If the skin on your face, under your chin or on your neck has begun to sag, you might be an excellent candidate for a face and neck lift or rhytidectomy. Dr. Severinac considers a face and neck lift to be one and the same. The vector of skin pull required to properly tighten the skin of the cheeks and neck should be over the jaw and onto the cheeks, as well as toward the area behind the ear.
Dr. Severinac was the first in the region to offer the Threadlift and Contour lifts. He found that although these procedures gave good results, they only lasted one to two years because there was no skin removal. He then combined the absorbable ribbons of the RibbonLift with the face and neck lift and hence; the Ribbon Assisted Face and Neck Lift. This procedure gave long lasting results. Dr. Severinac now uses a combination of sutures to sustain a deep tissue suspension taking the tension off the skin closure to give a long lasting result.
During the procedure, discreet incisions are made along the side burns, and around ears. The skin is elevated off the underlying tissues in the cheeks and neck. Dissolving sutures placed to suspend and support the deeper tissues in the cheek elevating the jowls and nek tissues. A considerable amount excess skin is removed from the cheek and neck from in front below and behind the ear. The skin is meticulously repaired with under the skin fine sutures with minimal tension because of the deep tissue suspension. Excess fat is often removed from the jowls and below the chin with liposuction.
Dr. Severinac places his incisions so they are inconspicuous even with the hair pulled up. Facelifts are commonly performed in conjunction with other surgeries such as forehead lift, eyelid lift, liposuction, and lip dermabrasion for even more beautiful results.
Like most facial plastic procedures, a face and neck lift can be perfomed with oral sedation and local anesthesia saving time and cost!
For further information about how facelift surgery can help you face the future with the look of your past, please contact the Indiana Plastic Surgery Center today.