The face and neck lift is a very powerful treatment designed to rejuvenate the appearance of the face by treating aging signs. A lot of patients choose this comprehensive facelift method to refresh and improve their aged / tired-looking face.
Face and neck lift candidates are individuals with sagging lax skin in the jowls and neck. If your weight is stable, if you are healthy and wish to treat specific aging signs, you can benefit from this procedure.
Facial skin laxity is causing the accumulation of skin excess in the neck, chin or cheeks. Skin excess has to be removed to tighten the skin and smooth out wrinkles, creases and lines.
The procedure is 1 to 2 hours long, complex cases can take longer. An hospitalization of 48 hours is usually required for a face and neck lift.
The facelift scars are located behind and under the ears as well as along the hair line. Muscles and their fibrous attachments are tightened during surgery for a more natural and durable result. In the case of the forehead lift designed to elevate the eyebrows and smooth out the wrinkles of the forehead, the incision is made behind the hairline.
Is the result durable ?
Results vary from a patient to another depending on skin quality, sun exposure, smoking, etc., but most patients can expect their result to last around 10 years before natural aging starts to mark the face again.
I’m overweight, do I have to loose weight before the procedure ?
It is advised to be close to a normal weight before undergoing the surgery. If the patient is significantly overweight, it is preferable for him to wait. Dr Balti has treated numerous bariatric surgery patients who have lost a lot of weight, and skin excess after weight loss are almost always the issue, which is why overweight patient should lose weight before their facelift.