Face Lift and Neck Lift
The word facelift conjures up the image of someone looking plastic and unnatural. But today’s facelift can be more effective and natural looking than ever. Patients look refreshed, rested, healthy, and often 5-10 years younger. By tightening up the underlying tissue as well as removing excess skin, facelifts now last longer than ever before.
How long does it last? While you don’t turn into a pumpkin at midnight, aging does continue according to genes, time and habits. For some, the benefit of always looking younger than their years is sufficient. Others want to maintain a vital, energetic, youthful appearance, and opt for follow-up procedures in 5-15 years. Sagging eyebrows and bags around the eyes are often treated at the same time to maintain facial harmony.
My biggest concern is about having a facelift look natural. What should I know?
Face Lift and Neck Lift Procedure
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The procedure usually takes 3-5 hours. The incision is from the temple down around the earlobe and to the back of the neck. A small incision under the chin allows removal of excess fat. Sagging muscles are tightened and excess fat and skin are removed. The incisions are closed meticulously along natural skin lines and creases to allow maximum camouflage and concealment. The scars fade gradually and are usually barely noticeable.
After surgery, any discomfort can usually be controlled with medication. Any dressings are removed in a few days and swelling and bruising subside over a week or two. The sensation of numbness and tightness subsides as healing proceeds. Post-operatively, sun protection is a must.
Together, the tightening of skin and underlying tissues lessens wrinkles and creases and restores the natural facial highlights and contours of youth.
For more information on our face lift and neck lift procedures, please contact our office today.