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Aging is a natural part of life. However, the visible changes that come with it can be unwelcome and leave you unhappy with your appearance.

A facelift from the Chicago Hair Institute can address deep wrinkles, sagging skin, and other concerns to refresh your look and confidence.

Double board-certified plastic surgeon Sahar Nadimi provides refreshing, subtle-looking facelifts for patients in the Chicago, IL, area.

How Does a Facelift Work?

A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is one of the most effective surgical procedures available to combat signs of aging. This plastic surgery can effectively address many age-related changes, including deep lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, and pronounced jowls.

​Dr. Nadimi expertly removes excess skin and tightens the underlying musculature to give the face a more youthful look. For an even more dramatic transformation, many Chicago-area patients choose to combine their facelifts with additional cosmetic procedures such as a brow lift, eyelid surgery, or a neck lift.

Learn More About the Facelift Procedure From Dr. Nadimi Herself

Dr. Sahar Nadimi explains how a facelift can improve issues such as excess skin, accumulation of fat under the chin, and creases and wrinkles. She can perform a facelift that results in little to no scarring, so you can enjoy a natural-looking, rejuvenated appearance without your cosmetic work being obvious to others. 

Chicago Patients Talk About Their Plastic Surgery Results


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I recently had a procedure done with doctor Nadimi. Incredibly knowledgeable and makes sure you completely understand and are aware of what you want. Best experience ever. The staff is amazing. Karen is so helpful and answers all of your questions, my whole experience with doctor Nadimi and her team was fantastic!

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I had Botox & Blepharoplasty performed by Dr Nadimi. From my initial visit to the office to post op visits I was Extremely pleased! I'm am thrilled with the results already and it has Only been 2 weeks. Dr Nadimi's staff has been very professional, helpful and kind during the entire process!!

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Looking to Reverse the Signs of Aging With a Facelift? You're Not Alone.

Facelift surgery is one of the top five most popular plastic surgery procedures in the United States. Plastic surgeons performed over 234,000 rhytidectomy procedures for patients across the country in 2020.

*According to the 2020 American Society of Plastic Surgeons Report


Exploring Your Candidacy

Not everyone is a candidate for a facelift. We believe in conducting careful screening to make sure every procedure we provide will be safe and beneficial for the patient. During your rhytidectomy consultation, our doctor will assess plastic surgery candidacy factors like:

Age Range

Most patients seek out cosmetic treatment to address the signs of aging between the ages of 40 and 60. However, this does not mean that older or younger patients do not qualify for treatment. Genetics, stress, and environmental factors all play a part in aging and make it a unique process for each patient.

Skin Elasticity

Facelift patients will ideally still have some skin elasticity. While you can enjoy results from this procedure with poor skin elasticity, the results may not last as long. Dr. Nadimi also offers soft tissue fillers and other injectables such as BOTOX® Cosmetic as alternative treatments. 

Realistic Expectations

While a facelift can significantly reduce the signs of aging, it cannot change your underlying bone structure or make a 50-year-old patient look 19. Interested candidates are encouraged to explore our photo gallery for examples of successful, natural-looking cosmetic surgeries.

Qualifications, Education, and Options: Dr. Nadimi Is a Trusted Plastic Surgeon for a Reason

Dr. Nadimi, our Chicago-area plastic surgeon, performs hair restoration procedures, as well as a variety of facial and cosmetic surgery treatments. She also teaches other aspiring medical professionals as an Assistant Professor at Loyola University Medical Center, the same place where she finished her otolaryngology residency.

Patients Travel to Chicago To Experience Our High Level of Care

"I give the highest marks possible to Dr. Sahar Nadimi and her staff. I'm from out of state and found the Chicago Hair Institute during a Google search, and I'm glad I did. Dr. Nadimi is a very skilled surgeon, and I found her communication skills before, during, and after surgery, to be of the highest order. The staff put me at ease throughout, and they allowed me to come in on as many days post surgery for washing or check up as I wanted. I felt very taken care of..." A J

Visit an Office Trusted by Patients From Illinois and Beyond

Due to Dr. Nadimi's qualifications and training, many patients request care at our practice, even if they have to travel to the Chicago area. They appreciate her double board-certified status, as well as the accommodations available at our office.

