Face Lift / Neck lift

Many factors cause the skin to wrinkle and sag; i.e., exposure to the sun, the loss of subcutaneous fat, genetics as well as the natural aging process. Children and young adults have smooth, round faces due to fatty tissue that is evenly distributed throughout the contours of the face. As you age the skin sags and fits more loosely. These folds become prominent, especially around the chin, the jaw line and along the neck.

Dr. Farbod performs rhytidectomies, or facelifts, to enhance your appearance and correct these conditions. A facelift involves tightening of the facial and neck muscles, facia, as well as the removal of any excess skin. The procedure is often performed in conjunction with additional cosmetic surgeries such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), forehead lift, chin augmentation, liposuction and/or rhinoplasty (nasal surgery). These procedures can be performed any time after signs of aging appear in order to attain a more youthful appearance.

Dr. Farbod has modified a deeper plane facelift techniques to better rejuvenate the face. Only 10% of surgeons in the country know how to do this and feel comfortable utilizing this technique.

We have the ability to improve (change) and/or restore (rejuvenate) the appearance of the face and neck. Improvement of the face will change the structure of the face and change its appearance (Maxillofacial Surgery). Restoration or rejuvenation of the face and neck may make the face and neck appear as it did 10-15 years ago (Facial Aesthetic Surgery). In many cases, our patients elect to both improve and restore their appearance. Some patients desire a dramatic change to their face; others just want a subtle improvement.

To obtain the maximum facial balance and harmony, we improve or restore a face and neck similar to the way one builds or rebuilds a building. A “foundation” is first constructed, then the “siding” is placed, and last the “paint” is applied.

Maxillofacial Surgery – Build the “foundation” first. An attractive, youthful face has an appropriate foundation (bone and cartilage). This is accomplished, when necessary, with surgery of the bones of the face (orthognathic surgery), facial implants (cheeks or chin), nose, or ear surgery.

Facial Aesthetic Surgery – Next the “siding” is addressed. If the foundation is adequate, then the “siding” can be placed in the appropriate position. The “siding” of the face and neck is the tissue beneath the skin, even though it might appear to be a skin problem. This tissue is surgically relocated with either a browlift, facelift or necklift, or all three procedures simultaneously. Appropriate upper and lower eyelid surgery is also “siding” surgery.

Skin Procedures – Last, the “paint” is removed and reapplied. Treatment of the skin is very important in the treatment plan to produce an attractive, youthful face. Often this is the only treatment we perform for patients. Treatment of the skin is dictated by the amount of sun damage, discoloration, and wrinkles. The amount of skin damage determines whether we recommend a mild skin program, an aggressive skin program, chemical peels or laser skin resurfacing.