Sam Speron, M D, F A C S

Board Certified
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

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Dr Speron's Face Lift Surgery Patient Before
& After Pictures

What do our Chicago Plastic Surgery Face Lift patients say?

"I feel young again! These new surgeries are incredible!" - ZS, Indianapolis
"I wish I had done this years ago!" - JU, Hinsdale
"I was surprised how quickly I was able to go out in public!" - LS, Lake Forest
"I recommend this to everyone!" - AS, San Francisco


Chicago FaceLift Plastic Surgery Before & After Face lift Pictures & Photos


48 year old female 6 days after endoscopic brow lift, lower blepharoplasty, midface lift and short scar Chicago face lift. Notice the minimal bruising and swelling.


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54 year old female patient before, 3 days after and 6 weeks after bilateral upper and lower blepharoplasty and short scar Chicago face lift (no scars at all behind the ears!) Notice the minimal bruising and swelling at 3 days after surgery.


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54 year old female patient before, 3 days after and 6 weeks after bilateral upper and lower blepharoplasty and short scar Chicago facelift (no scars at all behind the ears!) Notice the minimal bruising and swelling at 3 days after Chicago face lift surgery.


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54 year old female patient before, 3 days after and 6 weeks after bilateral upper and lower blepharoplasty and short scar Chicago Face Lift (no scars at all behind the ears!) Notice the minimal bruising and swelling at 3 days after surgery. No neck work was done at this time.


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6 weeks after bilateral upper and lower blepharoplasty and short scar chicago face lift (no scars at all behind the ears!) Notice the minimal bruising and swelling at 3 days after surgery. The patient will undergo a forehead lift at some point in the future but was not concerned about her forehead and her eyebrow asymmetry at this time. The newer techniques for eyelid rejuvenation do not get rid of the periorbital fat because a common complaint after removing it is a skeletonized look - especially in the upper eyelids. This problem is seen more frequently in thin patients such as this one. The goal is to look natural and reshaping and repositioning accomplishes this.


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54 year old female patient before, 3 days after and 6 weeks after bilateral upper and lower blepharoplasty and short scar Chicago facelift surgery (no scars at all behind the ears!) Notice the minimal bruising and swelling at 3 days after surgery. Notice the nice improvement of her nasolabial folds and lip lift effect without any surgery in this area!


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58 year old female patient before and 6 weeks after bilateral upper and lower blepharoplasty, midface lift and short scar facelift (no scars at all behind the ears!) Notice the natural appearance. She wanted to look like herself and not look artificial.


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43 year old male patient before and 3 months after bilateral nasolabial fold excision. Notice the patient had no eye work, no midface lift, no forehead lifting and no facelift. Notice the remarkable difference in the depth of his nasolabial folds. Men who are willing to tolerate these scars and do not want an extensive procedure are excellent candidates for this operation. Remember, this was a simple procedure done in the office under local anesthesia that took about 40 minutes!


The Chicago Face Lift Plastic Surgery Scars:


Anytime a human being gets cut (with surgery or trauma), scars heal the following way: Initially they are red, raised and hard. Within 6-12 months, they are flat, white and soft. Younger people (<18 years old) have scars that might stay active or red for up to 2 years. Older people (>65 years old) have scars that might stay active or red for less than 3 months.


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65 year old female patient before and 6 weeks after short scar facelift. Notice the blended appearance of the scars. She loves wearing her hair up which will not be a problem at all since she has no scars behind the ears.


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56 year old female patient before and 5 days after a redo facelift, midface lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty. Notice the ease with which the scars are hidden and the natural look obtained. Notice the minimal bruising and swelling.


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48 year old Asian female patient before and 3 weeks after a Short scar facelift, midface lift and lower blepharoplasty. Notice the hidden scars seen only with her raising her sideburn hair with her hand. Notice how narrow her scars are.


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50 year old female patient before and 5 weeks after a Short scar facelift, midface lift and lower blepharoplasty. Notice the hidden scars seen only with her raising her sideburn hair with her hand. Notice how narrow her scars are. The redness will fade with time. This can be expedited with laser treatments. One of the huge advantages of a short scar facelift is the elimination of any scars behind the ear. These are usually the scars that heal the worse and are the widest. Without these scars, patients feel very comfortable wearing their hair up.


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57 year old male patient before and 3 months after short scar facelift. Notice the scars blending in without the use of any makeup or concealer.


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56 year old female patient before and 6 weeks after a redo facelift, midface lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty. She had a traditional facelift 6 years ago (performed by another plastic surgeon) and her wide scars (with railroad marks) are very obvious behind her ear. She also has an unnaturally high sideburn, which I have repositioned lower. Finally, her "pixie-ear deformity" (one of the most common complications after a facelift) and unnatural ear appearance were corrected. .


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56 year old female patient before and 6 weeks after a redo facelift, midface lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty. She had a traditional facelift 6 years ago (performed by another plastic surgeon) and her wide scars (with railroad marks) are very obvious behind her ear. The scar is red (which will fade with time) and much less narrow. It is also repositioned closer to her hairline.


