Facelift

Facelift specialist Dr. Edward J. Gross can give you an energetic, youthful appearance that matches the way you feel inside. Using techniques customized to ensure the results look natural, Dr. Gross lifts and tightens the face’s soft tissue and contours the jawline to reverse the effects of gravity, sun exposure, and the stresses of daily life. Women and men searching for a facelift surgeon in Orlando are hard-pressed to find another double board-certified facial plastic surgeon with Dr. Gross’ training and experience.

If you’re considering a facelift, request a consultation today or call our office at (407) 333-3040.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Case #259

Blanca. Facelift and Upper Eyelid Lift. She saw Dr. Gross in consultation for drooping cheeks, neck sagging and tired eyes. We performed Mini lift, Neck lift, and Upper eyelid lift to erase years of aging.  Her facial volume is restored with a more youthful appearance and tighter jawline. Upper eyelid is brighter and she looks 10 years... Read More
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Case #35

Ann. Age 54. Mini-lift and Brow lift.  Before and After results at 3 months show a natural appearance and more youthful look. Botox enhanced her results after surgery.Dr. Gross corrected her jawline and raised the brow position with endoscopic brow lift and Minilft. She looks ten years younger and her jawline and neck area are more youthful.Click... Read More
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Case #58

Debbie. Age 58. Facelift, Neck Liposuction & Fat Grafting. Her after photo at 1 month demonstrates a smoother jawline and no visible scar. Dr. Gross hides the incisions in camouflaged, natural creases around the ears. Her cheeks are lifted and fuller from Fat Grafting, which is a popular treatment to enhance the... Read More
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Case #370

Marsha. Facelift & Endoscopic Forehead Lift. Age 64. This patient consulted with Dr. Gross to look younger and lift her falling face and neck. Facelift and Endoscopic Forehead Lift were performed in Orlando/ Lake Mary facility with very nice results. Incisions are hidden in her hairline with the new endoscopic technique. Her After photo is shown... Read More
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Case #59

Debora. Mini facelift, Neck Lipo, & Neck lift performed by Dr. Edward Gross. Her incisions are well- hidden in the creases around her ears with no visible scars. Her neck line is dramatically improved and more feminine. A SMAS muscle tightening provides the natural results. She looks 10 years younger. Recovery time was 10 days after the... Read More
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Case #400

Sally. Facelift and Neck Lift. Orlando. This patient was bothered by a sagging neck, jowls, and a 'tired look'. Dr. Gross performed Facelift, Neck lift, Lower Eyelid lift, Fat Grafting and Corner of Mouth lift. Her procedure was performed in our Lake Mary location at Primera Surgery Center and recovery was 1 week. She looks 10 years younger! Read More
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Case #203

Neck lift. Orlando. She was bothered by the sagging in her neck. Dr. Gross performed a Neck lift with Neck Liposuction at Primera Surgery Center. She has very natural results seen at 3 months and the incisions around her ears are well- hidden. Her confidence and youthfulness have been restored. Location: Orlando Read More
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Case #290

2 WEEK RESULT.  Her main concern was aging of the neck and drooping jawline. The After photo is taken at 2 weeks. Note the incision line for Mini-lift is well- hidden behind the ear and the tragus. Fat grafting helps to add volume in a natural way. She is very happy! Read More
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Case #444

Ernie. Neck and Facelift. Orlando. This gentleman wanted a tighter jawline and neck and consulted Dr. Gross to look younger. A Neck and Facelift were performed and the incisions are hidden around his ears. Results are shown at 3 months. Read More
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Case #25

Facelift and Forehead Lift. Bernadette. age 50, met Dr. Gross at the Southern Women’s Show in Orlando where he was presenting his surgical experience to the audience. She wanted improvement with her jowling, neck skin drooping, and heavy eyebrow area. Dr. Gross performed a Minilift, Forehead Lift, and jawline Liposuction to achieve these... Read More
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Case #307

Delores is seen 1 month after Neck lift with nice results. Dr. Gross tightened her platysma muscle in the neck. She is very happy.
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Case #371


Marsha. Neck lift, Corner of Mouth lift & Chin Implant. Her main concern was neck sagging and turning down at mouth corners. Dr. Gross recommended Neck lift, Corner of Mouth lift and Chin Implant. Notice the mouth corners are lifted and she does not appear to be frowning. Her chin was advanced for a better jawline.  Results shown 6 months... Read More
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Case #302

Her side profile shows nice correction of the ‘waddle’ and a much younger neck line. Thank you Dr. Gross — A very happy patient, Linda.
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Case #572

Jill | Lower Facelift | Orlando

This woman was bothered by a heavy neck and jowls. Dr. Gross performed a low facelift, neck lift and neck liposuction. She is very happy.  Her pictures are shown at 1 year with a stronger jawline and thinner neck. Read More
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Case #303

