Naturally improve sagging jowls and neckline with minimal recovery time.
Over time, the process of aging will bring about unwanted changes in the appearance and texture of the skin; it loosens and sags due to a loss of both volume and skin /muscle elasticity. This loss can create the appearance of jowls or “turkey neck.” Facelift surgery is designed to tighten, smooth and refresh the lower face and neck, leaving you with a smoother and more defined jaw and neck line.
Advanced face-lifting techniques used by our surgeons lead to a natural and long lasting result. Dr. Hunts and Dr. Fausett may also recommend additional procedures that would enhance the result of a facelift such as fat grafting, injectables, and medical skin care.
Surgery is performed at the Aesthetic Surgery Center of Eugene. Incisions are made within the hairline (or along the hair margin) above the ear, extending down around the lobe and ending in or below the hairline behind the ear. The subcutaneous layers and neck muscles are tightened, fat is removed, the facial skin is re-draped and lifted, and the excess skin is removed. The patient goes home with head and neck dressings, which are usually removed in 2 days. Minimal discomfort is easily controlled with oral pain medication. Sutures are removed within 8 days. Bruising and swelling decrease to “socially acceptable” levels in about a week. The final results of a facelift procedure are evident in 4 to 6 weeks or sooner, with continued improvement for several months. This procedure is a restorative surgery, and does not change your fundamental appearance and cannot stop the aging process.