Facelift

Growing old is a privilege, but looking older than you feel can be an annoyance. Men and women considering facelift come to Guilford from New Haven, New London, West Hartford, Mystic, and other Connecticut cities because they’ve done their research and decided that Dr. Beth Collins is the best fit for them. Here, learn about her specialized approach to all parts of the facelift experience and her commitment to your long-term satisfaction.

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

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Facelift Case 103 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Lower face and neck lift with fat grafting

This patient had a lower face and neck lift with fat grafting to her cheeks and lips. This created a better contour to her neck and smoothed out her jowls. She has a sharper and more youthful jawline as well as an overall improvement in the volume of her face, giving her a younger, fresher and natural look. Read More
Facelift Case 106 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Lower face and neck lift with facial fat grafting

This patient complained of the loose skin in her neck and under her chin. She was unhappy with the jowls that were starting to form as well as the hallows in her upper eye. Dr. Collins performed a deep plane lamellar high SMAS facelift with fat grafting to her cheeks and upper lids to restore her natural youthful beauty. She has restoration of her... Read More
Facelift Case 107 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Deep plane face lift with facial fat grafting

After her own hard work of diet and exercise, this young lady lost a significant amount of weight. This left her with some sagging in her skin and loss of volume in her face. Despite her young age, she underwent a lower face and neck lift with fat grafting to tighten up the skin that had loosened from her weightloss and restore the volume in her... Read More
Facelift Case 105 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Lower face and neck lift with facial fat grafting

This patient had a lower face and neck lift with fat grafting. The fat grafts were added to her cheeks and lower eyelid area to fill in the hollows that left a shadow and dark circles under her eyes. Additionally, fat was used in the upper eyelid as lost volume around her eye socket caused a hollow aged appearence. The result is a softer and more... Read More
Facelift Case 73 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Lower face and neck lift with facial fat grafting

This beautiful lady came to see Dr. Collins because she was starting to notice that her face was sagging and she was starting to get jowls. She was a thin lady, in good shape but with some loss of fat in her face. Together, she and Dr. Collins decided that a definitive surgery would fit in her lifestyle best rather than a series of minimally invasive... Read More
Facelift Case 76 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Lower face and neck lift with facial fat grafting

A lower face and neck lift is a surgical procedure that addresses excess skin and fat in the neck, corrects jowls and gives an overall subtle rejuvenation of the face. This includes softening the nasolabial folds (which are the lines by the side of the nose) as well as the marionette lines (which are the lines down the corners of the mouth. This... Read More
Facelift Case 118 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Lower face and neck lift with facial fat grafting

This beautiful lady has been a patient of mine since almost the beginning of my practice. She has had some body contouring work to refine what is her already close to perfect physique. She really focuses on keeping in shape and living a healthy lifestyle. She started noticing that she was getting loose skin on her neck and under her chin. She had... Read More
Facelift Case 135 Before & After Front | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Deep plane facelift with fat grafting

This beautiful lady came to have a lower face and neck lift with fat grafting. As so many say, she felt as if the outside didn't match the inside and she wanted to definitively fix the sagging skin in her neck and lower face. Dr. Collins performed a deep plane, high lamellar SMAS facelift to recon tour her lower face and neck. The result is a sharp... Read More

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

The Basics of Facelift Surgery

Loved by patients for decades, the traditional facelift is the ideal option for treating aging of the mid and lower face. Throughout the years, facelift protocol has advanced quite a bit, leading to today’s refined methods. Previously, facelift surgery was sometimes associated with an overly tight or windblown appearance. This is because the surgery was relatively superficial and focused mainly on pulling the skin in a lateral (sideways) direction. However, today’s surgeons employ a variety of techniques that manipulate the deeper tissues of the face to create a lifted, yet still natural-looking, result. Some skin improvement is also part of today’s facelift, but re-creating youthful contours is the focus.

Facelift Candidates

A facelift is appropriate for men and women alike, and there’s no ideal age to undergo the procedure. Instead, candidacy is determined on a case-by-case basis. However, you may benefit from the surgery if you’re bothered by any of the following symptoms:

  • Sagging jowls
  • Deep facial folds
  • Flattened or hollow cheeks
  • Loose skin along the lower face or neck
  • Fat around the neck

Other qualities that make for a good candidate are overall mental and physical health, a clear idea of the intended outcome of surgery, and realistic expectations. In some cases, you and Dr. Collins may determine that you’re actually a better candidate for another procedure, such as brow lift or BOTOX® Cosmetic.

Beth Collins, M.D.

Beth Collins, M.D.

As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Beth Collins offers a blend of clinical expertise and warm, open communication to ensure beautiful results from your chosen procedure. Learn more about her experience and explore what she can do for you.

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What Happens During Facelift Surgery?

Dr. Collins almost always performs facelift surgery while you are under general anesthesia. She begins by making an incision above the hairline at the temples, following the natural contour of the hair to the front of the ear, around the earlobe, and into the lower scalp. She accesses the underlying muscles and other tissues of the face through these incisions. She then gently re-drapes the skin over the underlying tissues, removing any excess, then closing the incisions with sutures.

In cases where the neck is also to be rejuvenated, Dr. Collins uses a small incision beneath the chin to access to tissues of the neck, contouring them and tightening the skin as well.

The typical facelift requires between 2 and 3 hours to complete, and patients may return home the same day after a brief period of observation.

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What Can I Expect After a Facelift?

After surgery, you may experience some symptoms including numbness, swelling, and discomfort as your face heals. These go away on their own within a few weeks. Keeping your head elevated as much as possible, including when you sleep, can mitigate swelling during recovery.

How Long Is Recovery From a Facelift?

It’s a good idea to plan to take about 2 weeks away from work and normal social engagements after facelift surgery. This allows your incisions to heal fully and any residual bruising and swelling to dissipate.

How Long Do Facelift Results Last?

The results of your facelift have the potential to last for more than a decade, especially if you protect your skin from the sun, refrain from smoking, and practice other healthy habits.

Are you ready for your facelift here in Guilford with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Beth Collins? Request a consultation online, or give the office a call at (203) 689-5295.

Important Reminders

  • Dr. Collins does not accept insurance.
  • There is a $150 consultation fee for surgical and injectable procedures with Dr. Collins.
    • This fee is discounted from the cost of surgery if booked within 3 months of the consultation.
    • The consultation fee is waived for injectable treatments if the procedure is performed on the day of your consultation.
    • There is no charge for consultations with our RNs.
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