Facelift / Neck Lift
Aging, sun damage, gravity and genetics can all play a role in giving your face an aged appearance. Deep creases can form between the nose and mouth, the jawline can become slack and jowly, and fat deposits and folds can appear around the neck. A facelift, or rhytidectomy, and neck lift can lift and reposition lax skin while removing any excess and tightening underlying muscles to give you a more rejuvenated look.
At The Natural Result / Center for Aesthetic Artistry, we’ve been helping men and women in Sacramento turn back the clock by addressing the advanced signs of aging. Our plastic surgeons have performed over 600 facelift and neck lift procedures combined since opening the practice. Their personalized approach and expertise are what make them one of the most sought-after plastic surgeons in the Sacramento area.
Why Choose Us
- Our patients come first at The Natural Result / Center for Aesthetic Artistry, and we’ve developed many long-term relationships with men and women who continue to visit us for their cosmetic procedures.
- While every cosmetic surgery requires a skilled touch, experience is critical for ensuring the best possible facelift and neck lift results. Our plastic surgeons perform many facelift surgeries every year.
- The Natural Result / Center for Aesthetic Artistry has a reputation throughout the Sacramento area as a trusted practice that consistently delivers excellent results. Most of our office staff has been with us for several years, and we’ve been working with the same anesthesiologists since 2006.
- Our doctors are well-versed in both surgical and nonsurgical procedures to deliver a more comprehensive approach toward facial rejuvenation. We will work closely with you to develop a customized approach that addresses your individual needs and preferences.
Best Candidates for Facelift and Neck Lift Surgery
Men and women with more advanced signs of facial aging may benefit from facelift surgery. Although it cannot stop the aging process, a facelift tightens underlying muscles and eliminates excess facial fat and skin from the face and neck, offering a more youthful appearance. Men and women may also pursue a facelift following massive weight loss.
Those who are in overall good health, have good skin elasticity and have realistic expectations for their surgery and results are typically good candidates.
Request Your Consult
In a surgical consultation, your doctor will discuss your cosmetic goals with you to determine the procedures that will best meet those goals. You’ll also be given more detailed information about what to expect from your surgery, including pre- and post-op instructions.
A facelift addresses the lower and mid areas of the face, but does not address areas around the eyes and forehead. If you are concerned with signs of aging on the upper part of the face, you may want to consider combining your facelift with a brow lift or blepharoplasty. Your results may be further enhanced with the help of nonsurgical medical spa treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® or dermal fillers to address the upper facial creasing.
What to Expect
A facelift usually takes several hours to perform, though it can take somewhat longer if you’re having more than one procedure done. During your procedure, the underlying muscles and soft tissues of the face are tightened to help eliminate signs of aging and provide better support to the overlying skin. Fatty deposits are removed along with loose or excess skin.
Facelift and Neck Lift Recovery & Results
Following your facelift surgery, you will most likely experience some swelling, bruising and numbness in the face. These symptoms are to be expected and can be managed with pain medication and cold compresses. In the early phase of recovery, it’s important to keep the head elevated to help minimize swelling.
Although exact times may vary for each individual, the initial recovery from a facelift typically takes two to three weeks. Most patients are able to return to work after two weeks. Your final results should reveal a rejuvenated and natural-looking appearance. Many of our patients experience a more defined jawline, less sagging skin and jowling, a sleeker neckline, and less pronounced creasing in the skin.
Facelift surgery can achieve long-lasting results, although genetics, skin elasticity and lifestyle will play a significant role in how fast you age. However, many facelift patients have enjoyed their results for years.