Transformative Facelift Surgery

Facelift surgery can have a dramatic impact, making you look years younger, repositioning what has dropped over time and restoring a natural jawline that clearly differentiates the face and neck. As a facial cosmetic and plastic surgeon in the Philadelphia area for more than 25 years, Dr. Wulc has performed and taught his techniques in both reconstructive and cosmetic facial surgery procedures all over the world, with an emphasis on minimally invasive lifting. We pride ourselves on natural and long lasting results.

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What is a Facelift?

A facelift is a procedure that tightens skin and muscle that has relaxed due to aging. At W Cosmetic Surgery® of Philadelphia, our facial surgeries typically address the three major components of facial aging including:
 
  • Sagging and the effects of gravity (improved with facelift, midface lift, brow lift, neck lift, and eyelid lift).
  • Volume loss due to changes in the underlying muscle, fat, and bone (improved with volumization procedures such as fat transfer, liposculpture, filler injections with Radiesse®, Restylane®, Juvederm®, or implants).
  • Changes in the skin (improved with aggressive and medically-managed skin care, intense pulsed light, lasers, and radiofrequency skin tightening).
The idea of a great facelift should not be to pull the face backwards—this leaves you with that wind tunnel appearance—but rather, to elevate areas of the face that have lost volume and laxity over time. We do not want a patient to look too young. Instead, we hope to help you look like a refreshed version of yourself.

A facelift alone will not remove forehead wrinkles, crow's feet, or under eye bags. However, these areas can be treated at the same time as your facelift.

Our Facelift Procedure

At W Cosmetic Surgery®, our procedures are done in our outpatient surgery center under local anesthesia with monitored sedation or under deeper anesthesia, based on your preference and general health. This allows for quick recovery and rapid healing. In many instances, we suggest multiple procedures to achieve the desired end result. Our suggestions, whenever possible, attempt to avoid surgery if it is not necessary to achieve your goals.

Initial Facelift Consultation
Schedule a consultation to find out whether a facelift is indeed the proper solution. We will perform a detailed medical history and analysis of your facial bone and muscle structure, skin thickness, texture, and elasticity. Dr. Wulc and staff will put together a surgical plan that best meets your desired outcomes and goals. For some patients, we can create the desired outcome with less-invasive procedures: midface lift, brow lift, or neck lift. We also may discuss minimally invasive possibilities, such as ThermiTight®, ThermiSmooth®, Intracel, or liposuction. 
Dr. Wulc and his staff are so warm and caring. I recently underwent a lower eyelift, mid facelift and lower facelift. I knew what to expect following the surgery. I was totally prepared. The follow-up care is excellent. I am very pleased with my results seven weeks out of surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Wulc. — Bonnie B. Read more Testimonials
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Our Results
A facelift is truly a transformative procedure, having some of the most dramatic results. See the incredible results of our facelift procedures in our before and after facelift gallery.

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Certifications & Boards
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
American Board of Ophthalmology
American Board of Phisician Specialties
American College of Surgeons
American Society of Ophthalmic Plasic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
National Academy of Inventors