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Reasons to Consider a Facelift or Neck Lift
By Wake Forest Facial Plastic Surgery
July 25, 2018
Category: Procedures
Tags: Facelifts   Neck Lifts  

A facelift is a relatively common cosmetic procedure that can be life-changing and inspire you in a number of ways. It is one of the firstfacelift treatments that come to mind when a patient is contemplating facial plastic surgery. The team at Wake Forest Baptist Health Facial Plastic Surgery in Clemmons and Winston-Salem, NC, Dr. Jordan L. Wallin and Dr. Brian W. Downs can consult with you about facelifts and neck lifts, giving you new hope about how you can look despite the natural course of aging and stress.

Facelifts and Neck Lifts
The facial plastic surgeon makes incisions near the hairline and around the ears, removes excess skin, and tightens the skin before sealing it with sutures. It smooths out the skin, gets rid of unwanted fatty deposits, and helps remove wrinkles. A neck lift is a similar procedure except the incision is made under the chin. Again, excess skin and fat are suctioned out. You may qualify for an alternative procedure that requires a smaller opening and the use of an endoscope.

When to Consider These Procedures
If you are feeling (and seeing) the effects of aging and have tried other non-invasive procedures for restoring your skin, a facelift or neck lift may be the next step. Your skin must be in good condition with sufficient collagen and elasticity. You must also be cleared to go under anesthesia by your Winston-Salem and Clemmons facial plastic surgeon.

What to Expect
The first and possibly most important step in getting a facelift or neck lift is going to your doctor for a consultation. Because this procedure requires anesthesia, it is important to get a full picture of your medical history, including medications, previous procedures, and conditions. The procedure takes a few hours, and your first healing milestone will be at about three weeks. You’ll see the full benefits after about six months. Be sure to schedule a follow-up appointment with your surgeon to review your progress.

If you’ve been unsatisfied with your facial appearance, you can see an improvement with a facelift or neck lift. Contact Wake Forest Baptist Health Facial Plastic Surgery at (336) 716-4000 in Clemmons and Winston-Salem, NC, to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jordan Wallin or Dr. Brian Downs.

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