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62 year old African American female patient before and 4 weeks after a Short scar facelift, midface lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty. Notice the hidden scars seen only with her holding back her sideburn hair. There is no scar in the temple area and no scar behind the ear.


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56 year old female patient before and 6 weeks after a redo facelift, midface lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty.  Her perioral area has been nicely rejuvenated.  No skin care program, peels or laser has been done.  Notice the much improved skin tone and "lip-lift" achieved.  Notice the square aged appearance of her face has become more youthful.


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56 year old female patient before and 6 weeks after a redo facelift, midface lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty. Notice the sharper jawline and repostioned midfacial tissues.


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56 year old female patient before and 6 weeks after a redo facelift, midface lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty. Her cheek has been moved back up to its youthful position. No neck work was done at this time.


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56 year old female patient before and 6 weeks after a redo facelift, midface lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty. Her perioral area has been nicely rejuvenated. No skin care program, peels or laser has been done. Notice the much improved skin tone and "lip-lift" achieved. Notice the square aged appearance of her face has become more youthful.


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48 year old female patient before and 6 weeks after bilateral lower blepharoplasty and midface lift. Notice the correction of her tear trough deformity and nasolabial folds. There was no fat removed. The patient had no other procedures. Even without a facelift, her jowls are improved.


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48 year old female patient before and 6 weeks after bilateral lower blepharoplasty and midface lift. Notice the smoothness under her eyes in this close-up. She still has some edema of her lower eyelids above her scar and her scar is still hyperemic (red). Patients are not usually as swollen and red as she is at this point. However, she can still easily conceal this with make-up.


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51 year old male patient before and 3 months after bilateral lower blepharoplasty, midface lift and S-Scar facelift. Notice the over all refreshed, natural-looking appearance. The patient had no other procedures, Botox or collagen.


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51 year old male patient before and 3 months after bilateral lower blepharoplasty, midface lift and S-Scar facelift. Notice the rejuvenated neck appearance even without a neck lift.


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51 year old male patient before and 3 months after bilateral lower blepharoplasty, midface lift and S-Scar facelift. Notice the correction of his malar ptosis, tear trough deformity and nasolabial folds. There was no fat removed. The patient had no other procedures, Botox or collagen.


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51 year old male patient before and 3 months after bilateral lower blepharoplasty, midface lift and S-Scar facelift. Because of his eyelid laxity, his ligament and muscles were tightened.


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51 year old male patient before and 3 months after bilateral lower blepharoplasty, midface lift and S-Scar facelift. Notice the rejuvenated appearance of the perioral area. He had no other procedures, Botox or collagen.


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59 year old female patient before and 6 months after a midface lift. Notice the patient has rejuvenated her lower eyes, lifted her cheeks and defined her jowling somewhat.


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87 year old female patient before,6 weeks and 3 months after direct neck lift.  Notice the patient had no other surgery.  Notice the remarkable difference in the neck contour. There is still some puckering which usually disappears within 1-3 months after the procedure.  Patients who are willing to tolerate these scars and do not want an extensive procedure are excellent candidates for this operation.  Remember, this was a quick procedure done with minimal sedation and local anesthesia that took about 30 minutes!


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87 year old female patient before,6 weeks and 6 months after direct neck lift.  The patient had no other surgery.  Notice the improvement of her "turkey gobbler" neck. 


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87 year old female patient before,6 weeks and 6 months after direct neck lift.  The patient had no other surgery.  Notice the sustained improvement even with neck flexion. 


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87 year old female patient before, 6 weeks and 6 months after direct neck lift.  The patient had no other surgery.  Notice the dramatic improvement even with neck flexion. 


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48 year old Asian female patient before and 3 months after a short scar facelift, midface lift and lower blepharoplasty.  Notice the recapturing of her youthfulness without an artificial look.  Her lips also look more youthful.


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48 year old Asian female patient before and 3 months after a short scar facelift, midface lift and lower blepharoplasty.  Her friends and coworkers all told her she looked "so refreshed and so much better but they could not put their finger on what was different." 


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48 year old Asian female patient before and 3 months after a short scar facelift, midface lift and lower blepharoplasty.  Notice the ease with which she wears her hair up - since there is no scar behind her ears.


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48 year old Asian female patient before and 3 months after a short scar facelift, midface lift and lower blepharoplasty.  Notice the closeup of her perioral area and it's rejuvenation.  The jowls are corrected.  Remember, this is an Asian patient who wanted her youthfulness restored.  She did not want her lower face thinned ie her buccal fat pad removed to define that area.


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48 year old Asian female patient before and 3 months after a short scar facelift, midface lift and lower blepharoplasty.  Notice there was nothing done to her upper eyelids because she did not want anything done at this time.


