Facelift And Neck Lift
Mokhtar Asaadi MD, FACS
Facelift And Neck Lift Surgery

Facelift & Neck Lift

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.

What Is Facelift / Neck Lift Surgery?

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.

Facelift / Neck Lift Surgery Overview:

Facelift Neck Lift
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

What Can I Expect Before My Facelift / Neck Lift Surgery?

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.

What Can I Expect After My Facelift / Neck Lift Surgery?

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.

Facelift Before And After
Before And After Facelift Surgery
Facelift And Neck Lift Results

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The Importance Of Choosing A Highly Experienced Facelift / Neck Lift Surgeon

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.

How Can I Get Started With 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.



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