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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.
Before face and neck lifts
After face and neck lifts
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 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, accumulations 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, rejuvenated appearance without your cosmetic work being obvious to others. 

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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." Sheems Mohideen

Exploring Your Candidacy

There are some important considerations we want our patients to know about before pursuing this type of plastic surgery.

Age Range

Most patients seek out cosmetic treatment to combat 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 affect your underlying bone structure or give you a brand-new appearance. Interested candidates are encouraged to explore our photo gallery for examples of successful, natural-looking cosmetic surgeries.

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

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

*According to the 2020 American Society of Plastic Surgeons' Report

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 in a deeply relaxed state 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 re-drape and trim any excess skin to provide a youthful, natural-looking result. The incisions will be carefully closed with sutures. 

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.

"Dr. Nadimi is one of the most precise physicians I have met..." Patients Are Impressed With Their Results

"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

The Limitations of a Facelift

Though a facelift can take years off your appearance, it only addresses signs of aging in the mid to lower regions of the face. Sagging skin around your brow, forehead, eyelids, and neck cannot be addressed with a facelift; however, combining your facelift with a neck lift, brow lift, or eyelid surgery can give you more comprehensive results.

Ask our plastic surgeon about combining treatments during your consultation. We can create a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses your concerns and enhances your appearance.

Making Your Procedure Affordable Ask Us About Financing 

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The cost of your facelift surgery depends on numerous factors. Combining your facelift with other procedures like a brow lift or eyelid surgery will also add to your overall costs. During your consultation, our plastic surgeon will review which procedures would best enhance your appearance. We'll also discuss all costs prior to your surgery.

To make paying for treatment more manageable, our Chicago practice accepts CareCredit® financing. This allows patients to make payments over several months rather than all at once. Ask our team today to see if you're qualified for financing.

"I give the highest possible marks to Dr. Sahar Nadimi."

"Dr. Nadimi is a very skilled surgeon, and I found her communication skills before, during, and after surgery, to be of the highest order. " A J
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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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