The face and neck lift is one of the most common facial plastic surgical procedures for reducing the visible signs of aging and restoring a more rested and youthful appearance. This procedure is often performed in conjunction with other procedures such as a brow lift, eyelid surgery and laser resurfacing to achieve optimum results. Dr. Tzikas almost always combines facelift surgery with his lipografting procedure, which results in permanent volume enhancement to the face using a patient’s own fat. This combination achieves the most natural outcome without having a windswept or pulled appearance. Excess fat in the neck may be contoured with liposuction at the same time. No hair is shaved for the procedure and the hairline is not altered. Today’s facelift is more effective, natural-looking and longer lasting than ever. Many patients can look as much as 10 to 15 years younger.
Monitored anesthesia with intravenous sedation and local anesthesia is administered by the anesthetist.
Facelift patients typically spend their first night in our facility monitored by a nurse. The sutures are removed at four to five days. Bruising is minimal and swelling will be reduced significantly within seven to 10 days. Make-up may be worn at five to seven days and the facelift patient can return to most normal routines within two to three weeks.