Facelift & Neck Lift

A leading facial rejuvenation specialist in the Rocky Mountain region, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Keith Ladner uses advanced techniques to create dramatic yet natural-looking results. As a surgeon who focuses exclusively on the face, Dr. Ladner performs facelift and neck lift surgery in Denver, CO, to enhance the inherent attractiveness of women and men from Aurora, Westminster, Lakewood, Englewood, and surrounding cities.

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Facelift / Neck Lift Case 35 Before & After Right Side | Denver, CO | Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery
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Case #35

This patient visited our office with concerns of submental fat and sagging jowls and neck. Photos reveal before and six weeks after a brow lift, lower facelift with submental liposuction, and platysmaplasty.

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

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Facelift / Neck Lift Case 32 Before & After Left Oblique | Denver, CO | Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery
Before and 4 months after
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Case #32

This patient desired a more defined neckline with improved skin texture. Photos reveal before and four months after a neck lift and perioral Co2 laser resurfacing.

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

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Facelift / Neck Lift Case 34 Before & After Front | Denver, CO | Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery
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Case #34

Before and four months after facelift. Patient came to us wanting an overall younger look.

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

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Facial Rejuvenation Case 26 Before & After Left Oblique | Denver, CO | Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery
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Case #26

Before and six months following a facelift, perioral Co2 laser resurfacing, and upper and lower blepharoplasty. This patient was concerned about neck bands and looking tired. Our patient wanted a more youthful look. She could not be happier with her results and Dr. Ladner! Read More

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

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Facelift / Neck Lift Case 31 Before & After Front | Denver, CO | Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery
Before and 4 months after
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Case #31

This pretty woman wanted a more defined jawline and a younger looking neck. Photos reveal before and four months after a lower facelift, submental liposuction, and platysmaplasty.

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

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Facelift / Neck Lift Case 33 Before & After Right Oblique | Denver, CO | Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery
Before and 1 year after
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Case #33

This woman desired an overall younger look and felt she looked tired all the time. Photos reveal before and one year after a facelift, upper and lower blepharoplasty, and an endoscopic brow lift. 

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

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Facelift / Neck Lift Case 36 Before & After Left Oblique | Denver, CO | Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery
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Case #36

Before and three months after lower facelift.

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

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Facelift / Neck Lift Case 30 Before & After Left Oblique | Denver, CO | Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery
Before and 6 months after
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Case #30

Before and six months after a neck lift and upper blepharoplasty. This gentleman has a great neck contour and looks more well-rested!

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

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What Is a Facelift?

Dr. Ladner rejuvenates the lower 2/3 of the face with facelift surgery. Women and men choose this procedure to correct the following concerns:

  • Sagging cheeks
  • Nasolabial folds (smile lines)
  • Jowls

Neck Lift vs. Facelift

Patients are sometimes surprised that a facelift and neck lift are considered separate procedures. They are, in fact, often combined during a single operation but they address distinct concerns. If your concerns focus specifically on jowls, lax skin, and vertical neck bands—often called “turkey neck”—a neck lift may be all you need.

What Procedures Can Be Combined With a Facelift?

Dr. Ladner’s extensive training and experience enable him to tailor each procedure based on the needs of the patient. He takes a comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation and often recommends combining facelift and neck lift surgery with other procedures, such as:

What Does Neck Liposuction Do?

Excess neck fat is a common complaint that can be addressed with liposuction. While Dr. Ladner often combines neck liposuction with facelift and neck lift surgery, he does perform the procedure on its own. For patients whose skin retains most of its elasticity, liposuction alone can create a more defined chin and jawline.

How Is a Facelift Performed?

Facelift surgery can take from 2 to 5 hours, depending on the technique used and if additional procedures are included during the operation. Conscious sedation or a general anesthetic may be used, depending on the specific surgical plan.

Modern techniques used for facelift surgery emphasize repositioning the tissue and muscle in the lower half of the face rather than simply pulling the skin as tight as possible. When performing a facelift, Dr. Ladner makes incisions in the natural creases in front of and behind the ear so they are imperceptible. He also makes a small, horizontal incision beneath the chin and then lifts the skin to access the tissue that provides shape to the face. After elevating and re-draping tissue and removing excess skin, Dr. Ladner closes the incisions. The result is a well-defined bone structure and excellent skin quality.

