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As we enter a new year, many individuals are interested in seeking ways to rejuvenate their appearance and start afresh. Facelift surgery offers a transformative opportunity to refresh and revitalize one’s facial features, providing a renewed sense of confidence and a youthful look. Here is an overview of facelift surgery and how it can help you kickstart the new year with a rejuvenated appearance, looking more like you did ten or more years ago.

Understanding Facelift Surgery

Facelift surgery, also known as rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic procedure designed to address signs of aging, particularly in the lower face and neck area. The surgery aims to tighten sagging skin, smooth out wrinkles and creases and restore a more youthful facial contour. While facelift techniques vary based on individual goals and anatomy, the procedure typically involves:

  • Skin Tightening: Dr. Eric Cerrati gently lifts and tightens the underlying facial muscles and tissues to address sagging and remove excess or drooping skin. This helps create a firmer, more defined jawline and eliminates excess skin.
  • Wrinkle Reduction: Facelift surgery targets wrinkles, fine lines and creases by repositioning facial tissues and removing excess skin. This results in a smoother, more youthful appearance.
  • Restoring Facial Volume: In some cases, the procedure may involve fat grafting or dermal fillers to restore lost volume in specific facial areas, enhancing facial contours and fullness.

There are different types of facelifts that are performed. The gold standard is the deep plane facelift, which lifts the muscles, tissue and skin together for a more natural appearance that lasts longer than traditional facelifts. Dr. Cerrati specializes in performing deep-plane facelift procedures that can have incredible outcomes for his patients.

Benefits of Facelift Surgery

Facelift surgery can significantly rejuvenate your facial appearance, addressing visible signs of aging like sagging skin, wrinkles and jowls. This enhancement contributes to a refreshed and youthful look, boosting self-confidence as you enter the new year and beyond. Some other benefits of facelift procedures include:

  • Long-Lasting Results: While not permanent since the face will continue to age, the results of a facelift can be long-lasting, providing a more youthful appearance for years to come. The effects of the surgery can help maintain a refreshed look as you progress through the year and beyond.
  • Improved Self-Confidence: Feeling rejuvenated and more confident in your appearance can positively impact various aspects of your life. Increased self-confidence can translate into a more positive outlook, improved social interactions and enhanced professional opportunities.
  • Customized Solutions: Facelift procedures are tailored to individual needs and goals. Dr. Cerrati works closely with his patients to create a personalized treatment plan, ensuring natural-looking results that align with your desired outcome.
  • Enhanced Facial Contours: Facelift surgery not only addresses signs of aging but also restores facial contours, providing a more defined jawline and smoother neck profile.

Recovery from a facelift typically involves downtime for healing and swelling, with results gradually becoming more apparent over a few weeks to months.

As you embark on a new journey in the new year, facelift surgery offers a transformative opportunity to refresh your appearance, instill confidence and embrace a revitalized version of yourself. To kickstart the year with a renewed sense of self-assurance and vibrancy, contact Eric Cerrati, MD, FACS, Facial Plastic Surgery in Salt Lake City, UT, to schedule a facelift consultation.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Eric Cerrati, Facial Plastic Surgery

Restore Your Confidence


Based on 141 reviews
Ling W.

Eric is such a great doctor! He treated me as family and was very thorough and diligent. I was very nervous but he made me feel comfortable at all times especially when undertaking a 7 hour surgery. I flew in all the way from the East Coast to see him as I heard he was the best in his field. His staff is friendly and caring. You can tell he has a good heart. I recommend!

Elizabeth M.

I am one month out from my procedure with Dr. Cerrati and could not be happier with my results. From my initial inquiry to today, both the doctor and the staff could not have been more helpful. Dr. Cerrati has a wonderful team that makes scheduling, payments, and follow up questions easy. The doctor himself is attentive, happy to answer questions and did a great job of listening to my concerns and ideas, while presenting his professional opinion in a respectful and helpful way. My recovery was a breeze, thanks to his careful techniques. At just one month, I am seeing a drastic improvement in both form and function. So thankful to have Dr. Cerrati based in my home of Utah, but I would have traveled across the country to see him!

Cinaman A.

Dr. Cerrati performed a facelift (w/ neck tightening), upper and lower blepharoplasty, and CO2 laser resurfacing for me in February 2021. I’m 3.5 months post op and the results have exceeded all my expectations; beyond what I ever could have imagined. I experienced minimal pain, swelling and bruising, after my 8 hour surgery and was ready to be seen in public in less than 10 days. Dr. Cerrati and his team are without question, second to none in their field. I have been treated with nothing but the utmost professionalism, compassion, patience, kindness and unconditional support from the beginning of my journey to today. Any questions or concerns I have ever expressed have ALWAYS been given the utmost respect and Dr. Cerrati pays attention to every detail in his patient care. His artistic talent and surgical skills are remarkable. In my opinion, he is a truly gifted plastic surgeon. The best you’ll find in the industry. If you’re considering any facial plastics procedures, Dr. Cerrati, and his team, is the place to come, even if it means traveling to do so. Thank you so much for changing my life for the better and giving me back my self confidence that I was sure I’d lost forever.

Christina A.

Choosing Dr. Cerrati to perform my rhinoplasty was the best decision I ever made! I had consultations with many other surgeons and he was who I felt most comfortable with. He really listened to what I wanted and made it look very natural. He fixed my deviated septum and performed some cosmetic work. My recovery was such an easy process! I had 0 pain and minimal bruising. I love the outcome of my nose, both functionally and structurally. I highly recommend Dr. Cerrati, you wont regret it.

Kiera B.

Working with Dr. Cerrati and his assistant Hailey, has been the most wonderful experience! It is clear Dr. Cerrati cares about helping you achieve your dreams and Hailey is the sweetest, most helpful & awesome gal ever! They both spent so much time listening and understanding exactly what I wanted done with my nose and forehead and spent time making sure I was cared for and heard. I love my results and am so happy that I chose to go with this team. I plan to continue using them for my lip and cheek injection and suggesting them to all my friends moving forward- I am soo happy I found them!

Heather J.

I would highly recommend Dr. Cerrati based on my experience with both him and his office staff. He is very professional and a perfectionist When it comes to his patients results. I researched several surgeons, and ultimately decided on Dr. Cerrati based on his reviews and before and after pictures. One month post rhinoplasty, I am no longer self conscious. I’m loving my results ( and I’m very picky) . If anyone is worried , rest assured you Will love Dr. Cerrati and his staff!