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A facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is an excellent option for both men and women who are bothered by the aging appearance of their face. Your face says a lot about you – how you feel and even who you are. Unfortunately, extremes in our Indiana weather, combined with everything from genetics and hormones, to lifestyle and gravity, can overtime cause signs of aging to form, resulting in a sad, tired, or even angry appearance that betrays how you really feel and who you truly are. Some days you might even feel like your most visible feature isn’t exactly your most valuable asset. Some might say that’s just the way it is. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way. With a facelift in Indianapolis at Wagner and Associates, more and more men and women are discovering that while it’s true their faces say a lot about them, it’s also true that they have a voice in what it says.

The Benefits of a Facelift

While time eventually takes a toll on your appearance, it’s entirely within your power to do something about the visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles, drooping skin, and the excess fat under your chin or along your jawline. A facelift can turn back the hands of time, helping you to achieve a more youthful, vibrant look. And with the procedural advances that have taken place over the years, it’s absolutely possible to look like you’ve had a facelift, without “looking like you’ve had a facelift.” When performed by an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Jeffrey Wagner, a facelift doesn’t change your appearance but rather restores it.

Ready to learn more? Request your complimentary consultation online at Wagner and Associates Plastic Surgery.


Before & After
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Also known as rhytidectomy, a facelift is a time-proven facial rejuvenating plastic surgery procedure that:

  • Lifts loose, sagging skin
  • Tightens underlying muscles
  • Removes excess fat

A face lift isn’t what it used to be. Yes, the procedure still treats the signs of aging between the brow and neck to produce a more youthful, vibrant appearance, but with today’s face lifts, incisions are smaller, less conspicuous and downtime is reduced. You can have a much firmer, smoother face with a more youthful-looking contour. The results are predictable, long-lasting and best of all, more natural-looking than ever before. And today, a face lift is tailored to your unique needs, because there is no such thing as “one face lift treats all.” Not at Wagner and Associates Plastic Surgery.


I had a very good experience with Dr. Wagner and his wonderful staff. Dr Wagner has a quiet, reassuring manner and explained my procedure in layman terms so I fully understood the details surrounding my surgery. I was very pleased with my results. I look like a better, younger version of myself. Exactly what I wanted. I can’t say enough about Dr Wagner’s office staff. They are attentive and professional. I also received outstanding care by the staff at the surgery center during my overnight recovery. I made an excellent choice in Dr. Wagner as my plastic surgeon.



Preparing for Your Facelift

During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your goals with Dr. Wagner. He is consistently named among The Best Doctors in America, America’s Top Surgeons, and America’s Top Plastic Surgeons

Dr. Wagner will evaluate your skin’s tone and elasticity, as well as the underlying muscles of your face and the structure of your bones to determine whether you are a candidate for a full face lift or the short-scar, mini face lift. Many men and women complement their face lift with a brow lift (forehead lift), eyelid surgery or a non-surgical rejuvenation treatment. Finally, Dr. Wagner will also discuss the details of your face lift, including where your surgery is likely to be performed, incision size and locations, and risks and recovery.

It’s okay to be concerned about your appearance; everyone would like to look his or her best. That’s because when you look great and know it, you’re free to concentrate on what really matters most – living great.

Recovering from Your Facelift

During your recovery, you can expect to experience some swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort for a few days. Over the counter medication can help manage any pain or discomfort you may experience. Any pain should subside after several days, and a majority of the swelling and bruising should dissipate after around one week. Patients typically need to take a week or so off from work to recover.

Facelift Results

In general, patients begin to feel more comfortable with their appearance after around two weeks of recovery. It can take around three months before you have recovered enough that you begin to see the full results of your facelift. While facelift surgery can provide noticeable facial rejuvenation, it is important that you have realistic expectations regarding what kind of results to expect.

Facelift Cost

A facelift is a highly personalized procedure. Dr. Wagner takes the time to create a custom surgical plan for each individual patient. Price can vary based on the techniques used and the work need to provide beautiful and natural-looking results. At Wagner and Associates, we do offer financing options for our patients.

Schedule a Consultation for Your Facelift

Board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Wagner and the entire team at Wagner and Associates Plastic Surgery are committed to providing men and women considering a facelift with a procedure that’s not only customized to their specific needs and desires but one that’s safe and sound, tried and true. Call 317-621-2520 today to schedule an appointment at Wagner and Associates Plastic Surgery. Or, click here to request your complimentary consultation online. Feel like a new person and look like your best self at Wagner and Associates Plastic Surgery.