What are facelifts and neck lifts?
A rhytidectomy, or a facelift as it is commonly called, involves repositioning the muscles and skin structures of the face with excess fat and sagging skin removed for a tighter, more youthful appearance. Similarly, a lower rhytidectomy or neck lift involves repositioning the skin of the neck while eliminating excess fat and skin. A lower rhytidectomy can improve the look of the neck and jawline, and it can be combined with other procedures to achieve a youthful transformation. If sagging skin on your face or neck from regular aging or recent weight loss is troublesome to you, you could potentially benefit from one or both of these procedures. Contact Cherry Creek Face and Skin in Denver, CO to schedule a consultation, and speak to our team about your goals.
How are facelifts and neck lifts performed?
Before your procedure, our team will go over your aesthetic goals and expectations during your initial consultation. If a facelift or neck lift is determined to be of potential benefit to you, then the procedure itself will be performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. A facelift's incisions are typically made at the temple and in front of the ear where scars will be as minimally visible as possible. The procedure generally takes between 3 – 4 hours. Following surgery, the affected area will likely be bruised and swollen, but this should improve in the week after surgery. Our team will schedule periodic appointments to follow up and check on your healing process. It may take several months for the final results of your procedure to be fully visible.
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"Thank you Dr. Terkonda! I went in for a chin implant because I inherited my mothers weak chin. Dr. Terkonda and I had a good discussion about the symmetry of my face specifically that I have a round face and the result I was looking for was a more angular masculine jaw line. He explained the difference between a chin implant and genioplasty.He explained how genioplasty would actually pull the muscles attached to the bone in my chin forward and give my face a slightly more angular look. Because of my round face he also performed lipo under my chin and buccal fat removal. It’s been 6 weeks and I am extremely pleased with the results. The recovery was just as he explained, I was out of work only a couple of days and the majority of the swelling was gone in 10 days."- R. / Healthgrades / Jun 18, 2021
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Which technique is best for me?
The best surgical facelift technique for you will depend on your needs, goals, degree of skin laxity, which areas of your face are being addressed, and more. To produce the results you want, Dr. TerKonda will go over the different techniques in your consultation. He will then help you decide which technique is best for you.
Should I get a surgical or nonsurgical facelift?
Although there are several great noninvasive skin tightening treatments, these can only produce mild improvements. For moderate to severe skin sagging, a surgical facelift is the best choice to improve your appearance. During your consultation, Dr. TerKonda will discuss your choices, including nonsurgical treatments, to help you select what is best for your needs and goals.
What about wrinkle fillers and relaxers over facelift surgery?
Injectable wrinkle fillers and relaxers, like BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM®, have become very popular to refresh the face. Sometimes known as a liquid facelift, injectable wrinkle treatments are good for early signs of aging, but the results are temporary. A facelift will produce more dramatic improvements than injectables with long-lasting results. Ask Dr. TerKonda about nonsurgical wrinkle treatments during your consultation.
Will my results look natural?
Some patients worry that facelift surgery will make their skin look too tight, shiny, or like they are in a wind tunnel. Dr. TerKonda focuses on giving you results that look natural, so you appear refreshed and not fake. He listens to your needs and goals before creating your custom treatment plan to produce your best results.
A more youthful look
If you're desiring a more lifted, youthful look, then a facelift or a neck lift could be an ideal treatment for you. If you are dissatisfied with sagging skin on your face or neck following major weight loss or the normal process of aging, then a rhytidectomy could help you win back confidence and live life fully again. To learn more about how you could benefit from one or both of these procedures, contact our staff at Cherry Creek Face and Skin in Denver, CO, and schedule your consultation.
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