Mini-Facelift / Full Facelift / Necklift

Photos are before surgery and 6 weeks after surgery.
The healing process continues 6 – 12 months after surgery.

Dr Gaudet has perfected the In-Office Mini-Facelift or Mini-Lift… a shorter, simpler procedure with wonderful results.

Mini-Lift / Full Facelift / Necklift “PATIENT” TESTIMONIALS:

 

“I Love Dr Gaudet & all of his office staff – I Love the results of my mini face lift !!
Yesterday at work 3 people asked me what I was doing for myself because I looked so beautiful!  I told them I had a great beauty secret – Dr Gaudet & his wonderful staff.”
~ Brentwood, NH

 

“Everyone from the receptionist, nurse and doctor were professional.  They explained the procedure well without a “sales” pitch.  I LOVE the results!”
~ Ipswich, MA

 

“- Great Experience overall.  Friendly and professional staff.  Have had two mini-face lifts.  One in office & last one under GA (general anesthesia) – Would not do GA again due to post-op nausea.
– Thank you
* * * * * Stars”
~ Newburyport, MA

 

“very professional
kind
listened to my concerns
answered all questions
made me feel very comfortable doing procedure
would definitely recommend you to friends + family”
~ North Andover, MA

 

“Why did I wait so long?
This is an amazing experience with a professional Staff and atmosphere. 
Dr Gaudet is an attentive, caring physician. 
He and his Staff exceeded all of my expectations.”
~ Hampton Falls, NH

 

“Professional – courteous – kind – Dr Gaudet + staff are wonderful and always ready to answer any questions or concerns.  A calm + comfortable atmosphere.”
~ Hampton, NH

 

“Very happy with everything!
Great people!”
~ New Durham, NH

 

“I would highly recommend Dr. Gaudet. 
He and his wonderful staff made me feel calm & comfortable
His skill as a surgeon is outstanding. 
My results are proof of that! 
My Deepest Thanks!”
~ Dunbarton, NH

 

“Dr Gaudet & staff are wonderful & I felt very confident choosing this practice. 
You also came highly recommended by close friends.
I am extremely pleased with the results of my surgery & would most definitely
come back to Dr Gaudet for any surgeries I might possibly need in the future.”
~ Newbury, MA

 

“I am so pleased with my neck lift results.  I feel Dr. Gaudet & his staff made this entire procedure easy for me and I received great care, before, during, & after procedure. 
Wish I did this sooner! :-)”
~ Greenland, NH

 

“Couldn’t be happier!
Excellent care and very attentive staff.”
~ Newbury, MA

 

“I am  completely satisfied with the results of my necklift. 
Dr Gaudet and all his staff were wonderful to me throughout the whole process.
Thank you all so very much.”
~ Durham, NH

 

“Superlative care”
~ Exeter, NH

 

” I so enjoyed the professional relationship in respect to the information outlined in what to expect, etc.  Unlike most offices of this type, the nurse and others were so warm, it made the whole process an incredible experience for which I am so grateful!”
~ Hampton, NH

 

“THE REWARD JUSTIFIED THE EFFORT: SUCCESS AS HOPED FOR.
BOTH MANAGEMENT AND STAFF WERE BEYOND REPROACH AND ALWAYS VERY HELPFUL.
YET – ONCE IS ENOUGH (AT MY AGE)”
~ Alton Bay, NH (male patient)

 

“Excellent Dr. Highly recommend him for any cosmetic procedure.  He also takes the time to answer any questions.  Would not consider anyone else after seeing the great results with this surgeon.”
~ Kittery, ME

 

“I’ve been very happy with the services at this office and highly recommend to others.”
~ Portsmouth, NH

 

“Appreciate all you’ve done and the very  positive atmosphere you have set in your office.”
~ Hampton, NH

 

