Expertise and rankings

  • Face-lifts can be complex and require experienced specialists. Each year, Mayo Clinic cosmetic surgery specialists perform nearly a hundred face-lifts. At Mayo Clinic, face-lifts are performed only by board-certified doctors specially trained in facial plastic surgery. And if the need arises, you have access to all other Mayo specialists.
  • We take the time to listen closely. Your Mayo Clinic specialist will get to know you and your concerns completely and will take the time to discuss options and answer your questions about face-lifts. Long experience has shown us that understanding and considering all your issues as we develop a treatment plan together simply works better.
  • Care at Mayo Clinic revolves around you. A detailed itinerary for appointments, tests and procedures lets us make the most of your time at the clinic, where you usually can complete your evaluation and treatment in a few days.

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May 17, 2018
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