Aging, excessive sun exposure, smoking, and fluctuations in weight are all factors that contribute to an older appearance. Also, skin on the face and neck may lose elasticity and firmness, causing wrinkles and fine lines. A facelift in Portland, Oregon, performed by one of our board-certified plastic surgeons can help you look noticeably younger and refreshed, but not like someone else.

If you are considering a facelift at Portland Plastic Surgery Group, request a consultation online with one of our plastic surgeons or call our office at (503) 292-9200.

What Are the Benefits of a Facelift?

Our surgeons perform facelift surgery for women and men who are typically in their 40s to 70s. This procedure improves the appearance of the lower two-thirds of the face. Benefits of a facelift may include:

  • Providing a refreshed, rejuvenated appearance
  • Tightening the underlying facial and neck muscles
  • Smoothing away folds and wrinkles on the cheeks
  • Reducing excess fat on the cheeks, jawline, and neck

Our surgeons have expertise in the latest facelift techniques and personalized each procedure to the individual patient’s needs and cosmetic goals.

How Much Does a Facelift Cost in Oregon?

At Portland Plastic Surgery Group, the cost for a facelift varies greatly depending on the complexity of the procedure and whether it is combined with other procedures. The cost for a facelift starts at $15,170, a neck lift starts at $11,490, and a brow lift starts at $7,910. These prices include our plastic surgeon’s fee, the surgical assistant’s fee, the surgery facility’s fee, the anesthesiologist’s fee, and CosmetAssure insurance. Our prices are competitive with other practices in the area.

A personalized quote will be provided at your consultation once you and your surgeon have decided on your surgical plan. To optimize your safety and the quality of your results, we recommend choosing a surgeon based on credentials and experience over cost.

Doctors of Portland Plastic Surgery Group

Five Providers, One Goal

Combining artistry with the science of medicine, board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Shannon O'Brien, Dr. H. Daniel Zegzula, Dr. Kyle Baltrusch, and Dr. Austin Hayes, and Colleen Phillips, PA-C serve women and men in Portland.

*Dr. Zegzula and Dr. O'Brien are Fellows of the American College of Surgeons

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Modern Facelift Techniques

Our plastic surgeons are skilled in personalizing the latest facelift techniques for a range of patient needs. Most procedures begin with one of the following techniques:

  • MACS facelift (for minimal access cranial suspension) is a type of mini facelift usually best suited for younger patients and those with moderate facial aging. Through only a single incision near each ear, suspension sutures are used to gently reposition facial tissues. This minimally invasive procedure involves shorter incisions and scars than the traditional facelift, as well as reduced procedure and recovery times.
  • Traditional facelift, also called a full or complete facelift, is for patients with more advanced aging of the lower two-thirds of the face. Lax skin, muscle, and tissue are reshaped, lifted, and repositioned for a refreshed appearance. Excess fat and skin are reduced as needed.
Traditional Facelift Incision

Traditional Facelift Incision


MACS Facelift Incision

MACS Facelift Incision


Traditional Facelift vs. Mini Facelift

A traditional facelift is best suited to most people who want to rejuvenate their lower face; however, there are cases where mini facelift is an excellent option. The benefits of each include:

Traditional Facelift

  • Addresses moderate to significant aging
  • Provides significant rejuvenation of the lower face by correcting sagging cheeks, smile lines (nasolabial folds), and jowls
  • Achieves longer-lasting results than a mini facelift in most cases

Mini Facelift

  • Addresses mild to moderate aging of the lower face
  • Corrects early jowling to restore definition to the jawline
  • Involves shorter incisions, surgical time, and recovery period than a traditional facelift

Can Facelift Surgery Be Combined With Other Procedures?

Yes. Because a facelift focuses on the lower face, our surgeons often combine it with other procedures for a more complete facial rejuvenation. Popular options include:

Procedure & Recovery

Our plastic surgeons perform facelift procedures at an outpatient surgery center. To perform a facelift, your surgeon makes precise incisions above the hairline and behind the ear. Excess fat is reduced and underlying facial muscles are tightened. Your surgeon then repositions and lifts the skin, then tightens it over the new contours. The length of the procedure depends on which technique is employed and whether the surgery is combined with any other procedure.

Following the procedure, the face will be bandaged in order to decrease recovery time. Many patients may have their sutures taken out in about a week. Depending on the procedure, generally patients can resume normal, light activity in 1 to 2 weeks after surgery. It is important to follow your surgeon’s postoperative instructions carefully to speed up your recovery and maximize your results.

Questions About Facelift Surgery

Are there facelift alternatives?

We offer many non-surgical options for facial rejuvenation that renew the skin, smooth wrinkles, and reduce sagging. Options that target one or more of these concerns include BOTOX® Cosmetic, injectable fillers, and laser skin treatments. We can even combine treatments for a “non-surgical facelift.” We can use KYBELLA® injections to reduce a double chin and help your jawline and neck look more refined. Keep in mind that results from non-surgical treatments are not as noticeable and do not last as long as those from facial cosmetic surgery.

Is facelift surgery safe?

When the patient, plastic surgeon, and surgical facility are carefully assessed, facelift surgery is generally very safe.

What’s the best age for a facelift?

There is no “best” age for a facelift. While our facelift patients are typically in their 40s to 60s, we also perform this procedure for people in their late 30s and well into their 70s.

Will my results look natural?

Our surgeons use modern facelift techniques that focus on the underlying causes of facial aging such as sagging muscles and tissues instead of just tightening the skin. Their facelift patients look like themselves, only rested and years younger. You will not look as though you’ve “had work done.”

I’m in my 40s and have noticed sagging along my jawline. Am I too young for a facelift?

No. A limited incision facelift such as a MACS facelift is well suited to our younger patients. The benefits include feeling good about your appearance now, minimizing recovery time, and postponing the need for a complete facelift.

When will I be ready to go back to work?

Facelift patients are usually ready to return to work and see friends within 10 to 14 days, after most of the swelling and bruising has faded. If you have multiple procedures, you may need a longer recovery period. While you might feel pretty good within the first week, it will take a bit longer for the swelling and bruising to subside.

How many years does a facelift remove?

People who have a traditional facelift typically look 10 years younger after their surgery and recovery.