“Very pleased with the whole experience!  Loved everybody in the office.  I was always treated warmly.  Always made to feel comfortable.  Loved the warmth, respect, and personal care.  Love the “natural” look of the procedure.  I would highly recommend Dr. Gaudet for his expertise, bedside manner, and all of his staff.
Thank you!”
~ Henniker, NH

 

“Very pleased – felt in good hands w/Dr Gaudet & results were good! 
Happy I had the procedure…….”
~ Melrose, MA

 

“Every one in this office has been exceedingly pleasant, kind, helpful and professional in all my experiences here.  I have no complaints at all.
However, the staff may have a complaint with me as I missed one appointment altogether 🙂 ”
~ Rye, NH

 

“Everyone is friendly and helpful with any questions or concerns making you feel relaxed with procedure and all follow up appointments.”
~ Berwick, ME

 

“excellent experience – very happy with staff, procedure, physician, facelift.
Thank you!”
~ Eliot, ME

 

“My whole experience was wonderful.  Dr. Gaudet did a fantastic job.  Very pleasant to talk to as was the whole staff.  I would highly recommend Dr. Gaudet to anyone who is looking to better themselves.”
~ Derry, NH

 

“I am very pleased with the results and glad to recommend Dr Gaudet to his patients.”
~ Portsmouth, NH (male patient)

 

“After years of hesitation and costly, multiple facial injections to “rejuvenate” my appearance, it took only one consult with Dr. Gaudet to convince me that a mini-lift was the solution.  The procedure was easy, painless & the results, to my way of thinking, ARE SPECTACULAR.  Those who know me agree despite having no knowledge of procedure, pre surgery.  IN DOUBT?  Just Do It. 🙂 ”
~ Berwick, ME

 

“Pleased with the facelift.  My goal was to firm up the neck & have a few less wrinkles and Dr. Gaudet & staff has made that happen.  Thanks to all.”
~ Manchester, NH

 

“Dr gaudet, and all of his staff, create an atmosphere of welcoming comfort, before during and after any procedure.  It has been one year since my mini-facelift and my self image is better than any other point in my life.  I am now happy to be 61 and feel proud of my appearance vs self conscious.  Warmest wishes for a healthy happy holiday to everyone at Piscataqua plastic surgery.”
~ Manchester, NH

 

“It is delight to express my appreciation for a “Job Well Done”.  The staff is friendly, knowdlegable, and efficient.  Dr. Gaudet did an outstanding job.  He explained the “pros & cons”.  He was compassionate kind.  Most of all he is a true artist of his trade.  Out of 5 stars he gets a 6.  I will spread the word.”
~ Rochester, NH

 

“For years I have been wanting to fix my “turkey neck”.  I finally took the plunge – could not be more satisfied with the results and my overall experience.  Dr. Gaudet and the entire staff are fabulous!  Caring, professional, knowledgable & supportive.  I have more confidence & will definitely be back for future needs.”
~ Lebanon, NH

 

“Had a mini face lift in January.  It was painless, quick and efficient.  I’m back for my 6 week check-up and am happy with my results.  I would highly recommend Dr. Gaudet!”
~ Kittery Point, ME

 

“1) Awesome team
2) Very pleasant to talk
3) Very accommodating
4) Professional staff
5) Very knowledgeable with expert guidance”
~ Windham, NH

 

“I came to Dr. Gaudet for a chin lift + neck liposuction.  The experience which I had was wonderful.  The work itself was outstanding and very subtle.  Everything was thoroughly explained before, putting my apprehensions to rest.  Dr Gaudet and his staff all have outstanding bedside manner and made me feel as if I were the most important patient they had at that moment.
Dr Gaudet is gifted and I could not be more thrilled with my results.  I’d recommend him and his staff to anyone.”
~ Hampton, NH

 

“Wonderful experience
not as intense as I thought
Great results and healing was quick.
Thank you Dr. Gaudet and Tracy & Staff
Happy New Year!”
~ Penacook, NH

 

“THE STAFF AND PRODECURE EXCEEDED MY HIGHEST EXPECTATIONS”
~ Amherst, NH (male patient)

