Facelifts: For Restoring Years to Your Appearance

An Interview With:

Dr. Michael Kluska, FAACS, FACOS, DO; Surgeon

About the Clinic

Left to Right:

  • Justin Gusching, MD
  • Chad Deal, MD
  • Michael Kluska, MD
  • Vincent Gardner, MD

About Us:

At Southern Surgical Arts, we aim to positively impact patients’ lives through natural-looking enhancements that leave casual acquaintances wondering what’s different.

Our surgeons have refined artistic skills, extensive experience, and the latest training to provide the results that meet your goals. Dr. Kluska listens carefully to what you need, making sure that he understands your goals and can recommend the right procedure. At Southern Surgical Arts, we perform all procedures in our fully accredited, state-of-the-art surgical facility


Face, breasts, body, and skin


Triple board certified in General Surgery, Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery, and Cosmetic Surgery.

Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery. 

before and after photo of a woman's facelift

1. How do you develop a facelift plan for each client?

I treat every individual like a unique work of art. Developing a procedure plan begins with listening to my patients to establish their goals while customizing a plan specific to their desires and needs. My 20 years of experience, extensive training, and artistic background provides me with the superior skills necessary to accomplish their aesthetic goals.

2. How and where is the procedure performed?

All of our procedures are performed in our state-of-the-art, fully accredited surgical facility. Designated as the first Center of Excellence in plastic surgery in the United States, our facility features the very best in equipment and patient care and truly focuses on patient safety.

3. About how long do the procedure and recovery take?

Depending on the chosen procedure, cosmetic facial surgery can take 1-4 hours, and recovery time usually ranges from 3-10 days.

4. What type of results can be expected?

Facelift surgery involves balancing out the individual features of the face to create harmony so that each patient has improved balance for natural, long-lasting results. Being able to combine multiple surgical methods with cutting-edge technology allows me to maximize my surgical results while minimizing scarring and ultimately providing the patient with quicker recovery.

5. What is your philosophy when it comes to caring for your patients?

My philosophy is simple: “Less is more, and treat each and every patient like family.” Patients today want noticeable, natural results with minimal downtime. With the best in surgical technology, I can offer my patients natural results with less invasive scarring and markedly diminished recovery times.

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