I was referred to Dr. J. Schmidt by MOH’s Surgeon Dr. Chapman after he took 3 cuts to remove basal cell cancer from my left nostril. Dr. Schmidt was very knowledgeable and explained well the procedures he would be performing to supply a skin graft to my nostril. He performed...
Doris M. Smith
I had lower eye lid surgery by Dr. Jeff and have been very happy with the results and the look of the eyelid since the surgery. I would like to recommend him to everyone for any surgery to the face. His bedside manner is great and he is very personal....
Jay Ann Tracey, June 6 2106
Recommendation for Dr. Jeffrey L. Schmidt Plastic Surgeon It is my pleasure to recommend Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt as an exceptional plastic surgeon. My wife saw Dr. Schmidt one day after having MOHs surgery to remove a basal cell cancer from the side of her nose. This procedure left her with...
Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt performed reconstructive surgery on my nose in June of 2015 due to numerous basal cell carcinomas and one of which could not be closed with MOH’s procedure. It was a fairly long surgery due to the previous procedures – I found Dr. Schmidt to be very caring...
Linda Pizzuto, Elizabeth, Colorado
I found, at age 81, I was going to need reconstructive surgery on my nose due to basal cell carcinoma. My MOHS surgeon had recommended Dr. Schmidt to me. I found Dr. Schmidt to be very professional and knowledgeable. His resume speaks volumes about him. He is passionate about his...
A pleasant experience. I had a melanoma removed from the bridge of my nose. After the removal, I had a large gaping hole in the middle of my forehead. That was when I was referred to Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt and his staff. His medical office is very pleasant, good music,...
Richard Stein, Centennial, Co.
I had surgery performed by Dr. Schmidt for cancer in my lower lip on the left side. He is an excellent surgeon and is very efficient. The nurse’s in the operating room are top notch. I am very pleased that I am looking as normal as I can. My wife...
Ronald S. Oolegard
What do you say about a doctor that gives you your face back? I had no nose! I had a large sore on my nose. A dermatologist took a large piece of my nose for biopsy. The results, cancer. Another dermatologist performed MOHS surgery. What that means is they keep...
Dr. Schmidt, This kind, friendly and very professional Doctor gets my vote for all anyone would look for in a Doctor. I am almost disappointed to be finished for now but would always hurry back if necessary.
Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt is truly a remarkable doctor that knows exactly how to take care of his patients from start to finish! When I first met Dr.Schmidt he explained all my symptoms and procedures we would have to treat with thorough and kindness, adding extra comfort which was well needed.
Peter M., Colorado
Had skin cancer on my nose which was removed from another Dr. and after 3 surgeries my nose still was lopsided...he fixed it with what little he had to work with and looks considerably better. At least I can breathe again! He is very professional, staff is friendly and very...
Dr. Schmidt is an excellent surgeon with high aspirations. He successfully repaired my very large facial wound from a melanoma excision. He was resourceful, diligent and persistent; resulting in an amazing surgical outcome. During all visits he was kind, courteous, confident, and complementary.
Dorothy D., Colorado
Dr. Schmidt is the best! He is patient and thorough. Answers all questions and concerns and makes you feel like you are his only patient. He made something that I've been insecure about for years, look absolutely beautiful. I highly recommend him to anyone!
Lauren G., Colorado
Dr. Schmidt is very knowledgeable and extremely pleasant, as is his staff. The reconstructive surgery following my melanoma removal surpassed all expectations. I highly recommend him.
John D., Colorado
My family and I are so appreciative of the incredible level of care and personal attention that Dr. Schmidt showed. His dedication to his patient was at a degree that rarely gets seen in today’s society. Dr. Schmidt truly embodies what every medical professional should strive to be.
Wendy R., Alabama
I am so thankful that Dr. Schmidt was on site in the ER upon my arrival and took the time to meticulously repair my full thickness facial lacerations. I have to say that, unless I point out my facial injury, people say “if you had not mentioned it, I never...