 

“From the initial phone call enquiring to the 6 week follow up after surgery, everyone has been so supportive, helpful and available. All my apprehensions disappeared by their patient manner.  I would only come to Dr. Gaudet and his staff for any procedures in the future.  They are absolutely wonderful and results just as anticipated.”
~ Wonalancet, NH

 

“I’ve found the practice to be outstanding in all aspects.  The staff is friendly, helpful and caring.
Dr Gaudet is marvelous at explaining every detail of a procedure and happily answers all my questions.  I am very pleased with the results as is my husband!”
~ Wolfeboro, NH

 

“Loved the results.  Recovery was even better than expected.  Most Importantly…Dr Gaudet and Tracy were the best.  I felt very relaxed and in good hands!”
~ Portsmouth, NH

 

“I love EV-ER-Y-THING about Piscataqua Plastic Surgery.  I feel like we’ve all become family.  I love my facelift results!  I love my tummy tuck results.  I have ME back.  Time to conquer the world – and smile at everyone. ”
~ So. Berwick, ME

 

“I am very happy with the services & procedure I have had here.
Everyone is very attentive & have concern for your well being.
I would highly recommend.”
~ Hampton, NH

 

“Dr Gaudet and his staff are very kind and caring.  They are always available to answer any questions or concerns.  I didn’t want to look different just turn back the clock a little.  The procedure was perfect.”
~ Hampton, NH

 

“Most Importantly was Dr. Gaudet’s impecable reputation, which was indeed accurate.  Dr. Gaudet’s capable staff helped to make this operation a positive experience.  I am very pleased with the results.  The staff was available for any questions or concerns.”
~ Exeter, NH

 

“I am very pleased with my surgery.  The staff is wonderful.  Dr. Gaudet is very comfortable to be with.  Nothing but good things to say  🙂  ”
~ Salisbury, MA

 

“Having been a patient for three years, I can whole heartedly recommend Piscataqua Plastic Surgery.  Dr Gaudet and his staff are very professional, attentive, and are able to provide that “T.L.C.” that I desire.  All procedures are explained step-by-step eliminating any anxiety.  I’m extremely pleased with my treatments and procedures and the amazing results.
The secret to aging gracefully is to become a patient of Dr Gaudet’s.”
~ Stratham, NH

 

“My experience right from the consult was very pleasant.  I was comfortable & confident with Dr Gaudet and ALL the staff.  Surgery went extremely well.
After care was encouraging.  I would recommend anyone at any age to Dr Gaudet.
They are also very personable.
Thank you”
~ Haverhill, MA

 

“Very Satisfied – very client friendly”
~ York Beach, ME – (male patient)

 

“Really appreciated the thoughtful instructions + thorough upfront consult.
My expectations were appropriately set + I am thrilled with the results!
– Great Pre-op instructions
– great/comfortable Q + A”
~ Greenland, NH

 

“So Pleased with the entire process.  A bit daunting to make a decision to have a “mini lift”… it is my face!  After much research, several appts, I found Dr. Gaudet & his wonderful staff.  I felt completely in good hands, from all the information, care, pre op info, post op and all in between.  A great result from a warm, knowledgeable, caring group.”
~ Newmarket, NH

 

“What can I say but wow! I love the look of my chin and neck – so natural.
Thanks to all of you for the seamless and amazing process. 🙂 ”
~ Dover, NH

 

“I am thrilled with the results of my mini-facelift.  Surgery was painless and recovery process quick.  I will recommend Dr Gaudet, Tracey and their staff to anyone considering any type of plastic surgery procedure.  Thank you!”
~ Stratham, NH

 

“Had a wonderful experience with the skill & expertise of Dr Gaudet and his caring, organized staff.  I had minimal discomfort and am very pleased with the surgical results and healing time overall.  This was a very positive and gratifying event for me.  Thank you all!”
~ Portsmouth, NH

 

