Facelift

Many people from Baltimore and Columbia, MD, and nearby communities speculate about having a facelift, often considered the ultimate step toward a more youthful appearance. Some are reluctant – or maybe even a little afraid – to take the next step. At the Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery, we feel information is the key to understanding what a facelift in Westminster or Ellicott City can do for you and whether it is the right procedure to create the look you want. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Fady Sinno has years of experience creating youthful, natural-looking facelift results.

About Facelift Surgery

The effects of time, the sun, and your family history all work together to age your look. A facelift is a surgical procedure designed to improve the most visible signs of aging on your face and neck. You may be a good candidate for a facelift if you are experiencing any of the following changes to your face and neck:

  • Loss of skin elasticity and muscle tone
  • Wrinkles
  • Deep creases forming between the bottom of our nose and the corner of your mouth
  • A tired look
  • Diminished jawline
  • Sagging chin and neck

The best candidate for a facelift is a person in good general health whose face and neck skin still has some elasticity. Many women and men get a facelift somewhere in their 40s to 60s.

Enhancing Your Results

You may want to consider combining your facelift surgery with additional plastic surgery procedures to enhance your results. These might include one or more of the following:

What to Expect

Dr. Sinno performs facelift surgery on an outpatient basis. An overnight stay in a hospital can also be arranged, if indicated. The procedure time varies, depending on what you are having done. You may receive either a local or general anesthetic. Dr. Sinno will help you decide which would be best.

An incision is made behind your hairline above your ear. It extends just in front of the ear and around your earlobe and ends in the hairline behind your ear, depending on what you and Dr. Sinno have decided would be best for you. Then, the lower levels of your skin and muscles are tightened, using sutures (stitches). The skin of your face is re-draped and lifted, and excess skin is removed. A small incision in the crease behind the chin may be used for removing any “bands” in the front of the neck and excess fat in the area.

Dr. Fady Sinno

Meet Dr. Fady Sinno

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Fady Sinno provides individual attention and personal care to each of his patients. His warm, personal approach and exceptional results make him a top choice for Baltimore, MD, area men and women who want to look and feel their best.

Meet Dr. Sinno
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Facelift Recovery

The first few days

  • Your head and neck will be wrapped in dressings after the surgery. Dr. Sinno will usually take the dressings off the next day.
  • Pain is not significant, and it can be treated with pain medication prescribed by Dr. Sinno.
  • Bleeding may occur in small amounts. The bulky dressing may be stained and the size of the stain may enlarge after you go home. This is normal. For persistent oozing, apply gentle pressure and call Dr. Sinno.
  • Numbness is normal and will disappear in the next few weeks.
  • Keep your head elevated and still as much as possible for a few days to help reduce swelling.
  • Most stitches will be removed from your face and neck after 7 to 14 days. Some stitches are absorbable.
  • Bruising and swelling decrease enough so you can go out after about 10 to 20 days.

Getting up and around

  • You should be able to get up and move around within a day or so. Plan to take it easy that first week. Be especially gentle with your face and your hair, as your face and scalp will be tender.
  • You may feel a little anxious at first about your appearance immediately after surgery. Rest assured that by the third week, you will look and feel much better.
  • Most people are able to return to work within 10-14 days.
  • The staff at Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery will give you specific guidelines about when you can resume strenuous exercise and heavy work.

Face care

  • Avoid saunas and steam baths for the first few months.
  • Protect your scars with sunscreen for at least 6 months after surgery. Use an SPF 15 (or greater) at all times, every time you are outside. Put it on before applying makeup.
  • You can start using makeup 2 days after your stitches are removed.
  • Your face and neck will feel dry. Apply a good fragrance-free moisturizer frequently.
  • After 3 to 4 weeks, make an appointment at Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery to go over skin care routines to maximize the benefits of your facelift.

Hair care

  • You can wash your hair 24 hours after surgery. Keep the hair dryer on the lowest setting. Your scalp may be numb and you risk burning it if not careful.
  • Hair texture and manageability change temporarily as a reaction to surgery. Wait 6 weeks before you color, highlight or perm your hair when it returns to its normal condition.

Testimonials

  • “I am incredibly happy with the results of my mammoplasty! The results have far exceeded my expectations. Dr. Sinno was very knowledgeable, professional, and transparent with me about the procedure. Dr. Sinno and his staff are incredible and are always a pleasure to work with! They provide excellent personalized care and I was very impressed with the surgery center.”