When undergoing a facelift, the procedure will take place at our private outpatient surgery center, which meets the highest standards of safety. As our patient, you can expect outstanding treatment starting at your initial consultation and continuing through your recovery.

Ready to learn more? Visit us in Oakbrook Terrace or contact us for more info. When you arrive, we even have free parking nearby. You can also call us at

(630) 932-9690

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An Office Patients Trust With Their Cosmetic Needs

"I would like to give the highest praise to Dr Sahar Nadimi and all of her staff...the whole experience was great! Everybody there is very warm and friendly and treats you like family, the office is very warmly inviting and clean, and the whole experience is just top-notch! If you are considering one of the services she provides, I hope you look into an appointment with her. You won't have to look anywhere else." Cheryl Koby

The Facelift Procedure What to Expect Step-by-Step

A typical facelift takes two to four hours. 
A typical facelift takes two to four hours. 

Ensuring Your Comfort

Facelifts are done under general anesthesia. You will be unconscious and feel nothing as Dr. Nadimi performs the procedure.

Creating Incisions

The location of the incisions will depend on which specific areas you want to address with your facelift. Dr. Nadimi will ensure that your incisions are as discreetly placed as possible, usually in natural skin creases, behind the ear, and behind the hairline. 


Dr. Nadimi will tighten the layer of muscle under your skin that contributes to sagging, deep wrinkles, and jowls.

Finishing Up

At the end of your procedure, Dr. Nadimi will tighten the remaining skin to provide a youthful, natural-looking result. The incisions will be carefully closed with sutures. 

Do You Have Scars from a Previous Facelift? We Can Conceal Scars with Expert Hair Treatment

Choosing a team who also conducts hair restorations puts you at a unique advantage, especially if you have undergone a facelift before and wish to correct visible scarring in or near your hairline. We offer follicular unit grafts, which allows us to easily conceal scars in a way that looks natural.

Enhance Your Results By Combining a Facelift With Other Procedures

Though a facelift can take years off your appearance, it only addresses signs of aging in the mid to lower regions of the face, like the jawline. Sagging skin around your brow, forehead, eyelids, and neck cannot be addressed with a facelift. However, our plastic surgeon can create a custom treatment plan that combines your facelift with options like:

Brow Lift

A facelift will not address your brow, but a brow lift can. It elevates the position of your eyebrows, which will essentially tighten your skin around the brow and eye area. Combining it with a facelift results in a more comprehensive refinement, so that you look noticeably younger and refreshed.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Do you have deep furrows in your brow caused by aging, or other facial wrinkles, but don't want a brow lift? Dr. Nadimi can apply BOTOX® Cosmetic, a non-surgical injectable treatment designed to relax your muscles. Over time and with regular applications, it can reduce the appearance of fine lines and slow the development of other signs of aging.

Eyelid Surgery

It's very common for people to experience sagging eye skin as they age. This skin can actually impact their vision, making the treatment both practical and cosmetic. Eyelid surgery can address these signs of aging, making you look rested and alert.

Neck Lift

Patients with excess skin around their chin can also have excess skin creating bands around their neck. A neck lift can address this issue, and can be easily performed at the same time as a facelift.

The Facelift Recovery Process

Most patients take a week off of work following their facelift. You may experience some bruising and swelling, which should mostly subside within a week or so. Many patients are provided with compression garments after treatment to help reduce these effects. After a week, you will return to our clinic so Dr. Nadimi can remove your sutures. It is around this time that you will start to notice the refreshing results of your facelift surgery.

A Patient's Experience With Our Dedicated Surgeon

"She is very informative, professional, and motivated. She thoroughly elaborated on all the question I had. The office staff is also very kind, yet professional, which allowed me to feel very welcomed. Something I always appreciate! I highly recommend Dr. Sahar Nadimi for all of your cosmetic desires!" Stephanie D.
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Dr. Sahar Nadimi

Dr. Sahar Nadimi is a recognized leader in facial plastic surgery and hair restoration offering double board-certifications. Dr. Nadimi is nationally affiliated with professional associations including:

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

To learn more or to schedule an appointment at our Chicago, IL, hair restoration and plastic surgery clinic, contact us online or call (630) 932-9690.

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