What Is a Facelift and Neck Lift?
Facelifts and neck lifts at Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery can help tighten and lift the skin to create a more attractive, youthful appearance for adults of all ages. A facelift can smooth and diminish lines and wrinkles near the eyes, cheeks, and lower face, while a neck lift addresses creases, excess skin, and fatty deposits in the jowls and neck. We also perform submentoplasty, which is an aesthetic procedure that enhances the profile of the upper neck and chin area. Our experienced Englewood, CO facial plastic surgeons deeply understand anatomy and the complex intricacies of facelift and neck lift procedures and utilize their refined skills to create a natural look that's smooth and appealing. Schedule a visit with our team to learn if one of these popular cosmetic surgery solutions might be right for you!
Am I A Candidate For A Facelift and/Or Neck lift?
Many individuals inquiring about a facelift procedure wish to address noticeable lines and wrinkles around the cheek, under eye, and jaw areas of the face. Facelift surgery can target many sections, depending on your unique needs. Patients should understand that age won't always define the appropriate time to receive a facelift. There are several individual reasons, in addition to many lift techniques, to consider. The lifting technique chosen will vary for patients who are 35 years old and those who are older. Skin elasticity is one of the most important components in the planning process. Further, facelift candidates should be in good overall health, refrain from smoking, and maintain reasonable result expectations.
Neck Lift Candidates
Men and women hoping to undergo neck lift treatment generally battle visibly loose skin in the neck region. This loose skin deformity is generally caused by several factors, including aging and significant weight loss. Regardless of the reason, loose neck skin creates an unflattering look, which generally can only be addressed with skin excision and a tightening technique. If you are at a healthy weight but feel challenged by loose skin and wrinkles on the neck, a neck lift surgery may be a suitable option.
Facelift and Neck Lift Reviews
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"I Could Not Have Asked for More - While researching doctors to give me my desired outcomes in the safest possible way, I came across Dr. Mario Imola’s website. There I was surprised to find before-and-after photos of my Ex-Husband! I was surprised that my Ex—who is ten years old than me but looked scarily younger than me—had a facelift by Dr. Imola about six years earlier. So I called the Ex, who gave me the skinny on his facelift recovery times, expectations, and of course, his very highest recommendation of Dr. Imola. Following this highly personal recommendation from the pickiest man I know (who looks great), I called for a consultation with Dr. Imola.Dr. Imola recommended and performed a full facelift and neck lift on me. The recovery was far easier than I anticipated. I took a prescribed pain reliever the night following surgery simply as a precaution. After the first day I switched to Tylenol PM only, to help me sleep and to alleviate some body discomfort from sleeping on my back with my head elevated. The level of caring and kindness from Dr. Imola and his staff throughout the process was outstanding. Lisa even called on a Sunday to check on me (I felt just fine). At all times I felt safe and like an informed member of the team. I can’t fully express how happy I am that I chose Dr. Imola and his caring, wonderful support team for my surgery and aftercare. Dr. Imola is both surgeon and artist, and his staff are as close as imaginable to the girlfriends you always wanted—only more medically informed.I’ve since gone back to Dr. Imola to have the holes in my pierced ears repaired. Damage from wearing heavy earrings throughout the 1980’s combined with having earrings yanked by fast-handed babies had long ago stretched and worn the holes in my ears into long slits. Dr. Imola performed the surgery in the office and once again, the discomfort was minimal to non-existent. In short, I offer my very highest recommendation of Dr. Mario Imola to anyone wanting or needing facial surgery."- M. / RealSelf / Jun 07, 2019
Types of Facelift Methods
The facelift method used by our Englewood, CO team depends on your aesthetic needs and the condition of your skin, degree of skin laxity, lifestyle, age, and other factors. Some individuals are of age and have skin laxity for a full facelift while others may only be ready for a mid- or lower-face (neck) lift. During a consultation, we can help you determine if one of the following facial plastic procedures might help you reach your goals:
- Facelift: A facelift, or rhytidectomy, can address drooping brows, sagging cheeks, and deep lines and creases in the forehead, around the eyes, or near the mouth.
- Neck lift: Also called a lower rhytidectomy, a neck lift removes excess skin and fat tissue that create the look of jowls while smoothing the neck and jawline for a more youthful appearance.
- Submentoplasty: This procedure treats a double chin, or submental fullness, by removing stubborn pockets of fat in the upper neck for a more defined jaw and neckline.
How Do Facelifts and Neck Lifts Work?
Submentoplasty, neck lifts, and facelifts for Denver, CO patients are usually outpatient procedures performed under local or general anesthesia or IV sedation. These cosmetic treatments work by tightening loose or sagging skin, removing excess fat tissue from beneath the chin or neck, and tightening the muscles in the face and/or neck. The procedure and recovery times will vary, depending on the extent of your facelift or neck lift surgery. However, most patients begin to see a lifted, softer, and more youthful appearance several weeks after their treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions About Facelifts
How much does a facelift cost?
The cost of your facelift will depend on the technique used. During your consultation, a unique treatment plan will be created based on your needs and goals. Once this is established, our team can go over the estimates of fees with you. To avoid unnatural-looking results, it's best to concentrate on finding a skilled surgeon instead of the cheapest price. Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery can help you find low-interest financing that will make your surgery affordable.
Which technique is best for me?
The best technique for you will vary based on your concerns, goals, degree of skin laxity, which areas are being addressed, and other factors. To produce your best results, we will explain the different surgical techniques during your consultation. We will then help you decide which technique is best.
Should I get a surgical or nonsurgical facelift?
While there are several great nonsurgical skin tightening procedures, these can usually only give you small improvements. For moderate to severe skin sagging, facelift surgery is the best choice to improve your appearance. In your consultation, our team of surgeons will discuss your options, including nonsurgical treatments, to help you select which is best for your needs and goals.
What about wrinkle fillers and relaxers over facelift surgery?
Wrinkle fillers and relaxers, like Juvéderm and BOTOX, have become very popular to improve fine lines and wrinkles. Sometimes known as a liquid facelift, nonsurgical wrinkle treatments are good for early signs of aging, but the results won't last more than 1 – 2 years. A facelift can produce more significant improvements than injectables with results that can last for a long time. Ask our team about nonsurgical wrinkle treatments during your consultation.
Natural-Looking Facelift Results
Facelift and neck lift procedures can help you attain a natural-looking, rejuvenated appearance and age-defying results. When performed by the board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons at our Englewood, CO practice, facelifts and neck lifts can help you look years younger and feel more confident. Book a consultation at Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery to hear more about these treatments, learn about facelift and neck lift costs, or explore other aesthetic treatment options.
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