Face and Neck Lift
A facelift can help to combat the following common signs of aging:
• Facial sagging
• Deepening of the fold lines between the nose and corner of the mouth
• Fat that has fallen or has disappeared
• Jowls in the cheeks and jawline
• Loose skin and excess neck fat that can appear as a double chin
Your consultation with Tarak H. Patel, M.D.
Dr. Patel will also review your medical history to ensure that you do not have any existing health conditions that may increase your risk of complications. He will also discuss the likely outcome of a facelift and the risks or potential complications. It is important that Cascade Plastic Surgery patients have realistic expectations. Based in Tacoma, WA, Dr. Patel is proud to serve patients who are in need of quality, personalized care. View Dr. Patel's patient before-and-after photo gallery here:
Understanding your facelift surgery
Traditional Facelift: A traditional facelift incision often begins in the hairline at the temples and continues down along the anterior border of the ear. The incision then continues around the ear and ends in the lower scalp. Fat and underlying tissues may be sculpted, redistributed and repositioned along the face, jowls and neck. The deeper layers of the face and the muscles are also lifted. Skin is re-draped over the uplifted contours and excess skin is trimmed away. A second incision under the chin may be necessary to further improve an aging neck. Sutures close the incisions.
Limited Incision: An alternative to a traditional facelift, this method uses shorter incisions at the temples and in the incisions that continue around the ear. This option is not ideal for everyone.
Neck Lift: Sagging jowls, loose neck skin and fat accumulation under the chin may be corrected with a neck lift. The neck lift incision often begins in front of the ear lobe and wraps around behind the ear ending into the lower scalp.