How Is a Neck Lift Performed?

When performed on its own, a neck lift involves a small horizontal incision below the chin. When combining facelift and neck lift procedures, Dr. Ladner uses the same incisions. During the surgery, he tightens the neck skin and platysma muscles. As with facelift surgery, the goal is to avoid the appearance of having had “work done.”

Dr. Keith Ladner

Dr. Keith Ladner

Women and men trust their faces to double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Keith Ladner, whose world-class training includes a prestigious facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship. As a specialist focusing exclusively on the face, Dr. Ladner uses the most advanced techniques to produce remarkable, natural-looking results.

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Credentials You Can Trust

Dr. Keith Ladner's Credentials

What Is Recovery Like After a Facelift or Neck Lift?

Most patients can return to work about 10 to 14 days after a facelift or neck lift. At the end of the procedure, Dr. Ladner wraps incisions in a dressing that is air- and water-tight to minimize swelling and promote healing. Patients return within 3 days of the procedure to have the dressing removed, and we’ll provide instructions on how to clean and care for the incisions. The sutures themselves are absorbed by the body. Dr. Ladner recommends sleeping with your head elevated to minimize swelling and shorten the recovery time.

“Dr. Ladner is an outstanding doctor! Before I chose Dr. K, I went to visit a few others, and he was the only one that took the time to understand my needs and concerns. He was very thorough in explaining the procedure; the how’s, the what’s, the why’s. Lastly the results are outstanding!!”

5-Star review, Healthgrades, Erica B.

What Is a Good Age for a Facelift?

Women and men considering a facelift often ask if they need to be a certain age to undergo facial plastic surgery. Age isn’t as important in determining who can benefit from a facelift or neck lift as the degree of skin laxity, your skin type, and your cosmetic goals. Patients in their 40s, 50s, 60s, and even 70s can be good candidates for a facelift if they are in good overall health.

A Reputation Built on Results

Our Patients Say it Best

When it comes to plastic surgery, you deserve the highest quality care. Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional service and creating satisfying, long-lasting results. Want to learn more? Hear what our patients have to say about their experience at Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery.

