Of the people who consider facelift surgery, many worry about their results. The images of facelift failures displayed on television and social media could cause significant anxiety with potential patients worrying about a similar outcome.

Fortunately, choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon, preparing, and following post-surgical instruction can meet or exceed your aesthetic goals. Here are five steps to follow to ensure you get the results you deserve.

1. Choose the Right Surgeon

While most surgeons can legally perform a facelift, a board-certified plastic surgeon exceeds all others in training, skill, and ethical standards.  Their expertise centers on facial anatomy and reconstructive surgery. They must keep abreast of the most modern techniques and technology through continuing education. And their ethical standards are the most stringent in medicine.

2. Be Honest During Your Consultation

During your consultation, be honest with Dr. Dreyfuss about your desired results. Be prepared to discuss previous surgeries, drug allergies, and current medications. Dr. Dreyfuss will evaluate your unique facial anatomy to compare with your cosmetic goals and give you his assessment. Together, you will devise a surgical plan designed to deliver the best results possible.

Your consultation is your opportunity to ask questions and state your concerns. Come prepared with a list of what you would like to discuss.  Here are some questions you might want to consider:

  • How often do you perform facelifts?
  • How long have you been a plastic surgeon?
  • What makes me a good candidate for the surgery?
  • Where will you perform the operation?
  • Are there any complications and risks I should know about facelift surgery?

3. Get Your Skin Ready for Surgery

The secret to excellent facelift results is healthy skin. If you smoke, quit for at least two weeks before surgery. Use sunblock religiously before and after surgery to diminish sun damage. Start a medical-grade skin care routine at home. Eat the right foods for healthy skin.

4. Excellent Post-Surgery Care

Think about buying a new car – an expensive one, like a Maserati or Ferrari. You will want to have the vehicle serviced according to the manufacturer’s instructions. You should approach your facelift recovery the same way.

Dr. Dreyfuss will give you detailed instructions about prescribed medications, bandages, incision care, and sutures. He will advise you on diet, rest, and exercise. Follow his instructions to the letter!

5. Managing Volume Loss

Today, a facelift is more than stretching skin taut. It’s about volume. With age, we lose fat and bone, creating a sagging, deflated facial appearance. By managing this loss by restoring volume during surgery and beyond, the results will be longer-lasting. Dr. Dreyfuss may suggest enhancing your facelift results with other cosmetic treatments like dermal fillers or facial implants.

The Best Place for a Facelift in Chicago

To find a board-certified plastic surgeon to restore your youthful facial appearance, look no further. Dr. David Dreyfuss believes you deserve the best. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our state-of-the-art surgical facility in Orland Park. Or, you can call us at 815-806-9400.

As we age, our facial appearance comes under attack. Outside influences like wind, cold, UV rays and pollution are forces that work against our youthful and supple skin. Also, a depletion of the natural proteins collagen and elastin decrease skin elasticity can cause drooping and sagging of the skin. Add these issues to the severe weather Chicagoans face year-round, especially during the winter months, and it’s easy to see why they are looking for skin tightening treatments and anti-aging regimens that work.

Surgical or Non-Surgical 

When facial wrinkles, folds, and fine lines emerge, there are options available to men and women who want to retain youthful skin.  A surgical facelift, while transformative, may involve certain risks as well as downtime and recovery. Although there are Chicagoans who require surgery to attain their cosmetic goals, for many, an invasive procedure is not necessarily the best approach. 

Dr. Dreyfuss offers non-surgical treatments like Facetite and Ultherapy for convenient, non-invasive treatments to our patients with little to no downtime. These procedures have great appeal for individuals who have little time for recovery or may not be ready for surgery.


This advanced skin tightening system is designed to address sagging facial skin without incisions. FaceTite is a fantastic alternative to a facelift that works safely in the subdermal plane to contour and contract skin tissues with radiofrequency technology. This groundbreaking technology helps firm the patient’s skin to restore a youthful appearance with no discomfort or downtime.

The key benefits of FaceTite treatments include:

  • Provokes tissue remodeling 
  • Focused treatments allow precision for targeted results
  • Dual temperature provides greater control compared to other systems 

FaceTite mirrors facelift results without excisional surgery.


Ultherapy® is an FDA-approved non-invasive skin tightening treatment that lifts the face, brow, chin, neck, and décolletage. Using state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, it targets underlying tissues to stimulate the production of collagen and promote youthful skin structure. This treatment has been established as safe and effective by clinical studies with more than 400,000 treatments worldwide.

Ultherapy results begin to emerge after two to three months and last up to one year. These benefits include:

  • Only treatment approved by the FDA for a non-invasive lifting of the skin on the neck, beneath the chin, and across the brow
  • Requires no downtime or recovery
  • Customizable to the patient’s particular skin issues

The chief benefit of Ultherapy is that it can turn back the clock on your appearance, giving you back your youthful glow.

Learn More

To find out how you can achieve youthful skin and a lift without the risks or downtime of surgery, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Dreyfuss today. 

If you would like more information on non-surgical, skin-tightening procedures, contact board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David Dreyfuss, to schedule a consultation today.

Are you ready to lift and tighten the lower part of your face? Get rid of loose and sagging skin and lines around your mouth? There are a staggering number of aesthetic procedures designed to sculpt, tighten and lift the face. Some have temporary benefits while other surgical procedures like facelift offer long-term solutions. However, minimally-invasive treatments are trending in cosmetic medicine right now because they deliver astonishing results with little downtime, recovery and no risk of scarring. 

Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David Dreyfuss, is proud to provide his Chicago patients the most advanced skin tightening technology, FaceTite™, a non-surgical treatment that offers long-lasting results to loose skin, jowls and fine lines. FaceTite™ allows patients to regain youthful beauty without incisions by treating sagging skin, mouth lines and a double chin.

How Does FaceTite Work?

FaceTite™ uses a combination of radiofrequency technology and a surgical technique that is much like liposuction. A specialized handpiece is used to insert a probe into the treatment site via a cannula. While the cannula removes fluid and unwanted fat from the area, radiofrequency heat transmitted through the probe to the underlying skin tissue creates a tightening effect on the skin fibers in the dermis. This tightening effect is largely due to the heat stimulation of collagen production.

To apply this groundbreaking technology for stunning results for his patients, Dr. Dreyfuss first uses a local anesthetic for your comfort. Then he inserts the specialized cannula into the skin layers and lines its probe with a plate resting above the skin surface. This process results in contraction and tightening of the underlying facial bands that connect your skin to the underlying muscle. The fibers and tissue will shrink and tighten causing a facelift effect with no risk of scarring.

Scarless, Longlasting Results

FaceTite delivers immediate results to recontour your face, and that will continue to improve over the next 6 weeks with the building of new collagen. Although lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors all have some impact on how long FaceTite benefits endure, most patients can expect the results to last at least five years. Another advantage of FaceTite is that it uses only a tiny opening in the skin, eliminating the risk of scarring. Results are instant and long-lasting. 

To gain the best results from this revolutionary procedure, you must seek the services of a skilled physician who has extensive training in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Next Step

If you are considering non-surgical or surgical facelift procedures to tighten facial skin and eliminate fine lines and need more information, it’s best to have a consultation with a physician well-versed in aesthetics. Board-certified plastic surgeons are the most highly-trained healthcare professionals who have extensive expertise in facial anatomy to provide innovative, safe, and effective care. 

Call us at 815-806-9400 or Contact Us Today!