This is the first of a two part series about facelifts. In the next post, I’ll talk a bit about how a facelift is performed, what you can expect from the procedure, and how long it lasts.

Facelifts - put your best face forward at Lawrence Iteld, MD Chicago plastic surgeonWhen you look in the mirror, do you see any of the following:

  • Fat and skin that have been visibly affected by gravity
  • Hollows under the eyes
  • Loss of contour in the cheeks
  • Folds around the mouth
  • Drooping jowls
  • A double chin

If so, I have solutions for you. For these signs of aging, consider a facelift. And, now is the perfect time to plan your surgery so you can be healed and look your best for the holidays.

Why Facelifts

A facelift is the best way to address sagging skin, deep creases and volume loss that contribute to an aged appearance. But a facelift does much more than simply lift the skin. It actually lifts the underlying muscles and tissues, putting less tension on the skin.

Depending on your goals, a facelift can offer dramatic results. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, my aim is to give you natural-looking results, including a smooth, firm face with uplifted and rounded features. The only people who should know that you had a facelift are those you choose to tell.

Natural Outcomes

Most patients want to look fresher and better not different. Surgery on the face, neck, eyelids and forehead does not necessarily mean you have to look as if you have an operated-on appearance.


My goal is to have your outside appearance match how you feel on the inside, to be the physical expression of your inner self.

Find out more!

Contact my patient coordinators at to schedule a confidential consultation or call 312.757.4505


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Lawrence Iteld, MD