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.

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.

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.

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.

How Much Does a Facelift Cost?

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.

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.

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