FACE, NECK, BROW AND EYE LIFT
A face lift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical treatment used to reverse some of the signs of aging on the face. A face lift addresses the sagging skin and facial creases that form around the nose and the chin. If you have deep creases running from the nose to the mouth, any lines from the corner of the mouth to the chin, or have noticed a loss of elasticity in the lower face that creates jowls, you may want to consider a face lift. The procedure offers dramatic results to the midface region that can last 10 years or more. The goal of a face lift is to achieve a natural, youthful appearance that doesn’t look cosmetically altered.
A neck lift, or lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the jawline and neck. This procedure treats excess fat that may have accumulated around the neck or jawline and relaxes the skin in the lower face that creates jowls. A neck lift is good for people with excess wrinkling of the neck skin, a “turkey wattle” or double chin and jowl lines.
An eye lift, or blepharosplasty, can successfully correct eyelid problems, such as wrinkling, excessive tissue, sagging lids, puffy under-eye pouches and upper-eyelid creases. Besides making you look older, severely sagging skin around your eyes can also impair your vision. Cosmetic eyelid surgery dramatically improves the appearance of tired, droopy eyes. An eye lift accomplishes this by removing excess skin and pockets of fat from the upper and lower eyelids.
A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, reduces the wrinkle lines that develop horizontally across the forehead with a single surgical procedure. This procedure also reduces or removes the wrinkles that occur on the bridge of the nose and between the eyes.
After each of these procedures, you will be given specific instructions for your recovery. You can expect some residual swelling and bruising. The areas may be taped and loosely wrapped to secure the surgical sites. You may need small drainage tubes to remove any excess blood or residual fluid that may collect under the skin, but this is usually minor. You will also be given some medications to help with any post-surgical discomfort from the procedure. Patients are instructed to keep their head elevated and rest while they heal from the procedure.