Face lift surgery restores a youthful look to the face by lifting sagging skin and underlying muscle. At Mesna Plastic Surgery, Dr. Gregory T. Mesna works closely with patients to discuss the areas of their faces that they find problematic. Face lift surgery has beautiful results, tightening the skin around the jaw and neck. Face lift surgery is often done in conjunction with other facial procedures such as blepharoplasty and rhinoplasty.View transcript
A facelift or a neck lift is a procedure that we perform to lift and tighten the skin along the jaw line and under the neck area. This procedure can oftentimes take care of loose excess skin that normally makes patients look and feel older about themselves. Patients who have loose and sagging skin the cheeks, jaws, and neck area are typically our best candidates for these procedures. The factors that we consider in selecting patients for facelifts or neck lifts include their overall health, the condition of the skin, and what we can hope to achieve by performing these procedures. The patients will go through a normal preoperative examination and evaluation. The procedure itself usually incorporates incisions around the ears so that we can lift and tighten the skin along the jaw and neck areas, and then hide the incisions around the ears when we're done. Other procedures that are oftentimes formed along with the facelift include eyelid lifts, forehead lifts, rhinoplasty, or even procedures elsewhere on the body. Most of the time, patients can expect to have an uncomplicated recovery, and they will see some nice, immediate effects, which continually get better for several months after the surgery. There are risks associated with all the procedures that we do. Some of the side effects are swelling and bruising, and occasionally, those can take 2 or 3 weeks for them to resolve to the point where patients feel comfortable going back out again in public. Oftentimes after surgery, patients will keep their head elevated and use ice packs to minimize some of the swelling and bruising so they can look better sooner after the surgery. There is more information for this and other procedures throughout our website. We offer free consultations. We encourage anybody with additional questions to contact our office to schedule an appointment.