Facelift Surgery

Facelift surgery can have a dramatic impact on your appearance, making you look years younger, repositioning facial features that have 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. Allan 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).

A great facelift does not pull the face backwards. This leaves you with that wind tunnel appearance. Instead, it should 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 surgery 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.

Your facelift surgery. What to expect.

At W Cosmetic Surgery®, our procedures are performed 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, is to avoid surgery if it is not necessary to achieve your goals.

Your 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.

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Facelift Surgery 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 facelift before and after gallery.

Facelift Surgery Before and After Photos