    – Patient Review on Vitals

  • “Dr. Sinno, is caring, intuitive, and extremely skilled. He is more interested in producing an artistic, natural, and beautiful result than in simply making money. I consider him to be one of the most ethical and professional plastic surgeons in the region. I highly, highly recommend.”

    – TriciaLeanne

  • “I have been going to Dr Sinno for more than 15 yrs, I had 3 surgeries, He has the best bedside manner & his professionalism is beyond anyone I met! I Love my results. He is truly an artist. I can’t say enough about him, I HIGHLY recommend him.”

    – Rbsbeauty

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Results

Your face will feel and look somewhat strange at first. Your features may be distorted from swelling. It may feel funny when you make certain facial expressions. You may feel self-conscious about your surgical scars and the bruising (both of which will fade).

Once the procedure and the healing process are completed, you will appear more youthful and have a more rested, healthier, and alert appearance. Many patients notice that their improved appearance gives them more self-confidence and a better psychological outlook on life.

A facelift will not stop the aging process and it will not dramatically change your looks. However, you can count on having a notably more youthful appearance after your facelift is completely healed.

Next Steps

Are you ready to find out more about facelift surgery in the Baltimore or Columbia, MD, area? Request your consultation online with Dr. Fady Sinno or call us at  (410) 884-4200 (Ellicott City) or  (410) 751-2348 (Westminster). His offices are conveniently located near Annapolis and Frederick.

