Who is a candidate? If you have experienced a loss of skin elasticity and muscle tone of the face and neck. If you have the appearance of jowls and deep creases between the base of the nose and the corners of the mouth. If you have developed facial and neck wrinkles. If you believe you lack youthful chin and neck contours. If you think you have a tired facial appearance.
Intended result: A more rested and youthful contour to the face and neck.
Recuperation and healing: The patient goes home with head and neck wrapped in dressings, which are usually removed the next day. Minimal initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Sutures are removed within 14 days. Bruising and swelling decrease to “socially acceptable” levels in 10-20 days. The final result is evident in 4-6 weeks or sooner with continued improvement for several months.
Other options: Additional procedures that would enhance the result are: Eyelid Lift, Brow Lift, Chemical Peel, Facial Sanding (dermabrasion), Chin Enlargement, Nose Reshaping (rhinoplasty), Fat Suction, and Laser Skin Resurfacing.
Insurance guidelines: This procedure is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment.
Note: The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual