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Our Peoria, IL facelift, medically-termed a “rhytidectomy,” is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck, including:

  • Loosened facial skin and sagging
  • Deepening fold lines between nose and corner of the mouth
  • Diminished fat or sagging cheek fat pads
  • Jowls, lack of jaw definition
  • Loose skin and excess fat on the neck, a double chin or “turkey neck”

What is the Facelift Procedure?

The procedure restores the youthful contours to the lower section of the face, smoothing deep laugh lines, jowls, and removing the excess skin, fat, and tissue beneath the chin and the upper portion of your neck. The surgery may be performed under intravenous sedation and local anesthesia or general anesthesia. The surgical technique is customized, as every patient has a unique degree of facial aging. There are several facelift techniques, including:

Traditional Facelift

Appropriate for those with more extensive facial aging, this surgery involves placing an incision at the front of the ear, extending into the hairline (where it will be hidden from view), and behind the ear. Each patient is different, and only a private consultation and evaluation of your current facial condition will reveal which surgical approach will be most successful for you. To achieve a very natural look requires tightening the deeper facial tissues and muscles so your final result appears natural, rather than pulled, as was common with older surgical techniques.


A mini facelift may be the appropriate procedure for patients in their 40s and 50s who are experiencing some skin laxity and facial sagging, but less excess skin at the jawline and neck. It may be combined with a gentle liposuction to remove excess fat beneath the chin, or other additional procedure to enhance the final outcome. The incisions are smaller, typically about half the length of a tradition facelift.

Facelift Candidates

In general, good candidates for a facelift include:

  • People in good general health
  • Non-smokers
  • Patients who are prepared to undergo a surgery to enhance facial appearance
  • Those who are unhappy with sagging facial skin, jowls, aging neck, wrinkles, and lines

What is the Facelift Recovery Like?

Following completion of your Peoria, IL facelift, bandages are applied to minimize swelling and bruising. Small tubes may be placed for the first day or two, serving to draw off any excess blood or fluid. You will have aftercare instructions to guide you and we are always available to answer your questions or concerns. Any discomfort will be minimized with pain medication, and you will have other medications to apply or take orally. We will see you within a day or two for a follow-up appointment. You will need to sleep with your head elevated, and just take it easy for the first several days and allow your body to heal.

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Why Choose Rashid Putman Plastic Surgery?

If you are planning to undergo a facelift, you want to ensure your surgery is performed by a highly-experienced, talented plastic surgeon who has an extensive record of successful facelift surgeries.

Dr. Putman is double board-certified, with a medical specialization in face and neck surgery and Dr. Rashid is an acclaimed plastic surgeon with expertise in face and neck surgery. Both surgeons exhibit knowledge, and artistry that are recognized throughout the medical community, and you can be confident that either will perform your facelift with meticulous care and attention to detail, for superior results.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19


The health and safety of our patients and staff remain our top priority. As recommendations evolve during the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, we continue to evolve. We are using CDC recommendations to best serve our patients, protect our staff and families, and do our part to prevent transmission and slow the spread of Novel Coronavirus.


As an essential service, Rashid Putman Plastic Surgery will remain open during normal business hours. In accordance with guidelines from the American College of Surgeons, our surgeons are evaluating the medical need for procedures on a case by case basis daily. They are using data driven assessment for the delivery of clinical care based on the assimilation of the COVID-associated risk and all medical and logistical information available.

The Medspa temporary closure has been extended through April 7, 2020. Appointments for non-essential medical services are being limited from March 23- April 7th. Our office staff will be reaching out to reschedule these appointments. At this time, we will continue to accept new appointments, scheduling non-essential services after April 7th. If you wish to purchase skincare products or gift cards, please call ahead to pay via credit card and we will ship the items to you.


We are actively implementing a secure, HIPAA compliant, platform to allow patients to communicate directly with our staff and providers through two-way text, photo and document sharing, as well as video conferencing. The integration of this platform into our practice begins Tuesday March 24th. Please visit the website frequently for updates on use.


  • If you have the following symptoms or situation PLEASE RESCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT
    • A temperature of 100.4 or greater orally
    • Sore throat or dry cough
    • Shortness of breath
    • You or a family member have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or asked to self-quarantine by a physician
  • If you choose to cancel your appointment, all fees and penalties will be waived.
  • We are reducing visitors to one guest per patient.
  • We have provided an alternative option to our waiting room. Patients can wait in their cars, receive text notifications, bypass the waiting room, and enter a disinfected exam room when it is ready for use. Additional instructions for this procedure are posted on our front door.
  • If you choose to utilize the in-office waiting room, we are disinfecting all areas of our office multiple times a day. You must remain six feet apart from other individuals.
  • Surgeons and staff will not be shaking hands and hallway doors have been propped open.
  • We are screening all staff prior to entry into the office and requesting staff stay home if ill.
  • Some of our amenities in the waiting room will not be operational in order to minimize contact.
  • Hand sanitizer and/or soap and water are readily available.
  • As always, we remain compliant with all federal and state requirements.


Dates of closure could be extended and additional changes implemented as we continue to make safety our first priority. Please call 309-670-0700 with questions and check our social media and website frequently to stay up to date.

Sincerely, Drs Khurram Rashid and Harrison Putman III

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