dr. Bensimon will develop a  treatment plan based on your needs and goals. Only after consultation can the full scope of surgery be understood and accurately priced. To help make your surgery affordable, Dr. Bensimon offers financing options for facelift surgery. 

Which technique is best for me?
The best surgical facelift technique for you will depend on your aging changes and your specific anatomical needs. In an effort to match a result with an expectation, Dr. Bensimon will discuss the different surgical techniques during your consultation. He will then help you decide which technique is best for you.

Will my results look natural?
Many patients worry that facelift surgery will make them look unnatural. Dr. Richard Bensimon focuses on giving you a natural-looking result so you look refreshed. He listens to your needs and goals before developing a treatment plan that incorporates the technique that will produce your best results. The goal of having facial rejuvenation surgery is to not look obviously operated on! 

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.