“Very good experience
Happy with the results – exactly what I wanted & expected
Staff extremely pleasant and helpful.”
~ Eliot, ME

 

“The whole experience was so quick and easy, and nearly painless! I highly recommend the mini-facelift – it made me look as young as I feel, and the cost was less than my property taxes! So, totally worth it! And both Dr. Gaudet and his staff were awesome!”
~ Sanbornton, NH

 

“I was always treated pleasantly & professionally.  There was a great packet of information given to show what to do, what to expect, how to proceed and what the recuperation would be.  There was a slight mixup regarding my EKG which postponed the procedure, but I am happy with the results.  I get lots of compliments on the work thats been done.”
~ Newton, NH

 

“The entire Staff were always available to answer questions and give moral support.  The material for PreOp and what to expect was also very helpful.  I am satisfied with the results and would recommend Dr Gaudet to anyone looking for surgery.”
~ Manchester, NH

 

“I am impressed with the results of my lower facelift.  The procedure was painless.  Throughout the process Dr. Gaudet was kind, caring and respectful.  Because it was an office procedure and not in a hospital or surgery center, it was less intimidating and more relaxing.”
~ Exeter, NH

 

Mini-Lift / Full Facelift / Necklift

mini facelift

Dr. Gaudet has perfected the In-Office Mini-Lift procedure performed under local anesthesia in the comfort and privacy of our beautiful office suite.  The Mini-Lift is a surgical procedure offering a shorter recovery time than the traditional full facelift (Rytidectomy) and is done with or without a Necklift.  Dr. Gaudet has performed hundreds of In-Office Mini-Lifts offering subtle natural beauty to many happy men and women.

The Mini-Lift / Full Facelift / Necklift are surgical procedures designed to smooth and firm the face and/or neck skin, providing a fresh, youthful appearance. Throughout one’s life, the sun’s radiation, stress, gravity, and other factors cause the skin to sag and fit more loosely. Areas of the face and neck, in particular around the jaw line, are especially prone to the aging process. Though these changes are gradual, wrinkles and other signs of aging can make individuals “feel older” than they really are. The best time to consider an In-Office Mini-Lift is usually in your 40’s & 50’s or whenever you start to notice jowls forming or other unwanted changes of the face and skin.  The more your skin relaxes with age and time, the more you may be a candidate for a Full-Facelift procedure.  A Necklift may be done at any time, with or without a lift.   The Mini-Lift / Full Facelift / Necklift surgery involves the contraction and realignment of facial and neck skin, and in some instances the removal of excess fat deposits. A lift is often performed in combination with other facial cosmetic procedures and can be performed any time signs of aging begin to appear.

Reasons for Considering a Facelift / Mini Facelift / Necklift:

  • Sagging skin, muscles, and fat in the face and neck.
  • Sagging jaw line and jowls.
  • Excess skin and fat on the neck.
  • Crease lines along the nose, mouth, and chin.

General Procedure:

The standard procedure for a lift commonly involves making small incisions just inside the hairline, following the contour in front of the ear, and continuing under the earlobe to the backside of the ear and to the lower scalp. Tissue and fat deposits are separated, the skin is stretched and tightened, and any excess skin is removed. If the neck line requires attention (necklift), an additional incision is made under the chin and the same procedure is again followed. Minuscule stitches are used to close the incisions and to reduce any chance of scarring.

A lift may take several hours or longer depending on whether other cosmetic procedures are completed at the same time. Sometimes other procedures may be performed in separate appointments. There are several different lift techniques that can be employed.  Dr. Gaudet will discuss which method is best for you during your consultation.

Recovery Process:

Immediately after surgery, the face & neck are fitted with bandages in order to decrease the recovery time and to reduce swelling. Generally post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing and recovery process. Any stitches, clips or staples used are normally removed within 1-2 weeks. Patients sometimes report some minor pain associated with surgery. Any discomfort can be treated effectively with oral medication. While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following the directions given before and after the procedure.