Patients often expect that having a face lift will rejuvenate everything from sagging eyelids to loose skin over the neck, but this is actually not the case. A standard face lift addresses only the mid-face: the area from your cheekbone to your jawline. The main area of improvement is along the jawline where lax skin shows up as unflattering jowling. Face lifts may also soften, but will not completely eradicate, lines around the mouth. Lax skin over the neck or under the chin is treated by a neck lift. This is commonly done at the time of a face lift, but is actually a separate surgical procedure.
The scar from a face lift is frequently an area of concern for patients. Even though the incision is theoretically in plain sight, placing it at the boundaries of anatomic landmarks, such as directly in front of the ear or along the hairline, allow the surgeon to camouflage the incision so that the scar is nearly invisible.
Before and After Photos***
“Over time I saw signs of aging creeping in on me. I have tried fillers in the past but I knew I wanted something more permanent. I was hesitant about having a facelift and coming out looking like Joan Rivers; I didn’t want to look entirely different, and I was reluctant about how painful it would be. All of my questions were answered after my first consultation, and as I thought of more questions, Dr. Greer answered those questions as well. She really did an excellent job of letting me know what to expect at all phases of recovery. I had a face lift, neck lift, and fat grafting to the face. Now the lines I had are gone! My skin feels tight again, and my face and neck look 100% better. And the pain was minimal. People have commented if I did something different to my hair, or asked if I changed my makeup or beauty products. Some just have said I look refreshed. I highly recommend it; every woman needs to feel good about herself. Women/moms put themselves last, especially when kids are younger; at some point we deserve to be number one.”
***All patient results may vary, these procedures are for cosmetic purposes only and results are not guaranteed, nor are permanent. All patients are different and in no way will any procedures be alike, nor the recovery period.