Facelift & Neck Lift in Charleston, SC
The face eventually develops sagging skin and wrinkles. Hereditary factors and poor skincare routines also contribute to facial wrinkles. People who smoke or lead extremely stressful lives may have facial wrinkles even in their 30s and 40s. Fine lines can also appear on the neck, and fat can accumulate under the chin.
Many people try various anti-aging creams or treatments to counter the effects of aging. However, cosmetic surgery is the only solution that produces the most effective and reliable results. The facelift and neck lift are two procedures that provide relief from even severe wrinkles and drooping skin.
The facelift is a procedure that can tighten loose skin and contour the face. This surgery can remove light to severe wrinkles and lines around the mouth and the nose, including the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, parentheses lines, and perioral lines.
The procedure involves an incision in the hairline that extends behind the ears. Dr. Ulm then works on lifting and repositioning the tissues through this incision. The deeper muscles are lifted in order to provide an overall more youthful look. Finally, surgical sutures are used to close the incision.
Post-operative swelling and bruising after the facelift subside within weeks of the surgery. You can resume your normal routine within 10 to 15 days after your surgery. You will need to wait a little longer to resume heavy physical activities. Rest is important during recovery, and it will be important to avoid sun exposure for a time. Once the healing is complete and all swelling has ameliorated, the improved look of the face will be evident.
Mini Facelift Surgery
The mini facelift is a less-invasive variation on the standard traditional facelift. It is best for patients who are in need of subtler facial rejuvenation and do not have a large amount of sagging skin. It takes less time to perform than the standard facelift and allows for a shorter and more comfortable recovery period with less bruising and swelling.
During a mini facelift, only the lower face and neck are targeted. This means that it can specifically focus on slight jowls and other minor issues in the lower face and neck.
After anesthesia is administered, incisions are made above the ears. These stretch down in front of the ears to curve around the earlobes. The underlying tissues are tightened, and then sutures are used to close the incisions.
Neck Lift Surgery
Neck-lift surgery addresses signs of aging in the neck and the jawline. It can smooth out wrinkles, tighten sagging skin, remove excess fat, and eliminate a double chin and a turkey-wattle neck.
The incisions for neck lift surgery are generally behind the ears. An incision under the chin may also be necessary depending on individual requirements. Through these incisions, Dr. Ulm will remove excess skin and fat as necessary and will tighten sagging muscle tissue with internal sutures. Once the neck is sculpted, the incisions are closed with sutures.
The recovery time after a neck lift is usually around fifteen days. After this time, you may be able to resume all your normal activities, including work and exercise. Once the swelling subsides, you will be able to see your smoother and more youthful neck profile.
Combining a Facelift and Neck Lift
Sagging skin and wrinkles on the neck can take away from the results of the facelift. Most people opt for a combination facelift and neck lift to achieve more comprehensive facial rejuvenation. Dr. Ulm can recommend the best course of surgical action depending on your requirements.
The price of a rhytidectomy procedure involves many considerations. Cost is determined by factors like the amount of time required to perform the surgery, the type of anesthesia used, and the techniques employed.
The results from the facelift and the neck lift are quite long lasting. If you maintain a good skincare routine, you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of your procedure for years to come.
For a consultation regarding these procedures, contact the office of Dr. Jason Ulm today. During your consultation, Dr. Ulm will go into detail about the facelift and neck lift, the recovery process, and more.