Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert Chiu, at Today's Cosmetic Surgery is highly skilled and experienced in the art of facelifts, offering different types and levels of facelifts to suit the individual needs of his Pittsburgh, PA patients. He is able to perform a full facelift, which lifts the sagging tissues of the lower face, midface, neck and submental areas, as well as less extensive facelifts including lower facelift, mid-facelifts (cheek lifts), neck lifts, and mini facelifts. In-depth consultation with Dr. Chiu will help determine the needs of each patient, and the appropriate procedure. Each facelift procedure has the goal of providing the patient with a tighter, more youthful, but naturally contoured face, with fewer signs of aging like wrinkled, drooping, or excess skin. A facelift procedure can greatly improve the overall cosmetic appearance of a person, and Dr. Chiu specializes in providing minimal downtime and scarring, leaving his patients with natural-looking results.
The best candidates for facelift surgery:
- Have aging changes such as jowls and sagging tissue and lines/wrinkles in the face.
- Have noticeable sagging or loose skin around their neck areas
- Have realistic expectations
- Desire a long-term, natural-looking solution
"61 Year Old Lower Face and Neck Lift - Bethel Park, PA - Professional, personable and a master at what he does. You cannot go wrong if you choose Dr. Chiu."- P. / RealSelf / Sep 01, 2016
"59 Year Old Face Lift - Upper St. Clair, PA - I chose Dr. Chiu over the other surgeons I met with to perform my face lift because not only does he specialize in facial surgeries, I heard so many wonderful recommendations from other patients about him. He was kind and gentle the first time I met with him. He explained everything in detail, not pushing any set procedure on me, but asking me what I was concerned with. The surgery went perfectly. I had absolutely NO bruising and minimal swelling!! HE called me later that evening to see how I was feeling (what doctor ever does that?). When I went to his office the following day I told him that I have had more pain getting my nails done than the surgery he performed. St. Clair Hospital treated me wonderfully and with great respect. Sara, Dr. Chiu's office manager, is amazing and so accommodating. She makes you feel so at ease for that first visit and follow-ups. I could not be happier with the way my surgery experience turned out. I look and feel wonderful. I would do it again in a heartbeat!"- B. / RealSelf / Sep 01, 2016
"I had a mini face lift and could not be happier. From the first time I met Dr. Chiu, I knew he would be the surgeon I would trust to work on my face. He thoroughly explained the procedure and answered all questions. Not only was he knowledgeable, I could sense his passion about the work he does. Sara handled all of the paperwork and pre-surgery communication. All of the information presented to me was detailed and did not leave any question unanswered. I expressed some concern about the anesthesia, and Dr. Chiu had the anesthesiologist contact me to discuss my concerns. After the conversation, I had no concerns. I actually went into surgery excited and not scared. I knew I was in the best possible hands. After surgery, there was minimal bruising. I could not believe it. I was pleasantly surprised to see how good I looked and how quickly I healed. I believe it is all related to the meticulous work of Dr. Chiu. The experience was positive in every way. I would do it all again."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Dec 26, 2012
"I had a facelift recently with Dr Chiu. My sisters one had eyelid lift the other one also had a facelift. non of us had any bruising during our recovery. The recovery was short and painless and I feel so much more confident about myself now. Thanks Dr Chiu!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Jun 20, 2016
"My experience with my surgery was nothing less than spectacular! Dr.Chiu made me pretty again! The whole procedure went so smoothly. Sara makes everything come together,she is fantastic. I had no bruising or pain. My recovery was amazing. St. Claire hospital was wonderful. If anyone is looking or considering cosmetic surgery,look no further,Dr. Chiu is the surgeon you need and want."- A.K. / Google / Mar 10, 2018
What to Expect
After a consultation and the facelift procedure for the patient is decided on by both Dr. Chiu and his patient, a facelift surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure at an accredited hospital or surgical facility. Dr. Chiu will also discuss choice of anesthesia options: general anesthesia, IV sedation, or local anesthesia. Dr. Chiu is very careful and particular with incision design and placement, and he takes extra care with the incisions during the surgery so they heal rapidly and leave unnoticeable, if not invisible, scars. The underlying tissue and muscles are lifted and tightened to create natural appearing, long-term results. The skin is repositioned and re-draped for a smooth, natural appearance, so as to not create any obvious signs of surgery. In order to thoroughly address these aging changes and sagging in the most meticulous and natural way, facelift surgery typically takes around 3-5 hours to complete.
While it’s normal to experience pain and discomfort after a facelift procedure, Dr. Chiu's specialized approach to facelift surgery is unique in many ways, and he is well known for delivering the most natural appearing surgical results with minimal recovery. He is able to minimize any pain and discomfort for his patients, and he also minimizes swelling and bruising, although you should have the expectation of having some swelling and bruising after surgery. After a facelift, a dressing will be placed over the surgical site and it will be replaced during the initial follow-up visit. After about 2 weeks, most patients can resume normal activities, and are already able to notice the dramatic and natural results of the surgery. While facelifts provide long-term rejuvenation and results, the face and neck will continue to naturally age. However, a patient will continue to look about 10 years younger as compared to if he or she had never had the surgery.
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You can turn back the hands of time successfully with a facelift surgery. Our facelift surgery can address all the tell-tale signs of aging, such as lines, wrinkles, and saggy skin. Not only will you look years younger, but you’ll also feel better about yourself. Give our Pittsburgh, PA office a call today to inquire about a facelift.