Facial aging and years of sun damage can result in drooping of the facial skin and loss of volume in the face. These changes cause sagging of the lower face, the appearance of jowls and worsening of the “turkey neck” deformity. A facelift or necklift procedure lifts, repositions and tightens the facial skin, accentuates the jawline and tightens the neck eliminating the bottom-heavy appearance of advanced facial age.
A facelift involves repositioning the skin of the lower face and neck into a more youthful position. Surgery requires under three hours but can be longer when combined with other procedures. Facelifts are typically performed at an ambulatory surgery center. Incisions are hidden in the “sideburn” area, within the ear canal and along the back of the ear. There are several methods to tighten the fascia and muscle of the lower face and neck depending upon the type and severity of facial aging. Delicate sutures are used to meticulously close the incisions to minimize the creation of scar tissue. A dressing is placed at the time of surgery to minimize swelling and support your face and neck in the early healing period. Dr. Weber does not place drains following facelift surgery allowing you to return to work and social activities at an earlier time.