This case highlights a 47-year-old woman seeking full facial rejuvenation for premature signs of aging.

Her primary areas of concern were her eyes, face, and neck.  She underwent minimally invasive full facial rejuvenation to address her lower eyelid bags, jowls, and a double chin.

The images above show the patient before and 10 days  after her procedures.  Notice the natural youthful appearance with no visible signs of surgery.

The Facelift Procedure: Frequently Asked Questions

As time, gravity, sun exposure, and the stresses of daily life take their toll on our faces, deep creases appear beside the mouth, the jawline slackens, and folds and fat deposits appear on the neck. Facelifts counteract these problems by removing fat and tightening skin and muscles, giving your face a fresher, youthful and more energetic look — after facelift surgery, some patients appear as much as ten or 15 years younger.

The facelift procedure can be combined with other cosmetic procedures (browlift, eyelid surgery, nose reshaping) for more dramatic results, or it can be restricted to the neck (necklift) if the patient’s problems center there.

Who’s a good Candidate?

  • Patients with deep lines that run from the corner of the nose to the mouth
  • Patients who lack a well defined jaw line or extra neck fat obscuring the contour
  • Patients who have deep wrinkles in the cheeks or sagging skin near cheekbones
  • Patients with loose skin, wrinkles, or excess fatty tissue in the neck
  • Patients who are in good health
  • Patients who are doing it for the right reasons (i.e. for themselves)
  • Patients with realistic expectations
  • Non-smokers

What is my down-time?

Bandages, stitches and clips are removed within a day to a week after surgery. Any numbness, bruising, or thinned hair around the incisions will fade in a few weeks. Most patients are back on their feet in a day or two, and many return to work within two weeks.