When is it time to consider a Facelift and Neck-Lift?
If you have been experiencing noticeable changes to your neck and face such as fullness under your chin, banding on your neck, droopy cheeks, loose skin and jowls, you might be a good candidate for cosmetic surgery. A Surgical Facelift and Neck-lift will tighten the loose skin on the face and the neck area taking years off of your appearance.
What to Expect
After an in-depth consultation to discuss your concerns and evaluate your needs, Dr. Doohi Lee will layout a surgical plan that can best help you to achieve your personal goals. Depending on the extent of the procedures involved with your surgery, the Facelift and/or Neck-lift will be performed under a local sedation or general anesthetic.
This procedure consists lifting and re-suspending the loose skin on the mid-face to create a smooth, youthful, V-shaped, jawline. This is done with small incisions that are made around the ears that are easily hidden. If there is considerable volume loss in the cheek area, the procedure may include a fat transfer to improve roundness.
This procedure consists of lifting the skin on the entire face including the forehead area. Several incisions in the hairline will be made to allow the doctor to reposition and tighten the overall face. This procedure may include fat transfer to add volume to areas that are hollow and need fullness.
This procedure generally starts with liposuction to remove any excess fat that may be causing a double chin or an overly full chin area. Through a small incision under the chin, the doctor will remove the fat, tighten loose neck muscles and lift the droopy skin.
The morning following the surgery you will come back to Advanced Surgical Arts and your bandages will be removed. You can expect to have a few weeks of minor pain, bruising and swelling. You will be asked to limit your activity and sleep with your head elevated to allow for your body to properly heal. Smoking and exercise are prohibited during this time and can have an adverse effect on your recovery. It will take approximately 2 weeks before you can start to engage in normal activities and 4 weeks for the swelling and bruising to dissipate.
Dr. Doohi Lee takes extra care to insure all of his patients achieve a natural look with his procedures. He strives to enhance a patient’s individual beauty rather than doing anything that distorts or over-emphasizes the facial features. Depending your overall health and lifestyle, you can expect the results of your surgical facelift and neck-lift to last 10-15 years or more.
Doohi Lee, MD – Experienced Cosmetic Surgeon
When you are considering a cosmetic surgery procedure, it is important that you choose a surgeon with proper experience and education. Dr. Lee has performed numerous cosmetic surgeries over the years and has the following certifications;
Board Certifications & Fellowships
- American Board of Aesthetic Medicine
- American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine
- American Board of Regenerative Medicine
- American Board of Laser Medicine and Surgery
- Cosmetic Surgery
- Regenerative and Functional Medicine