This 55 yr. old woman is seen 1 month after Necklift by Dr. Gross. Her jawline is stronger and smoother.
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Case #382

Dee. Mini lift and Neck liposuction. This patient consulted with Dr. Gross for loose skin under her chin and a sagging jawline. Dr. Gross performed a Mini Lift with liposuction of the Neck to remove excess fat and tighten the muscle (SMAS/ platysma). The jowl is tighter and excess skin under her chin removed. Her recovery was uneventful and she... Read More
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Case #119

Michelle. Facelift, CO2 Laser resurfacing, Eyelid surgery and Restylane She spent years in the sun in Florida and was bothered by sagging lower eyelids and drooping upper lids. Dr. Gross performed Facelift, CO2 Laser resurfacing, Eyelid surgery and Restylane injections to the upper lip. Her jawline is tighter, her neck more youthful,... Read More
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Case #131

Facelift for Men.  Incision is hidden around ear crease and is not visible. Results look very natural and he is very happy. Recovery was 1 week.
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Case #204

Cheryl. Rhinoplasty & Mini lift.  Before and After photos showing results of Mini-Lift and Rhinoplasty by Dr. Gross. Her jawline is lifted and tighter in a natural way. The bump on her nose bridge is gone.  Location: Orlando/ Lake Mary office. Click to see Cheryl's Story >> Read More
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Case #521

Louise | Facelift | Phenol Peel. This 73 year old woman wanted a refreshed look and spent may years in the sun. Dr. Gross performed a facelift, corner of mouth lift, and Phenol chemical peel around her mouth. Results at 1 year with no visible scar and an improved version of herself. Read More
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Case #141

Joan. Necklift.  Joan was bothered by fullness under his chin and neck sagging.  Dr. Gross helped her with Necklift and Neck Liposuction. Her incisions ar not visible and she is happy After photo shows appearance 3 months following Face and Necklift. There are no scars visible around the ears. Her jawine is sharper and she... Read More
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Case #446

Bob. 62. Facelift and Necklift. This businessman was bothered by a  sagging neck, cheeks, and jowls. Dr Gross performed a Facelift and Neck lift with muscle tightening (SMAS and platysma) to achieve these results. After photo is shown at 6 months and he is very happy. The incision is well-hidden around the ears. He joined our Medical Weight... Read More
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Case #114

Karen was bothered by sagging jawline, weak chin, and heaviness of upper and lower eyelids. As a stylist, she has seen many of Dr. Gross’ results over the years and has been impressed by the hidden incisions, quick recovery times, and the natural (not pulled) results. She is very happy with her new look from Dr. Gross. Sculptra was used to... Read More
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Case #132

Pat wanted to get rid of sun damage and wrinkles. Dr. Gross performed Mini lift and CO2 Laser to erase years of sun damage.
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Case #312

Betty requested improvement of neck and jowl area. After Facelift and neck liposuction, she was very pleased. Her incisions healed beautifully and she looks natural.
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Case #118

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Case #127

Rhonda.  Lower facelift and neck liposuction.  She lost a significant amount of weight and wanted to get rid of neck sagging.  After surgery by Dr. Gross, her jawline is improved and she has a younger appearance. Read More
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Case #194

Ellen was bothered by her sagging Neckline and Jawline. She was also bothered by the loss of volume in her face, especially her nasolabial folds. Dr. Gross performed a facelift and necklift with neck liposuction on Ellen as well as fat injections to her face. Dr. Gross performs surgery in Lake Mary at Primera Plastic Surgery Read More
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Case #313

Mini lift – STAGES OF HEALING  The photos above are examples of anticipated healing following Minilift and Facelift surgery. The incision lines in front of the ears are hardly noticeable at 2 weeks on the left, and even less noticeable at 3 weeks on the right. Real Patients, Real Results, Wedofaces.com Read More
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Case #98

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Case #306

Her jawline was tightened and cheeks lifted with Minilift procedure by Dr. Gross. Results at 3 months.
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Case #573

Facelift | Orlando

This 61-year-old woman had a sagging jawline and cheeks. We performed a lower facelift and neck lift to achieve these results. Notice the stronger jawline and cervical mental angle. These photographs are shown at 1 month and she looks 10 years younger Read More
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Case #315

Cory. Neck lift. She didn’t like the hanging skin under her chin. Dr. Gross performed a Necklift by tightening the platysma muscle (SMAS) and removing the sagging skin. This procedure requires experience & knowledge of neck anatomy and is critical for a good, long-lasting result. Recovery was 1 week and her procedure was done as an outpatient... Read More
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Case #415

