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As we go about our daily lives, our skin is constantly exposed to factors that can alter its appearance over the course of time. Due to exposure to harmful pollutants, sun damage, and the natural progression of age, you will eventually begin to develop sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. These changes appear most prominently in the facial region and will cause you to look much older than you feel. Luckily, you can fight back these changes with a facelift and neck lift.
What Is a Facelift and Neck Lift?
A facelift and neck lift are among the most popular cosmetic procedures and are commonly performed together to smooth and firm the facial skin to provide a refreshed, youthful look. These procedures are invasive techniques and require the use of incisions to make the appropriate corrections to the face.
Are You a Candidate for a Facelift and Neck Lift?
A facelift and neck lift is ideal for those who suffer from a loss of skin elasticity and muscle tone in the face and neck. These issues can cause the formation of jowls, deep folds, and loose, saggy skin. If these problems have caused you to feel unhappy about your appearance, a facelift and neck lift can help.
Patients looking to undergo the procedure should be in good physical health and have realistic expectations. Daniela Atencio, MD, will perform an initial examination of your facial contours and ask you about your medical history to help determine if a facelift and neck lift are the right procedures for you.
Preparing for a Facelift and Neck Lift
If you are a candidate for the procedure, Daniela Atencio, MD, will provide you with pre-surgical instructions that you will need to adhere to in order to experience the best results. These instructions will require you to stop smoking, drinking alcohol, and taking certain medications in the time leading up to the procedure.
The Facelift and Neck Lift Procedure
The procedure will begin with the administration of anesthesia to help you feel comfortable during the surgical process. After it has taken effect, Daniela Atencio, MD, will make incisions within the hairline above the ear that extends down to the lobe. Through these incisions, she will remove the excess skin and tighten the remaining tissues to give your face and neck a more defined appearance.
What to Expect After a Facelift and Neck Lift
As with other cosmetic surgeries, there is a certain degree of risk associated with these surgical techniques. After the surgery, you can expect to experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. We can prescribe medication to help you feel more comfortable as you heal. During your recovery period, you should take some time off work to rest and relax as you heal. This includes refraining from strenuous physical activities as well.
Facelift and Neck Lift Cost
The overall cost of a facelift and neck lift is affected by anesthesia fees, hospital fees, post-surgery garments, and medications. Price is also impacted by medical tests, surgeon’s fees, and the exact techniques employed.
Contact Our Office
A facelift and neck lift are excellent cosmetic solutions for those who desire significant facial rejuvenation and an enhanced look they can carry with confidence. If you’re interested in learning more about the procedure, contact our office to schedule an informative consultation today.
Your Facelift & Neck Lift will be performed in Dr. Daniela Atencio’s surgery center located in Austin, TX