- Patients with loose and sagging skin on the face
- Patients with excess wrinkled skin, particularly in the jowls and neck
- Patients with a double chin or loose neck
Excess skin is removed and the muscles and deeper tissues (platysma and SMAS layer) of the face and neck are lifted and tightened. If required, excess fat can be removed from the chin with liposuction or excision. Face lifts may also be combined with eyelid surgery if desired.
Small, soft drains are placed for one day. A bulky dressing is removed on the first postoperative day and a small, compression garment is applied for one to two weeks.
After around four to five days, you’re able to apply makeup. Once two weeks have passed, you’ll be able to appear comfortably in public. We find that most patients can resume many activities during their second week and most by their third. We recommend taking between ten to fourteen days off work to allow for a comfortable recovery.