Face Lift


Do you think that you look older than you should?

As the years pass, we become vulnerable to the visible effects of aging. These effects are most apparent around the face, in the form of wrinkles, fine lines, saggy and loose skin, and displaced fat. If you yearn for the youthful facial appearance you enjoyed 10 or 15 years ago, discover the fountain of youth with facelift.*

Facelift is the most comprehensive anti-aging solution that Dr. Ronald Schuster offers. The procedure will tighten loose skin, “lift” the underlying tissue, smooth wrinkles and lines and restore volume to areas of the face that need it.* After your facelift, you will look like a more rested, youthful and pleasant version of yourself.*

An experienced cosmetic surgeon in Baltimore, Dr. Ronald Schuster is able to utilize a variety of surgical techniques, including the composite face lift technique, to help his patients enjoy superior face lift results.*

The Face Lift Procedure Can:

  • Rejuvenate the aging face*
  • Restore and maintain balance of the face*
  • Remove excess sagging skin (turkey waddle), sagging jowls, and cheeks; clean up jaw line*
  • Improve appearance and create a more rested, younger look*

Face Lift Techniques:

There are many different types of face lift procedures. They go by many different names including “skin only,” ‘traditional,” “SMAS,” “extended SMAS,” “endoscopic,” “subperiosteal,” and more. Patients at our center can discuss various face lift options with Dr. Schuster during their consultation.

Composite Face Lift

Dr. Schuster performs a special face lift method called a “Composite Face Lift.” Trained in this technique many years ago directly under the tutelage of its inventor, Dr. Sam Hamra, Dr. Schuster has since gone on to expand and refine the technique, and now includes a mid-face lift together with the Composite Face Lift. The addition of a direct mid-face plication helps restore the upper cheek fullness and restores the youthful cheek contour.

What makes the Composite face lift a better option?

Dr. Schuster believes Composite Face Lift is the best method, and more complete than traditional face lift procedures, to restore sagging cheeks and cheek folds to a natural, more youthful appearance. Most importantly, the Composite Face Lift avoids the “over pulled,” or “wind tunnel” appearance.* It maintains the most balanced improvement, which includes the correction of “midface” sagging cheeks, leaving you looking the most natural.*Is Composite Face Lift right for me?

While Dr. Schuster specializes in using the Composite FaceLift technique, not everyone needs it. For these patients, he is able to perform more traditional face lift procedures. During your consultation with Dr. Schuster, he can advise you of the type of face lift that would be most appropriate for helping you achieve a natural, balanced appearance.

Can a facelift be done with other facial cosmetic procedures?

At our Baltimore, Maryland area practice our patients often choose to combine their face lift procedure with eyelid surgery or brow lift surgery. Additionally, facelift may also be combined with rhinoplasty, BOTOX® Cosmetic, Restylane®, laser resurfacing, and other cosmetic options to enhance results.*

“I spoke to several doctors before I settled on Dr. Schuster. When I talked to Dr. Schuster there was just innately a sense of trust and confidence. He really listened to me when I talked to him about the things I wanted done and didn’t want done, he heard me. I just felt like this was the right move.”

Do I go home after a facelift?

Facelift can be performed as an outpatient procedure, although some facilities will allow you to stay overnight at a very discounted charge. You will return to our Baltimore, Maryland area office every few days after your face lift procedure to have bandages and stitches removed and to monitor your progress.

How much pain is involved?

Most patients who have facelift surgery are surprised how little pain there is.* Swelling and bruising will almost always be more than you expected. Bruising generally subsides in seven days. Most of the swelling subsides in two weeks. It will continue to improve for two to three months.

Recuperation After Face Lift Surgery:

Face and Neck

  • Recommend two weeks off from school/work
  • Bruising and swelling can be covered by makeup in two weeks*
  • Return to full activity in three to four weeks*

Neck Only

  • Recommend one week off of school/work
  • Most bruising and swelling can be covered by makeup in 10 days*
  • Return to full activity in three weeks*

Learn more about Face Lift care

To learn more about composite face lift and other options, contact our office today. During your consultation for a facelift in Baltimore, Dr. Schuster can determine which technique is right for you.

*Individual results may vary