Aesthetic Surgery of Virginia: Enrique Silberblatt, MD
3505 Brambleton Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24018
Phone: (540) 776-1600
Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.


We offer facelifts at our Roanoke, VA, cosmetic surgery practice for patients who want to tighten loose and sagging skin in the face, cheeks, and neck. Dr. Silberblatt performs facelift surgery at a state-of-the-art, AAAHC-certified operating facility, with the average procedure taking about 4 hours. Before the operation, a board-certified anesthesiologist administers general anesthesia. No other part of the procedure is done by any other surgeon, nurse, or assistant. Patients do not typically stay in a hospital or overnight facility but must be accompanied home by a responsible adult the first night after surgery.

Candidates for Facelift

Patients often ask if they are too young to have a facelift. The answer is that there is no specific age associated with facelift surgery. The right time is usually when what bothers you overshadows any concern about surgery. Dr. Silberblatt has operated on patients ranging in age from their early 40s to their late 80s.

Did You Know?

Did you know that plastic surgeons use facelift incisions to reconstruct the faces of trauma victims with facial bone fractures?

Benefits of a Facelift

The term “facelift” can be confusing because it means different things to different people. Dr. Silberblatt defines a facelift as an operation that lifts the sagging skin of the neck, jowls, cheeks, and corners of the mouth. The eyelids and forehead are not considered to be part of a facelift, although eyelid surgery and brow lift procedures are often done at the same time as a facelift. Also, a facelift does not improve the skin’s texture. A peel, dermabrasion, or laser treatment rejuvenates the skin, and any of these treatments can be done at the same time as a facelift. If you only desire a refreshed look or want to lift the jowls, then a mini facelift might be more appropriate. A standard facelift offers the refreshing effects of a mini facelift, lifts the cheeks, and removes the extra skin and fat of the neck.

What is it like to have a facelift?

"I wanted to look as good as I felt. Waking up and looking in the mirror I saw the effects of gravity on my face, which just ruined that good feeling. Now, I wash my face, brush my teeth and go off feeling good about myself."*

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Facelift Recovery

After facelift surgery, a large, padded dressing is applied to your face. The dressing is removed the next day, and your hair is shampooed and dried. You also wear a chinstrap that is not removed for an additional 4 days. On the 5th post-operative day, we remove the visible sutures, and many patients feel comfortable enough to return to work using camouflage makeup to hide any lingering bruises. Although the chinstrap is worn as often as possible for the first 5 weeks, you can remove it for showering and while in public. The remaining, hidden sutures are removed at 2 weeks after surgery, and most swelling will have resolved by then. While recovery rates vary between patients, bruising is usually gone by 3 weeks after surgery. Sensation in the operated areas may take up to 6 months to return. Full results are typically apparent at about 6 weeks and last for 5 to 10 years, depending on individual factors.

Dr. Enrique Silberblatt

Dr. Silberblatt performs all treatments and procedures himself—from minimally invasive injectables to complex surgeries. He is by your side every step of the way, from easing your nerves at the consultation through celebrating your beautiful new look after recovery.

Meet Dr. Silberblatt

Contact Aesthetic Surgery of Virginia

Dr. Enrique Silberblatt is committed to providing his patients with the highest quality cosmetic surgery treatments and procedures. To learn more about a facelift, schedule a consultation online or call us at (540) 776-1600.

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