Face & Neck Lift

Author: Dr. Gordon Sasaki

Appearance of the face is affected by many factors such as age, disease, sun exposure, obesity or weight changes. Men of different ages seek facial rejuvenation desiring to give impression of elegance, vitality, or masculinity. Fortunately due to social media and medical shows patients are more educated than ever and come to our office with specific requests for facelift, neck lift or fillers and etc. Most often patients need a combination of procedures to obtain the best results.

Aging face is a result of three problems: Skin damage, skin sagging and fat deflation. In order to achieve the best results and a youthful aesthetically pleasing face all three factors must be addressed. Therefore, we discuss skin care regimen with all patients seeking facial rejuvenation. This is a very extensive topic that will be customized based on your skin color, tone, race, and lifestyle. If indicated patients will be advised to add laser, chemical peel or neurotoxins to their surgical package.

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Skin laxity and excess will be addressed with facelift through inconspicuous incisions that are made behind or within the hairline and in natural folds of the face and ears and will heal nicely. To avoid a face with stigmata of surgery it is important to avoid tension on the skin. The appropriate level of tightness will be achieved by tightening the deeper layers of SMAS and muscles. Skin will merely be redraped to avoid the “pulled look.”

Facelift alone however does not correct the loss of volume that occurs with aging in areas such as lips, cheeks, jaw line and temporal area. Majority of patients presenting for facial rejuvenation would benefit from fat transfer to different areas to replenish the volume loss and give more youthful masculine appearance.

“I am a busy guy. I don’t want a facelift. I just want to fix this saggy skin in my neck.”

In many cases facial rejuvenation will include both face and neck lift to avoid disharmony between already aging face that is not corrected and a youthful neck that exaggerates aging of other parts of the face. However in select group of men with skin redundancy mostly in the neck area, neck lift can be a powerful procedure to restore contour along the jawline and in the midline. As in facelift, it includes trimming skin and tightening the muscle underneath the skin. This can be done through a small incision under the chin.

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