Show off your youthful features.
Dr. Janet Turkle performs facelifts in Indianapolis and Carmel Indiana and has beautiful results! A facelift (also known as a rhytidectomy) is a procedure that reverses the effects of age, gravity, volume loss, exposure to the sun, and daily stress by tightening facial muscles, removing extra fat, and readjusting the facial skin. A traditional facelift focuses on lifting and smoothing the lower face, neck, and jawline.
A face lift may be done in combination with other facial procedures such as a forehead lift (brow lift), eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), chin implant, fat transfer, or rhinoplasty (nose job). It is a highly individualized procedure that we tailor to your unique bone structure, skin laxity, and underlying muscle tone.
Face lift surgery does not improve rough skin texture, although it can be done in conjunction with procedures that do improve texture, such as laser or chemical skin peels. Our doctors perform deep laser resurfacing procedures and our licensed medical aestheticians perform our less invasive resurfacing procedures.
For those with less advanced concerns of aging, or for those who have already had a facelift and need a “touch up,” a mini-facelift may be the best choice!
A mini-facelift uses similar techniques to a traditional facelift, but incisions are generally more limited. This can even mean a shorter recovery process!
What it Treats
- Excess Skin Along Jawline (Jowling)
- Laxity & Excess Skin of the Neck
- Deep Creases from Corners of Mouth to Jawline (Marionette Lines)
- Mid-Face Sagging Skin
3 to 6 hours (often combined with other facial procedures)
Recovery and Downtime
- Physical: 1 week, Social: 3-4 weeks
How it Works
Whether you’re traveling from out of town or are local to the Indianapolis community, Turkle & Associates is dedicated to your patient experience. From your first phone call to your final follow-up, our team will ensure your total comfort and safety.
Your facelift in Indianapolis will be preceded by an in-depth consultation to help you understand the procedure, recovery time, and expected results. We will discuss your overall lifestyle, budget, and medical history. From there, we’ll create a care plan that works best for you.
Learn more about what to expect before, during, and after your facelift.
After a facelift in Indianapolis, our patients tell us they look more youthful and refreshed. We also hear from many of our patients that they feel like their outer appearance finally reflects their inner beauty!
Before & After
Frequently Asked Questions
Technically final results take 6-12 months to see. This relies on all swelling to be resolved, the deeper tissues to heal, and incisions to have healed completely. Typically within 6 weeks, results are excellent and the changes that take place thereafter are minor and usually can only be seen when looking closely at photographs.
Facelift surgery alone cannot improve rough skin texture. However, we commonly perform facelifts in Indianapolis in conjunction with procedures that do improve texture such as laser or chemical skin peels.
We will discuss all of these options with you during your initial consultation. Our highly experienced doctor can make recommendations for your personalized care to help you achieve glowing, youthful skin!
Most bruises resolve within 10 to 14 days and can be easily covered with makeup. We will provide you with all of the post-care instructions you need to minimize bruising and promote a quick healing process.
Typically, the incisions begin within the temporal hairline and continue along or just inside the ear, ending behind the ear within the hairline. A second incision under the chin is sometimes necessary and is hidden. Liposuction may be used for fat removal.
Absolutely! The goal with any cosmetic surgery, but especially a facelift, is not to change your features. It is to enhance them! After a facelift, you will simply look like a younger, more refreshed version of yourself.
Many patients ask us this question to help themselves decide the time of year they would like to get a facelift. That’s because you may feel more restricted from doing summer activities after your surgery. However, we will review your full instructions for post-care during your initial consultation, as our number one goal is to help you heal quickly and minimize your downtime.
In general, you can expect to be able to swim within three weeks after your surgery, or after your wounds are completely healed. You can shower and wash your hair 24 hours after surgery. You can start walking immediately.
You can begin cardio and/or lifting in two weeks.
Facelift surgery primarily addresses the lower face and neck. We can also use this procedure to address the midface or cheeks! However, concerns regarding the eyelids, eyebrows or forehead will require a separate procedure. These are usually done in conjunction with facelift surgery.
Other facial procedures may include a forehead lift (brow lift), eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), chin implant, fat transfer, or a rhinoplasty (nose job).
A facelift carries more of a social downtime than a physical one. Afterward, most people feel well enough to be out and about in 3 to 5 days. Others may wait 7 to 10 days. We’ll review all of this and more during your consultation. If you have any additional questions about the recovery process after a facelift, please don’t hesitate to contact us!