A facelift (rhytidectomy) at our Tallahassee, FL practice can restore a more youthful appearance by addressing sagging in the midface; loss of muscle tone that results in jowls, loose skin or fatty deposits under the chin and jaw; and deep creases below eyelids or near the nose or mouth. Our surgeons perform facelift procedures for men and women from areas including Destin and Lake City, FL; Dothan, AL; and Valdosta, GA.

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This 64 year old patient came in to the office wanting a more refreshed look. She underwent a facelift to tighten the neck and jowls and add a more youthful fullness to her cheek area. She also under went an upper and lower blepharoplasty.  Read More
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This 54 year old patient was unhappy with her sagging jowls and neck. Additionally she had lost volume in her cheek area due to aging.  Dr. Kirbo was able to give her a much more youthful look by performing a facelift with fat grafting to her face.  Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

What Is a Facelift?

A facelift is a facial plastic surgery procedure that rejuvenates the lower face and jowl region by reducing major wrinkles and addressing sagging skin. It can improve a tired facial appearance by smoothing the skin and reestablishing defined contours along the neck and jawline.

Can Facelift Surgery Be Combined With Other Procedures?

It is often done in combination with other procedures including a brow lift, eyelid surgery, and neck lift to create an overall harmonious, youthful result.

How Much Does a Facelift Cost in Tallahassee?

The cost of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures such as a facelift varies based on multiple factors, including the complexity of the surgery and the anesthetic used. We will discuss the cost of your procedure in-depth at your consultation. We are happy to offer third-party financing options to make your facelift surgery more affordable.

Who Is a Candidate for a Facelift?

A good candidate for a facelift is a healthy, non-smoking individual who doesn’t have any medical conditions that might impair healing.

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How Is a Facelift Performed?

The surgery is done while you are under general anesthesia and typically takes 4 to 6 hours. Incisions are made in the natural crease in front of the ear, around the earlobe and behind the ear. The procedure involves elevation of the skin, tightening of the facial and neck muscles, and removal of any excess tissue. The facial skin is then re-draped for a smooth, natural-looking result.

What Is Facelift Recovery Like?

Postoperatively, patients may have a drain in overnight, as well as head and neck wrappings. After these are removed, patients are required to wear a removable chin strap for several weeks. Sutures are typically removed 7 to 14 days after the surgery, but it is usually 2 to 3 weeks before most patients feel socially presentable.

If you are interested in learning more about facelift procedures at our Tallahassee, FL practice, please request a consultation online or call (850) 219-2000.


“I felt I was in very good hands.”

Visiting and selecting Southeastern Plastic Surgery, P.A. to do my facelift was truly an “uplifting” experience. The experience was everything I hoped it would be from my beginning assessment appointment to the final check-up. I went in wanting the “tired” look that had worn on my face removed and the final result far exceeded my expectations. I had been thinking about having a facelift for approximately two years and when I finally decided to move forward, I spoke with friends who had procedures done also. Dr. Kirbo came highly recommended. The initial meeting with Dr. Kirbo was very reassuring. I went in nervous and excited. Dr. Kirbo carefully assessed what I wanted and was very thorough in explaining the process to me and what my expectations should be. I liked him right away and had a good feeling about proceeding further. Not only did he address my needs and fears, but walked my husband through what his role would be as my caregiver during this time. The staff at Southeastern Plastic Surgery, P.A. was very welcoming and friendly as well. While waiting in pre-op, they cheerfully reassured me and helped me understand every stage of the process. I felt I was in very good hands. As Dr. Kirbo had told me, it takes six months to a year to see the full effects of the surgery. I was able to return to work three weeks after surgery and by the six months date, I didn’t see that tired reflection staring back at me anymore! It was me in the mirror, refreshed and vibrant with a youthfulness that felt 15 years younger.

-Claudia D.

Facelift FAQ

Are there nonsurgical alternatives to facelift surgery?

Although facelift surgery is the most effective facial rejuvenation option, some medical spa treatments offer excellent short-term results. Microneedling, for example, firms and plumps the skin by boosting collagen and elastin production. BOTOX® injections smooth expression lines like crow’s feet, and dermal fillers diminish wrinkles, provide youthful volume to sunken cheeks, and smooth out under-eye hollows. Combining BOTOX and dermal fillers to rejuvenate the face is often called a liquid facelift.

What’s the best age for a facelift?

There is no “right” age for a facelift. Many people choose to have a facelift when their appearance no longer reflects how vibrant and youthful they feel. Usually, this time comes when people are in their 40s, 50s, or 60s, but there are no set age limits for the procedure.

How many years does a facelift remove from the face?

On average, patients look 10 to 12 years younger after recovering from facelift surgery.

Is the surgery safe?

Facelift surgery is generally very safe when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon in an accredited facility. Still, like most surgeries, it comes with some risks, such as reactions to anesthesia, bleeding, infection, and prolonged swelling. Talk with your surgeon so that you fully understand your risks.

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