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Google
5.0/5
Oct 21, 2021
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Dr Ladner performed my revision rhinoplasty on me two years ago. I could not be happier with the level of professionalism, skill, knowledge and experience than this office. Dr Ladner is an artist. He takes time to explain all of the procedures, the reasoning behind his technique, etc. He made me feel very comfortable. Further, his practice treats their clients like family, which makes me feel connected, heard and very confident in all services I receive from them. Also, I use Maureen & Tom for all of my injections. Masters!!!! I only recommend this office for anything related to Facial Aesthetics.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 20, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
The staff here are wonderful and helpful!
Google
5.0/5
Oct 19, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
I had a great process done with Dr. Ladner! From the beginning he made sure we had the same vision and goals for the end result. I am super happy and grateful with what this has done for me and my confidence! Definitely recommend him and his team.
Google
5.0/5
Sep 21, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
I am so lucky to have found Dr. Ladner and his incredible team. I've been considering rhinoplasty for many years, and have been searching all over CO for a surgeon I could trust. I knew the moment my consultation began that I wanted to go with Dr. Ladner. He listened to all of my concerns and made sure I was comfortable every step of the way. Not a single question went unanswered pre or post op, which made me feel very informed and excited to see my results. Modifying any features on your face can be terrifying, but I wouldn’t trust anyone besides Dr. Ladner and his wonderful team to do so. The stunning gallery on their website speaks for itself!! I am 6 months post op and I can confidently say that Dr. Ladner and his team gave me the nose of my dreams. I would highly recommend them to anyone I meet considering cosmetic surgery, worth every penny!!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 11, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
Hey there, if you were like me and looking through reviews to find the perfect plastic surgeon because of an insecurity, look no further! I got a rhinoplasty done by Dr. Ladner about 5 months ago and I seriously could not be happier! Looking in the mirror and hating what you see is the absolute worst feeling, it’s something I finally don’t do anymore. When you go into his office you will be greeted by the most kind and caring staff (also GORGEOUS, seriously they’re all stunning) you know you came to the right place. Every time I leave that office I feel so confident because everyone is so sweet and complementary that it makes me feel invincible. I could go on all day about my amazing experience! 11/10 Ps: try the tinted sunscreen!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 1, 2021
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Doctor Ladner and his talented and caring group of nurses and support staff made me feel confident and 100% comfortable with my procedure—before, during and after my neck lift. I could not be happier with my results and with how quickly I have healed. I would refer and have referred friends and family to Dr. Ladner, and I cannot thank him and his team enough for all they have done for me. Greta
Google
5.0/5
Jun 1, 2021
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As a first timer, I was contemplating the idea of some Botox and Lip Filler and was recommended Dr. Ladner's office by a friend. Everything about the process, from start to finish, was incredible. Dr. Ladner, Luciana and Tom, their Physician Assistant, made me feel extremely comfortable and at ease. They were very professional, thorough, knowledgeable, and an absolute pleasure to be around. They listened to my questions and concerns and produced results that were exactly what I was looking for. I look and feel great and I truly couldn't have been happier with the whole experience. My only regret is that I didn't come in sooner! I'm looking forward to going back again in a few months and know they will be my go-to Plastic Surgery office moving forward. I'd highly recommend checking them out, you won't be disappointed.
Google
5.0/5
May 4, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
After meeting with Dr Ladner and discussing the rhinoplasty procedure, I felt confident and ready to move forward. He and his nurse Luciana were absolutely wonderful from start to finish. I am so happy with the outcome - I will always be thankful for Dr Ladner!!
Google
5.0/5
Mar 24, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
Dr. Ladner and his team are awesome! They are kind, committed to communication, and open to all the questions you have. I would recommend them to anyone looking into getting cosmetic surgery.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 17, 2021
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10/10 !! I had Rhinoplasty done by Dr. Ladner and I could not be happier with the whole process, not to mention the result! Dr. Ladner and his staff are absolutely amazing! Since the first phone call to book my consultation I felt so welcomed! The staff is so sweet and everything is taken care of the best way possible. Dr. Ladner does amazing work! He makes you feel really comfortable and answers every question so detailed that you know he knows what he is doing! The anesthesia doctor was amazing, they all take such good care of you and make you feel at home and safe, the nurse after surgery, so sweet and great! Worth the money for sure!! I recommend Dr. Ladner 100% !!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 4, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
The most incredible doctor and and team of nurses. Dr. Ladner and his staff go above and beyond. Highly recommend.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 4, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
