In time, gravity, sun exposure, and the stresses of daily life take their toll on our faces: deep creases appear beside the mouth, the jaw line slackens, and folds and fat deposits appear on the neck. Facelifts counteract these problems by removing fat and tightening skin and muscles, giving your face a fresher, youthful look. After surgery, some patients appear 10-15 years younger.
This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis in one of our outpatient surgery centers. Dr. Kay lifts the skin, removes fat, tightens muscles, trims excess skin and then stitches the incisions closed. While a facelift is a fairly major procedure, we take great care of our patients and help them achieve the least amount of discomfort and pain.
A facelift can be combined with a browlift, eyelid surgery or nasal reshaping for more dramatic results, or it can be restricted to the neck (neck lift) if that is the primary concern for the patient. Incisions are made in very inconspicuous places, such as behind the hairline and in natural folds of the face and ears, and scars fade to near invisibility in time. Results of a facelift do not last forever but allow patients to continue to look younger than they would without surgery for quite some time after.