Facelift and neck lift surgery can help improve the signs of facial aging for a more youthful-looking expression. As we age, the effects of gravity, stress, and sun exposure can all lead to facial laxity. As a result, deep creases between the nose and mouth may form, as well as folds and fat deposits around the neck. A facelift / neck lift (often referred to as a rhytidectomy) can address the most visible signs of aging by redraping or removing excess skin and tightening underlying muscles. Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi can combine facelift surgery with a neck lift, as well as a variety of other facial rejuvenation procedures, including rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, or brow lift surgery, for substantial improvements to your facial profile. In some cases, neck lift surgery may be performed alone to take years off your appearance.
When performing facelift / neck lift surgery, each plastic surgeon has a specific approach to addressing facial laxity. When performing a facelift, incisions are carefully placed above your hairline, continuing to the front of the ear and then extending behind the earlobe. For a neck lift, a tiny incision is made below the chin; these techniques ensure that your incisions remain virtually unnoticeable. During your facelift / neck lift procedure, excess skin is separated from the surrounding fat and muscle. This skin is repositioned to correct drooping or sagging, and excess fat can be removed to improve contours. Your plastic surgeon can also tighten underlying muscles and soft tissue for a firmer-looking facial profile. By addressing the underlying soft tissue and facial structure, your plastic surgeon can achieve a more natural-looking result. For patients suffering from neck banding, the platysma bands will be corrected for a smoother-looking neck. A facelift and neck lift can take several hours to complete, depending on the specifics of your procedure.
|Redrapes & excises sagging skin for a firmer-looking facial profile||Removes & repositions excess skin around the neck|
|Can reduce the prominence of fine lines, facial wrinkles, & jowls||Can achieve a more youthful-looking jawline|
|Incisions are usually placed at the hair line, behind the ear, and downward to the lower scalp||Incisions are usually placed below the chin|
During your initial facelift / neck lift consultation, Dr. Asaadi will evaluate your facial profile and discuss your surgery goals to determine the best treatment plan. Your medical history will be carefully evaluated when determining if facelift / neck lift surgery is right for you. Ideal candidates for this procedure are those looking to improve sagging around the face and neck.
Patients who undergo facial rejuvenation at Assadi Plastic Surgery are given specific guidelines and instructions on how to prepare for their upcoming procedures. Certain foods, beverages, supplements, or medications may need to be avoided to ensure optimal results post-procedure. Additionally, patients undergoing surgery with Dr. Asaadi are encouraged to plan ahead for the first few days after undergoing a facelift / necklift. You should arrange for a friend or relative to help escort you to and from your surgery and plan for a few days to recover after your procedure.
Patients may experience slight discomfort or numbness around the treatment area(s), as well as some bruising or swelling, following their facelift / neck lift. Dr. Asaadi can prescribe appropriate pain medication to aid in your recovery. You may be encouraged to keep your head elevated for the first few days post-procedure in order to reduce swelling. A tiny drainage tube may be placed behind the ear in order to facilitate healing; this can be removed after 1-2 days of your surgery. Additionally, bandages may be applied to minimize any swelling or bruising. These will be removed after 1-5 days. Stitches are usually removed within a week of treatment, but may be left for longer, depending on the specifics of your procedure.
Certain activities should be avoided in the initial weeks following facelift / neck lift surgery. Strenuous exercise or housework should not be performed for at least two weeks, and patients are encouraged to be extremely gentle around the treatment areas. Slight bruising may persist for up to 3 weeks, in some cases. Patients usually begin to see a reduction in swelling and tenderness after the third week. Many patients return to work and most daily activities within 2-3 weeks of their facelift / neck lift. Dr. Asaadi will discuss aftercare expectations in more detail with you during your consultation at our plastic surgery office.
Facelift and neck lift surgery can achieve long-lasting improvements to your facial profile. Patients can expect a reduction in facial laxity, wrinkles, and fine lines. This surgery is not designed to halt the natural aging process; however, results from a facelift / neck lift can last years. Dr. Asaadi carefully hides incisions in the hairline, behind the ears, and below the chin to ensure that any post-procedure scars are virtually unnoticeable after surgery.
It is important that you choose a skilled facelift / neck lift surgeon who understands your individual anatomy, as every patient’s facial structure is different. When the right plastic surgeon performs facial rejuvenation, there is usually no need for a revision. Dr. Asaadi stresses the importance of choosing a qualified, experienced, and board-certified plastic surgeon when considering facelift / neck lift surgery.
Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi and our staff will be happy to discuss facelift / neck lift surgery with you. Please contact our New Jersey office at 973.731.7000 or our New York office at 212.938.0158 to schedule a private consultation. You may also request an appointment online to meet with our facelift / neck lift surgeon.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
I have always had bags under my eyes, but as I became older, they seemed to get worse. Every time I looked in the mirror, all I saw were those bags. At least once a day at work, someone would ask me if I was tired. So, when my daughter announced her engagement, I thought it was time to do something. I made an appointment with Dr. Asaadi to see what my options were. My surgery was scheduled for August of 2012.
I was scared and apprehensive, but it was the right decision. I feel like a new person. No one asks me anymore if I am tired and I don’t shy away from having my picture taken. Dr. Asaadi and his staff have been terrific, so caring and professional. I only took one week off from work, and the bruising was minimal.
I probably would still have the bags if my daughter didn’t get married.
