Facelift & Neck Lift

The process of aging typically causes the skin on the face and neck to loosen and wrinkle. Sun exposure, stress, and pollutants can combine to exacerbate the worn condition and aged appearance of your face. These effects can be magnified by losing fullness and youthful contours in certain areas of your face.  This can make you look older than you feel. Board Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Leonard Yu is skilled in surgical procedures specifically designed to counteract the effects of aging. Dr. Yu can help you achieve a more youthful appearance through facial cosmetic surgery.

Facelifts reverse the effects of gravity, exposure to the sun and daily stress by removing your excess skin, restoring lost volume and sculpting the soft tissues beneath. Dr. Yu offers surgery to rejuvenate the lower face and neck, the mid-face area, and a full facelift using the MACS technique (Minimal Access Cranial Suspension). Each procedure has advantages based on your particular situation and your desired results.

Procedure Details

Your Individual Goals

Dr. Yu will realistically discuss your goals with you as you consider facelift plastic surgery. Facelifts are often performed in combination with other facial surgeries, such as a forehead lift (brow lift) or blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) or necklift (platysmaplasty). Volume restoration may be achieved with the addition of facial implants or structural fat grafting. You and Dr. Yu will decide together which procedures will achieve your desired results.

It is our goal that you are well prepared for your procedure. Prior to surgery, we will ensure all the details are taken care of–consent forms signed, prescriptions filled, pre-op photos taken, payment received, and shopping for supplies complete.

On the day of your surgery, you will simply arrive and receive gentle, compassionate, competent care beginning the moment you walk through the door.

The Facelift Procedure

For your safety and comfort, your facelift will usually be performed under anesthesia. The length of your facial plastic surgery depends upon which procedures Dr. Yu is performing. During your private consultation, Dr. Yu will plan the details of your procedure. Considerations are type of procedure and where to place incisions to minimize their visibility.

Recovery from Facelift Plastic Surgery

Initially, Dr. Yu will probably ask you to keep your head elevated for several days to decrease swelling. Your face may be slightly swollen or bruised for a few weeks. You may also notice numbness for weeks or months following a facelift. The scars become less noticeable over time. Most patients are very happy with the results of their facelift within several weeks of surgery. However, the healing process will frequently take up a year after surgery. Post-operative photos are typically taken one year after surgery.

Before & After Photos

Facelift Plastic Surgery Results

Facelift plastic surgery can help you to look years younger and healthier. Wrinkles and sagging skin will no longer give your age away. Over time, the results of your facelift will keep you looking rested, refreshed and vibrant. You will look younger than if you had never undergone the surgery. Facelifts can safely be repeated, or followed by other cosmetic procedures, as you choose.