The ideal candidate for this commonly performed procedure has been bothered for some time by changes to their lower facial contours. The profile demonstrates fullness under the chin, muscle bands in the neck, and loose skin throughout. Looking straight ahead, descending cheeks and jowls take the attention away from a smooth jawline. Correction can make an impressive, long-lasting, and natural improvement.
Facelift and necklift are can be performed under local, sedation, or general anesthetic. This is determined by the extent of the operation required to accomplish your goals. Management of the neck is performed through a small incision under the chin. This allows for a conservative removal of excess neck and jowl fat (liposuction), re-approximation of the loose neck muscles (platysmal bands), and re-draping of excessive neck skin. To improve looseness and sagging of the cheek skin, incisions are made around the ears. The supporting, deeper, tissues are re-suspended into a more appropriate position allowing improved contour and simultaneously alleviating any skin tension. Skin tension is the source scarring, ear malposition, and poor longevity of the results. Our technique focuses on meeting your goals with a natural, not-overdone look, which lasts for the decades to come. Once both sides are completed, a head dressing is applied for overnight wear. After awakening from anesthesia and confirming your comfort you will be able to go home in the care of a responsible adult.
The morning after the procedure, all bandages are removed. Swelling is normal and responds well to a cool compress, head elevation, and light activity. Pain is not a usual part of the recovery, but tightness is expected at first and continues to relax during the first couple weeks.
After 1 week, all sutures have been removed and most bruising is gone from the face. Usual skin care and makeup can be worn at 10 days after the procedure. With the exception of overly rotating or extending the neck, normal activities can be restarted after 2 weeks. Patients flying in for their operation should make arrangements to stay in-town for a week. The final contours will improve as swelling resolves over the first couple months.
Patient 1 – Facelift/Necklift and Facial Liposuction
Patient 2 – Upper and Lower Eyelid Blephroplasty with Canthopexy, Facelift/Necklift, and Facial Liposuction