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:

“Consistently caring approach to patients.  Appreciate the time & manner that is taken to explain procedures, what to expect, and answer questions by all members of staff not just Dr Gaudet.”
~ Ashbury, MA


“This letter is long overdue.  I don’t know how I would feel today without all your help in helping me achieve my goal to turn back time in my appearance.  Little did I know when we met over my sons emergency surgery that my life was also changed forever.  I think we all have a certain perception of how we want to look to match the way we feel inside.  You have certainly done that for me.  That is why I feel confident in referring you to my friends and family members.  It’s a matter of trust.  I wouldn’t feel comfortable referring those I love and care about to anyone but the Best!!  My admiration of you as a person and a skilled, competent doctor goes beyond words.
I am honestly very honored to have had the pleasure of entrusting myself and wellbeing to you over all these years.  Everyone knows you are my beauty secret, and I am so grateful to have you as my doctor, my friend.”
~ Wells, ME


“This is a kind office.  Everyone is kind, patient and professional.  I  have had two procedures with Dr Gaudet, and I am pleased.  I have given his name to several friends.”
~ Bedford, NH


“My facelift exceeded my expectations.  I look at least 10 yrs younger and don’t hate looking in the mirror anymore.  So glad I did this for myself.  I highly recommend Dr Gaudet and his team.”
~ Merrimack, NH


“My sincere Thanks for the kindness and skill exhibited during my surgical experience.
Such good humor and sweetness combined!
Many thanks”
~  Manchester, NH


“I am a Cosmetic Registered Nurse.  I have been contemplating a facelift for the past few years.  I knew I wanted a natural looking facelift and spent much time researching the perfect surgeon for me.
I have seen some of Dr. Gaudet’s patients as I administer Botox and have had people share how happy they have been with his work.  After seeing his amazing results, I made an appointment.
I felt so comfortable and confident with Dr. Gaudet and his staff at my initial consult that I booked my surgery that same day!  It has now been three weeks since my procedure and I could not be more thrilled.  My incisions are basically invisible and I got the beautiful natural result I was hoping for.
Dr. Gaudet is truly an artist.  His nurse and office manager have been so very helpful and are always available to answer any questions.  I highly recommend him and couldn’t be happier with my results.  I simply cannot say enough about how grateful I am to have found Dr. Gaudet.”
~ Peabody, MA


“From my first office visit through the surgery and aftercare, the quality of skill and care surpassed my high expectations.  Thank you Dr Gaudet and team – you are the best of the best and I love the results!”
~ Stratham, NH


I have always found Dr. Gaudet and staff to be welcoming, knowledgeable & flexible.
Highest quality in all services.  I am very happy with results I have & I am constantly complimented by family & friends, many of whom I have given the Dr’s # to, so that they can have the same wonderful experiences I have had.
~ Kittery, ME


“Fantastic office.  I felt very well informed and in good hands both professionally and socially.
Thank you!”
~ Rye, NH


“I was paid the highest compliment for my procedure performed by Dr Gaudet when a friend told my husband I looked great, thought I put on some weight not knowing that the procedure fixed my hollowed out, skin damaged face.  Very natural appearance.”
~ Bridgton, ME


“Excellent experience all around.
I couldn’t be happier.”
~ North Hampton, NH


Everything happened just as you (Dr Gaudet) said it would…
Great Job…
Great Results…
~ Canton, MA   (male patient)


“Two close friends thought I looked great.
I had not shared my story with them.”
~ Hampton, NH


“Surgery was painless and recovery quick with minimal down time (day of surgery).  MD’s explanation of expectation was honest & complete.  I would recommend Dr Gaudette & this procedure.” (minifacelift)
~ New Castle, NH


“A very good experience for me in all ways: procedure was painless, relaxed, quick; Dr Gaudet & staff very friendly, recovery a breeze, results excellent.”
~ Merrimack, NH


“Very pleasant atmosphere, everyone was kind and caring!
Procedure was much simpler than expected!
Love my new look!!!”
~ Eliot, ME (male patient)


“Great experience, great results & great staff.
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful”
~ Portsmouth, NH  (male patient)


“So very happy with Dr. Gaudet’s expertise and pleasant staff.”
~ Exeter, NH


“My Friend sent me here 1 yr. ago and I can’t say enough about this practice!
Dr Gaudet is caring and staff is wonderful!
I have recommended many friends!”
~ Amherst, NH


“Everything went as planned.
I am very pleased and have already recommended Dr. Gaudet to friends and clients of mine.”
~ Newmarket, NH  (male patient)


“Great staff! Very helpful and compassionate.  Doctor Gaudet is sweet, calming, gentle and compassionate.  I love my results and will be back to have more “renovations” done for sure!
I cannot think of anything that needs improving in this office 🙂 ”
~ Londonderry, NH


“Excellent, wonderful, cheerful, not rushed.
Obviously experienced, good patient skills.”
~ Andover, NH


“Always a happy patient with end results.
I know I need to have patience during the healing process!”
~ Wells, ME


“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
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


~ 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


~ 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


“Great Dr !
Great Staff!
Great results!
I will highly recommend Dr. Gaudet if I ever tell anyone that I had plastic surgery XXOO”
~ Raymond, NH


“I greatly appreciate the totally superior care that was provided to me during my recent evaluation, procedure, + post-op care.  All staff members were open, friendly, professional, + caring.
Dr Gaudet was superb, a great listener, professional in guiding me with my medical decision, + very skilled in his surgical expertise.  He skillfully answered all my questions + responded to all my needs with personal attention in a very caring way.  As my friend said to me when carefully examining my repair:
“Oh, He’s Good…very good @ what he does!”
That says it all!!
Thank you team!”
~ Rye, NH


“My experience with Dr. Gaudet and his staff was excellent.  I am very happy  with the results of my lift.  The entire office staff is wonderful.  I am so glad I was referred to you :-)”
~ Newton, NH


” Can’t say anything negative, shots hurt, but otherwise painless.  Excellent follow-up + attention by all.”
~ Durham, NH


” Pleasant, professional & caring at all times.  I’ve enjoyed my time with Dr. Gaudet and all of the staff.  My procedure was extremely successful and I’m well pleased with the results.  I’ve had inquiries from co-workers, families & friends and will recommend him any time!”
~ Newton, NH


” I never thought I would have a facelift.  So I was quite cautious.  Dr Gaudet impressed me with his calm, kind, & professional manner, + the responses he gave to my questions convinced me of his competence and high ethical standards.  I’m very glad I had the surgery & had it here.”
~ Center Sandwich, 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.