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A facelift and/or neck lift can restore a more youthful appearance for many years. At the Center for Dermatology Care in Thousand Oaks, facelift and neck lift procedures are frequently performed to revitalize the midface, lower face, and neck.
What Is a “Facelift”?
A “facelift” (rhytidectomy) is surgical procedure used to rejuvenate the face. A facelift and/or necklift (platysmaplasty) may lift and smooth out skin around the jowls, mouth and/or neck. Dr. Park is skilled in providing a long lasting and natural lift with less downtime and better results. At your consultation, Dr. Park will recommend a facelift, neck lift or both to address your concerns.
How long does a Facelift usually take to perform?
The time needed for this procedure is estimated on a case by case basis. Overall, the procedure is 2-4 hours.
How Do you Perform a Facelift?
Dr. Park uses a deep plane lift method to ensure better results affecting the area under the eye, around the nose, and above the mouth. An incision is made near the hairline just behind and in front of ear along the hairline. Dr. Park performs the procedure at our surgical center at The Center for Dermatology Care.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Facelift?
Facelift and necklift patients are typically 40-65 years of age and want to address “sagging” skin due to loss of elasticity. They may notice deep wrinkles or loose skin around the neck and jowls and/or lines around the mouth. Patients whose concerns are concentrated in the lower face may be candidates for a modified version of the facelift that is often referred to as a mini facelift, or lower facelift.
What Are Realistic Expectations for a Patient Having a Facelift?
A facelift, neck lift, or combination of the two can improve the appearance of sagging tissue around the lower face. The overall appearance of “smile lines,” saggy cheeks or jowls, and loose skin around the neck can be improved.
Facelifts do not correct much of the signs of aging in the upper face. An upper and lower eyelid surgery, brow lift, or laser skin resurfacing may be needed in conjunction with this procedure to address those concerns.
How Long Does it Take for a Patient to Recover from a Facelift?
Most patients experience swelling and bruising post facelift and neck lift procedure. Recovery times vary, and level of pain is case by case. Most patients report mild to moderate pain during the first 24 hours post-surgery. The patient can return home after the procedure and will be assisted by an overnight nurse.
Patients will be able to return to light activity within a week, but should abstain from strenuous exercise until Dr. Park has cleared them. Once the sutures are removed (typically one week) the patient can resume moderate activity.
How Much Does a Facelift Cost?
The price of your facelift and/or neck lift will depend on the techniques required to resolve your concerns, the total surgery time, and whether you combine your facelift and/or neck lift with additional procedures. All costs associated with your treatment will be reviewed with you prior to scheduling your surgery.
Schedule a Consultation
A consultation with one of our facial rejuvenation experts is the first step toward a more refreshed, lifted facial appearance. Contact our office or click here to request a consultation for a neck lift and/or facelift in Thousand Oaks.