Face lift surgery lifts and firms sagging facial tissues to restore a more naturally youthful facial appearance. This is done by removing excess, sagging skin, smoothing deep folds, and lifting and tightening the deep facial tissues.
Neck lift surgery is often performed in combination with face lift surgery to ensure a naturally balanced appearance and smooth, refined lines.
How extensive the surgery is will depend on requirements of the patient. For example:
Neck lift surgery commonly includes a small incision behind each ear, and depending on a patient's needs may also include a third small incision underneath the the chin. Through these incisions, neck muscles and/or underlying tissues will be tightened and excess, sagging skin removed.
After a face-lift, you may experience:
In the first few days after surgery:
Self-care at home during the first three weeks will help your recovery and minimize the risk of complications:
In the weeks after a face-lift, you might style your hair to hide any remaining signs of the incision. You may also choose to delay attending major social events for a couple of months, when you are likely to feel back to normal.
A face-lift can give your face and neck a more youthful appearance. Face-lift results are not permanent. With age, the facial skin may begin to droop again. In general, a face-lift can be expected to last 10 years.