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45 year old female patient before and 8 weeks after a Short-scar facelift, midface lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty.  Her perioral area has been nicely rejuvenated.  No skin care program, peels, collagen injections or laser treatments have been done. The picture on the right (after picture) unfortunately has the patient half-blinking so it is hard to appreciate the eyelid rejuvenation.


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45 year old female patient before and 8 weeks after a Short-scar facelift, midface lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty.  Her perioral area has been nicely rejuvenated.  Notice the elevation of the cheeks and youthful contours.  She looks very natural in a gentle smile pose.


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45 year old female patient before and 8 weeks after a Short-scar facelift, midface lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty.  Her perioral area has been nicely rejuvenated.  Notice the more open eyes and smoother jawline with correction of jowls.


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45 year old female patient before and 8 weeks after a Short-scar facelift, midface lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty.  Her perioral area has been nicely rejuvenated.  No skin care program, peels, collagen injections or laser treatments have been done.  Notice the much improved skin tone and "lip-lift" achieved.  The lips look fuller and the lip aging is much improved, even with no lip injections.  Of course, the lips can be further augmented if the patient desires this.


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59 year old female patient before and 6 weeks after Short-scar facelift, midface lift and bilateral upper and lower blepharoplasty.  Patient also had her buccal fat pad removed because she wanted a thinner face.  The patient wanted to maintain a natural appearance. No other procedures were done at this point.


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59 year old female patient before, 2 days after and 7 days after bilateral upper and lower blepharoplasty.  Notice the nice periorbital rejuvenation evident even early on.  The maximal swelling after any surgery is typically 2 days after a procedure.  Most of the swelling is gone by 1-2 weeks.  90% of swelling is gone by 6 weeks with the final result evident 3-6 months after the surgery.  Scar maturation is complete about 12 months after the surgery.


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62 year old African American female patient before and 1 year after a Short scar facelift, midface lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty.  She complained of looking tired.  After surgery, she looks natural and no longer has that tired look.


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62 year old African American female patient before and 1 year after a Short scar facelift, midface lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty.  Notice the improved facial harmony and the highlighting of her facial features.


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62 year old African American female patient before and 1 year after a Short scar facelift, midface lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty.  Notice the improved facial jowls and the smooth transition zones.


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62 year old African American female patient before and 1 year after a Short scar facelift, midface lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty.  Notice the improved perioral aesthetics, even with nothing specifically done to this area.


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62 year old African American female patient before and 1 year after a Short scar facelift, midface lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty.  Notice the improved eyelid aesthetics and smooth, full, natural appearance.  No fat was removed.  Notice the chronic skin irritation (especially on the right) due to the patient taping herself before surgery because of her significant eyelid drooping.


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67 year old Hispanic female patient before, 1 year and 5 years after a Short scar facelift, midface lift, neck lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty.  Notice the maintained cheek lift and peri-oral lift.  There has been no other maintenance procedures during the interval (such as Radiance to the nasolabial and melolabial lines).


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67 year old Hispanic female patient before and 1 year after a Short scar facelift, midface lift, neck lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty.  Notice the lip rejuvenation and fullness achieved.  The patient also had 0.5cc radiance to the upper lip during the procedure but most of the visual change is attributable to the midface lift.


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67 year old Hispanic female patient before and 1 year after a Short scar facelift, midface lift, neck lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty.  Notice the improvement achieved without any neck scars - the neck lift scar is 3 cm and in the submental crease area.


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67 year old Hispanic female patient before and 1 year after a Short scar facelift, midface lift, neck lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty.  Notice the dramatic improvement in neck skin laxity.  There were no other procedures performed.


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57 year old female patient before and 6 months after a Short scar facelift, midface lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty.  Notice the natural appearance achieved with minimal scarring and down-time. 


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57 year old female patient before and 6 months after a Short scar facelift, midface lift and upper and lower blepharoplasty.  Notice the rejuvenated and harmonious appearance of the eyelid-cheek junction.  This is a critical element and is commonly not properly corrected with traditional full scar face lifting procedures, especially when a mid face lift is not done at the same time.


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52 year old male patient before and 1 year after bilateral lower blepharoplasty and facelift.  Notice the patient had no midface lift, no forehead lifting and no extra nasolabial fold work.  Notice the lengthened appearance of his face. 


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52 year old male patient before and 1 year after bilateral lower blepharoplasty and facelift.  Notice the improved, natural appearance. 


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52 year old male patient before and 1 year after bilateral lower blepharoplasty and facelift.  Notice the sharper jaw line. 


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52 year old male patient before and 1 year after bilateral lower blepharoplasty and facelift.  Notice the patient had no midface lift, no forehead lifting and no extra nasolabial fold work.  Notice the maintained normal sideburn. 


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65 year old female patient before and 2 years after short scar facelift.  Notice the patient had no midface lift, no eye work, no forehead lifting and no extra nasolabial fold work.  Notice her jowls are starting to recur.  This is an average result from an isolated facelift procedure.