A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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Google
5.0/5
Oct 11, 2021
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Dr. Sinno and staff are simply amazing. The entire office makes you feel like you are the only person they are focusing on. No one rushes you while making decisions, everyone gives great advice and really listens to understand what you are looking for. I'm generally a very anxious person, but even on my surgery day they made me feel like I was walking into a spa and not into a 4 hour surgery. I fell asleep with a smile and I'm pretty sure I woke up with a smile on my face. My post op visits have been just as perfect as the rest of the experience and my results are nothing short of perfect. I would recommend Dr. Sinno without hesitation to anybody and I would go back myself as well.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Sep 3, 2021
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The Dr. Sinno and his staff are superbl!!! They are very professional, kind, caring and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and informed. Dr. Sinno himself is an AMAZING plastic surgeon. When I look at my before and after pictures I think Dr. Sinno is a magician! Once I met with Dr. Sinno for a consultation I knew I wasn't going anywhere else and I cancelled the other consultation I had scheduled. Dr. Sinno was so easy to talk to, he listened to what I had to say and explained everything to me in a way that I could understand. Dr. Sinno performed a breast reduction with lift and a tummy tuck with lipo - the results are beyond words, amazing! I was very surprised that the scaring is very minimal. Just goes to show how great of a plastic surgeon Dr. Sinno is. The team took excellent care of me from consultation through all of my follow up visits. I want to thank everyone (Dr. Sinno, Rima, Tayra and the ladies in the surgery center) for the wonderful care I received.
RateMDs
5.0/5
Sep 2, 2021
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The Dr. Sinno and his staff are superbl!!! They are very professional, kind, caring and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and informed. Dr. Sinno himself is an AMAZING plastic surgeon. When I look at my before and after pictures I think Dr. Sinno is a magician! Once I met with Dr. Sinno for a consultation I knew I wasn't going anywhere else and I cancelled the other consultation I had scheduled. Dr. Sinno was so easy to talk to, he listened to what I had to say and explained everything to me in a way that I could understand. Dr. Sinno performed a breast reduction with lift and a tummy tuck with lipo - the results are beyond words, amazing! I was very surprised that the scaring is very minimal. Just goes to show how great of a plastic surgeon Dr. Sinno is. The team took excellent care of me from consultation through all of my follow up visits. I want to thank everyone (Dr. Sinno, Rima, Tayra and the ladies in the surgery center) for the wonderful care I received. If I could I would shout from the roof tops how pleased I am with my results and the care I received from Dr. Sinno and his staff I would. I highly recommend Dr Sinno. I am beyond thrilled with my results and so happy I chose him as my surgeon.
Vitals
5.0/5
Sep 2, 2021
Vitals Etna Interactive
The Dr. Sinno and his staff are superbl!!! They are very professional, kind, caring and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and informed. Dr. Sinno himself is an AMAZING plastic surgeon. When I look at my before and after pictures I think Dr. Sinno is a magician! Once I met with Dr. Sinno for a consultation I knew I wasn't going anywhere else and I cancelled the other consultation I had scheduled. Dr. Sinno was so easy to talk to, he listened to what I had to say and explained everything to me in a way that I could understand. Dr. Sinno performed a breast reduction with lift and a tummy tuck with lipo - the results are beyond words, amazing! I was very surprised that the scaring is very minimal. Just goes to show how great of a plastic surgeon Dr. Sinno is. The team took excellent care of me from consultation through all of my follow up visits. I want to thank everyone (Dr. Sinno, Rima, Tayra and the ladies in the surgery center) for the wonderful care I received. If I could I would shout from the roof tops how pleased I am with my results and the care I received from Dr. Sinno and his staff I would. I highly recommend Dr Sinno. I am beyond thrilled with my results and so happy I chose him as my surgeon.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 19, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
ABSOLUTELY WELL WORTH THE WAIT!!! Dr Sinno and his team are knowledgeable and friendly! I am ecstatic over my results! Thank you Dr. Sinno, Rima * Tayra!!!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 7, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
Dr. Sinno is one of the most caring plastic Surgeons I have had the pleasure of meeting. His staff is no different and will go the length to assist you in any possible way. A coworker recommended him to me when I needed breast reduction surgery. After meeting him for consultation I knew he is the right surgeon for me. And he did an excellent job! Thank you Dr. Sinno, and staff for being who you are, and making me happy. God bless you all. You are the Best
Google
5.0/5
Jul 1, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
My experience with Dr. Sinno and his team have been great. I am completely satisfied with my results and my only regret is not seeing Dr. Sinno sooner. I haven’t been happy with my initial breast implants for many years and went to several consults. After my consult with Dr. Sinno, I knew I would be in great hands. He explained everything in a way that was easy to understand yet still comprehensive. He was patient with all my questions and was never condescending. He really listened to me and what I was looking to achieve. He explained everything clearly including possible risks. I really appreciate his honesty and attention to detail. I highly recommend Dr Sinno. I am thrilled with my results and so happy I chose him as my surgeon. Thank you to Dr Sinno and his team! It was totally worth it.
Vitals
5.0/5
Jun 11, 2021
Vitals Etna Interactive
My experience with Dr. Sinno and his staff has been very positive. I highly recommend Dr. Sinno. He is an excellent, talented plastic surgeon. In 2009 he performed an upper eyelid surgery and I was very pleased with the results. So, when I decided to get a facelift in 2019, I again decided to go to Dr. Sinno. Dr. Sinno and his staff are very professional, kind, and caring. They made me feel comfortable and at ease. He did an amazing job. I look natural and years younger than I imagined. I am extremely happy with the results of both surgeries. Dr. Sinno and his staff went above and beyond my expectations in both service and results.
RateMDs
5.0/5
Jun 8, 2021
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Absolute perfection! I underwent a breast augmentation with Dr. Sinno. I waited years for this and I'm beyond satisfied with my experience and beyond thrilled with my results. Dr. Sinno and his staff listened to my expectations and from the very first consultation visit were so welcoming, professional, and knowledgeable. My breast augmentation results are absolutely perfect. I cannot express enough how incredibly happy I am that I chose Dr. Sinno and his practice.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Jun 8, 2021
