Facelifts Layton, UT

Utah Facial Plastics and UFP Aesthetics is the Premier Aesthetics Provider of the Intermountain West. With locations in Layton and Draper, UT we see patients all over northern Utah and surrounding areas including out of state patients.


Women and men alike show signs of aging over time, and this happens at a different rate for everyone. Some symptoms include: laxity in skin, weakened muscles, volume loss, and the appearance of jowls. A facelift is an advanced procedure designed to target signs of aging by removing excess skin and tissues in the face and neck. By doing this, the appearance of the face and neck are lifted and tightened, often restoring more youthful facial characteristics that we once had. When facelifting first began, the initial procedure only involved excess skin removal and closure. Although this procedure was effective to an extent, it did not address the underlying layers and results were not long-lasting. Newer techniques, like those used in UFP's Exclusive Deep Plane Facelift, address the SMAS layer (superficial musculoaponeurotic system) by dissecting and tightening those deeper tissues, along with the skin, for a more comprehensive and long-lasting result. 

Drs. Thompson, Henstrom and Manning have studied many facelift techniques and have found that a full, deep plane facelift and a MACS (mini facelift) provide the most effective and natural results. The full lift will address the mid to lower face and neck as one cohesive unit, while the MACS lift will focus on the lower face and jowl area.  


UFP surgeons Dr. Thompson, Dr. Henstrom, and Dr. Manning's facelift differs from a typical facelift technique by providing a deeper and more extensive treatment to the face and neck. During consultation, your surgeon will examine your facial anatomy and discuss all surgical or non-surgical options with you. It is important to understand what each will accomplish, approximately how effective they will be, and if you are a candidate. 

UFP's full facelift is done in the O.R. under general anesthesia. The procedure focuses on the release and movement of muscle and fat layers in the face and neck, rather than only the pull and excision of excess skin. During this procedure, our surgeons are able to address skin laxity in the lower face and neck area, as well as improve aging concerns like nasolabial folds, jowls, cheek descent, and neck banding. The incision runs from the temporal area of the hairline, around the natural folds of the ears and back into the natural hairline on the back of the neck. This path allows for the incisions to hide well and virtually disappear over time. The tightening of the foundational tissue achieves a smoother, natural, and more uplifted appearance without noticeable tension or any other telltale signs of surgery. 

Whether surgery is ultimately the right choice for you or not, consulting with one of our face and neck experts to have a thorough exam and discussion of your goals and concerns is ideal. This process will help to determine the best plan for you and build your understanding about what each of our facial rejuvenation procedures will accomplish. 

Facelift/necklift before and after's

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An ideal candidate for a facelift or rhytidectomy, is typically someone in their 40’s or older, has significant jowling and neck laxity with a desire for a more comprehensive, longer lasting approach to the alternatives. We see patients into their 70's and 80s and as long as the patient is in good health and does not smoke, facelift surgery is an option. Individuals with good skin elasticity and strong bone structure will have the best outcome. Facelift surgery can be done to address earlier or more advanced symptoms of face and neck aging. 

Utah Facial Plastic's double board-certified facial plastic surgeons are specialized in facelift, fat grafting, and neck lift surgery. They are able to determine if you are a candidate for a surgical or non-surgical procedure if necessary. Drs. Thompson, Manning, or Henstrom will exam face and neck anatomy and stages of aging to customize a plan just for you. Recommendations may include combining with other procedures for overall facial rejuvenation, ultimately the decision to move forward with a procedure is personal. Honest and optimal recommendations will be made to address facial aging and personal desires. 

There is a fair amount of discomfort in the first few days of your recovery due to the extensive tissue trauma involved with a facelift, but most patients note that it is tolerable. Bruising and swelling tend to be more bothersome than the pain and is addressed with proper medications. As these post procedure symptoms will pass, preparing for the process and having patience is part of a optimal recovery.  There will be areas of numbness and skin will feel tight for some time. This is normal and will resolve as tissues and nerves are reconnecting.  Learn more about how Utah Facial Plastics prepares patients for facelift recovery. 

Utah Facial Plastics double-board certified ENT/ facial plastics surgeons are specialized in procedures of the face and neck, performing 8 times as many facelift procedures than the average plastic surgeon nation wide.  They have extensive training, experience, and highly notable reputations. 

UFP has over 2500 5-star reviews.  Get to know our surgeons credentials and why you should choose a board-certified specialist when it comes to procedures of the face and neck.

Utah Facial Plastics performs general anesthesia procedures at our on-site accredited surgical suite in Draper, Utah or in local hospitals such as Lakeview Hospital and Lonepeak hospital. Procedures done with local anesthetic are done in either Layton or Draper offices.  After meeting with a UFP doctor, a patient care coordinator will provider you with more details such as cost, preparation and recovery, as well as surgery location details. 


Are you ready to explore some type of facial rejuvenation treatment or procedure? Utah Facial Plastics and UFP Aesthetics expert providers offer surgical and non-surgical solutions to address your beauty and self-care needs. Call 801.960.3137 or contact us with your questions and consultation scheduling. With two locations in Layton and Draper, UT we are happy to serve patients near Layton, Ogden, Farmington, Logan, Boise, and surrounding areas.

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