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A facelift is a rejuvenating procedure that can combat the signs of aging in the face. A facelift can significantly improve the appearance of deep wrinkles, loose skin, and other signs of aging and allow older patients to turn back the hands of time to better reflect a youthful spirit.

Candidates for a Facelift

There are no age limitations for undergoing a facelift procedure. Although most patients are between 40 and 70 years old, any patient with good overall health may undergo the facelift procedure.  You may also be a good candidate if:

  • You are healthy individual and do not have any medical conditionals that may impair healing
  • Have realistic expectations and positive outlook
  • A non-smoker. Patients are asked to stop smoking approximately 2-3 weeks prior and after surgery.

 

Before and After

*Individual Results May Vary

Procedure Right for Me

During the initial consultation at our practice, Dr. Sozer or Dr. Phillips will examine your face and neck, pointing out multiple techniques that can be used during the facelift. The public is often confused by the multiple names a facelift procedure can be given. Mini facelift, lower facelift, and mid-facelift are some of the terms to name a few. Facelift procedures can be categorized according to the extent of surgery and location of facial corrections. Therefore, it’s important to consider the specific areas they want to target for improvement, the desired length of recovery, and your post-surgical expectations.

Facelift Recovery

Recovery time following a facelift surgery varies greatly among individuals. Depending on your general physical condition and the extent of your surgery, you may be able to return to non-strenuous activities from one to three weeks after surgery. Bruising from a facelift typically disappears in one to two weeks, but swelling may last longer. A significant portion of the swelling will subside in the first month, but complete resolution requires six months or longer. After a facelift, patients may experience some change in the sensation in the skin or in the face, which can last for up to a year.

Risks and Complications

All surgery has risks and potential complications. Although the risks are not common, it is important that you understand the potential complications and know that no surgeon can offer risk-free surgery or guarantee of perfect result. Dr. Sozer will discuss any possible risks in detail during your consultation and will be sure to answer any questions or concerns that may arise.

Surgical Center

In general facelift procedures are considered outpatient surgery and are performed under general anesthesia; however, if an overnight stay is required, we can also offer that service at our surgical center.  Our surgical center, El Paso Cosmetic Surgical Center, is in our West El Paso state-of-the-art facility which offers a comfortable and private setting.  El Paso Cosmetic Surgical Center has been certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. This is a voluntary program of certification, meaning that at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery we choose to have our plastic surgery center inspected to ensure excellence and quality care to our plastic surgery patients. Only those facilities that meet the most stringent requirements for patient care, cleanliness, and equipment are accredited by the AAAASF.

The procedure is sometimes called a cervicoplasty or neck lift platysmaplasty.  There are multiple procedures to enhance the appearance of the neck. Depending on the patient expectations and problems within their neck the procedure can be performed with little downtime. Problems in the area of the neck include increased fat deposits, skin laxity, and muscle laxity.

Before and After

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Candidates for a Neck Lift?

This procedure can be performed at any age if surgical indication is present; therefore, a proper evaluation is best to see if surgery or non-surgical procedures are appropriate.  You may also be a good candidate if:

  • You have excess fat of the neck
  • Have loose neck skin and/or loose neck muscle
  • Want a more defined neck angle
  • You are healthy individual and do not have any medical conditionals that may impair healing
  • Have realistic expectations and positive outlook
  • A non-smoker. Patients are asked to stop smoking approximately 2-3 weeks prior and after surgery.
Procedure Right for Me

During the initial consultation at our practice, Dr. Sozer or Dr. Paul Phillips will examine your neck, pointing out multiple techniques that can be used during the neck lift procedure. It’s important to consider the specific areas you want to target for improvement, the desired length of recovery, and your post-surgical expectations.

Neck Lift:

When performing a neck lift procedure, the neck muscles are tightened either through the chin incision and/or the decision behind the ears.

Neck Lift Recovery

Recovery time following a neck lift surgery varies greatly among individuals. Depending on your general physical condition and the extent of your surgery, you may be able to return to non-strenuous activities from two to three weeks after surgery. Bruising from a neck lift typically disappears in one to two weeks, but swelling may last longer. A significant portion of the swelling will subside in the first month, but complete resolution requires six months.

Risks and Complications

All surgery has risks and potential complications. Although the risks are not common, it is important that you understand the potential complications and know that no surgeon can offer risk-free surgery or guarantee of perfect result. Dr. Sozer or Dr. Paul Phillips will discuss any possible risks in detail during your consultation and will be sure to answer any questions or concerns that may arise.

Get Sozerized™

The next step is to schedule your consultation.  During your consultation, Dr. Sozer will evaluate you and discuss all your questions, concerns and desires before undergoing surgery so you can have realistic expectations.  You may call our office at (915) 800-0621 to schedule your consultation or may fill out our “Schedule Your Consultation” tab and someone will contact you to make that appointment.  Experience the Science of Beauty.