Aging, genetics, and fluctuation in weight can take a toll on the skin and muscles, causing many patients to look older than they feel.
Dr. Stuart Baker, a board-certified plastic surgeon, can restore youthful definition to your face so you can feel more confident.
Why do so many of our patients throughout the greater Champaign, IL, area choose a facelift?
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Dr. Baker has worked as a board-certified plastic surgeon for decades and understands the importance of personalized care. Every patient is unique, and Dr. Baker takes special care to tailor his techniques to each person's individual needs. Depending on your goals, we can provide several modern facelift techniques to ensure the most effective and natural-looking results.
While undergoing plastic surgery is a major decision, please know that we will be here every step of the way to answer your questions and ease your concerns.
Discover for yourself the benefits of working with a highly trained plastic surgeon. Schedule a consultation at one of our conveniently located offices in Champaign, Decatur, and Monticello, Illinois. You can reach us online or by calling:
A Closer Look at the Procedure
Depending on your skin type and the extent of your treatment plan, the surgery may take up to three hours. Here is what you can expect when you arrive at our Champaign, IL, surgical center on the day of your procedure:
Thrilled With Her Natural-Looking Results
My look is as natural as can be. When I returned home, everyone said how great I looked, and they still do. No one could figure it out. Ironically, face lifts were in among my age group (age 53) last summer. I listened to peoples' comments "Oh my, she had a face lift." Me not being in the least bit embarrassed about mine would tell them. Everyone was shocked. As I said, they were saying I looked great. J.D.
Enhancing the Effects of Your Facelift
While a facelift focuses on giving the bottom half of the face a more youthful appearance, a forehead lift, also called a brow lift, can improve the appearance of the top half of the face. A forehead lift is an ideal procedure for treating deep expression lines and creases on the forehead and raising drooping eyebrows.
If you're unsatisfied with the way your nose looks, rhinoplasty is a kind of plastic surgery that can change the shape of your bridge, the tip of your nose, and the appearance of your nostrils to make your nose appear larger, smaller, or more symmetrical.
As we age, our upper and lower eyelids can begin to droop, along with the rest of our faces. To counteract sagging skin, our plastic surgeon can perform an eyelid lift to safely remove excess skin and fat deposits for a more awake and younger appearance.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing is a great way to treat fine lines, encourage collagen renewal, and fade discoloration or scars. It's less invasive than surgery and gives patients a dewy, airbrushed glow. Dr. Baker in Champaign, IL, can perform this treatment on the face, neck, chest, and other areas of the body to correct wrinkles, acne scars, brown spots, redness, rosacea, and pigment problems
Though BOTOX® is only a temporary treatment, the benefits last for months and can help maintain the results of your facelift once the aging process starts again. Fortunately, you may not need BOTOX for years following your facelift.
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Dr. Baker's extensive training in plastic surgery allows him to offer procedures that address your entire face, from your forehead to your neck. And for patients seeking to maintain their facelift results, he offers both skin treatments and medical spa indulgences.
To explore what Dr. Baker can do for you, fill out our contact form or call to request a consultation:
We have offices in Champaign, Monticello, and Decatur.
It is important to plan for several weeks of rest and time off work following your facelift surgery. We recommend coordinating with a friend or family member to assist you in the first few days of your recovery. Post-operative pain can vary from mild to moderate, but we will help you manage discomfort with medication.
The most common side effects are swelling and bruising, but these should subside significantly in the second week. Many patients return to work and resume light activity 10 to 14 days after the procedure with Dr. Baker's approval.
1 Month Onward
Some residual swelling is normal for several months after the procedure. You can expect to settle into the final results after about a year.
More Natural-Looking Results
"Dr. Stuart Baker performed cosmetic surgery, specifically a lower facelift, on me last year. I’m a "sixty-something" grandmother who has had lots of sun damage and fine wrinkling of my face and neck. To prepare my skin for optimum surgical results, Dr. Baker suggested I have several cool touch laser and medical microdermabrasion treatments to stimulate collagen growth and to even out my skin tones. I’m glad I decided to do this before the actual procedure. I’m thrilled with the final results. I look very "natural," not at all pulled or distorted. My favorite comment from a friend was, "you look great, but you look like you!" Family and friends are still complimenting me on the benefits of Dr. Baker’s cosmetic surgical skills." P.B.