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Each Boca Raton facelift patient is unique. Dr. Hancock and Dr. Klimczak have vast experience in customizing to their patient’s individual goals.

Is a Facelift right for you?

When you look in the mirror, are you satisfied with the face looking back at you? Or would you prefer to see a slightly younger, more refreshed version of yourself? Your face projects your personality to the world, so it’s only natural that you want it to look as young and vibrant as you feel on the inside. A facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is a facial surgery procedure designed to reduce the visible signs of aging in the face and neck. The procedure tightens underlying muscles, lifts tissues, and removes excess skin to give your face and neck a more youthful appearance. It is the most effective procedure to address significant sagging and smooth deep wrinkles and folds.

Women and men who undergo a facelift procedure by the team at FSIBR can turn back the clock on facial aging, restoring a more youthful look that will last for years to come. Patients who choose us can expect compassionate care, with results that are beautiful and natural.

What is a Facelift? (female photo)

What is a Facelift?

What is a Facelift? (female photo)

A facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is a facial surgery procedure designed to help people reduce the visible signs of aging in the face and neck. Facelift surgery is the best way to rejuvenate the overall appearance of the face due to the aging process. We perform facelifts to correct nasolabial fold lines between the nose and mouth and address loose skin and excess fat on the neck, and the loss of youthful contours in the face.

Benefits of a facelift include:

  • Enhanced facial contours
  • Youthful facial shape
  • Repair of loose skin
  • Tighter facial muscles
Dr. Jaclyn A. Klimczak inspect female patient before treatment

Who is a candidate for a Facelift?

Dr. Jaclyn A. Klimczak - inspect female patient before treatment

An individual who displays any of the following signs of aging may prove to be a good candidate for facelift surgery:

  • Loose skin
  • Volume loss
  • Noticeable facial expression lines
  • Loss of collagen and/or skin elasticity
  • Asymmetrical facial appearance due to aging

What is recovery like from a Facelift?

Facelift surgery is usually an outpatient procedure performed under intravenous or general anesthesia. Time spent in surgery typically ranges from 2 to 4 hours. The procedure can be combined with other procedures such as a neck lift, brow lift, eyelid surgery, or nose surgery for more dramatic results.

After your procedure, your face will be bandaged and typically, you will experience some swelling and bruising. Pain is usually manageable with either prescription or over-the-counter medication. Most patients find that within just two weeks, swelling and bruising has subsided enough to return to work and engage in social activities. It may be a while longer before the full effects of your facelift emerge.

Benefits of a Facelift?

Our Boca Raton facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a combination of surgical methods used to improve signs of aging on the neck and face. Some benefits of a facelift work to:

  • Remove excess skin and submental fat beneath the chin
  • Address sagging in the mid-face area
  • Get rid of fatty deposits
  • Improve the profile of unsightly jowls
  • Achieve a more youthful appearance

Risks of a Facelift

As with any surgical procedure, risks do accompany a facelift. These risks are minimal when working with board-certified plastic surgeons, such as the team at FSIBR. Risks may include

  • A bad reaction to anesthesia
  • Excess bleeding
  • Slower healing process
  • Scarring
Dr. Jaclyn A. Klimczak and Dr. Melyssa Hancock (team photo)

Why choose our team for your Facelift?

Dr. Klimczak and Dr. Hancock (team photo)

When considering a facelift in Boca Raton, the first step is scheduling your consultation with the doctors at FSIBR. We will evaluate your face, discuss your concerns and develop a facelift treatment plan with long-lasting results. In addition to impressive results, we can offer the following:

  • The refined technique of a Boca Raton “Top Doctor”
  • Compassionate care from a team that is recognized for patient loyalty
  • Decades of combined experience, training, and expertise


Facelift surgery can help a patient correct many common signs of aging in different areas of the face, such as:

  • Cheeks: Reduces sagging of the cheeks that often results in an aged and tired appearance.
  • Jawline: Removes excess skin on the lower jawline.
  • Neck: Eliminates excess fat and sagging skin in the neck.

A traditional facelift does not address the upper portion of the face, i.e. the forehead and around the eyes. The team at FSIBR uses a comprehensive facial rejuvenation approach and will discuss any additional complimentary surgical procedures that may be needed to treat these areas if needed.

The short answer is that there is no best age! How you age and how well you age depends on different variables, including your genetics, skin quality and texture, and bone structure; thus, the best time for a facelift is unique to your needs.

In general, a rhytidectomy is performed on individuals between the ages of 40 and 80. At your consultation, the doctors will perform a thorough evaluation to determine if you are eligible for surgery, regardless of age. They will generally offer the procedure to a patient if they believe it can be performed safely and will help achieve a balanced, natural-looking facial appearance.

While no surgical procedure will stop aging, if you continue to take good care of your skin and live a healthy lifestyle, your face will continue to look better than if you had never had a facelift procedure! Living a healthy lifestyle, wearing sunscreen daily, avoiding smoking, and eating a diet rich in vitamins and antioxidants are the best ways to maintain healthy, youthful skin.

We know that a natural-looking facelift is the best kind! Thus, friends and family members probably won’t be able to tell if a person has undergone the procedure, as treatment results will appear natural.

Furthermore, even though a rhytidectomy tightens the facial skin, in the hands of expertly trained facial plastic surgeons, it won’t cause the face to appear tight or stretched. Instead, a facelift will help you achieve a natural facial appearance in which the eyes, cheeks, chin, and other facial features appear in perfect harmony.

Our doctors customize each facelift surgery with the anti-aging needs of the patient in mind to help a patient achieve a balanced and natural-looking facial appearance. As a result, we may recommend a combination of procedures in conjunction with facelift surgery techniques to ensure you can achieve the best possible results. Some of these procedures include:

  • Neck Lift: Reduces or removes loose or sagging neck skin, excess fat in the lower face or chin, and other visible signs of aging in the neck
  • Brow Lift: Treats drooping brows and deep wrinkles of the forehead, restoring a smoother, more youthful contour to the upper portion of the face
  • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty): Eliminates excess skin from the upper eyelids and removes under-eye bags and redundant skin from the lower eyelids
  • Submental Liposuction: Eliminates excess fat causing the appearance of a double chin and improves the contours of the chin and jawline
  • Botox: Smooths fine lines, wrinkles, and furrows caused by excessive muscle movements
  • Dermal Fillers: Enhances the facial appearance without surgery by restoring volume to create a more youthful facial contour
  • Radiofrequency Microneedling: A minimally invasive treatment that uses the Morpheus8 device from InMode to deliver radiofrequency energy into the deepest layers of the skin, stimulating collagen and elastin production to reduce wrinkles and improve skin tone

The aforementioned procedures may be performed on their own or in conjunction with facelift surgery. Schedule a comprehensive cosmetic consultation with our team to determine which procedure or treatment combinations can help you achieve your desired facial rejuvenation goals.

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