What are the different types of facelifts?

Dr. Kitto performs both a traditional, full facelift and a mini facelift.In a full facelift small incisions are made around the ears and into the hairline to tighten the muscles of the face and neck and trim the excess fat from the neck and jowls. In a mini facelift small incisions are made in the hairline above the ears and within the mouth, which allows her to reposition the fat pads in the cheeks over the cheekbones and tighten the skin.

How do I know which facelift is right for me?

It depends on which wrinkles and sagging skin you would like to address. A full facelift offers more dramatic results. It benefits patients with moderate to significant facial sagging. A mini facelift can help if you are unhappy with sagging cheeks and deepening nasolabial folds.

Will I have scars from a facelift?

Yes, however, facelift scars follow the hairline and not very visible. They are easy to conceal with your hair.

How soon can I expect to notice results after a facelift?

Bruising and swelling are common in the first few days. Your stitches will be removed one week after surgery. Most patients are fully recovered with no more swelling or side effects after three weeks.

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If you would like more information about facelift surgery with Dr. Kitto, or wish to schedule a consultation, call us today.

Call 804-294-1777


A highly skilled surgeon with an artist’s touch

"I strive to provide natural results to enhance my patients' unique beauty".

Dr. Kitto is a BOARD CERTIFIED trained plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic procedures of the face, breast and body. She also performs procedures for men and offers a wide variety of non-surgical options. Procedures she commonly performs are facial rejuvenation, breast enhancement and body contouring. She empowers patients to make educated decisions about their procedures and helps them feel comfortable throughout their transformation.

Inzhili Kitto, MD, FACS

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