Cosmetic Face Lifts
If you are bothered by wrinkles, saggy skin of the jowls and neck, or other signs of aging in your face, you may consider a face lift. A face lift is a tried-and-true surgical procedure meant to improve the visible signs of aging and the effects of gravity in the face and neck. At the Zannis Center for Plastic Surgery in New Bern, NC, we specialize in performing face lift procedures for our patients to help them turn back the clock and feel more confident about their appearance.
Dr. Zannis is a highly experienced and world-renowned plastic surgeon who is capable of using expert face lift surgeries to address many common causes of an aging facial appearance, such as:
- Wrinkles between the nose and mouth,
- Deep creases below the lower eyelids,
- Fat that has fallen or is saggy,
- Descent of the midface or cheekbone area,
- Loss of muscle tone in the lower face that may create jowls, and
- Loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw.
A face lift is designed to correct all of these aging features, restoring a more youthful, rested appearance with uplifted contours and improved tone in facial skin and underlying muscle. Dr. Zannis always aims for the most natural-looking result that restores a normal youthful look and gives our patients a renewed feeling of self-confidence and youthful vigor.
The Face Lift Procedure
Typical incisions for our face lifts begin within the hairline above the temple, continuing along or just inside the ear, and ending behind the ear. This allows access to tighten underlying tissue, remove excess fat, and reduce sagging skin.
A second incision under the chin is sometimes necessary. If skin tone is good and only mid-face aging or excess fat in the neck will be corrected, abbreviated techniques with shorter incisions may be used. Liposuction techniques may also be recommended to assist with removal of excess fat deposits.
An alternative to the traditional face lift is the MACS-lift, which is short for “minimal-access cranial suspension. This variation of the classic face lift has fewer incisions, and incisions typically do not extend behind the ear. For patients requiring mostly a vertical lift, this is an excellent alternative with less recovery time and quick results.
A face lift is also commonly performed in conjunction with an eyelid or brow lift as well as other adjunct procedures, such as fat grafting or dermabrasion to the upper lip lines. Our plastic surgery experts will be happy to discuss your goals with you to determine the best course of action to help achieve your desired appearance.
Results & Recovery from Your Face Lift
Following your face lift procedure, swelling and bruising should subside within 2 to 4 weeks. Final results may be apparent in as few as 1 to 2 months. Incision lines will continue to refine and fade in appearance for 1 year after your surgery.
Take the First Step with Us Today
If you’d like further information, or if you’re ready to get started with the Zannis Center for Plastic Surgery, all you have to do is contact us today through our website. We’ll schedule your in-person consultation as soon as possible. During your consultation, we’ll talk with you at length about your face lift options, answer all of your questions, discuss your goals, and ensure all of your needs are met.
To learn more about the positive effects of our face lift procedures and see the results we can provide, we encourage you to click below to explore our face lift photo gallery. There, you’ll find before and after pictures from some of our many successful face lifts over the years.