Face & Neck Lift

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Face & Neck

The face is the most identifiable part of a person, and unfortunately is particularly susceptible to the aging process. This is evident in the development of jowls, folds and creases across the face, and banding along the neck that leads to a tired, sad, or worried look.

What are my options?

What are the types of face and neck lifts?

Full Facelift

A full facelift reverses age-related changes on the midface regions, cheeks, and jawline. The surgeon makes strategic incisions behind the ears and along the hairline to trim away excess skin, remove unwanted fat tissues, and tighten the underlying SMAS layer, which connects the muscles in the face. As such, a full facelift makes your skin look smoother, tighter, and younger, rolling back the clock by a decade or more.

Mini Facelift

A mini facelift is a modified version of the traditional facelift, suitable for patients with early signs of aging or those desiring a minimal recovery period. This procedure also lifts and trims away excess skin and fat tissues, focusing primarily on the mid-face and lower face regions while being less invasive. The surgeon makes small, s-shaped incisions behind the ear to pull back the skin. With this technique, the patient can be ready for social events within a week.

Endoscopic Facelift

An endoscopic facelift is an advanced surgical technique that allows surgeons to perform the facelift without major incisions and extended recovery periods. The surgeon makes three extremely small incisions along the hairline. One of the incisions serves as an entry point for an endoscope, a special device with lights that allows the surgeon to work under the patient’s skin without larger incisions. Using the endoscope, the surgeon can tighten the forehead and sculpt the muscles between the brows, reducing forehead lines and frown lines.

Neck Lift

A neck lift is a surgical procedure wherein the surgeon removes excess skin and unwanted fat pockets from the neck and tightens the underlying muscles. The surgeon makes small incisions behind the ears and under the chin to trim away excess skin and repair the underlying muscles. This restores the upper neck and jawline, taking years off your face. A neck lift is suitable for patients with excessive neck bands and droopy skin tissues under the chin, also known as a “turkey wattle.”

What is recovery like?

Surgery takes between 3 – 5 hours, and patients can go home afterwards with a dressing over their face. Typically, we do not use drains. Usually, patients have bruising and swelling around the eyes for 1 – 2 weeks, with swelling in the face for up to 1 month. Pain is minimal and controlled with oral medication. Most patients are ready for social events in 3-4 weeks, and “wedding-ready” by 3 months. Strenuous activities must be limited for 2 weeks, and patients may return to normal exercise and other activities after 14 days.

Will I be asleep for surgery?

We are typically able to perform these delicate surgeries under IV sedation, or twilight anesthesia. This avoids the risks of general anesthesia and being put to sleep completely, while still preventing you from feeling any pain.

What can I expect afterwards?

No matter the approach, our goal is for you to have an aesthetically pleasing and natural result, without any appearance of having had surgery. Incisions after surgery heal in hidden areas without scarring. Complications after surgery are rare, and patients are typically very satisfied and happy after the surgery. Most patients report increased confidence and self-esteem as they feel refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to tackle their day.

Why choose Dr. Ramesh?

Dr. Ramesh is a nationally-recognized oculoplastic surgeon board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He’s also an active member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ASOPRS), a society consisting of the country’s leading cosmetic surgeons of the eyelids and face. Dr. Ramesh discusses your unique goals and performs the least invasive surgical techniques possible. For more information, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Ramesh today.

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    The Center for Eye and Facial Plastic Surgery
    35 Clyde Road, #104
    Somerset, NJ 08873
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