HealthGrades Etna Interactive
Absolute perfection! I underwent a breast augmentation with Dr. Sinno. I waited years for this and I'm beyond satisfied with my experience and beyond thrilled with my results. Dr. Sinno and his staff listened to my expectations and from the very first consultation visit were so welcoming, professional, and knowledgeable. My breast augmentation results are absolutely perfect. I cannot express enough how incredibly happy I am that I chose Dr. Sinno and his practice.
Google
5.0/5
May 4, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
Dr. Sinno and his entire staff are top notch. They will go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and informed. They take amazing care of me from start to finish and during follow ups. Excellent service and excellent results.
Google
5.0/5
Apr 28, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
Dr. Sinno and staff are the best! I was 100% satisfied with the support I had from them before, during and after my surgery! I received a tummy tuck with lipo and the results are life changing! I am only 2 weeks post op and loving my new body! I couldn’t thank Dr.Sinno and the staff enough for everything!!!! Love them and would go back in a heartbeat
Google
5.0/5
Apr 28, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
where to even start! i got a labiaplasty at dr. sinnos office on a whim right before I moved and they were able to fit me in before I moved with enough time for the post surgery check ups. Dr. Sinno is super knowledgeable in the labiaplasty procedure and I took a long time researching it. This had actually been a surgery I was wanting and avidly researching since I was 12 years old. Thank you to the entire staff and Dr. Sinno, they did everything to make me feel comfortable and happy the entire time. I definitely recommend him for labiaplasty especially if you’re looking for a wedge labiaplasty. if you want to see the healing process i posted it on his realself!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 15, 2021
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Dr. Sinno and entire staff make cosmetic procedures a most pleasant experience. I also received recommendations on a skin care/anti-aging regime, and I have been happy with that as well. Their after care/follow-up with their patients is also excellent. I would entrust Dr. Sinno in any of my future plastic surgeries. He delivers amazing results!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 6, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
I had scheduled consultations with two surgeons, Dr. Sinno being my first. After meeting him and his staff, I cancelled the other consult. My experience exceeded my expectations. The staff is very welcoming, compassionate and clearly take pride in what they do. Dr. Sinno was very patient, answered all of my questions, addressed all of my concerns and truly put me at ease. The day of my procedure was picture perfect. Everything went well and according to plan. I am so pleased with my choice with Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery. Thank you Dr. Sinno and staff for caring so much!
Google
5.0/5
Mar 22, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
Was in need of a breast augmentation after much volume loss after extended breastfeeding. Through a family member's recommendation, I scheduled a consult with Dr. Sinno. He was the second plastic surgeon I received a consultation with and he exceeded my expectations from the very first visit. His bedside manner was so down to earth, nice, respectable, and knowledgable. He took my concerns seriously and gave me above and beyond the results I wanted. His staff is so gracious and just as compassionate as he is. I felt at home and that I had a good surgical team taking care of me before, during, and after my procedure. My procedure was on a Friday and my post-op was scheduled for the Monday following. One of the nurses called me on Saturday on her personal cell phone just to check up on me and give me helpful advice. I have never experienced this type of excellent treatment from any medical team before. They are committed to their patients. For anyone afraid or skeptical of certain procedures, Dr. Sinno and his team will comfort you, work with you, and make you feel right at home. I would recommend him to anyone!
Google
5.0/5
Mar 4, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
Full disclosure: I consulted with 3 plastic surgery practices in Howard County before choosing the Sinno Center. I wanted to make sure I made the best decision with as little bias as possible. I have nothing but nice things to say about the Sinno Center. From the moment I walked in I had a good feeling. Dr. Sinno is a brilliant, extremely talented surgeon. The staff is just as amazing; they know their stuff, and they've been there for years which was very important to me. Dr. Sinno did an excellent job. They are always very responsive, professional, and polite. I would not hesitate for a second to recommend the Sinno Center to anyone contemplating plastic surgery of any kind. Thank you SO much Dr. Sinno, Justine, Rima, Tayra and everyone else at the Sinno Center! One of the best decisions I've ever made in my life.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 3, 2021
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Dr. Sinno and his staff are the absolute BEST! Everyone there are polite and friendly. His office is very clean and professional. The entire team is clearly dedicated to providing outstanding service! I see Dr. Sinno for Dysport injections. He always takes the time to do a thorough consultation. He really listens to me so he understands what I’m hoping to accomplish during my visit. He makes his recommendations in a way I can really understand him too. He is very easy to talk to and before I know it, my visit is over. I love my results!!! 100% I recommend!!!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 30, 2021
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Dr. Sinno and his entire team are amazing, personable and extremely knowledgeable. They take you step by step to ensure your comfortable with your decisions, never making you feel rushed or pressured. The day of my surgery I felt 100% at ease in knowing that I was in good hands. Dr. Sinno is an extremely proud perfectionist at his craft. I'm 100% happy with my decision and happy I chose the Sinno Center. I"ll forever be a part of the SInno Family. Crystal Smith
Google
5.0/5
Jan 29, 2021
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Dr.Sinno is AMAZING!!!!! I could go on and on...I would recommend him to anyone who wants a doctor who builds a trusting relationship with you. He listens to exactly what you want and delivers above and beyond! You can tell he takes extreme pride in his work and it shows. Every single staff member is so incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and caring!!! Their office is always so clean and welcoming. TRULY THE BEST IN TOWN!
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