Technically known as a rhytidectomy, a facelift rejuvenates the mid-to-lower face and neck. It can correct mid-face sagging, deep creases under the eyes, deep creases between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds), jowls due to loss of muscle tone, sagging/excess areas of fat, and loose skin and fat under the chin and jaw. Dr. Petroff has decades of experience and has dedicated his career to providing his Lake Oswego, OR patients with the most natural, appealing results through his facelifts. When performed at Petroff Center Plastic Surgery and Medi-Spa, a facelift can make our patients look years younger without an "obviously operated on" appearance. We encourage candidates to discuss their options with Dr. Petroff by scheduling a consult today.
Dr. Petroff also performs brow lift surgery and neck lifts for patients who have sagging brows or loose skin in the neck area. While these treatments can be performed alone, Dr. Petroff often incorporates them in with his facelift procedures. By addressing the upper face with brow lift surgery, the mid-face with the latest facelift techniques, and a neck lift for a tighter neck and smoother lower face, outcomes reveal an overall rejuvenated facial appearance from top to bottom.
The best candidates for facelift surgery:
- Have aged skin with lines, wrinkles, or sagging skin
- Have realistic expectations
- Desire a long-term, natural-looking solution
- Are in overall good health
"I have spent most of my career in a helping profession and teaching others how to help. I teach the importance of self-care and the replenishing the mind, body, and spirit. Yet, I did not follow my own advice - for years - and it impacted my health and my appearance. I met Dr. Petroff when he performed the most beautiful rhinoplasty on my daughter and was immediately impressed with his professionalism, bedside manner, and skill. At the time, I was just so pleased my daughter was in safe hands. But he and his staff are infectious in their commitment to patients and to meaningful and thoughtful engagement with their patients. I took the plunge and decided, for my own wellbeing, I would invest in myself with the works - facelift, rhinoplasty, and whatever else Dr. Petroff would suggest. In our first meeting he listened with empathy, heard the meaning behind my words, and said no. He told me I didn't need "the works." He told me exactly what he would choose to help me look like a healthier, younger version of me. He told me he thought I looked sweet and he could make me look sweeter. It was not a line. He was turning down work to give me what I was really asking for. That is integrity. From the moment I said yes, his entire staff - from scheduling to nursing to accounting - were attentive, clear, informative, and thorough. I knew exactly what Dr. Petroff would do, how he would do it, and who would help him. His staff called regularly to schedule and confirm appointments. Those appointments were never cancelled and I was always seen on time. Even his anesthesiologist was sweet, well-informed, and pro-active. She called before surgery to review her plan, reiterated it the day of surgery, and followed it exactly. Surgery went perfectly and just as described. I followed their directions for my aftercare and relied on their workbook (yes, they give you a workbook to outline the surgery, procedures, recovery, and it even emphasize the emotional impact of the surgery and recovery process). I am two weeks out from surgery. I have had two ultrasound appointments to reduce swelling (heavenly), a makeup session to learn to cover bruising (licensed estheticians), my staples and stitches removed by two different nurses with the most steady and gentle hands ever, and regular check-ups with Dr. Petroff. I know that people who watch too much television about plastic surgery might think this is a vanity field. I know that for Dr. Petroff and his staff, this is not about vanity. They genuinely understand that how we look is a reflection of how we feel and how we feel is reflected in how we look. By honoring their clients, they honor the value of self care. And, I wish he was not so busy because, besides his surgical skills, if I could download his interviewing techniques and employee training and management principles, I would. The staff is remarkable - without exception. Thank you, thank you, thank you all!"- M.C. / Google / Mar 08, 2019
"I am a surgeon, so I know a good surgeon when I see one. My sutures were perfectly aligned, equidistant from each other, and tiny as quilting stitches. Now, 3 months after an eye and facelift, I look like a younger, more gorgeous version of myself. I never would have thought it possible! I am a fan and I will be sending my own patients to Dr. Petroff."- K.A. / Yelp / Mar 16, 2019
"Long Time Coming! - Just had my facelift yesterday, no problems. Dr. Petroff said he thinks I’m going to be pleased. Going back to the office today to have my dressings removed! Excited, no pain so far, just taking Extra Strength Tylenol. Everyone at the surgery center super, nursing staff and anesthesiologist!"- M. / RealSelf / Mar 04, 2020
"Buongiorno Dr. Petroff! Just four months have passed since your talented hands performed surgery, I am absolutely thrilled with the results. My Nefertiti neck has been restored, my face fresh and youthful, grazie mille Dr., thank you so very much! From our first meeting until I moved to Italy 7 weeks after surgery you and your staff met and exceeded my expectations, those that know me would say this is impossible to do. smile Thank you again, grazie tanto e arrivederci"- A.K. / Google / Nov 14, 2020
"Thank you so much Dr. Petroff. From the moment I walked into the Petroff Center I was so very completely taken care of by experienced, friendly, and competent staff. I found Dr. Petroff to be a very talented and brilliant plastic surgeon. The facelift I received made my kids say “Mom! You look 30 years younger!” (slight exaggeration). I received the best care and from the best doctor ever! Dr. Mark Petroff is a perfectionist. I look amazing and feel wonderful after only two weeks post surgery! The face and neck lift look very natural. Examples: Turkey neck – gone, I can feel my trachea; pixie ear gone, he gave me ear lobes; my high cheek bones are back along with my happy smile. After interviewing a number of surgeons Dr. Petroff was the only facial plastic surgeon would make an incision hidden inside the hairline. I was out in the public within four days when I was able to have dinner at a restaurant with my son. He listened to my concerns and preformed a scar revision from work left by another doctor years ago. I am so grateful to another plastic surgeon who recommended Dr. Petroff. He told me that Dr. Petroff is the best at facial surgery and would send his mother to him for a facelift. I took his advice and I am so thankful I did. Oh, and by the way, it was not that painful at all, just a bit uncomfortable. Go for it!"- A.M. / Google / Jun 05, 2021
What to Expect
Dr. Petroff primarily performs a deep plane facelift, which experts agree yields the most natural, ideal, and long-lasting result. Facelifts are performed in our state-of-the-art surgery center, where we utilize local anesthesia with IV sedation. The procedure takes about 3 hours to perform. It will include muscle or “SMAS” repositioning, fat sculpting, as well as trimming and redraping of the skin. It allows for the optimal repositioning of both skin and muscle so there is no tension left on the skin. With this technique, Dr. Petroff is able to produce a result that will hold up for 10 or more years. The incision begins in the temporal hairline and travels along the anatomic boundaries of the ear and hairlines. Sometimes, another small incision is made under the chin. The incisions are closed with fine sutures, and scars are hidden in the hairline where they are generally undetectable.
After a facelift, a dressing will be placed over the surgical site, and it will be replaced during the initial follow-up visit. It’s normal to experience pain and discomfort, which can be alleviated with medication prescribed by our surgeon. There should also be an expectation of swelling and bruising for up to 2 weeks after surgery. After about 2 weeks, most patients can resume normal activities like going back to work and exercising. After about 3 weeks, patients should notice the dramatic and natural results of the surgery. While facelifts offer long-term solutions, just like any other surgery, the effects are not permanent since the face will continue to naturally age. However, a patient will still look younger compared to if he or she never had the surgery.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Procedure Time
- 3 hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 and 2 Weeks
Look Younger Today
You can turn back the hands of time successfully with a facelift surgery. The procedure can address all the tell-tale signs of aging, such as lines, wrinkles, and saggy skin. Give our office a call today to inquire about a facelift from Dr. Petroff.