Face Lift

The facelift is an extremely popular procedure throughout the United States. Dr. Pellegrino's vast expertise allows him to craft stunning, natural results for his facelift patients.
As one of the leading facelift surgeons on Delmarva, Dr. Pellegrino will evaluate the signs of aging you are most concerned about and restore a renewed, refreshed appearance to your face.

An overview of a facelift

At your initial facelift consultation, Dr. Pellegrino will explain what you can expect during the procedure. He will thoroughly evaluate your needs and recommend a customized treatment plan to help you achieve your goals.

Facelift surgery is often combined with other treatments like brow/eyelid surgery and fat grafting. Your personalized treatment plan will be tailored during your consultation with Dr. Pellegrino to help you attain your desired revitalized appearance.

Commonly asked questions

How long does a facelift last?

Full facelifts last up to 15 years. Mini facelifts can last between 2-6 years.

How long does the facelift procedure take?

On average, a full facelift may take as long as 6 hours to perform when combined with additional procedures. A mini facelift will typically take up to two hours.

Does a facelift get rid of wrinkles?

Yes, a facelift will minimize the appearance of wrinkles permanently.

What age is best for a facelift?

Typically, candidates for a facelift are in their 40s to 70s. If signs of facial aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, and creases are becoming increasingly noticeable, and you are searching for a permanent solution, a facelift may be the right choice for you.

What concerns can a facelift correct?

A facelift performed by an expert surgeon like Dr. Pellegrino will successfully alleviate:
  • Sagging skin and wrinkles on the lower face and jawline
  • Loose or "turkey" neck with vertical bands
  • Jowls along the jaw and drooping cheek fat
  • Fallen or tired appearance to the cheeks and midface

What to expect during recovery

Although a facelift is a significant procedure, often patients' recovery time is less drastic than they expect. You will likely experience side effects such as swelling, bruising, and pain in the area. In your recovery period, you will be advised to avoid strenuous exercise or physical activity, rest, and take frequent walks to minimize swelling and promote optimal healing. Dr. Pellegrino and his staff will offer a custom treatment plan and guidance for your individual recovery period throughout your post-operative follow-up appointments.

Is a facelift right for you?

If you are considering a facelift, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pellegrino to determine the best individual treatment plan for you. Generally, most men and women between the ages of 40 and 70 are candidates for a facelift if signs of facial aging are causing them to be dissatisfied with their appearance. Additionally, candidates for this procedure should be healthy overall. It is important to have a realistic expectation of what a facelift can accomplish. When performed by an expert plastic surgeon like Dr. Pellegrino, a facelift will not drastically alter your facial appearance. Your result will be a naturally refreshed and youthful look that still looks like you.

Meet Dr. Pellegrino

Dr. Pellegrino is board-certified in plastic surgery and a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. His 30 years of experience in cosmetic surgery allows him to create individualized custom treatment plans for each client, leading to beautiful, natural results.

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