I had such an incredible experience with Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery! I have wanted a Rhinoplasty for the last decade of my life and finally took the plunge in September of 2020. I had looked into other surgeons, but the team at Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery is truly unmatched. From Dr. Ladner's knowledgable attention to detail and the measurements of my face to achieve a nose that would undoubtedly fit seamlessly, to personal touches such as the team remembering small details of my life (such as my job, etc) made for an extremely comfortable experience. Never once did I feel like "just another client" which was vital in making me feel able to ask questions, voice concerns, and make sure I had a personable and personalized experience. I was called by both my surgical nurse as well as my anesthesiologist the night before my surgery to get any final questions or concerns answered (and nerves eased), my mom was able to wait in the waiting room and was given periodic updates the entire time I was in surgery, and I was given my nurse's personal contact info to get any and every follow up question or concern answered post-op as well. Another stand-out element of this practice is the use of their own surgical facility across the same floor as their office. I showed up the day of my surgery knowing exactly what to expect instead of having to go to a different strange surgical center that I had never seen before. It was calm, private, and again, comfortable. I really have nothing negative to say about my experience here, I cannot say enough about the positive and life-changing experience I had with this team and I am beyond thrilled with the results. I am honestly sad that I will only see them for one last follow up appointment, but have already recommended them to everyone I know that is looking to have any procedure done! Dr. Ladner is top notch at his craft and the rest of the team wrapped my first plastic surgery experience into the most perfect package. Thank you Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery for correcting a life-long insecurity and helping me feel confident, beautiful, and more like myself than ever!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 3, 2021
Google Etna Interactive
The staff is very welcoming, knowledgable, and efficient. I will definitely be back!
Google
5.0/5
Dec 23, 2020
Google Etna Interactive
Absolutely wonderful experience for a rhinoplasty consult! The front office team is great, and Dr. Ladner really takes his time with you. He knows what he's doing - by far the best consult I had.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 18, 2020
Google Etna Interactive
There are no words to express my gratitude to Dr. Ladner and his staff. For years I wanted to remove the puffiness around my eyes but never felt confident with any surgeon until I met Dr. Ladner. He took as much time as needed to answer my questions and settle my fears. I didn't want to look 30 years younger - just wanted to look my age without the bags over and under my eyes. He hit the mark perfectly! The look is totally natural for my age (63) and I no longer look tired all the time. I love my eyes every time I look into the mirror thanks to Dr. Ladner. You have no idea what it means to me - I'm so thankful to Dr. Ladner and his terrific staff!
Google
5.0/5
Dec 16, 2020
Google Etna Interactive
Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery is amazing!! I broke my nose when I was young and recently decided to get a nose job to correct it. Their customer service and patient care was outstanding! They made me feel very comfortable and reassured throughout the whole process! I definitely recommend their services.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 8, 2020
Google Etna Interactive
As someone with extremely high expectations and a nurse myself, I will admit I'm critical and never post reviews unless they're well deserved! Let me begin by saying that after three previous nasal reconstruction surgeries with other surgeons (1997, 2006, 2008) that epically failed, Dr. Keith Ladner excelled and saved my nose! Dr. Ladner spent an immense amount of time during my initial consultation in October 2019, focusing on what was most important and asking what my expectations were aesthetically and functionally. We had a plan in place and then COVID hit and my rhinoplasty was delayed until June 2020. Post wave I of Covid, my surgery was finally rescheduled and the process from start to finish was with ease, minimal pain, and exceptional follow-up care with his practice. The results were better than I anticipated, my breathing was instantly improved with a rib graft placement, my nose was now straight and no longer twisting to the left. In October 2019, I decided to have a full face and neck lift with another surgeon which resulted in a second surgical revision nine months later. Keeping in mind the original surgery was 20k out of pocket with the first provider. Dr. Ladner consulted with me many times regarding my poor facelift results during the time I was in his office for f/u appts. with my rhino-revision. On 11/24, Dr. Ladner accepted the challenge of cleaning up another Cherry Creek provider's failed attempts, yes, two separate surgical attempts, which left me pixy eared, asymmetrical, gross skin laxity, and 20k in the negative. I'm currently nine days post-op and there are too many positive adjectives to describe my happiness with the outcome; I can only imagine how much better my results will get as I heal. I can honestly recommend this surgeon without reservation and attest to the factual accuracy of this review and leave you with this ... For all those other providers in the facial aesthetics lane, "MOVE OVER" Ladner is Full throttle, passing you at light speed, and leaving you in the dust!
Google
5.0/5
Nov 21, 2020
Google Etna Interactive
I went to Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery for Botox and filler and was beyond amazed at the incredibly perfect job Maureen did for me. She really listened to me and the results were exactly what I had hoped for. She is a true professional and I highly recommend her! I will never go to anyone else.
Google
5.0/5
Nov 9, 2020
Google Etna Interactive
Maureen did my Botox and it was the first time I’ve had this done. She was very informative and thorough with explaining everything I needed to know. I plan on getting lip filler done from her and I will be having her do all my future Botox injections
Google
5.0/5
Nov 9, 2020
Google Etna Interactive
Maureen is the best injector I have ever used. 10 out of 10 would recommend her for any botox treatments.

How Is Neck Liposuction Performed?

Dr. Ladner performs neck liposuction by making very small incisions under the chin and then inserting a small tube, called a cannula, which suctions fat from the neck. The procedure usually takes 1 to 2 hours and can be performed under local anesthesia or conscious sedation. Patients can expect to return to work the same day or within a couple of days. Some swelling and minimal bruising can occur.

Meet With Dr. Ladner

Women and men looking for the best facelift specialist in Denver often choose Dr. Ladner. You can request a consultation to meet with him personally or call our office at (303) 253-7686 to schedule an appointment.

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