Spectrum Plastic Surgery

Helping Patients in Scottsdale and Greater Phoenix, Arizona

Facelift/Neck Lift

As we get older, our skin begins to gradually lose its elastic ability. The face and neck are two areas where this becomes distinctly visible. For those who have started to develop deep facial wrinkles and loose neck skin, facelift/neck lift surgery is often the best option for correction.

This procedure removes the loose skin from the face and neck, making a person looking refreshed and younger. It can also remove fat deposits under the chin, excess skin and fat that result in jowls, and platysmal muscle banding that creates unattractive neck contours.

Scheduling a Consultation

You can schedule your facelift/neck lift consultation with our surgeons by contacting our office at (480) 948-8400. Our surgeons will discuss the procedure with you and will perform an examination in order to create your surgical plan.


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Healing Process and Results

Depending on the type of technique used, recovery time will vary. It will be important to follow your plastic surgeon’s directions regarding proper recovery practices in order to avoid any complications.

You’ll need to arrange a ride home for after your procedure, as you will not be able to drive yourself home. Getting back into daily activities should take a day or two, regardless of the type of surgery technique used. Any pain or discomfort after surgery can be managed with medication prescribed by the surgeon. Staying home from work for a time will be necessary.

There will be a degree of post-surgical swelling and bruising, and these normally take between one to two weeks to subside. Slight bruising may still be visible for up to three weeks and swelling will completely subside in about three months.

The full results of a facelift/neck lift surgery will gradually become apparent over time as swelling and bruising reduces. This usually takes around six months to fully achieve. Results will last from five to ten years, depending on how well a patient takes care of their body. Refraining from smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, practicing healthy eating, and exercising regularly go a long way towards maintaining a healthy and youthful look.

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What Does a Facelift/Neck Lift Surgery Involve?

There are numerous methods used to perform the facelift/neck lift procedure. The traditional method has been tried and tested for years and can offer a number of positive results. At the start, local anesthesia with intravenous sedation or general anesthesia is administered. The choice of anesthesia will be decided in advance with the patient’s feedback taken into consideration.

Once the patient has been given anesthesia, an incision will be created under the chin. Incisions are made behind and in front of the ears, and these will extend into the hairline at the temples.

Through the incisions, underlying muscle tissue is tightened and trimmed as needed. Excess skin is trimmed, and underlying stubborn fat is suctioned out. Incisions are then closed with surgical sutures.


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