As you age, years of UV-ray exposure, stress, and pollutants cause bothersome wrinkles to etch themselves into your skin. Your skin can make you look older than you feel. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. DeLozier makes it his priority to counteract the harsh aging process by giving you a more youthful appearance through facial cosmetic surgery.
Facelifts and necklifts reverse the effects of gravity, exposure to the sun and daily stress by removing your excess skin and sculpting the soft tissues beneath. If you have extra skin hanging from your neck, a facelift (rhytidectomy) or necklift (lower rhytidectomy) procedure at DeLozier Cosmetic Surgery Center may be the answer you’ve been seeking. A facelift includes tightening of both the neck and face. A necklift includes tightening of the neck as well as the lower face. Dr. DeLozier combines his neck and face procedures with fat injections in areas of volume loss to reverse the aging process.
Your Individual Goals
Your goals will be discussed realistically with Dr. DeLozier. Facelifts or necklifts are often performed in conjunction with other facial surgeries including upper and/or lower eyelid lifts (blepharoplasty) and brow lifts. Together, you and Dr. DeLozier will decide which procedures he will perform in order to achieve your desired results.
About the Surgery
For your safety and comfort, your facelift or necklift will be performed under general anesthesia. The length of facial plastic surgery depends upon which procedures Dr. DeLozier is performing. Most facial surgeries are usually completed within two and one half hours. Dr. DeLozier will determine the unique details of your procedure, such as where to place incisions to minimize their visibility. He will tighten your underlying muscle and tissues as well as remove any excess skin in the face and neck regions.
Initially, Dr. DeLozier will ask you to keep your head elevated for a couple of days to prevent blood from collecting. A compressive headwrap and drainage tubes are placed for your safety and to minimize swelling and bruising. You will return to the office the following morning to have the headwrap and drains removed.
Your face may be swollen and/or bruised for the first two weeks of your recovery. You may also feel some numbness or decreased sensation in the face for the first several weeks following a facelift or necklift.
Wrinkles or sagging skin on your face will no longer give your age away. After your face has been rejuvenated, you can feel and look youthful again. You won’t have to worry about trying to conceal wrinkles or other such imperfections with heavy, harsh make-up and facial products. Over time, the results of your facial surgery will keep you looking younger than if you’d never undergone the surgery. Now you can let your inner youth and beauty shine through your face and your confident smile. At your six week follow-up appointment with Dr. DeLozier, you will also meet with our Licensed Clinical Aesthetician to discuss the maintainence of your result through a customized skincare regimen.