Cosmetic Face / Neck Lift

 

 
 

 

Skin of the face and neck lose elasticity as one ages. Underlying muscles also lose tone. This is magnified through sun exposure, weight gain or loss, gravity and stress. These factors may act together and accentuate the appearance of wrinkles, creating a tired look.
A facelift-necklift helps improve the most visible signs of aging through removal and redistributing excess fatty deposits, tightening underlying muscles and removing sagging skin. The standard facelift addresses the lower 1/3 of the face and the upper neck.

 

Variants include the mini and extended facelift-necklift procedures. Procedure choice depends on your needs and must be discussed with Dr. Pippin. Surgeons have recognized the three dimensional nature of the facial structures and often complemented this procedure with others to restore volume and address cosmetic issues throughout the facial-neck structures.

Often other facial procedures are performed at the same time including forehead lift, eyelid lift (blepharoplasty), chin and cheek implants, nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), liposculpture, chemical peel, laser resurfacing and lipotransfer.

 
 

 

Who is a Candidate?

  • Men and women with jowl formation (the lower cheeks and jaw line are saggy).
  • Men and women with a poorly defined jaw line.
  • Men and women with wrinkled saggy and fatty neck.
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    Intended Results

  • A sharper and better defined jaw line.
  • Improved neck and chin angle.
  • Less tired look with more youthful appearance.
  • This does not treat the lines around the mouth and will not improve skin surface defects and discoloration.
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    Procedure Description

  • Face Lifts are usually performed at an outpatient surgery center facility or in the hospital.
  • They may be performed under local anesthesia with or without oral sedation, conscious sedation, and general anesthesia.
  • Dr. Pippin usually makes incisions in front and behind the ear. This will be discussed in detail prior to surgery.
  • Sutures and/or staples are used for closure followed by placement of an elastic dressing around the face and neck.
  •   Facial Rejuvenation Surgery New Orleans  
    Facial Rejuvenation Surgery New Orleans

     

    Recuperation and Healing

    • Recovery may be at home with a responsible adult, in a recovery facility or overnight in the hospital.
    • A compression garment may be worn around the lower face and neck for approximately one week.
    • Bruising and swelling are normal and may take several weeks to resolve.
    • Stiffness in the neck and some soreness with swallowing and eating is common.
    • Sutures and staples are removed within two weeks.
    • Drains, if used are usually removed 1-3 days after the procedure.
    • Make-up can be applied over the skin immediately but not over the incisions for 2-3 weeks.

     

    Other Options

    • Chemical peels, laser resurfacing and microdermabrasion to improve the skin appearance and texture.
    • Botulinum toxin and fillers.
    • Lipotransfer and implant insertion to restore lost volume.
    • Eyelid and forehead rejuvenation.
    • Rhinoplasty.

     

    Note; The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation with Dr. Pippin. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.

         
     

    Facial Rejuvenation Surgery New Orleans
    Among the procedures that enhance the appearance of men and women is Facial Rejuvenation Surgery New Orleans Dr. Pippin offers in his practice. Over time, aging causes loss of facial skin tone. This loss may also be caused by other conditions such as illness, radical weight loss or gain, overexposure to the sun or tanning as well as years of stressful living.

     

    Facial Rejuvenation Surgery New Orleans patients should consider as a way to reduce many of these symptomatic effects. The appearance of sagging skin and fatty tissue around the face and neck can create fear of a simple glance in a mirror or store window reflection. Savvy New Orleans men and women take great pride in their appearance and facial rejuvenation surgery helps regain a more youthful appearance without major inconvenience to their normal daily lives. Face lifts are performed by Dr. Pippin on an outpatient basis. Recovery can take several weeks depending on the extensiveness of the facial rejuvenation surgery. Bruising, stiffness and swelling about the face and neck are normal in the recuperative and healing stages.

     

    This type of surgery can be performed with local anesthesia and sutures and/or staples are used for surgical closure, after which time an elastic dressing is placed around face and neck. Patients who choose facial rejuvenation are fully counseled by Dr. Pippin and procedures are completely explained in detail. When the facial rejuvenation surgery is completed to the healing stage, the patient enjoys an entirely new youthful appearance.