Jim T., Anesthetist, Nebraska
Dr. Schmidt did a procedure on my face and not only did an expert job, but followed it with superb aftercare. His background has involved re-building faces after traumas (i.e. disease, accident, birth defects). He truly loves his mission, and I would entrust him with any procedure that he may...
Andrea S., Florida
Dr. Schmidt is a talented and capable doctor; I allowed him to work on both myself and my husband and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
Loretta H., Alabama
Dr. Schmidt is the most caring, thorough and patient doctor I have ever encountered. He is there to make sure your outcome is the very best and that you are happy with the results...my look is a very natural one leaving no one to suspect that surgery was performed.
Extraordinary Facelifts in Denver, CO with Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt
Most of our Denver facelift patients admit that they had been thinking about the procedure for years before committing to it. Once they see their jowls tightened up, skin smoothed, and nasolabial lines diminished, they regret waiting so long. Their youthful results remain natural-looking, but the years have melted away.
The facelift’s effects last 10 to 15 years, making it the most powerful facial rejuvenation procedure available. The key to long-lasting, beautiful results, however, is in choosing a surgeon who is expert at determining your skin’s condition and face’s underlying musculature.
Board-certified in both plastic surgery and otolaryngology (head and neck surgery), Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt focuses his practice on facial procedures only. During his time as Chief Resident, he was mentored by the world’s best facial plastic surgery specialists. In his 10 years dedicated solely to facial cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, he has treated patients of all ethnicities and ages. Dermatologists and other plastic surgeons frequently refer their toughest cases to him, and Denver 5280 magazine has recognized him as a Top Doctor for three years in a row. Selecting a plastic surgeon who is a dedicated facial specialist ensures you get celebrity-level results and the utmost in safety and integrity.
Explore facelift surgery with Dr. Schmidt during your consultation. Schedule today by calling 720-443-2235.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a Good Candidate for a Facelift in Denver, CO?
During facelift surgery, Dr. Schmidt does far more than tighten and trim skin. With age, facial muscles lose tone and fat moves lower on the face, two events that dull the sleek contours associated with youth. Dr. Schmidt restructures the muscles and tissues deep within the face before “re-draping” and trimming the skin.
Where people in their twenties, thirties, and forties tend to rely on minimally invasive procedures like dermal fillers or injectables or both, most of our patients in their fifties and older get the best results with a facelift. They come to us because they are tired of looking perpetually sad, angry, or tired. Rejuvenating the skin and re-placing muscle and fat beneath it brings back that fresh, ready-for-anything youthfulness.
Good candidates for the procedure do not smoke and are in good overall health. They have experienced age-related facial changes that include:
Sagging skin on the face and neck
Loss of facial muscle tone and definition
Lower face sagging including the development of jowls
Deep creases and wrinkles
If you’ve experienced these facial changes and enjoy good health, you may be a good candidate for facelift surgery. The next step in your rejuvenation journey is to come in for a consultation with Dr. Schmidt. As you meet, he’ll assess your candidacy for this procedure and help you determine if it’s a good fit for your aesthetic goals and lifestyle.
What Are the Benefits of Facelift Surgery?
While the primary benefit of the facelift is always a younger-looking appearance, our patients find they feel more confident and energized as well. Top benefits of facelift surgery in Denver, CO include:
More youthful appearance – Turn back the clock and look 10 to 15 years younger.
Skin ages from new, younger point – While your skin will age, it ages from a newly rejuvenated starting point. You will always look less wrinkled and worn than friends of the same age who have not had facelifts.
Complete customization – Based on your goals, you can include a brow lift, eyelid lift or neck lift with your facelift. Some patients add facial fat grafting or dermal fillers to achieve fuller lips or fill in under-eye troughs. Combining procedures saves time and money because two or more get completed with one anesthesiologist and one trip to the surgical suite.
Restored confidence- When you know you look your best, it is easier to feel confident and comfortable with your appearance.