But, I am so thankful I had the surgery. And I was the proud mother of the bride. - M.W.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
I have known Dr. Asaadi for fifteen years. I first met him in my fifties. I look tired and worn out and looking for a more youthful appearance. In meeting Dr. Asaadi he presented a picture of a very sincere and up standing person.
He took the time to go over my goals and together we outlined what was needed. I had rhinoplasty and eye corrective surgery. Down time was minimal and the results perfect.
Several years later I had a face lift and again was completely satisfied.
Presently I am 69 years old looking way better than when I first met with him. Let me add that since my surgery Dr. Asaadi has maintained my youthful appearance by using injectable fillers. He is a true genius and a very honest person whom I highly recommend.
Also his staff is the best - A.E.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
Just a short note to tell you how happy I am and to thank you for your wonderful work. As soon as I walked out the door from our first consultation, I had this “feeling” and I knew you were the one I could put 100% trust in. Thank you for your attention to detail, the care you’ve shown me, and your warm personality. I count myself luck to know you.
Thanks and all the best to you!
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
“I am so very grateful for the tummy tuck that Dr. Asaadi performed on me. Dr. Asaadi has proven to me to be a meticulous artist of the body. I felt that the office and staff compares to no other. It has been 5 years since my surgery, I am 42 years old and I am feeling and looking just as good if not better since surgery. I am more confident putting on my clothing, especially bathing suits. Dr. Asaadi gave me my belly back from 20 years ago (pre-babies)."
I not only feel better in the way in which my body looks, but most important it changed the way I view myself inside and out.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
My name is Paula and about a month ago you gave me some botox injections. I had recently finished nine months of very tough treatment for a stage III breast cancer and I was neither feeling nor looking my best. My hair had just begun to grow but I still was showing way too much forehead for my comfort zone so I thought perhaps a little botox would give me a "lift".
Well, I cannot say enough about my results. I feel fantastic about the way my skin looks. In fact, the other evening I bumped into some friends at a restaurant. The first thing they said to me was "your skin looks fabulous! Even better than before your diagnosis." Now that's amazing. Since seeing you, I have received numerous compliments about how alive I look. Well, I do have a great attitude but I have to say that your skillful work has really made me feel confident.
Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication. I wish all women who have been through treatment could feel as good as I feel. Thank you Dr. Asaadi.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
“After 10 years of hearing comments about how tired I appeared, I decided that the time had come for me to take action which required more than just getting extra sleep!!!
I did my research and decided that Dr. Asaadi was the best choice upon seeing the results of past patients and the unique technique that he uses.
Now, close to two years later, I couldn't be happier! Not only do I look 10 years younger, but I now feel refreshed and vibrant. No more comments about how tired I appear.
This surgery not only restored my youth, but it greatly improved my confidence level. As a salesperson and a single girl, this is incredibly Important!!! Whereas prior to the surgery, I couldn't even think about walking out the door without makeup, now I am completely comfortable with it. No more trying to conceal or detract attention from the severe bags under my eyes!!! Friends and relatives, and even sometimes I, cannot believe the difference this surgery has made! One of the best parts is that it looks incredibly natural. No one would ever know I had anything done unless I had told them. A yearlong spa getaway would not have produced such results!"
It was hands down the best money I ever spent!!!!! I feel like I'm a walking billboard for Blepharoplasty.
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
“Once I decided to undergo a tummy tuck procedure, I knew my appearance would change for the better. What I did not anticipate is what a profound effect the results would have on my overall way of life. Along with giving me the body I wanted, the transformation gave me a great sense of confidence, reassurance, and security with myself. I now walk upright and confident, as opposed to slouched and submissive. I enjoy shopping for clothes and wearing two piece bathing suits on the beach.
If anyone is contemplating having this procedure done, I strongly encourage them to do so."
Thanks to Dr. Asaadi I have the perfect body and a better life. - CT
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
Thank you - the phrase is simple and the words are few, but behind them lies a world of appreciation. Special people like you make the world a brighter place.
Thank you for helping me get better. Also to improve day by day my special future. I pray God bless your hands to help the life of others.
On May 12, 2010 Dr. Asaadi performed a bilateral reduction mammoplasty, CORE AbdominoplastySM, repair of diastasis recti, VASER® LipoSelection of the back, flanks, upper inner thighs, pubic area, lateral chest walls, and a small area of the upper arms. I was very sore for the first week, but after that I could see improvement every couple of days. The more I walked the better and stronger I felt.
In exactly six weeks after the surgery I went with my daughter, son-in-law, and their 13 month old son to a destination wedding feeling great. My daughter was nervous that I wouldn’t be able to take care of the baby like I needed to ( her and her husband were in the wedding), but I had so much more energy and strength than I did in years. I felt so wonderful in my new clothes, and I can’t begin to express how many compliments I received.....especially in my “Tankini”!!!
I now look forward to getting up in the morning and picking out a nice fitting outfit for the day, and not some loose fitting shirt and baggy pants. Thank you, Dr. Asaadi....you gave me my self-confidence back!!!!”
Thank you, Dr. Asaadi....you gave me my self-confidence back!!!!”
Dear Dr. Asaadi,
Thank you for all your professionalism and time spent going over the procedure. I am pleased thus far; I can only imagine my gratitude in the months ahead, as I see my nose transforming. I put my face in the hands of a true sculptor and have nothing but praise and recommendation. Your staff are a wonderful representation of your reputation on being a true caring practice. Many Thanks.