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We all want to look as young as we feel. However, the passing years, the elements and stress can take a toll on our faces. That's why both men and women visit Dr. William Vasileff for a facelift in Birmingham, Michigan. His natural-looking results can help you recapture a more youthful appearance.

Request a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Vasileff. His practice is located in a private, tranquil setting at 525 Southfield Road at Brown Street in Birmingham, Michigan. Not quite ready for a consultation but want to learn a little more about what to expect? Download our free eBookDownload our free eBook for helpful tips and information.


A facelift can help you look younger by tightening the lower two-thirds of your face, especially your jawline. Women and men visit Dr. Vasileff for facelift surgery from Detroit, Troy and surrounding areas because it is the most effective way to look younger. During this procedure he removes excess fat, tightens underlying muscles and redrapes the skin of the face and neck. The goal is to look natural, not pulled tight. Many people who choose this procedure combine it with a brow lift or eyelid surgery to renew the upper face as well.

Dr. Vasileff has been practicing in Michigan for more than three decades. Over the years, he has developed a reputation for his caring nature and his commitment to helping his patients make an informed decision. Existing patients refer more than 95% of Dr. Vasileff's new patients, and his colleagues refer to him as the "go-to" physician when they or their loved ones need surgery.

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Facelift from Dr. Vasileff

When you're putting your face in someone else's hands, you want to be sure that those hands are highly skilled and attached to a caring plastic surgeon who understands the results you desire. Dr. Vasileff is known for creating a naturally beautiful appearance and avoiding the overstretched look that occurs with outdated facelift techniques.

Dr. Vasileff is one of the few plastic surgeons in Michigan to be board-certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and did his surgical training at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. He then went to the Cleveland Clinic and the University of Pennsylvania for specialized plastic surgery training. His extensive training and experience in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures transform the way his patients feel about their inner and outer beauty.

Understanding Facelifts

When you're considering whether a facelift is right for you, it's important to understand what the procedure can and cannot do. Facelift surgery can help men and women in their 40s through their 70s look 19 years younger by improving the signs of aging such as:

  • Loose skin of the face, jawline and neck
  • Deep creases around the mouth or chin
  • Loss of muscle tone in the lower face that creates jowls

All facelifts involve incisions around the ears or just inside the hairline, enabling Dr. Vasileff to tighten the underlying tissue and remove excess skin. He makes the incisions in a discreet area so that any scarring is concealed.

Facelifts cannot and should not change your appearance, and they don't stop the aging process. But, they can turn back the clock 10 years or more and enhance your natural beauty.

Preparing for a Facelift

Most patients should plan for a one-and-a-half to two-week recovery. Therefore, it's best to schedule your surgery when it's convenient for you to be away from work or to clear your schedule. The most important part of recovery is giving your body ample time to heal.

Prior to surgery, make sure you have everything you need at home from groceries to medicine so you can avoid having to run errands when you should be resting. You should also arrange for a friend or family member to drive you to and from surgery and stay with you for the first 24 hours.

Recovering from Surgery

Dr. Vasileff performs facelift surgery as an outpatient procedure, so you will be able to return home the day of your surgery. You will have bandages around your face to minimize swelling and bruising. Most patients experience very little discomfort, which is easily managed with over-the-counter pain medicine. Soon after your surgery, you will have a follow-up appointment at the office to remove your bandages and check on your healing. This is followed a week later by a second appointment to remove the stitches. As with any surgery, it is important to ease back into your routine as your body continues to heal.

Enjoying Your Results

Now's the time to start enjoying your renewed, energized look! Dr. Vasileff's expertise will help you achieve a "you, only better" result. Lifelong sun protection and a healthy lifestyle will help extend the results of your more youthful look.

Taking the Next Step

Check out our Facelift FAQ page to read Dr. Vasileff's answers to common questions about this procedure.

You can see the results Dr. Vasileff's patients enjoy in our before & after photo gallery. Take some time to learn more about the procedure, and decide if it's right for you. Request a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Vasileff online or call (248) 644-0670. Dr. Vasileff and his staff are dedicated to treating you with respect, privacy and the best care available.

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