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Tired of Sagging Facial Skin, Wrinkles, and Fine Lines?

Do you suffer from significant sagging facial skin and excess wrinkles? If that’s the case, you may be a good candidate for a Facelift procedure at The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa with Dr. John Bull.

What is a Facelift?

A Facelift is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of jowls, deep facial wrinkles, and excess neck skin. It repositions facial tissue that has become lax, restoring the natural lines and shape of the face, elevating the facial tissues to their natural position and giving a natural rejuvenated look to your face. The best candidates are healthy people who have loose skin that has sagged to the point of having jowls or loose neck skin but still have some skin elasticity.

Facelift Before & After Naperville & Chicago

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Consultations are Available Now

The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. John Bull or one of our trusted providers at The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa. Simply fill out the form on this page and request a consultation and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation appointment.

Candidates for a Facelift

Most Facelift patients are in their fifties to sixties, but Facelift surgery can be performed on patients well into their seventies and early eighties if the patient has no medical contraindications.

Facelift Before & After Naperville & Chicago

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How Does It Work?

There are many variations on the standard Facelift and these should be discussed with Dr. Bull to decide upon the right procedure to meet your goals. The most common incision begins in the hairline where it will be less noticeable and extends in a natural crease around the ear and then extending back into the hairline. If extensive neck work needs to be performed, liposuction of the neck is sometimes added to improve the neck contour as well as a platysmaplasty to eliminate bands on the neck. This is either done with a small incision under the chin or from behind the ear

After the skin and fatty tissue are elevated, the muscles are tightened and the skin re-draped to remove excess skin and wrinkles, restoring your face to a more youthful appearance.

The procedure can take as long as five hours to precisely reposition the muscles and skin to give the best results. Sometimes a small drain tube is placed behind the ear and removed the next day. A facial bandage is also placed to reduce bruising and swelling.

Dr. Bull may also recommend a short-scar facelift procedure, which focuses on the lower face and provides a lift with a smaller incision. Another option for some patients is the SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system) lift, which focuses on creating a natural look by repositioning and tightening the SMAS muscles with the skin. 

What Results Will I See?*

Patients will begin to see results after about 3 to 6 weeks post-procedure, as this is when most swelling and bruising has gone down. Final results can be seen within 6 months and can last for up to ten years.

What is the Recovery Process Like?*

After the procedure, there will be swelling and some bruising but surprisingly little pain. The discomfort you may have is controlled with pain medication prescribed by Dr. Bull but will improve over the first few days.

After a day or two, you will be able to perform most regular daily activities but you should be up and moving around some the day of surgery. The healing process begins immediately but requires the patient to avoid strenuous exercise and lifting the first month after surgery. Numbness of the lateral part of the face is often present but usually resolves over the first few weeks to months.

Social downtime is 2 to 3 weeks depending on the extent of the lift needed and the amount of swelling and bruising present. Usually it can be covered with makeup after 2 weeks.  Sun exposure should be limited for several months after surgery and a broad spectrum sunscreen should always be worn to help maintain your results.

“Dr. Bulls bedside manner is fantastic. He is professional and a man of his word. Dr Bull is genuinely concerned with his patients’ well-being. His nurse Margo is super friendly and helpful. She is easy to talk to and non judgemental. Even the ladies at the front desk are friendly. My appointments were on schedule.”*

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Take the Next Step – Request a Consultation

To schedule your consultation with Dr. John Bull, please fill out the form on this page or call 630-717-6000. The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa serves the Naperville Area & Western Suburbs of Chicago. 

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