After many years in the Florida sun, this patient was noticing sagging of her neck and face. She consulted with Dr. Gross in Lake Mary and a facelift & neck lift as well as lower eyelid surgery were performed. Her after photo at 3 months shows a nice result with youger eyes and a better jawline. The lines in her neck are gone.   Read More
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Case #108

Necklift results at 3 months.  This 78 year old was in good health and wanted a lift under her chin. Her grandchildren were looking up at her neck and asking questions about her wrinkles. Lorraine healed well and had outpatient surgery at Primera. Recovery was 1 week. Read More
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Case #314

Dotty was bothered by a sagging neck and loose skin, demonstrated by the chin down position. Sun damage was also seen on the Visia Analysis of her skin. Dr. Gross performed a Mini lift w/ Neck lift and CO2 laser resurfacing. Her After photo shows a marked improvement in her neck and tighter, younger jawline. Juvederm was used to remove mouth lines.... Read More
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Case #311

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Case #286

Ann wanted a fresher look and noticed a sagging jawline. Dr. Gross performed a Minilift and Endoscopic Forehead Lift to achieve these results. Ann shared her own candid photos showing beautiful results in these ‘Before and After’ shots. She looks 10 years younger. Location: Orlando/ Lake Mary Read More
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Case #305

The SMAS muscle is tightened, in conjunction with the platysma muscle (under the chin), to create a sharper jawline and a younger jawline. These results stand the’ test of time’ as Dr. Gross works on the underlying muscle in the Necklift. Read More
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Case #199

Mary was bothered by the heaviness in her eyes and the loss of volume in her face along with the sagging of her neckline. Dr. Gross performed a Lower Facelift with Necklift as well as an Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty with Fat Injections to the face to accommodate the loss of volume.Her recovery was 7 days after outpatient surgery by... Read More
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Case #130

African-American facelift.  Results at 3 months show a natural appearance and younger, smoother neckline. Her mouth lines (parentheses) are much improved and corners of the mouth lifted.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Proven Techniques, Outstanding Results

Facelift surgery addresses all of the various facial tissue levels, including the underlying muscles known as the superficial muscular aponeurotic system, or SMAS. Dr. Gross uses this proven, comprehensive technique for facelift surgery. Unlike previous versions of the procedure, which often relied on tightening the skin, creating an artificial, “windblown” appearance, SMAS facelifts manipulate deeper tissues by lifting, tightening, and repositioning muscle to actually improve the structure of the face. While the skin is also redraped and tightened slightly to ease the look of fine lines and wrinkles, it’s no longer the primary method for rejuvenating the face. Today’s facelift surgery can correct an array of common signs of aging in the lower portion of the face, including:

  • Sagging facial skin
  • Jowls
  • Loose neck skin
  • Poorly defined jawline

Leading the Way in Patient Satisfaction

No matter where you prefer to do your research, you’ll find plenty of 5-star reviews for Primera Plastic Surgery. Dr. Gross and his team strive for complete patient satisfaction, and they’ll go above and beyond to ensure you’re happy with every element of your experience.

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Dr. Gross conceals facelift incisions both behind and in front of the ear crease. Attention to detail in the planning, placement, and closure of these incisions is the key to his consistently natural-looking results.

Facelift Incisions

Facelift Incisions

Dr. Gross makes facelift incisions so they are hidden in the hairline and around the ears. He uses the SMAS facelift for better longevity, minimal scarring, and natural-looking results.


Edward J. Gross, M.D.

Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

With 24 years in practice, Dr. Gross’ quality of care and results have earned the confidence and referrals of doctors throughout the region. His emphasis on patient education helps the men and women he treats feel comfortable and supported during their treatment.

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Facelift With a Facial Plastic Surgery Specialist

Studies show that cosmetic procedures performed earlier in a patient’s life offer the longest-lasting results because younger skin maintains better elasticity and tone. “Patients are seeking facial rejuvenation at a younger age, and we are seeing better treatment outcomes when we start with younger, healthier skin,” says Dr. Gross.

Dr. Gross uses computer imaging to simulate your facelift results during your initial consultation. This technology helps him adapt each facelift procedure to each patient’s unique anatomy and goals. During your consultation, you and Dr. Gross may work together to virtually experiment with different surgical techniques to ensure you’re both working toward a common goal.

Dr. Gross also sometimes recommends a mini facelift for patients who want to treat signs of facial aging, but do not need as extensive a treatment as a traditional facelift. Additionally, he frequently combines a facelift with a neck lift to address sagging neck skin, as well as a specialized procedure to eliminate neck bands called platysma muscle plication.

Facial Plastic Surgery Possibilities

Dr. Gross customizes each face lift in Orlando to get the best possible results and may recommend specific procedures such as:

  • Mini Facelift
  • Facelift with neck lift
  • Chin tuck (submentoplasty)
  • Ultherapy® to supplement facelift
  • Eyelid surgery

A submentoplasty, or chin tuck, is another alternative procedure with limited downtime that corrects the fullness under the chin in combination with liposuction. The incision is hidden under the chin in a natural crease. Dr. Gross can recommend the right procedure for you during your comprehensive consultation and skin assessment.

