Skin of the face and neck and underlying muscles lose elasticity and tone with time. This is magnified through sun exposure, weight gain or loss, gravity and stress. These factors may act together and accentuate the appearance of wrinkles, creating a tired and old look.
A facelift-necklift helps improve the visible signs of aging through removal and redistributing excess fatty deposits, tightening underlying muscles and removing sagging skin.
Procedure choice and type of facelift depends on your needs and must be discussed with your surgeon. Surgeons have recognized the three dimensional nature of the facial structures and often complemented this procedure with others to restore volume and address cosmetic issues throughout the facial-neck structures.
Often other facial procedures are performed at the same time including forehead lift, eyelid lift (blepharoplasty), chin and cheek implants, nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), liposculpture, lipotransfer, chemical peel and laser resurfacing.
Who can be a candidate?
- Men and women with saggy skin in the face and neck
- Men and women with jowl formation (the lower cheeks and jaw line are saggy).
- Men and women with a poorly defined jaw line.
- Men and women with wrinkled saggy and fatty neck.
- Facelifts are usually performed in an outpatient surgical facility or in the hospital.
- They may be performed under local anesthesia with or without oral sedation, conscious sedation, and general anesthesia.
- The surgeon usually makes incisions in front and behind the ear.
- Sutures and/or staples are used for closure followed by placement of a dressing around the face and neck.
- Less tired look with more youthful appearance
- A sharper and better defined jaw line.
- Improved neck and chin angle.
- This does not treat the fine lines around the mouth and will not improve skin surface defects and discoloration.
- A compression garment may be worn around the lower face and neck for approximately one week.
- Bruising and swelling are normal and may take several weeks to resolve.
- Stiffness in the neck and some soreness with swallowing and eating is common.
- Sutures and staples are removed within one to two weeks.
- Drains, if used are usually removed 1-3 days after the procedure.
- Make-up can be applied over the skin immediately but not over the incisions for 2-3 weeks.
Other treatments for face and neck rejuvenation
- Chemical peels, laser resurfacing and microdermabrasion
- Botox and fillers
- Lipotransfer and implant insertion
- Eyelid and forehead rejuvenation
The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation with your plastic surgeon at Premium Care Plastic Surgery. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome may occur. Major complications are rare.
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