What Happens During a Facelift in Denver?
While dermal fillers and skin care products only work skin-deep, a rhytidectomy’s natural-looking results begin far beneath the skin’s surface. Dr. Schmidt lifts and tightens the muscles within the face and manipulates or removes the fat that makes your face look shapeless.
Modern surgical techniques, performed by a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, produce stunning, natural results. Our patients never look windswept or overdone. They enjoy youthful radiance and ageless beauty. Skin is simply redraped over the deeper tissues that have been restored to their natural, more youthful position. Our goal is to simulate the appearance of a naturally youthful face.
Most of our facial plastic surgery procedures are performed at our in-house operating room, equipped with the latest surgical and safety equipment.
A rhytidectomy is an outpatient procedure. You’ll come in for surgery and return home the very same day. Since you’ll still be experiencing the effects of anesthesia, you’ll need someone to drive you home. We recommend that patients arrange to have a responsible adult at home for the first two to three days to help as needed. We feel that allowing us to coordinate recovery with one of our Patient Care Technicians may offer the most comfortable postoperative experiences.
Initially, many patients require prescription pain medication. This medication helps ensure that you can rest comfortably and won’t experience significant discomfort. Within a few days, many patients no longer require prescription pain medication and can manage any discomfort with over-the-counter options.
You’ll feel many sensations as the face heals, one of the most notable being tightness. Tenderness, bruising, and swelling generally occurs as well. These side effects are temporary and will begin to fade a few days after your surgery with full resolution in about two to four weeks. Most patients take 10 to 14 days off from work and abstain from exercise and strenuous activities for two to three weeks.
Our team will provide extremely detailed recovery instructions. They’re not meant to be restrictive. Rather, they’re compiled from many years of experience and designed to optimize your results. Dr. Schmidt is always available should you have questions or concerns.
Learn more about Dr. Schmidt’s Denver facelift by calling 720-443-2235 or contacting us online to schedule a consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Denver Facelift
Can I Get a Facelift if I’ve Had One Previously?
If you’ve undergone a rhytidectomy in the past, and desire additional rejuvenation, you need a procedure we call a revision facelift. Facial surgery doesn’t stop aging; it just resets it. A well-timed revision procedure helps patients to keep pace with aging as it continues to occur, enjoying an age-defying appearance throughout their lifetime. Still, most patients find facelift results last 10 or more years.
What Procedures Can Enhance My Facelift Results?
When aging is advanced enough for a facelift, it is common to have other facial concerns you have. We can pair your procedure with other surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments including blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), lip augmentation, facial fat transfer, and skin resurfacing. Dr. Schmidt can provide personalized recommendations to address your facial concerns during your consultation.
What Type of Anesthesia Is Used?
Dr. Schmidt typically performs rhytidectomy surgery using IV sedation. All anesthesia at our practice is administered by a qualified anesthesia provider.
Will I Have Scars After My Procedure?
Scars occur after most facial plastic surgery procedures, but the good news is in many instances they are minimally or not-at-all visible. Dr. Schmidt uses advanced suturing and skin closure techniques combined with careful incision placement to ensure that scars don’t detract from your stunning results. Whenever possible, incisions are placed in natural facial borders, within creases, and along the hairline so they aren’t easily visible.
What’s the Right Age for a Rhytidectomy?
In plastic surgery, age is just a number. Rather than focusing on your chronological age, we assess your signs of aging, its emotional impact on you, and your overall health to determine when you’re ready for surgery. If you have lines, deep creases, and sagging, and can’t alleviate these problems with a non-surgical option like BOTOX® or dermal fillers, it may be time for surgery.
With over 10 years of surgical experience, Dr. Schmidt focuses on each patient’s unique needs, concerns, and goals to provide a beautiful, natural result for cosmetic, reconstructive and non-surgical procedures. View Dr. Schmidt’s before and after photos to see the results other patients have achieved.