Although facelift surgery is a popular option on its own, occasionally its results can be complemented by those of eyelid surgery or even a laser treatment.

“We are finding greater success and improved longevity with Ultherapy® treatments to enhance results following facelift and mini lift,” according to Dr. Gross. He recommends an Ultherapy treatment, which uses ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen growth, about 6 to 9 months after surgery.

“It’s better to consider facial surgery when younger, as the tissues have better elasticity and strength.”
– Dr. Gross

Computer Imaging

See Your Results Before Surgery

Our practice is among the few that use computer imaging to show potential results. With the help of this technology, Dr. Gross can reliably tailor a surgical treatment plan for the unique needs of each patient.

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Rejuvenate Your Look

  • Elevate Saggy Skin
  • Tighten the Structure
  • Define the Neck + Jaw
  • Restore Shape

Facelift FAQ

  • What is facelift recovery like?
    Facelift surgery is an outpatient procedure at Primera Surgery Center. However, you’ll need a trusted loved one to drive you home and stay with you for at least the remainder of the day following surgery. As with any surgical procedure, you will experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising. With the help of prescribed medications, these symptoms should resolve within 7 to 10 days.You’ll be scheduled for a follow-up appointment after about 1 week, during which Dr. Gross removes your sutures. Most patients feel comfortable and confident enough to return to work and other daily activities within 10 to 14 days, using makeup to cover any residual bruising. More strenuous activities, such as exercising, should be avoided for 2 to 3 weeks or more. You should also limit your exposure to the sun for several months in order to avoid excessive scarring and other complications. Dr. Gross recommends adopting sunscreen into your permanent skincare regimen in order to avoid future skin damage and to prolong your results for as long as possible.The results of your facelift can last for more than a decade, but it’s worth noting that a small percentage of patients require a second procedure in order to achieve their desired results. During your consultation, Dr. Gross evaluates your degree of facial aging and helps you understand the likelihood of achieving your cosmetic goals.
  • How much does a facelift cost?
    Dr. Gross meticulously plans his facelift surgeries to meet the precise needs of each patient. More significant procedures generally cost more than mini facelifts or surgeries that target only minor complaints. At Primera Plastic Surgery, most facelift patients can expect to pay between $14,750 and $16,500 (NOT including anesthesia or facility fees) for their surgeries. The overwhelming majority of patients who undergo facelift surgery feel that the expense is well worth the lasting results. During your consultation, Dr. Gross offers you a more precise quote that reflects all elements of your surgery.Dr. Gross is also pleased to offer his patients financing options to help them work facelift surgery into their budgets. Our staff will help you navigate a plan that suits your lifestyle.
  • How will a facelift help me?
    This procedure will improve sagging facial skin, jowls, and loose neck skin by removing excess fat, tightening muscles, and redraping facial and neck skin. We mostly perform this procedure on men and women 40 and older.
  • What type of anesthesia is needed for a facelift?
    We require general anesthesia for this procedure.
  • Are there any drains used?
    Yes. We use a patented drain system from Porex®, the TLS Surgical Drainage System®. This speeds healing by removing fluid under the skin and minimizing bruising. These are removed in the office on the 2nd day after your procedure.
  • Is the facelift an inpatient or outpatient procedure?
    The facelift is an outpatient procedure at Primera Surgery Center. Hospitalization is not necessary.
  • Where are the incisions placed for a facelift?
    Dr. Gross conceals the incisions behind the ear crease and in the front of the ear crease. Attention to detail in the planning, placement, and closure of these incisions is key to a nice result.
  • What are the common side effects?
    Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness and tenderness of skin, and a tight feeling.
  • What are the risks of surgery?
    Injury to the nerves that control facial muscles or feeling (usually temporary). Infection and bleeding. Poor healing and excessive scarring. Asymmetry or change in hairline (uncommon).
  • How long will I enjoy my results?
    Usually 10 years. Some patients enjoy their results indefinitely.
  • I have heard about problems and complaints with Lifestyle Lift® in Orlando. What should I know?
    You should know the attorney general of New York fined Lifestyle Lift for false and deceptive advertising and that the Florida attorney general has also opened an investigation into the business practices of Lifestyle Lift in our state. There have also been several deaths from Lifestyle Lift reported around the country. View this CBS investigation video on YouTube to get the bigger picture.

“It’s never too late for facial rejuvenation!”
– Dr. Gross

Take the Next Step

If you would like to explore facelift options here in Orlando, please request a consultation online or call (407) 333-3040 to schedule an appointment.

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